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Colorado orders nursing homes, care facilities to have isolation plans

At the end of a week that revealed senior homes and other care facilities have seen more than 40% of Colorado's COVID-19 deaths, Gov. Jared Polis announced a new public health requirement that those … more

Front Range air cleaner following drop in driving

From the health-care system to the economy, COVID-19 has unleashed extraordinary stress and pain across the Denver metro area. But there's one aspect of life on the Front Range that experts say has … more

Colorado unemployment claims break Great Recession record

During the fallout from the Great Recession, the week with the highest number of claims for unemployment assistance filed was the week ending Jan. 9, 2010, with 7,749 claims. This year, the week … more

Metro area leaders urge census participation

As Jefferson County Commissioner Casey Tighe watched people stay at home and socially distance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he couldn't help but see their efforts as an act of patriotism. There's … more

In Colorado, some social distancing restrictions to continue for months, at least

When Gov. Jared Polis announced the extension of Colorado's stay-at-home order in a statewide television and radio address April 6, he took on a historical tone. “This April will always be known as … more

Denver Public Schools keeps students fed during remote learning

Though students aren't physically going to school right now, Denver Public Schools' yellow buses can still be seen serving young people around town. But the buses aren't filled with kids — they're … more

Answering your questions about COVID-19 in Colorado

Still have questions about COVID-19? You’re probably not alone. Just over a month after authorities detected the new coronavirus in Colorado, information about the disease itself — and how … more

COVID-19 rates disproportionately higher among blacks, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders

Out of more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases with race and ethnicity data reported in Colorado, the black, Hispanic and native Hawaiian-Pacific Islander populations show statistically higher rates of the … more

Some essential workers get raises, boosts in benefits

Many grocery and home improvement workers are being rewarded by their companies for enduring several weeks of chaotic shopping and for putting themselves at risk to provide important goods and … more

Skip agitation with meditation

When Sean Thompson developed a stress-related ulcer in college in 1988, a psychology professor recommended he try one simple practice to find relief: meditation. After trying out the professor’s … more

In Denver, lights glow with appreciation

When the clock reached 8 p.m., people across the nation howled in unity from their balconies, front lawns and back yards. In that moment, first responders everywhere flipped their public safety … more

Colorado businesses face warnings, adjustments under stay-at-home order

A local bicycle shop seeing more demand. Record stores leaning on mail service just to survive. A large craft store chain defying the government and staying open amid the pandemic. COVID-19 has drawn … more

It’s about time (on their hands)

Castle Rock resident Jerry Powell says business owners have a greater responsibility for their community than do the residents who live there. He says when you open a business, you’re obviously … more

Colorado's statewide stay-at-home order extended to April 26

Just as Gov. Jared Polis invoked Americans' sacrifice in World War II when he announced Colorado's stay-at-home order nearly two weeks earlier, he again called up the dire and communal spirit of that … more

Denver extends stay-at-home order to April 30

Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced the City of Denver's stay-at-home order is extended until April 30, according to an April 6 news release. The order — which allows residents to leave home for … more

A different kind of daily grind

Some people find that working from home goes just fine for them. But Golden resident Eric Rasch says he isn’t one of them. That’s why, after a year and a half of working from home, Rasch said he … more

Child care enrollment takes hard hit

“Sanitizing like crazy” is just a part of life at child care centers, said Pam Kenney, director of Thomas Learning Centers. But in the wake of COVID-19’s arrival, the past weeks have seen … more

How first responder agencies are adjusting to the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, area first responder agencies are changing protocols and learning to cope with the new normal. Here's how some local sheriff's offices and fire departments are … more

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
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