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Community is key to battling COVID-19

Parents scrambling for child care options on the heels of temporary school closures. Store shelves without essential goods, including bread, eggs and toilet paper. Events and ball games canceled. … more

Colorado urges cancellation of events of 50 people or more; no sit-down service for restaurants, bars

The wave of closings and cancellations in response to COVID-19 continued to grow in Colorado as the state lowered the maximum number of people that should gather in one place to 50. The next day, … more

Basketball season ends without champions

There will be no 2020 Colorado state basketball champions. After the girls semifinal games in the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications were played on March 12, the Colorado High School Activities … more

'The panic is here' in stores around area

Lori Gifford approached the milk refrigerator at the back of a King Soopers Marketplace in Parker and scanned the empty shelves that once held a variety of products, looking for organic milk to no … more

Suspension of spring sports prompts mixed reactions

The Colorado High School Activities Association has made the tough decision to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and has suspended all spring activities and sports games and practices through April 6. … more

Colorado Legislature to shut down for at least two weeks amid COVID-19 concerns; Capitol closed to public indefinitely

As Colorado's number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 77 — and amid the state's first death due to the disease — the state Legislature will shut down until at least March 30. Lawmakers will … more

Colorado urges cancellation of gatherings over 250 people, enlists more medical help as COVID-19 cases rise

As the number of Colorado's confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 72, Gov. Jared Polis issued guidance for the cancellation of public gatherings with more than 250 people unless they can ensure attendees … more

COVID-19 prompts Denver Public Schools to extend spring break

Denver Public Schools announced on March 12 that the district will be taking an extended spring break in response to COVID-19. Spring break now was scheduled to begin on March 16 and last through … more

State basketball tournaments canceled shortly after girls semifinals

In the Class 5A girls basketball state semifinals on March 12, Grandview defeated Valor Christian and Cherry Creek downed Highlands Ranch at the Denver Coliseum. But there will be no champion … more

Are you eligible for Colorado's COVID-19 test?

At the state's drive-up facility in east Denver, those looking to be tested for COVID-19 must have a doctor's note stating they meet the criteria. That facility is located at 8100 E. Lowry Blvd. The … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

Children's Hospital shares information on COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases grows in the state, Children's Hospital Colorado has implemented visitation restrictions and travel/illness screenings, according to a news release. Families of … more

Polis on COVID-19 in Colorado: 'This will get worse before it gets better'

A day after Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19 — the disease caused by a widespread coronavirus — the number of confirmed cases nearly doubled, … more

Colorado's first community testing center for COVID-19 opens in Denver, now to move throughout state

The state's first community testing center for COVID-19 opened on March 11. The center operated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is located at 8100 E. Lowry Blvd., in … more

First two COVID-19 cases confirmed in Arapahoe County; governor declares state of emergency for Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a widespread coronavirus, as the number of cases in Colorado grew to at least 15. Polis' … more

State now has ability to test for COVID-19

The State Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment can now test for COVID-19 — the technical name for novel coronavirus. Testing had previously been done only by the … more

Presumptive coronavirus cases reported in Douglas, Summit counties

Colorado has its first two "presumptive positive" cases of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis and health officials announced March 5. more

Medication fog can worsen or mimic dementia in elderly

Claire Dinneen's daughters thought that worsening dementia was causing her growing confusion, but her doctor suspected something else. Dr. Pei Chen asked them to round up medicines in the 89-year-old … more

Local Methodists grapple with national changes

When the Jardine family joined St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch in 2018, they were grateful to have a place where their oldest son would be accepted. Not long before, the then … more

Interim RTD chief targets retention, project oversight

The Regional Transportation District's interim CEO and general manager will have 14 months to steer the district in the right direction before RTD finds a long-term replacement. Paul Ballard, the … more
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