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Tri-County Health chief: Douglas County bid to pull out of agency is 'extraordinarily disruptive'

Douglas County's decision to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department is "extraordinarily disruptive to our staff and planning in the middle of a pandemic,” the agency's top official said.
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis addresses attendees of a bill-signing ceremony in Englewood on July 10.

Polis urges 'summer without parties' as COVID-19 climbs in Colorado

On the heels of more data showing COVID-19 on the rise in his state, Gov. Jared Polis still scraped up a hopeful if worried tone in pushing Coloradans to turn the trajectory around. And he kept up …
Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Jason Glass

Jeffco superintendent named Kentucky education commissioner

After about three years as Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent, Jason Glass has been named the next Commissioner of Education for the state of Kentucky. In a July 10 letter to the community, Glass …
A screenshot from the virtual town hall held by Tri-County Health Department and its counties shows Executive Director John Douglas participating by Skype from his home.

Tri-County Health Department closes offices following threat

“I think it's deeply—and I want to underscore deeply—disappointing, in the time of a pandemic, the divisiveness in this country,” the agency's chief says.

Douglas County plans to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has announced the county plans to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department. 

An opponent of recent racing events at Bandimere Speedway protests outside the Jefferson County Building on March 8.

Judge allowing Bandimere to continue operating for now, but COVID-19-related restraining order to remain in place

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 …
Education

All Jeffco students can return for in-person schooling this fall

On July 8, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all students will have the option to attend school in-person every day next school year. The district's plan for next year, Restart Jeffco, outlines …
A sign on the doors of every Mines campus building provides a reminder of steps to take to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different. In a message sent to students and faculty on June 22, School of Mines …
Students at Englewood Middle School will return to in-person learning this August for the first time since March. A task force for Englewood Schools is assembling guidelines for a return to in-person learning.

Englewood schools prepare for in-person learning

Tasked with finding a way to safely bring students back to in-person learning while striving to provide critical student needs like food, Englewood Schools is finalizing frameworks that will guide a …
Hundreds of cars — many with balloons, words and other decorations adorning them — drove slowly past Cherry Creek High's staff members, who cheered them on.

Cherry Creek School District schedules in-person graduations for end of July

The joyous yet unorthodox celebrations where Cherry Creek School District graduates cruised through car parades in their caps and gowns this spring won’t be the final page in the students’ senior …

Challenges abound as Littleton Public Schools works to reopen classrooms

Littleton Public Schools is planning on resuming in-person learning on schedule this fall, but there are a lot of kinks to work out amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and officials say situations could …
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The Casey Jones Pavilion is an established feature of Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth. The Elbert County Agricultural Alliance is now working on its plan to build a new Homestead Education Center on property adjacent to Casey Jones Park.

Elbert County Agricultural Alliance has high hopes for home

The Elbert County Agricultural Alliance, in collaboration with Elizabeth Parks and Recreation, will hold its third annual Homestead Fair on Oct. 10 at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth. Diane Cribley, …

2 Parker restaurants temporarily close over worker COVID symptoms

Two popular Parker restaurants announced temporary closures after employees showed COVID-like symptoms. West Main Tap House and Grill said July 3 that “several” employees reported symptoms of the …

State OKs Arapahoe County request for eased virus rules

Gyms, restaurants and houses of worship will see expanded capacity under the state's June 29 approval of Arapahoe County's request for a waiver from Colorado's social distancing limits.
Details Boutique owner Peggy Cooper packs up a box of clothing hangars in her shop on June 19. Cooper, who has multiple sclerosis, is closing the shop August 31.

Littleton's Details Boutique bids farewell

COVID-19 isn’t the reason Details Boutique in downtown Littleton is closing, but it certainly sped things up.

Peggy Kuegemann and Zach Olson share a drink together in downtown Englewood. Englewood City Manager Shawn Lewis eased the city’s open-container rule to help restaurants and bars that have suffered financial burdens because of COVID-19.

Englewood toasts relaxed rules: Public alcohol consumption now allowed downtown

Thirsty residents who visit downtown Englewood can now enjoy their alcoholic beverages outside of bars and restaurants around parts of South Broadway.
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