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Douglas County School District dives into remote education

On March 24, Ava Bray was excited to work on school assignments after the Douglas County School District's spring break ended — and even more excited to be doing so from Florida. The 7-year-old was …
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Brandy Sims beside the car she and her husband live in beside the South Platte River. Like many people without homes, Sims has seen her meager amenities dry up as widespread closures shut off access to everything from showers to power outlets.

Stay-at-home orders create crisis for those without home

Brandy Sims just wants to take a shower. “A woman wants to keep clean,” said Sims, 41. “I'd go without food if I could just wash my hair.” She and her husband have been sleeping in their car …

Major disaster declaration approved for Colorado

The federal government approved a major disaster declaration for the effects of COVID-19 in Colorado, the governor's office announced March 28. The declaration allows Colorado to receive assistance …

GOP state senators criticize Polis on stay-at-home order

Nearly the entire list of state Senate Republicans signed a letter to Gov. Jared Polis that criticized Colorado's statewide stay-at-home order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, arguing that …
Dr. Mark Elliott.

Littleton Adventist doctor:'This is far beyond the flu'

As the number of COVID-19 infections ramps up, Littleton Adventist Hospital is bracing for the impact. “This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon,” said Dr. Mark Elliott, the president of medical …

Austin Adamson, co-owner and distiller at Lakewood distillery Ballmer Peak, adjusts the equipment that distills ethanol to be made into hand sanitizer. "This is an effort to get more hand sanitizer to the people who want it and calm some of the panic," Adamson said..

Flooded with hand sanitizer requests, distilleries work to meet demand

Around the time a national increase in COVID-19 cases began leading to product shortages, Spring44 Distilling in Loveland planned to make one highly demanded product — hand sanitizer — on-site. …
Education
Kristen Sortman prepares a bagel for 3-year-old Flynn from the sack lunch they picked up a South Ridge Elementary School on March 23.

Douglas County schools begin offering free lunch, breakfast

On the first day the Douglas County School District offered free meals to children during coronavirus-spurred school closures, Jen Peifer, manager of operations for the district's Nutrition Services …

STEM heroes are finalists for Citizen Honors Awards

STEM School heroes Brendan Bialy and Kendrick Castillo are among the 27 finalists for this year's Citizen Honors Awards, given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Bialy and Castillo were …

Douglas County School board revokes elementary's charter

The Douglas County School Board revoked the charter for HOPE Online Learning Academy's elementary school in March at the direction of the state board of education. HOPE's elementary school will close …

Douglas County schools closed through April 17

Amid heightened efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis on March 18 announced an executive order prohibiting all in-person learning in Colorado's public and private schools through …

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for …
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Owner Khiem Nguyen, 27, left, and manager Angel Byun, 30, stand March 18 at Crawfish Boil Co. restaurant and bar in The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall.
COVID-19 in Colorado

Centennial restaurants 'ride out the storm' at Streets at SouthGlenn

Just 11 months after opening a crawfish restaurant at The Streets at SouthGlenn, 27-year-old Khiem Nguyen had to lay off much of his staff. “Chefs, cooks, employees — you name it,” Nguyen said. …

Park Meadows open, but most stores closed

Park Meadows, the state's largest indoor mall, remained open as of March 23 amid the COVID-19 outbreak, though most stores and the dining hall were closed. Plans called for the mall in Lone Tree to …

ToGoDenver.com helps restaurants amid pandemic

Statewide mandated dine-in closures, issued to curb the spread of the coronavirus, have left local restaurants scrambling to stay afloat and keep their staff employed. Many now offer curbside …
Mark Meek, a King Soopers checker, checks out chocolate milk mix. King Soopers has recently modified its hours to be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused grocery stores to be consistently busy in many parts of the state.

Grocery store employees adjust to a changed reality

Richard Schemmel calmly stocked apples at the King Soopers at 7984 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood on March 20. Schemmel, produce manager for the store, smiled — and from the look on his face, you …

Dave Gardner, owner of Max Taps in Highlands Ranch, stands behind the bar of the taphouse a few days after it was closed down by the governor in an attempt to contain COVID-19.
COVID-19

'This is my everything ... not knowing what happens next is tough'

Two days after the governor announced the mandatory closure of all dine-in restaurants and bars in Colorado, Dave Gardner stood behind the bar of his passion project and only source of income: Max …
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