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Colorado businesses face warnings, adjustments under stay-at-home order

A local bicycle shop seeing more demand. Record stores leaning on mail service just to survive. A large craft store chain defying the government and staying open amid the pandemic. COVID-19 has drawn …
Cyclists enjoy a portion of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon last year. While many activities along the canyon are still open to individuals who are social distancing, the state’s guidelines prohibit anyone traveling very far to reach the area, cutting down on tourism dollars for nearby communities like Golden.

Jeffco tourism businesses hit hard by COVID-19

At Golden’s The Dove Inn, the cancellations started out slowly. “I would say in early March people started canceling,” said Libby Foster, who owns the 10-bedroom Victorian inn on 14th Street …
Castle Rock Woodworks has been creating different projects each week that are free to the community, like birdhouse kits that can be built. The kits can be picked up outside Jerry Powell’s house. Powell is the owner of Castle Rock Woodworks.

It’s about time (on their hands)

Castle Rock resident Jerry Powell says business owners have a greater responsibility for their community than do the residents who live there. He says when you open a business, you’re obviously …
Kent Urieff sets off down the Mary Carter Greenway on Bike to Work Day on June 26, 2019.

South Suburban facing cuts as shutdowns drag on

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is facing an uncertain future as COVID-19 shutdowns drag on. South Suburban, which runs a vast array of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities across the south …
Libby Bortz Assisted Living in Littleton.

At least four dead of COVID-19 at Littleton's Libby Bortz Assisted Living

At least four residents have died of COVID-19 at Littleton's Libby Bortz Assisted Living home, according to the Tri-County Health Department. Another resident from the facility died before a test …
A team at Smiths Group, a global technology business, carries out final testing on new ventilators being produced for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. A group of companies supporting the push for ventilators in the U.K. includes Arrow Electronics, headquartered in Centennial. Arrow also is pushing to increase ventilator production and COVID-19 testing capacity in the United States.

Arrow works on ventilators project, looks to boost virus testing

One of Centennial's largest employers is lending its forward-thinking tech expertise to a collaboration of businesses that aims to build thousands of ventilators — machines that help hospital …
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 stay-at-home order likely to extend past April 11

Living with COVID-19

News
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 12 people in Douglas County as of April 9, according to data from the Tri-County Health Department and the county coroner. Those who have died have ranged in …
Steve Evans thought he was coming down with a common bug. He developed a light, wet cough, and an upset stomach. He felt increasingly tired. After a couple of days, the 51-year-old Castle Rock man …
At least five residents and one employee at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the community on April 7. “We have …
Just as Gov. Jared Polis invoked Americans' sacrifice in World War II when he announced Colorado's stay-at-home order nearly two weeks earlier, he again called up the dire and communal spirit of that …
Life
Works by two famous American artists, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, are presently exhibited at the Denver Art Museum through June 7. The two were contemporaries and famous in their day, but …
As a working artist, Collin Parson — the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator — understands the need to create during such a tumultuous time. But with exhibitions canceled all over …
In recent weeks, users of the Highlands Ranch trail system may have noticed a new, melodic addition to their workout. That's because one resident, accompanied by his bagpipe, has taken to the trails …
Bobbie Jo Dodson waited to reschedule her wedding, clinging to hope she and her fiancé could enjoy some semblance of the event they spent a year planning, until the choice to reschedule was no …
Sports
High school spring sports athletes and coaches spent weeks in limbo, waiting to see if they would be able to play. The Colorado High School Activities Association first suspended all spring …
Nobody should blame Rhonda Blanford-Green if she feels overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or pressured these days. These are common thoughts for people who have to make tough decisions. Blanford-Green is …
Trey Hirschfield is like most good goaltenders and knows a lot of his success depends on the defense in front of him. Hirschfield, a senior at Valor Christian, has been named the 2020 Colorado …
The adjustment made by Anna Shaw is complete. Shaw, a junior swimmer at Heritage, won the 50-yard freestyle in Class 4A as a freshman. Heritage moved up to 5A last season and Shaw was third in the 50 …
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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