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New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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Tri-County Health Department is based in Greenwood Village. The health department serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

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 …

Results of the races for RTD director

The following are unofficial results of the Nov. 3 election, updated by the Colorado Secretary of State's office the afternoon of Nov. 5: District A Kate Williams: 52.2% Tim Nelson: 32.9% Kyle …
Hickenlooper

Hickenlooper vs. Gardner: How the counties voted

Democrat John Hickenlooper, Colorado's former governor, defeated incumbent Republican Cory Gardner in the race for one of Colorado's U.S. Senate seats in the Nov. 3 election. Results updated by the …
DeGette

Incumbents take U.S. House victories

The following are the unofficial results of races for U.S. House seats encompassing the metro area, released by the state the afternoon of Nov. 4:

Denver Ballot Measures: Unofficial results

Denver voters had many important decisions to make this election, which included 12 ballot questions specific to Denver voters. Here are the unofficial results on Denver’s ballot measures, as reported by the Denver Elections Division.
Education
A Douglas County School District school bus.

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts.
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released …

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …
Gavin Sakotas participates in virtual learning at Gold Crown in Lakewood on Sept. 2. Gold Crown recently helped elementary students navigate through the beginning of the school year.

Gold Crown program helps students through remote learning

It has been an unusual start for Jeffco Public Schools and Denver Public Schools students this year. Rather than starting school in-person in August like in any regular year, Jeffco Public Schools …

Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26.

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board.
Business
The COVID-19 Essentials chain recognizes that mask-wearing is more than a temporary inconvenience — it may become the norm well into 2021, or longer.

Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

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 …
Greg Reinke, owner of the Reinke Bros. costume and magic emporium, hangs out with a couple of undead horses pulling a spooky carriage in the Haunted Mansion, one of just a few haunted houses operating in the Denver area this year.

Frightful nights still on at Haunted Mansion

Sure, a lot of traditions are on hold this year, but fortunately the Reinke Bros. Haunted Mansion isn’t one of them. The epic haunted house is one of just a handful operating in the Denver metro …
The sign above an In-N-Out Burger location in San Francisco.

Lone Tree In-N-Out on track to open this year

Officials of In-N-Out Burger say the company remains on track to open its first three Colorado restaurants by the end of the year, including its Lone Tree location near County Line Road and Yosemite …
Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine are interviewed in the lobby of their restaurant.

Owners on demise of a Denver food landmark

Formed on a foundation of friendship and the love of good food, after 38 years, Racines is closing its doors for good. This transition into retirement has been in the works for a while, but wasn’t …

Restaurant, bar owners sue to overturn Colorado's COVID-19 capacity limits

The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state public-health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an …
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