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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. … more

Highlands Ranch restaurants: 'We're doing the best we can'

Many Highlands Ranch restaurant owners' anxiety skyrocketed as new state COVID-19 restrictions were implemented Nov. 20, prohibiting all indoor dining and effectively slashing their operations. … more

Highlands Ranch hospital confronts staff outbreak, rise in area's COVID cases

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 … more

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

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 … more

Health department rescinds closure orders for five Douglas County restaurants

The Tri-County Health Department has rescinded orders to close sent to five Douglas County restaurants, each located in Parker and Castle Rock, after coming to an agreement with the owners. more

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from … more

As Douglas County restaurants cease indoor dining, some consider defying new COVID-19 orders

As the deadline to cease indoor dining loomed, several Douglas County restaurants were debating how — and if — to comply with the new public health orders while local leaders urged caution. Gov. … more

Douglas County commissioners say they didn’t agree to move to tighter COVID-19 rules

In a letter to the state health department sent Thursday evening, Douglas County commissioners said the director of the department had inaccurately described their recent move to level red. The … more

Colorado Legislature eyes small-business, housing relief amid COVID-19 restrictions

As Gov. Jared Polis announced a new round of coronavirus-related restrictions that harken back to the kinds of orders Coloradans saw near the start of the pandemic, the governor announced he would … more

Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of … more

A digital testament to those we’ve lost

“On one of our walks during quarantine, my mom and I talked about how sad it was that people were dying and their loved ones couldn’t memorialize them or celebrate their lives. We decided we … more

Where to get a free COVID-19 test

Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic's detected spread through Colorado — and with Denver metro-area counties seeing cases rise to levels that may trigger local stay-at-home orders — the need … more

Denver metro-area counties likely headed for stay-at home orders, health chief says

With most of the Denver metro area operating one step short of a stay-at-home order in the system of Colorado's coronavirus-related restrictions, a local public health chief says it's likely only a … more

43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience … more

Douglas County formally rescinds notice to withdraw from Tri-County

In a letter sent to an attorney representing the Tri-County Health Department, Douglas County on Nov. 10 formally rescinded its notice to withdraw from the agency. Douglas County commissioners voted … more

Tri-County approves proposal, Douglas County on track to remain with agency

Douglas County is on track to remain with Tri-County Health Department after the agency’s board of health approved a policy change for enacting countywide public health orders in a Nov. 6 meeting. … more

State tightens Douglas County's COVID-19 restrictions

After several weeks of increasing COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, the state has decided to move the county to a more restrictive level on its dial framework beginning Nov. 4. Douglas County, until … more

Douglas County asked to submit another mitigation plan

As the state continues to be concerned about surging cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, officials have asked the county for the second time this month to provide an update to the plan on decreasing … more

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 … more

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 … more
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