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Tri-County Health chief: Douglas County bid to pull out of agency is 'extraordinarily disruptive'

Douglas County's decision to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department is "extraordinarily disruptive to our staff and planning in the middle of a pandemic,” the agency's top official said.
Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Jason Glass

Jeffco superintendent named Kentucky education commissioner

After about three years as Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent, Jason Glass has been named the next Commissioner of Education for the state of Kentucky. In a July 10 letter to the community, Glass …

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. 
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 …
Left, two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left. On right, a third respirator, an N100-type mask.

Some Arapahoe County officials 'concerned with constitutionality' of mask order

After a local public health agency voted 5-4 in favor of an order requiring mask-wearing in public places in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, the governing body of Arapahoe County called into …

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school.
Travel back in time at the Littleton Museum, featuring two living history farms portraying 19th-century homesteads.

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at …
Left, two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left. On right, a third respirator, an N100-type mask.

Englewood requiring masks when visiting businesses, using public transport

Englewood is making it mandatory for the public to wear face coverings when visiting businesses and riding public transportation. On July 6, the Englewood City Council directed the city manager to …
People sit on the lawn in front of Parker Town Hall July 3 for a protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sit-in at Parker Town Hall supports Black Lives Matter

Dozens gathered at Parker Town Hall July 3 for a protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The demonstration, a sit-in and discussion about race, was at least the fourth organized …
Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth embraces one of Helene Pruszynski's friends who traveled to Colorado for the sentencing July 1.

Killer gets life sentence in south-metro case from 1980

It has been 40 years since Helene Pruszynski was killed, but for her family and friends, it might as well have been yesterday.
Coloradans voted in a party primary election that ended June 30, 2020.

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of …
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's 'safer at home' order: What's allowed, what's open?

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News
On the heels of more data showing COVID-19 on the rise in his state, Gov. Jared Polis still scraped up a hopeful if worried tone in pushing Coloradans to turn the trajectory around. And he kept up …
“I think it's deeply—and I want to underscore deeply—disappointing, in the time of a pandemic, the divisiveness in this country,” the agency's chief says.
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 …
On July 8, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all students will have the option to attend school in-person every day next school year. The district's plan for next year, Restart Jeffco, outlines …
Life
Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from …
Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …
South Suburban Parks and Recreation District has a Public Art Committee that has developed an Art-on-Loan Program, which exhibits large outdoor artworks by area sculptors for a year, giving artists …
Artists at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton are celebrating a 58th anniversary without the usual happy, crowded opening reception, which, at this time of year is ordinarily part of Western Welcome …
Sports
Arapahoe High School football coach Rod Sherman is encouraged by the turnout of players for the early workouts held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are really up,” said …
Doug Nisenson is a former football player at ThunderRidge High School and he’s now the head football coach for the Grizzlies. ThunderRidge won two Class 4A state football championships in 2004 and …
Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. …
Elbert County has received approval of its third variance request from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, excusing it from certain state rules aimed at containing the …
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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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