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Tri-County Health chief: Douglas County bid to pull out of agency is 'extraordinarily disruptive'

Douglas County's decision to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department is "extraordinarily disruptive to our staff and planning in the middle of a pandemic,” the agency's top official said.
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A Facebook image of Paul Favret brandishing a gun.

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.
Outside Tri-County Health Department’s administrative office at 6162 S. Willow Drive in Greenwood Village. The agency serves more than 1.5 million people in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Businesses must refuse customers without masks, Tri-County order says

The public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties will require masks in public indoor spaces, and outdoors where people can’t remain 6 feet away from others.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis addresses attendees of a bill-signing ceremony in Englewood on July 10.

Polis urges 'summer without parties' as COVID-19 climbs in Colorado

On the heels of more data showing COVID-19 on the rise in his state, Gov. Jared Polis still scraped up a hopeful if worried tone in pushing Coloradans to turn the trajectory around. And he kept up …
A screenshot from the virtual town hall held by Tri-County Health Department and its counties shows Executive Director John Douglas participating by Skype from his home.

Tri-County Health Department closes offices following threat

“I think it's deeply—and I want to underscore deeply—disappointing, in the time of a pandemic, the divisiveness in this country,” the agency's chief says.

Douglas County plans to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has announced the county plans to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department. 
Education

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school.

Jeffco teachers face a 'curveball' with online summer learning

Jeffco Public Schools typically runs its Jeffco Summer of Early Leaning (JSEL), a summer learning program for incoming first through third graders, at schools and in person. But as June rolled around …
A sign on the doors of every Mines campus building provides a reminder of steps to take to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different. In a message sent to students and faculty on June 22, School of Mines …
Vantage Point High School Principal Alan Hollenbeck addresses 2020 graduates via video on the drive-in movie screen at the Denver Merchandise Mart June 23.

Drive-in graduation

While COVID-19’s strictures keeping Vantage Point High School’s class of 2020 from finishing their year with their friends, it could stop them from celebrating. The high school’s 2020 …

Murray

PRIMARY 2020 | Decisive win for Murray in Republican race for CU regent, District 6

Richard Murray bested fellow Highlands Ranch Republican Priscilla Rahn by nearly a 2-1 margin in the party primary race to decide who will face the Democratic opponent for the University of Colorado …
Business
A construction crane towers over Downtown Westminster, part of the 226-unit Aspire Westminster housing development. Work on several projects in the area have continued during the COVID-19 shutdowns, but some projects have been delayed a few weeks.

Downtown Westminster still on pace

While COVID-19 kept most of the businesses in Downtown Westminster closed for several weeks, construction crews managed to keep busy. “What we’ve seen is that because of social distancing …
Customers take advantage of expanded seating at the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard.

New look for Olde Town

Beginning June 12, the Business Improvement District in conjunction with the city closed some portions of Olde Town streets to give businesses a jumpstart as the effects of COVID-19 continue. Signs …
Caution tape wraps swings at Sterne Park in Littleton.

Colorado relaxes rules for worship houses, gyms, playgrounds, recreation

The state continues to try to strike a balance between public safety and returning to normalcy.
Sierra restaurant in Lone Tree has reopened its dining room. It typically employs 100 people but during the pandemic kept 10 to 15 people working in staggered shifts. On May 18, masked workers cooked up takeout and delivery orders.

Colorado may consider small-business relief fund

Eateries across Colorado are now allowed to resume sit-down service, but Gov. Jared Polis acknowledged “the pain our restaurants have been through” during the state's closure of dine-in service. …

A steady stream of people stopped by C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12. Some hoped to order food and found the restaurant closed. Others taped cash donations to the storefront. A few came simply to see the spectacle.

Castle Rock coffee shop files lawsuit over shutdown

The Castle Rock restaurant that drew national attention for opening to in-person dining on Mother's Day in defiance of state and public health orders is suing the governor along with state and local …
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