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Polis urges Coloradans to wear cloth masks in public

Gov. Jared Polis wants Colorado “converting to a mask culture.” That's how the governor put it during a news conference where he urged Coloradans to wear face coverings any time they go out of … more

Denver metro area school districts close for the school year

As Colorado braces for the COVID-19 peak to hit, 14 Denver metro area school districts jointly announced they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. … more

RTD slashing service amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Regional Transportation District is cutting service by 40% in response to plummeting demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders issued March 26 have forced nonessential businesses to … more

Wedding bells falling silent as COVID-19 disrupts plans, industry

Bobbie Jo Dodson waited to reschedule her wedding, clinging to hope she and her fiancé could enjoy some semblance of the event they spent a year planning, until the choice to reschedule was no … more

COVID-19 testing not widely available to younger, healthy Coloradans

Nearly a month into the spread of COVID-19 through Colorado, testing for the illness is prioritized for health-care workers, hospitalized patients, and a long list of other vulnerable groups. At the … more

In-person learning will not resume this school year in Jeffco

After previously suspending in-person learning through April 30, Jeffco Public Schools sent out an April 3 letter announcing that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. … more

What the stay-at-home order looks like in Lakewood

College campuses and shopping centers are empty. School playgrounds are quiet and are going unused. Parks are occupied, but still, there is a strange feeling throughout Lakewood. On March 25, … more

With gatherings prohibited, two options for funeral services: livestream or postpone

While losing a loved one at any time is difficult, planning a funeral has been made even more complicated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt gatherings. With the statewide stay-at-home … more

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy who works in jail tests positive for COVID-19

A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputy who works in the county jail tested positive for COVID on March 31, the department has announced in a press release. The deputy has been spending time at … more

Jefferson County Sherriff implements Stage 1 fire restrictions

High fire danger has led Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader to put in place temporary Stage 1 fire restrictions for all of unincorporated Jefferson County. The restrictions, which took effect … more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge turning to community for supply donations

As Wheat Ridge’s Lutheran Medical Center continues to prep for an influx of COVID-19 patients and an accompanying shortage of the essential supplies necessary to treat them, it is turning to the … more

Q&A with Jeffco’s Erika Edwards: Feeding families during COVID-19

In addition to taking more than 150 schools, all operating as normal the week of March 9, and transferring them online for the district’s first day of remote learning March 17, Jeffco Public … more

Lakewood service businesses talk COVID-19

Holly Santistevan opened up the Burrito King restaurant in Lakewood in January of 2019, and before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, life was good. She had loyal, dependable customers coming in daily, and … more

Secretary of state sets up remote notary process

Following an executive order, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office has set up a process that will allow access to notary services without in-person contact.  “Stopping the spread of COVID-19 … more

Q&A with Centura Health about preparing for a COVID-19 surge

As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge each day, St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood is preparing for a possible influx of more patients. There have been 97 confirmed cases of the virus in Jefferson … more

Songs keep coming one day after another

Is your perception of time any different than it was a few months ago? For a while it seemed like I was having at least two birthdays every year. Now? Time has slowed down. Days are different. Weeks … more

Minding our own business of the mind

“Mind your own business,” has probably never felt more literal than right now. With social distancing and sheltering in place orders, we are finding ourselves with a lot of time at home with our … more

As always, we’re here for our communities

I am writing this column today from home. Like many of you, our office is closed. However, we are far from closed. All departments are operational remotely. Our reporters are covering your … more

Casa Bonita employees say their paychecks bounced

COVID-19 has silenced the mariachis at Lakewood's Casa Bonita, ended the chase for Chiquita the gorilla and stopped the performances from cliff divers. And according to some of its employees, the … more
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