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Colorado lowers limit on gatherings to 10 people, down from 25 in many counties

Roughly a month after raising the limit for personal gatherings in some metro Denver counties to 25 people, Colorado has cut that number back down to 10 for the vast majority of counties in the …

Jefferson County sees need for more data as COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Jeffco officials asked for more specific data from Jeffco Public Health about where and among whom COVID-19 is spreading in Jeffco during a meeting held to discuss how the county should address a …
Tri-County Health Department is based in Greenwood Village. The health department serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Douglas County commissioners say they would accept Tri-County draft proposal

Douglas County commissioners announced in a statement the afternoon of Oct. 22 that they would accept a recent draft proposal from the Tri-County Health Department and may stay with the agency …

Adams 12 moves back to remote option

Adams 12 middle and high school students will stay home for the rest of the current semester, relying on remote learning to keep up with their classes. The Adams 12 Board of Education voiced their …
West Metro firefighters on the scene of the Cameron Peak fire in late August.

Forest Service announces closure of all national forest land in Jeffco, five other counties

The US Forest Service is closing all national forest land in Jeffco and four other Front Range counties in response to the unprecedented and historic fire conditions, the agency announced in a press …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen.

Cherry Creek 4A, 4B ask voters to save jobs, support mental health in school district

Cutting hundreds of teachers, nurses, mental health staff, administrators and other support employees. Continued overcrowding of elementary students on the east side of the school district. The loss …
Masks created by a Parker-based Facebook group to donate to local hospitals.

Tri-County Health Department extends mask order 'for duration of the pandemic'

Tri-County Health Department will extend its public health order requiring mask-wearing in public spaces "for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic," the agency announced in an Oct. 20 news …
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 …

First few counties move to "protect our neighbors" phase

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News
As Adams County continues to see a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases that has persisted for more than a month, the state public-health department announced it will move the county to the level of …
Warren Tech, Jeffco Public Schools’ designated Career and Technical Education (CTE) school, officially broke ground on its third campus on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Warren Tech …
Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store …
The race for State House District 27, has gotten ugly, thanks to negative ads launched by independent groups that both the Democratic and Republican candidates call false and misleading. Brianna …
Life
For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …
In a year that has already offered far too many tricks and too few treats, Halloween looms like a rotting jack-o’-lantern left out a week too long. What has traditionally been a time of …
Some 66 million years ago, herds of triceratops wandered this land. Back in 1887, paleontologists discovered the first identified triceratops fossils in the Denver area. Last weekend, a small herd of …
Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
Sports
It was a banner day for Cherry Creek on Oct. 17 at the state cross country championships but Mountain Vista also proved it is still a team to be watched. Bruins senior Parker Wolfe won the Class 5A …
Top-seeded Rock Canyon was eliminated from the 5A state quarterfinal softball playoffs with a 1-0 loss to Grand Junction Central on Oct. 8 at Rock Canyon. One might call the loss bad, baffling, …
Valor Christian boys golf coach Justen Byler wasn't surprised that his team won the Class 5A state championship on Oct. 6 at the Club at Rolling Hills. However, Valor senior Lucas Schulte didn't know …
Mountain Vista's girls and boys cross country teams each won their ninth Continental League title since 2011, but the Golden Eagles this year had to share the honors. Because of CHSAA restrictions …
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