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‘He was my everything’

Steve Evans thought he was coming down with a common bug. He developed a light, wet cough, and an upset stomach. He felt increasingly tired. After a couple of days, the 51-year-old Castle Rock man …
Libby Bortz Assisted Living in Littleton.

At least four dead of COVID-19 at Littleton's Libby Bortz Assisted Living

At least four residents have died of COVID-19 at Littleton's Libby Bortz Assisted Living home, according to the Tri-County Health Department. Another resident from the facility died before a test …
A team at Smiths Group, a global technology business, carries out final testing on new ventilators being produced for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. A group of companies supporting the push for ventilators in the U.K. includes Arrow Electronics, headquartered in Centennial. Arrow also is pushing to increase ventilator production and COVID-19 testing capacity in the United States.

Arrow works on ventilators project, looks to boost virus testing

One of Centennial's largest employers is lending its forward-thinking tech expertise to a collaboration of businesses that aims to build thousands of ventilators — machines that help hospital …
Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch

At least five residents of Highlands Ranch retirement community test positive for COVID-19

At least five residents and one employee at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the community on April 7. “We have …
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 …
Smoky Hill senior goalkeeper Mackenna Heiden is hoping CHSAA will find a way to recognize seniors who were supposed to play spring sports before the suspension of play.

For teams' seniors, it's a spring of frustration

High school spring sports athletes and coaches spent weeks in limbo, waiting to see if they would be able to play. The Colorado High School Activities Association first suspended all spring …
COVID-19: What you need to know
What you can do to protect yourself

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following recommendations to help the public avoid COVID-19. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 …

Colorado stay-at-home order likely to extend past April 11

Living with COVID-19

News
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 …
The Cherry Creek School District is 3D-printing pieces for hundreds of personal protective masks, a key component for medical personnel in the fight against COVID-19, according to a news release from …
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 …
As Arapahoe Community College works to move diverse course offerings online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition is easier for some than others. The Littleton-based community college, which …
Life
Works by two famous American artists, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, are presently exhibited at the Denver Art Museum through June 7. The two were contemporaries and famous in their day, but …
In recent weeks, users of the Highlands Ranch trail system may have noticed a new, melodic addition to their workout. That's because one resident, accompanied by his bagpipe, has taken to the trails …
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 …
While we’re all stuck indoors protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19, many will be streaming some of the movies we might’ve missed recently. But if you’re itching to see something new …
Sports
Nobody should blame Rhonda Blanford-Green if she feels overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or pressured these days. These are common thoughts for people who have to make tough decisions. Blanford-Green is …
Trey Hirschfield is like most good goaltenders and knows a lot of his success depends on the defense in front of him. Hirschfield, a senior at Valor Christian, has been named the 2020 Colorado …
The adjustment made by Anna Shaw is complete. Shaw, a junior swimmer at Heritage, won the 50-yard freestyle in Class 4A as a freshman. Heritage moved up to 5A last season and Shaw was third in the 50 …
Regis Jesuit wrestler Antonio Segura won his second straight Colorado wrestling championship this season at 145 pounds. He has been named the Colorado Community 2020 South Metro Wrestler of the Year. …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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