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Wedding bells falling silent as COVID-19 disrupts plans, industry

Bobbie Jo Dodson waited to reschedule her wedding, clinging to hope she and her fiancé could enjoy some semblance of the event they spent a year planning, until the choice to reschedule was no …
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Gov. Jared Polis wears a Colorado-themed mask. The governor on April 3 announced guidance that Coloradans should wear cloth masks or scarves when they leave home for essential activities such as grocery shopping. But medical masks should be reserved for workers who need them, Polis said.

Polis urges Coloradans to wear cloth masks in public

Gov. Jared Polis wants Colorado “converting to a mask culture.” That's how the governor put it during a news conference where he urged Coloradans to wear face coverings any time they go out of …

COVID-19 testing not widely available to younger, healthy Coloradans

Nearly a month into the spread of COVID-19 through Colorado, testing for the illness is prioritized for health-care workers, hospitalized patients, and a long list of other vulnerable groups. At the …
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 …
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' …

Secretary of state sets up remote notary process

Following an executive order, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office has set up a process that will allow access to notary services without in-person contact.  “Stopping the spread of COVID-19 …
Education

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 …
Frontier High School students turned out in force at the school board meeting March 9, when community members and students were allowed to speak to board members about the potential closing of the alternative high school in Elizabeth.

Frontier High students plead for school to stay open

Caleb Carter, a junior attending Frontier High School, never really planned to go to college. He hoped to graduate from Elizabeth High School, but beyond that he didn't have a hopeful future. He …

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: …
Members of Elizabeth High School’s Technology Student Association competed against more than 1,800 students from across the state at the annual COTSA conference Feb. 20-22.

Students show off technology skills

Do you know how to run an official meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order? Can you use a rat trap to power a car? Have you ever designed a miniature golf course? Students from Elizabeth High …

Library card design contest open to county students

Elbert County students in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter a contest through the Pines and Pines Libraries in which they can create the next child-themed library card. The My Library Card …
Business
The Hutchinson family, owners of Bernie's Kitchen in Elizabeth, have seen a decrease in sales since they were forced to go to take out only meals, but say they have seen overwhelming support from community members through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elizabeth restaurant does what it can

BJ and Jesse Hutchinson, owners of Bernie's Kitchen in Elizabeth, said they have had an outpouring of support from the community since they were forced to close their dining room amid the COVID-19 …
Austin Adamson, co-owner and distiller at Lakewood distillery Ballmer Peak, adjusts the equipment that distills ethanol to be made into hand sanitizer. "This is an effort to get more hand sanitizer to the people who want it and calm some of the panic," Adamson said..

Distilleries lend a hand to meet demand

Around the time a national increase in COVID-19 cases began leading to product shortages, Spring44 Distilling in Loveland planned to make one highly demanded product — hand sanitizer — on-site. …

ToGoDenver.com helps restaurants amid pandemic

Statewide mandated dine-in closures, issued to curb the spread of the coronavirus, have left local restaurants scrambling to stay afloat and keep their staff employed. Many now offer curbside …
Mark Meek, a King Soopers checker, checks out chocolate milk mix. King Soopers has recently modified its hours to be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused grocery stores to be consistently busy in many parts of the state.

Grocery store employees adjust to a changed reality

Richard Schemmel calmly stocked apples at the King Soopers at 7984 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood on March 20. Schemmel, produce manager for the store, smiled — and from the look on his face, you …

Priscilla Freed, right, owner of Camp MissFits in Littleton, and Jess Gerard lead a virtual workout class for their clients at home March 19. Freed said before the pandemic broke out she wanted to implement virtual workouts within about two years.

Fitness center keeps its clients moving virtually amid pandemic

The future came fast for Priscilla Freed. The owner of Camp MissFits, a women's fitness center in Littleton, started her first virtual workouts March 17 in a new space large enough to accommodate a …
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