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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. 
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An opponent of recent racing events at Bandimere Speedway protests outside the Jefferson County Building on March 8.

JCPH seeking injunction to require Bandimere to submit safety plan for events

After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a …
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.

Tri-County Health Department adopts COVID-19 masking order

Tri-County's Board of Health acknowledged that masks have become a political issue but said their value as public health tools mattered more as they narrowly adopted a masking order July 8. In a …

COVID-19 and School of Mines Athletics

Although subject to change based on the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado School of Mines athletic department is planning on a “relatively normal fall” with teams playing a conference schedule and …
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 …

Elbert County library system vows ‘equitable access’

Pines & Plains Libraries, the Elbert County library district, issued a statement July 2 saying that, “in the wake of worldwide protests condemning disproportionate violence and institutional …
Education
A Legend High School senior awaits the start of the June 25 graduation ceremony while wearing a face mask. Masks were not required at the outdoor event.

Graduation 2020: Parker's Legend High School says goodbye to the class of 2020

Seniors from Legend High School in Parker had their official commencement ceremony June 25 after the county requested special permission to host the in-person event. The Douglas County School …
Dr. Cole Zanetti will head an innovation program for the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, assisting in the department’s vision and strategic goals.

Rocky Vista doctor to head VA program

Rocky Vista University in Parker has announced a new head of the Veteran Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs program designed to spur health care …

Community colleges launch improved admission system

A new, guaranteed admission program will provide Colorado Community College System students pursuing an associate degree a more solid path to admission to a partner four-year university. Arapahoe …

Community colleges launch improved admission system

A new, guaranteed admission program will provide Colorado Community College System students pursuing an associate degree a more solid path to admission to a partner four-year university. Arapahoe …

9 Douglas County teachers receive Boettcher recognition

Nine Douglas County School District teachers are recipients of the Boettcher Foundation's Teacher Recognition Award. According to a news release, the annual award honors educators for their exemplary …
Business
Details Boutique owner Peggy Cooper packs up a box of clothing hangars in her shop on June 19. Cooper, who has multiple sclerosis, is closing the shop August 31.

Littleton's Details Boutique bids farewell

COVID-19 isn’t the reason Details Boutique in downtown Littleton is closing, but it certainly sped things up.
Peggy Kuegemann and Zach Olson share a drink together in downtown Englewood. Englewood City Manager Shawn Lewis eased the city’s open-container rule to help restaurants and bars that have suffered financial burdens because of COVID-19.

Englewood toasts relaxed rules: Public alcohol consumption now allowed downtown

Thirsty residents who visit downtown Englewood can now enjoy their alcoholic beverages outside of bars and restaurants around parts of South Broadway.
Colorado Pinball Pub is at 6209 South Santa Fe Drive, just south of the entrance to The Hudson Gardens.

Pinball wizardry abounds at new Littleton pub

Attention pinball wizards: Littleton has a new place to rack up high scores. The Colorado Pinball Pub, a family-friendly bar featuring 13 pinball machines and classic pub grub, opened its doors at …
Catalina’s Diner has taken advantage of Elizabeth’s zoning variance to allow outdoor seating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Soon owner Maria Larios hopes be able to serve alcohol in the outdoor space due to the town’s recent emergency measure to modify existing liquor licenses.

Elizabeth clears way for outdoor alcohol service

Most Colorado restaurants that serve alcohol have signs posted at each door stating “No alcohol beyond this point,” meant to discourage patrons from taking their drinks outside. That has changed …

The narrow walkway down Mainstreet during the farmer’s market makes it difficult for shoppers to social distance, but for the most part people have learned to stay in small groups and distance from others as much as possible. Most have gotten into the habit of wearing masks in public or large gatherings.

Parker Farmers Market returns with changes

People crowded Parker’s Mainstreet June 14 much like any other Sunday in any previous year — except most wore masks and kept their distance from each other in small groups.
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