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Douglas County libraries provide digital resources for cooped-up residents

Douglas County residents may be barred from visiting their local libraries during the pandemic-prompted shutdown, but that doesn't mean they can't still use the myriad online resources provided by … 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

UCHealth Highlands Ranch at 'base of a wave'

When Dr. Ben Usatch was first offered a job at UCHealth Highlands Ranch while riding a ski lift in Vail, he never imagined where he would be almost two years later: preparing for a pandemic. Usatch, … more

The gift of hardship and disappointment

In an attempt to put a positive spin on the current immensely negative COVID-19 disaster, I am reminded of the teachings of a famous existential psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl. Dr. Frankl experienced … more

Colorado stay-at-home order likely to extend past April 11

Colorado's steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 appear to be paying off, but the statewide stay-at-home order will likely be extended past its initial expiration date of April 11, Gov. Jared Polis … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Legislators urge Douglas County commissioners to cancel Tri-County Health contract

In a letter addressed to the Douglas County commissioners, state legislators representing the community have urged the board to end its contract with the Tri-County Health Department after the agency … more

State warns of scammers exploiting COVID-19

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is warning Coloradans to beware of possible charity scams during the COVID-19 public health crisis and is offering guidance for safe giving to those impacted … more

Highlands Ranch neighborhood hosts driveway chalk event

Westridge Meadows residents showed off their creative side March 25 during a driveway chalk festival organized by a neighbor. Residents of the Highlands Ranch neighborhood were invited to spend time … more

With state directive in place, local health departments rescind stay-at-home orders

A day after announcing stay-at-home orders, three metro area public health departments have rescinded those orders and adopted the set of rules handed down by the state. The morning of March 25, … more

Colorado issues statewide stay-at-home order: What's allowed and not allowed?

After about two weeks of escalating orders and guidance from the state, and more Colorado counties issuing their own stay-at-home orders, Gov. Jared Polis invoked Americans' sacrifice in World War II … more

Tri-County health officials: 'Rapid rise' in positive tests led to stay-at-home order

The number of positive tests for COVID-19 speak for themselves, as far as Dr. Bernadette Albanese is concerned. On March 17, Colorado had 160 positive tests. A week later, that number was 4.5 times … more

Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've … more

Stay-at-home orders: What you can and cannot do, and what can remain open

The stay-at-home orders, including the ones issued by Tri-County Health Department and Jefferson County Public Health, outline a variety of activities residents can and cannot partake in. The … more

Stay-at-home orders issued for Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Boulder counties

Three Denver metro area public health departments issued stay-at-home orders, covering Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Boulder counties — effectively putting most of the metro area under … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue … more

Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams counties could soon see stay-at-home order

The Tri-County Health Department took a step Tuesday afternoon toward requiring residents in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties to stay at home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. “This is … more

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 … more
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