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New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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One person dies in Westminster hit and run

A hit and run in Westminster on Jan. 19 killed one person, a Westminster Police Department press release said. A black Ford Fusion traveling southbound on Federal Boulevard hit an adult male walking …
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Colorado leaders react to Biden inauguration

Colorado officials on Wednesday marked the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with Democrats offering messages of congratulations and conveying determination to …

Pit bull ban replaced

A new classification system for Commerce City pets classifies them as dangerous based on their behavior, not their breed. Commerce City changed its animal code rules Jan. 18, according to a …
Commissioner Eva Henry swears her oath of office Jan. 12 in the Adams County building in Brighton while surrounded by family. The oath was performed by 17th Judicial District Chief Judge Don Quick. The virtual inauguration was socially distanced and shown via the Zoom networking platform.

Commissioners swear their oaths

The 2021 Adams County Commissioners were seated Jan. 12 in a sparse and socially-distanced inauguration ceremony at the county building in Brighton. Commissioners Chaz Tedesco and Eva Henry were …

Uplands project review begins new phase

The city's review of a controversial 253 acres mixed-use development in the Shaw Heights area begins its next phase later this month with virtual meetings for neighbors. The city has scheduled two …
Education
The new FutureForward building at 126th Avenue at Washington Square. The high school students will be taking the firefighter classes at this facility.

Adams 12 Schools partners with Aims

A collaboration between Aims Community College, the Adams 12 school district and local fire stations hopes to create the next generation of rescue first responders. “I feel it’s important because …

Explaining a riot

Two local school districts agree that the Jan. 6 takeover of the U.S. Capitol is a teaching tool in their schools.  Brighton Education Association President Kathey Ruybal and Fort Lupton Education …
Ananda Birungi, who is a freshman at Harvard University and recent graduate of Thornton High School. She is the recipient of the Emerging Community Leader medal. It is one of eight 2020 Governor’s Citizenship Medals, the highest honor in the state. Gov. Jared Polis chose Birungi for the medal for her work, among other things, on issues such as education access for young women of color.

Ananda Birungi believes her own story, and so do others

Adjusting to life as a freshman at Harvard University has its own set of pressures. Add to that a surprise phone conversation with Gov. Jared Polis. Yet, two weeks after moving from Northglenn to …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …
Business
The Origin Hotel in downtown Westminster, which is set to open in the first half of 2021. Inside it, the Tattered Cover Bookstore will open.

Despite COVID-19 toll, city optimistic about Downtown Westminster in 2021

The city of Westminster hopes to make up for its 2020 losses in Downtown Westminster. City officials expect a new hotel, and new apartments and retailers to go online this year. The businesses will …
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Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to …

Tattered Cover bookstores change hands again

Denver's famous Tattered Cover bookstores are changing ownership for the second time since the retirement of longtime owner Joyce Meskis in 2017. The independent bookstores were purchased by a team …

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …

Ramon Robinson shops for records at Black & Read Books, Music & Games on Oct. 28.

Longtime Arvada book and record store owner remembered for thick black glasses, giving spirit

Through all the changes Arvada has experienced over the last 29 years, one of the city's great constants has been the Black & Read Books, Music and Game store tucked into a strip mall on West …
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