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Jefferson County Public Health issues emergency order requiring face masks

After previously encouraging face coverings but stopping short of requiring them, Jefferson County Public Health has issued a public health order requiring people in Jeffco to wear a face mask in public situations where six feet of social distance cannot be maintained.
Douglas County Commissioners Roger Partridge, Lora Thomas and Abe Laydon.

Douglas County residents weigh in on masks, Tri-County Health withdrawal at commissioners meeting

Douglas County commissioners addressed the public July 14 regarding the board's recent decisions to opt out of the Tri-County Health Department mask mandate and to begin the process of withdrawing …
A stained glass image of Mother Cabrini inside the Mother Cabrini chapel at Mother Cabrini’s Shrine.

Controversial new state holiday shines spotlight on Mother Cabrini

Since 1938, visitors have flocked to the mountains just west of Golden to learn about and pay tribute to Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Catholic saint who established 67 schools, hospitals and …
Crowds gather on the lawn of the Littleton Municipal Courthouse for a Black Lives Matter Solidarity Walk on June 18.

Black Lives Matter activists call on councilman to quit

Organizers of Littleton’s Black Lives Matter Solidarity Walk have called for the resignation of city Councilmember Pat Driscoll, alleging Driscoll harshly chastised walk organizer Lauren Acres …
This cartoon was posted on Facebook by the Douglas County Republican Party, then later removed. The county party has since apologized.

Douglas County GOP chair apologizes for mask cartoon (9News video)

The chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party has apologized to anyone who was offended by a Facebook post depicting a cartoon police officer labeled "Polis,” who is shown stepping on the neck of a man wearing a mask.
Face masks on sale at Golden Goods in downtown Golden.

Golden City Council mandate masks be worn in public

The Golden City Council has unanimously voted to pass an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings to be worn inside businesses and in public situations where social distancing cannot be …

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school.
Coloradans voted in a party primary election that ended June 30, 2020.

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of …
COVID-19: What you need to know
What you can do to protect yourself

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following recommendations to help the public avoid COVID-19. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 …

Colorado's 'safer at home' order: What's allowed, what's open?

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Parker Town Council has signaled it is leaning toward voting to opt out of the mask order issued recently by the Tri-County Health Department.
On July 11, Arvada police responded to a shooting related to a conflict between two motorcycle gangs. The shooting occurred outside of Jake's Roadhouse, a bar at 5980 N. Lamar St. According to the …
The longest work zone in the state is preparing residents for a surge in construction as the Colorado Department of Transportation increases its weather-dependent tasks on the I-25 Gap — the …
Douglas County's Emergency Management Center is reviewing the recent Chatridge 2 blaze near Highlands Ranch after the quick-spreading flames caused one of the biggest local wildfires in recent …
Life
The Littleton Museum’s living history farms are open for families to explore, but during limited hours — call for information: 303-795-3950. The 1860 farm shows building styles and items used …
The biggest annual fundraiser for Castle Rock area Rotary clubs has been rescheduled for August after organizers called off the event — first scheduled for June — amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The …
It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at …
Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from …
Sports
Eric Rice figures it takes around four seasons to rebuild a football program. Rice was Fort Collins’ head coach for 16 seasons before he started his first year as Douglas County High School head …
After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a …
Arapahoe High School football coach Rod Sherman is encouraged by the turnout of players for the early workouts held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are really up,” said …
Doug Nisenson is a former football player at ThunderRidge High School and he’s now the head football coach for the Grizzlies. ThunderRidge won two Class 4A state football championships in 2004 and …
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Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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