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Teachers across Colorado to get supply of masks

Colorado will provide hundreds of thousands of medical-grade masks to schools in every district across the state, Gov. Jared Polis has announced. “We will be supplying every teacher in the state … more

Colorado rent, mortgage assistance program launched in response to pandemic

A program to help Coloradans make their rent and mortgage payments has launched, the governor's office and state officials announced in mid-July. “COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives … more

Don Peitzman, Parker journalist of 30 years, dies at 63

A journalist and photographer who documented life in Parker and Douglas County for three decades died July 20. Don Peitzman, the original editor of the Parker Chronicle and a staple of Douglas County … more

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter sentenced to life in prison, parole after 40 years

Numerous students, teachers and community members gave tear-stricken statements during Friday's sentencing hearing for Alec McKinney at a Castle Rock courtroom. more

How strong is your purchasing power in your county?

Across metro Denver, one county stands out for the high purchasing power its residents enjoy, but two others are above average nationwide, according to a new report. For its latest annual report on … more

Restaurant, bar owners sue to overturn Colorado's COVID-19 capacity limits

The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state public-health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an … more

Several Colorado counties at risk of rollback on reopening as COVID-19 flares

About one-fourth of Colorado’s counties stood to lose progress on reopening after the coronavirus’ spread appeared to worsen in their populations. more

The child and the growling dog: Why Douglas County is breaking up with its health department

The morning of July 8, Lora Thomas cleared her schedule to listen to the virtual meeting of the Tri-County Health Department’s board of health. The topic had become a point of controversy … more

Colorado releases coronavirus reopening guidance for schools

Colorado health and education officials on Monday issued guidance to school districts that allows for in-person learning in the fall with restrictions, especially for older students, aimed at … more

Threats, vandalism, job loss: Colorado’s public health officials are under attack as they respond to coronavirus

In metro Denver and across the state, public health departments are facing a barrage of vitriol as they respond to the pandemic. Some officials have up and quit under the pressure, while others who stay say they fear for their safety. more

Colorado legislative leader Patrick Neville threatens suit over Polis mask order

Gov. Jared Polis announced a statewide mask requirement on July 16 that was met with swift criticism from Republican leadership. House Minority Leader Patrick Neville announced his intent to … more

'Building the community one scoop at a time'

There’s a new ice cream shop in Denver, “building the community one scoop at a time," its owner says. That’s the mission of MyKings Ice Cream, located in Denver’s Skyland neighborhood, north … more

Colorado Gov. Polis issues statewide mask order, hoping for 'wake-up call’

Faced with a potential exponential growth curve of COVID-19 cases that threatens to overrun Colorado’s intensive care capacity by September, Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide mask-wearing … more

Inside Denver's draft plan for returning to school

Singing would be prohibited. So would fans, portable cooling units, or anything else that could circulate classroom air — and possibly, the coronavirus. Masks would be required, and students would … more

RTD joins transit systems' request for billions more in aid from Congress

The Regional Transportation District was among the more than two dozen public transit agencies that sent a letter to the Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate leaders asking for $32 billion to $36 … more

Littleton mayor: City should reject face mask mandate

Littleton City Council has not yet decided how to handle the Tri-County Health Department’s mandatory face mask order, but Mayor Jerry Valdes said he would like to see the city opt out. “This is … more

Polis signs bills on sick leave, rent, business help amid COVID-19

The Colorado legislature took numerous steps to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, and they've become law under Gov. Jared Polis' signature a day ahead of the July 15 deadline for the governor to … more

Polis avoids mask rule despite 'warning lights' in Colorado

After the number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations across Colorado jumped by nearly 40% in less than a week, Gov. Jared Polis again stressed the importance of wearing masks, but still stopped … more

Douglas County GOP chair apologizes for mask cartoon (9News video)

The chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party has apologized to anyone who was offended by a Facebook post depicting a cartoon police officer labeled "Polis,” who is shown stepping on the neck of a man wearing a mask. more

Douglas County CEO seen in images brandishing gun at Hispanic man who got lost

GPS directions led Chris Ochoa to the wrong home in Sedalia while looking for a wedding rehearsal, prompting the homeowner to chase him down in a truck, cut him off and allegedly point a gun to his head. more
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