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Centennial seniors, workers at care facilities receive vaccine

Residents and staff members lined up to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at three metro Denver senior-living facilities operated by Christian Living Communities, including two in … more

Confusion defines process as Colorado seniors wait for vaccines

As Colorado continued the early stages of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Jared Polis announced that people 70 and older would soon be eligible for vaccination in certain areas. The No. 1 question … more

Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the … more

As Douglas County’s indoor dining program rolls out, county’s data improves

As more Douglas County businesses became certified under the county’s new “COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program,” the community inched closer to moving to a less restricted level … more

Former Parker council candidate apologizes for doxxing of health officials

A Parker man who created a Facebook group that encouraged people to honk airhorns and car horns outside the homes of public health officials deleted the group and the accompanying post that gave … more

Douglas County approved for indoor-dining program

Some restaurants in Douglas County were permitted to immediately open for indoor dining after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment gave official approval for the county to begin a business certification program Dec. 23. more

‘It feels like a turning point’

Kiley Markle had just finished a busy, 12-hour shift as a nurse in the intensive care unit at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital when she arrived at her Dec. 17 appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine. … more

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school … more

'A healthy meal and a friendly face'

Seniors in need of a helping hand shouldn't hesitate to reach out to Nourish Meals on Wheels, the nonprofit's director said. Nourish Meals on Wheels, headquartered in south Littleton, delivers hot, … more

Colorado now classifies worship, ceremonies as essential

In light of federal court input on capacity limits at houses of worship, the state public-health department has reclassified worship and related ceremonies such as weddings to be “critical … more

'A picture you'll never forget'

While the pandemic has made the typical visits with Santa impossible, 200 car-loads of residents still got to see Mr. Claus in a drive-thru event in Highlands Ranch Dec. 4. The annual Hometown … more

Douglas County continues to push for indoor-dining plan

After debating whether to break from the state’s official COVID-19 health order for Douglas County, commissioners decided to again ask permission from the state to reopen indoor dining in the … 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

Working out a new system

Visitors checking into the Eastridge Recreation Center on Nov. 19 had a flurry of questions for the front desk staff. Can I still enter without a reservation? How many people are allowed in the pool? … 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
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