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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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School district rolls out 2021 remote learning plan

Students enrolling in Jeffco Public Schools’ remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year can expect an equitable learning experience on par with in-person school, district officials told …
Tri-County Health Department serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Tri-County Health amends mask order to apply to indoors only, adds expiration date

The local public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties amended its mask-wearing order to remove the requirement that masks be worn in outdoor public spaces, the agency announced in …
Doctors across the Denver metro area are encouraging residents to catch up on medical care.

Patients skipping care worries physicians

Scientists, doctors, and the world are starting to come to grips with the direct and indirect impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on the healthcare system. That impact is not being measured by the …
Suzi McCumber is prepped for radiation treatment by Vicki Slat-Vasquez, clinical nurse at the Infusion Center at UCHealth Cancer Center-Highlands Ranch.

Finding cancer care during COVID

While the rest of the world was being told to stay home and delay medical care in the spring of 2020, Littleton-area resident Suzi McCumber was searching for a place to perform a recommended biopsy. …

Supporters of Save the Farm, a community group that opposes the proposed 233-acre Uplands development in Westminster, came out for a March 25 protest. Among issues that people expressed concern over was how much parks and open space the developer is proposing to include. The Merida family — Karl, Paloma, Rosie and Henrique—were among those at the event.

Save the Farm group prepares for decisive year

It wasn’t long after residents learned about the proposed Uplands development when they gathered at the Irving Street Library in July 2019 to form a local activist group, Save the Farm. Twenty …
Education

Adams 12 board has preliminary discussion on 2021-22 budget

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education began a likely lengthy and complicated budget approval process for the 2021-22 school year at its March 17 meeting. Technically, the board will be …

Grad rates improve, but officials unsure of future

Administrators and school board directors in Adams County’s largest school districts are celebrating graduation rates for the 2019-20 school years. Westminster Public Schools’ four-year …
Zenzinger

Zenzinger wants what’s best for students

Even before the Colorado General Assembly legislative session began, state Sen. Rachel Zenzinger was advocating for students and their needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Zenzinger, a Democrat who …

Tri-County on board with Adams 12 in-person learning plan

Dr. John Douglas, executive director of Tri-County Health Department, gave a measured stamp of approval to Adams 12 Five Star Schools’ plan to bring secondary level students back for full-time, …

Superintendent Chris Gdowski, shown here speaking at a 2019 groundbreaking for a new career and technical school campus, is calling for a shorter quarantine period for high school athletes that have been exposed to COVID-19.

Adams 12: COVID restrictions on student-athletes are unfair

Adams 12 School District Superintendent Chris Gdowski thinks a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for student-athletes who either test positive or are potentially exposed to coronavirus isn't fair. …
Business
A bottle of Founders' Reserve with the packaging displayed.

Talnua Distillery celebrates two years of keeping Irish tradition alive

Nestled in an industrial corner of Sheridan Boulevard and Ralston Road in Arvada lies a bustling distillery keeping the tradition of Irish single pot still whiskey alive. Talnua Distillery was …
New houses under construction in the Willow Bend subdivision in Thornton. The Willow Bend Metropolitan District board controls homeowners’ property tax assessments to pay off subdivision debt. Employees of developer, the Lennar Corporation, occupy the majority of the seats on the board. The board composition has made circumstances difficult for the only homeowner on the board, Dwayne Bergeron.

Serving lawfully? Questions about corporate authority in Thornton subdivision

It might not be obvious that the sprawling residential construction site near Holly Street and East 144th Avenue in Thornton is also a local government: the Willow Bend Metropolitan District, …
A pepperoni pizza from the new Vito's Pizza and Pastas inside Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery in Golden.

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …
Yuri Chandonnet poses for a photo with her dogs at the Chandonnet family home.

For more than 30 years, spanning two generations, Namiko’s has endured

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a story about a landmark Arvada eatery and how it has dealt with the challenges of the pandemic. Part II will be published in next week’s edition. In Arvada, …

Construction at Lennar at Buffalo Highlands, a new subdivision in eastern Commerce City. New housing development will be a key economic driver to help Adams County recover from the current recession, said economist Patty Silverstein at an Adams County Regional Economic Partnership event on March 4.

Adams Co. economic summit tries to keep spirits high

The pandemic might have done damage, but the future looks bright, was the message the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) sought to send at the State of the Region event on March 4. …
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