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A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head …
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Chamber celebration offers COVID options

The 2020 version annual gala hosted by the Westminster Chamber of Commerce will try to take individual concerns about COVID-19 into account later this month. “It’s going to be a hybrid — part …

Jeffco schools see handful of COVID-19 cases in first week back

Jeffco Public Schools had a slow, but not unscathed, first week of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, in terms positive COVID-19 cases. For many of the district's 84,500 students Sept. …
Tri-County Health Department is based in Greenwood Village. The health department serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Claim that only '6%' of COVID-19 deaths are due to virus misinterprets data

The notion widely shared on social media that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced the U.S. COVID-19 death count by 94% — from nearly 154,000 down to just over 9,000 — …
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan speaks at a news conference on COVID-19 on March 3.

Colorado to release new 'safer-at-home' COVID-19 framework

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has announced plans to release an updated framework for the state's COVID-19 social-distancing policy that would make counties automatically …

A screenshot of a July Town Council meeting.

Parker councilmember out of town since March, away indefinitely (but not resigning)

A Parker town councilmember has been out of the state since March and says she plans to be away until the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Education
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.
Heritage High School senior Charlotte Coleman disinfects her desk after class.

Commentary: A student's view of in-person school

After a summer filled with ever-changing reopening plans, I finally returned to Heritage High School in Littleton to begin my senior year on Aug. 24.
A student departs a Westminster Public School bus in front of Shaw Heights Middle School, on the first day of classes August 20.

On-line or in person, Westminster students go back to school

Some 8,700 Westminster students returned to the classroom Aug. 20, some online and most in person. “It’s been a great day, and we’ve been all over the district,” Dr. Pam Swanson, …
Sand Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch.

Douglas County school's 6th grade in quarantine after positive COVID-19 test

Sixth-grade students and teachers at Sand Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch are under quarantine for two weeks after someone in the grade tested positive for COVID-19.

Just weeks before some will go off to college, 2020 Pomona grads had the opportunity to celebrate their graduation with an Aug. 15 commencement ceremony at the North Area Athletic Complex.

2020 Panthers part ways with Pomona

2020’s graduating Pomona Panthers enjoyed one last chance to say goodbye at an Aug. 15 graduation ceremony at Arvada’s North Area Athletic Complex. More than a hundred graduates were able to …
Business
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 …
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In tax reform executive order, devil is in the details

There’s a rumor out of Washington, D.C., that workers’ regular paychecks are about to fatten as the federal government quits collecting certain taxes. Sure, maybe. But, as usual, the devil …
Gov. Jared Polis at an Aug. 21 news conference offers an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic and other state issues.

Polis extends 'last call' drinking order, but allows extra hour

Gov. Jared Polis has extended for another 30 days the July 21 executive order mandating a "last call" for breweries, restaurants and similar establishments to serve alcohol. The new order, which went …
People drink on the patio of Golden City Brewery on Aug. 7. Although many restaurants are starting to recover from the pandemic, others are still struggling, particularly those that lack a patio.

Signs of recovery in Jefferson economy but challenges remain

There are signs Jefferson County’s economy is recovering from the depths it reached earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, although several indicators suggest the county has a long way to go before …

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 …
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