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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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 …
Students and staff bid farewell toward the end of Littleton Public Schools’ 10th annual Poetry Slam -- the first held virtually.

Broadcasting from homes, young poets bare their souls

There was no auditorium for Littleton Public Schools’ 10th annual Poetry Slam. No crowd. The applause was pre-recorded. But the students, now on their ninth month since COVID-19 upended their young …
A small group sits outside the Englewood Grand bar Oct. 1 as a pedestrian walks with a dog on Englewood's downtown South Broadway corridor.

Englewood restaurants hope for support as indoor dining shutdown returns

Restaurant workers are taking another hit under Colorado’s second indoor dining shutdown of the coronavirus pandemic — part of the state’s latest round of public-health restrictions …
Break Bread volunteer Barb Lee hauls a load of dinners to her car before driving them to local senior homes on Nov. 11. Break Bread has evolved in the COVID era to feed many times more people than before.

How Break Bread broke out to send love

Three years ago, Break Bread started bringing together neighbors for weekly meals, with the idea of feeding people hungry not just for a good meal but for companionship. The nonprofit served a …

Colorado Legislature eyes small-business, housing relief amid COVID-19 restrictions

As Gov. Jared Polis announced a new round of coronavirus-related restrictions that harken back to the kinds of orders Coloradans saw near the start of the pandemic, the governor announced he would …

Englewood Schools extends remote learning as virus spikes

It's too soon to say when Englewood Schools might return to in-person learning, the district announced on Nov. 13, but it will be “at least after Thanksgiving break.” The district announced on …
The Littleton Public Schools administration building.

Littleton Public Schools switches to remote learning in face of climbing COVID numbers

Littleton Public Schools will switch to all-remote learning beginning Nov. 17 and running through the rest of the fall semester in the face of climbing COVID-19 numbers, according to an announcement …
A Douglas County School District school bus.

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts.
Pirate Stadium at The Englewood Campus officially became Randy Penn Stadium on Oct. 20, in honor of the longtime coach who touched many lives before passing away in September. The stadium's signage will be replaced at a later date.

Stadium renamed for Randy Penn

The Englewood Public Schools stadium is now officially named Randy Penn Stadium, committing to history the name of a man who left an indelible mark on generations of young athletes and students. …

Littleton Public Schools' administration building

Littleton Public Schools mental health study complicated by pandemic

Last year, sociology professor Dr. Anna Mueller and her colleagues embarked on a study of how young people's social connections relate to suicide prevention, planning to focus on a couple normal …
McKinners Pizza Bar on Main Street in Littleton. Owner Keven Kinaschuck is opening a second location this winter, hoping to stay afloat in a hard time for the restaurant industry.

McKinners Pizza, battered by pandemic, hopes second location will help

McKinners Pizza Bar, one of Littleton's favorite downtown eateries, will open a second location this winter, which owner Keven Kinaschuk hopes will help the company stay afloat during a dour time for …
Mick Mullen's Irish Bar on Oct. 1 along the South Broadway downtown Englewood corridor. The bar sits in a row of restaurants, other bars and eclectic shops along both sides of Broadway.

Englewood 'downtown authority' plan gets mixed vote

In a twist that may have unclear implications, Englewood voters approved the creation of a “downtown development authority,” a body that would work to economically boost Englewood's CityCenter, …
The Barsness family has lived in unincorporated Douglas County near Roxborough Park for about three years. Pictured from left to right are Sarah, Dean, Susan and Jonathan.

Gelato shop aims for sweet success

The Barsness family has always loved a cup of gelato. From their trips to Italy to vacations in the Cayman Islands, the four-member family frequently finds themselves at the counter of a shop selling …
The COVID-19 Essentials chain recognizes that mask-wearing is more than a temporary inconvenience — it may become the norm well into 2021, or longer.

Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store …

Bob and Daneen Terrell beside Carousel Emporium's namesake carousel horse. The couple opened the artsy curio shop in August.

A place for art and creativity in Englewood

It's tough to say exactly what Carousel Emporium is. Is it an antique shop? A makerspace? A consignment shop? An art gallery? A community gathering place? How about all of the above? Daneen and Bob …
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