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Colorado lawmakers churn out 10 COVID relief bills

The Colorado General Assembly approved a COVID-19 relief package of 10 bills on Dec. 2, ending a three-day special session that Gov. Jared Polis called to fill the gaps left by Congress' inaction. …
John Jordan, owner of Tailgate Tavern & Grill in Parker, had a busy day Nov. 27 — or as busy as he can possibly be these days. The Tailgate's outdoor patio was near capacity days after the Tri-County Health Department rescinded orders to close the business Nov. 24.

'They're hurting small business'

The Friday after Thanksgiving was a cause for celebration for the Tailgate Tavern and Grill and its supporters. The outdoor patio on Mainstreet was near capacity Nov. 27, two days after the …
Diners sit outside Smokin Fins in downtown Littleton on Nov. 20, hours before new orders took effect ending indoor dining in the face of surging COVID-19 numbers.

State to consider giving businesses more capacity under `best practice' program

The state public-health department is considering new rules that would allow businesses to operate at higher capacity than current coronavirus-related restrictions normally permit — as long as the …
Shannon Rucker, left, and her parents John Ross, middle, and Chris Ross, right, inside JC’s Cafe in Golden on Nov. 19. Friday was the last day of dine-in eating at the restaurant.

Fundraiser keeps Golden eatery afloat

Over the last nine years, the owners of JC’s Cafe in Golden have worked to create a greasy spoon that is known as much for supporting the community as tasty burgers and the colorful writing on the …
A photo of the man suspected of fatally shooting a clerk at a gas station on Nov. 26 at South Quebec Street and East County Line Road in Centennial.

Clerk dies after shooting at gas station in Centennial; suspect at large

A gas station clerk died after sustaining a gunshot wound to the left abdomen in a robbery the night of Nov. 26, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. “The suspect asked for cigarettes …
Astrid Hausdoerfer organizes ornaments at the Old German Christmas booth at the Denver Christkindl Market at Civic Cent Park in Denver on Nov. 24. The annual authentic German and European holiday traditional market is hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce and features local and international vendors.

Denver Christkindl Market is rare holiday holdout

As one of the city's last remaining holiday celebrations, the Denver Christkindl Market is trying to keep the magic alive for the community while supporting small businesses. The annual event has …

Possible Colorado Boulevard changes to be considered

With few businesses, the least distinct north-south thoroughfare in west Centennial may be Colorado Boulevard, a major road running to Highlands Ranch on the south and a residential area in Greenwood …
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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Throughout November, UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital had to work to overcome a staff outbreak and a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the community as it prepared to deploy surge plans. The …
Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …
In a letter to Gov. Jared Polis sent Nov. 25, Douglas County commissioners requested that the county be allowed to start a variance program that would keep qualifying restaurants open for indoor …
Life
Was the first time you really thought about space when you were gathered around a campfire, looking at a night sky pocked with stars? The redesigned Space Odyssey at the Denver Museum of Nature & …
Olde Town Arvada — On the 1st night of Chanukah – Thursday December 10, Chabad of NW Metro Denver will lead two back to back public Hanukkah menorah lightings at Olde Town Arvada at 6 …
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As it has with nearly everything in 2020, the novel coronavirus intends to have its say in how you spend your holidays. But for those willing to brave the elements, to dial back expectations or …
Sports
First-year Valor Christian coach Donnie Yantis knew all about the expecations when he took over the Eagles’ football program. Yantis’ team now has a chance to meet those expectations after the …
GREENWOOD VILLAGE - All Chase Penry was looking for was a shot. A chance the 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior wide receiver almost didn't get, but a holding penalty by his team opened the door. Top-seeded …
As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us …
Cherry Creek will renew its rivalry with Pomona in one of the Class 5A semifinal football games, while Legend hopes to be ready for the challenge against Valor Christian in a series that has been …
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