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It’s about time (on their hands)

Castle Rock resident Jerry Powell says business owners have a greater responsibility for their community than do the residents who live there. He says when you open a business, you’re obviously …
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From left, Alex Rewun, 40; Paul Rodriguez, 26; and Brian Shuey, 37, the three owners and managers of The Bicycle Shack in Arvada, stand April 7 at their shop. Colorado’s stay-at-home order deemed a long list of industries “critical” — meaning employees in those sectors can still come to work — and bicycle repair shops are on that list.

Colorado businesses face warnings, adjustments under stay-at-home order

A local bicycle shop seeing more demand. Record stores leaning on mail service just to survive. A large craft store chain defying the government and staying open amid the pandemic. COVID-19 has drawn …

Man suspected of stealing Englewood police vehicle

Englewood Police have arrested a man who is accused of stealing a department vehicle. During the night of April 7, Englewood Police were called to an Army/Navy Surplus Store at 3524 S. Broadway St. …
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Arapahoe County

COVID-19's impact: Voices from the community

“When you don't know if you could be carrying it and you don't know how soon symptoms could show up, it's just kind of an unsettling feeling. We have three neighbors in their 80s and others in …
Gov. Jared Polis speaks to reporters May 7.

Colorado's statewide stay-at-home order extended to April 26

Just as Gov. Jared Polis invoked Americans' sacrifice in World War II when he announced Colorado's stay-at-home order nearly two weeks earlier, he again called up the dire and communal spirit of that …

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock updates members of the media on the city’s response to COVID-19. As of March 17, all restaurants and bars in Denver will be closed to onsite service until May 11. Delivery, carry-out and drive-through services are permitted.

Denver extends stay-at-home order to April 30

Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced the City of Denver's stay-at-home order is extended until April 30, according to an April 6 news release. The order — which allows residents to leave home for …
Education
Douglas County School District IT Technician Lars Stjernquist cleans chromebooks at South Ridge Elementary School in March before students pick them up as the district transitions to remote learning.

Denver metro area school districts close for the school year

As Colorado braces for the COVID-19 peak to hit, 14 Denver metro area school districts jointly announced they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. …
Sarah Kinney passes out meals at East Elementary School in Littleton on March 23. With schools closed because of COVID-19, Littleton Public Schools plans to keep distributing free breakfasts and lunches to all kids under 18 for the foreseeable future.

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' …
Kahlesi Johnson, left, and Rose Johnson receive food at Cherrelyn Elementary from Kendra Schappaugh, kitchen manager at Colorado's Finest High School of Choice. Englewood Schools has been providing free food to students at sites at Cherrelyn Elementary and Bishop Elementary.

Englewood schools adapt to life in limbo

Englewood Schools Director of Nutrition Services Katie Cossette called school cafeteria workers unsung heroes, whether they get recognized or not. Those heroes in Englewood Schools are the ones who …

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for …

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: …
Business

A different kind of daily grind

Some people find that working from home goes just fine for them. But Golden resident Eric Rasch says he isn’t one of them. That’s why, after a year and a half of working from home, Rasch said he …
Passengers board a light rail train bound for downtown Denver from the downtown Littleton station last summer.

RTD slashing service amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Regional Transportation District is cutting service by 40% in response to plummeting demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders issued March 26 have forced nonessential businesses to …
Horan & McConaty, which has seven funeral homes in the Denver metro area, is allowing clients who have a private memorial during the COVID-19 crisis to have a free public memorial once the state's prohibition on large gatherings is lifted.
COVID-19

With gatherings prohibited, two options for funeral services: livestream or postpone

While losing a loved one at any time is difficult, planning a funeral has been made even more complicated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt gatherings. With the statewide stay-at-home …
Brian Meadows, co-owner of Gallo Italian Supper Club and Bake, bags up a to go order. Meadows said the restaurant is bringing in a quarter of its average sales.

Englewood launches grant program for small businesses

Grants of up to $2,000 are available to qualifying small businesses in Englewood that have been hurt by the COVID-19 shutdowns. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the City of Englewood has developed …

Swedish Medical Center has installed a trailer outside its emergency room in case the emergency room gets too packed. The hospital is also dedicating units for COVID-19 patients.

Swedish Medical Center gears up for surge in COVID-19

Swedish Medical Center Emergency Medical Director Dylan Luyten wears multiple hats for the Englewood hospital. Luyten, who has been with Swedish since 2003, works both clinically and administratively …
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