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Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village.

Cherry Creek switches back to 'blended' plan for in-person, online class

Citing a web of recommendations from Colorado's public health and education officials — and as the rate of COVID-19 cases has ramped up for several weeks in Arapahoe County — the Cherry Creek …
Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert in a May 2019 file photo.

Littleton schools set reopening plan amid doubts, fears

Littleton Public Schools is moving ahead with plans to resume in-person classes at the end of August, though numerous teachers pleaded with the school board to reconsider. While current plans call …
Among concerns expressed by protesters at a rally to reopen Douglas County schools on July 31 was childcare for families with working parents.

Parent protesters urge full reopening of Douglas County schools

Parents rallied in Castle Rock Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year.

Fire extinguished atop Coors Brewery in Golden

A portion of the Coors Brewery in Golden Colorado was in flames Thursday.
A dine-in crowd inside C&C Coffee & Kitchen in Castle Rock on May 11, at a time when indoor service was barred by public-health orders.

Castle Rock restaurant that defied shutdowns closing permanently

A Castle Rock business that drew national attention for defying public health orders and reopening during restaurant shutdowns is permanently closing, its owners say. C&C Coffee and Kitchen …
The Mountain Vista Senior Living Community.

Inside a deadly outbreak: ‘Everyone was scared’

Jane Runge has always dressed up for her job as an administrator at the Mountain Vista Senior Living Community in Wheat Ridge. But when the COVID-19 crisis arrived, she started wearing scrubs …
Don Peitzman, a former editor of the Parker Chronicle and journalist of 30 years, died July 20 at 63.

Don Peitzman, Parker journalist of 30 years, dies at 63

A journalist and photographer who documented life in Parker and Douglas County for three decades died July 20. Don Peitzman, the original editor of the Parker Chronicle and a staple of Douglas County …
Health workers collect patient information from people waiting to be tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, outside the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s lab in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood. Photographed on March 11, 2020.
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Threats, vandalism, job loss: Colorado’s public health officials are under attack as they respond to coronavirus

In metro Denver and across the state, public health departments are facing a barrage of vitriol as they respond to the pandemic. Some officials have up and quit under the pressure, while others who stay say they fear for their safety.
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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 Gov. Polis issues statewide mask order, hoping for 'wake-up call’

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Like many senior-community residents in the age of COVID-19, Bonnie Douglas endures a lot of boredom and loneliness. With seniors at heightened risk from the novel coronavirus, senior facilities have …
Douglas County residents have two more opportunities for a free COVID-19 diagnostic swab test through the end of August. All testing events are held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until test kits run out. …
Littleton voters could decide this fall whether to overturn the city's ban on recreational marijuana sales, if a citizen initiative makes it onto the ballot. If voters approve it, the citizen …
The city of Englewood has issued a report updating the community on the status of local development projects.
Life
Siuzanna Iglidan of Englewood was supposed to perform at the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, in her dream role in Bizet’s “Carmen.” But COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans. With opera …
Last year, John Saunders and Bill Clarke watched 2,400 people pile into the amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock for the annual concert they cofounded, Castle Rock Summer Jam. After …
Roxborough Arts Council's gallery, Rox Arts — in Unit 330 at Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton — which lately has been open for limited hours, expands those hours and offers a wide …
Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s …
Sports
Sports Illustrated has unveiled its watch list for its 2020 high school All-American team and eight players are from Colorado schools. Three of the players were tight ends and two were from Heritage …
There's somebody new at Cherry Creek High School. His name is Steve Huntingdale and he is the new head girls volleyball coach, replacing Sally Moos, who was head coach of the Bruins for 38 years. …
Jake Rubley is a player who doesn't want the Colorado High School Activities Association to move the football season from the fall to next spring. Rubley, the 6-foot-3 Highlands Ranch senior …
Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association …
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