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As Douglas County restaurants cease indoor dining, some consider defying new COVID-19 orders

As the deadline to cease indoor dining loomed, several Douglas County restaurants were debating how — and if — to comply with the new public health orders while local leaders urged caution. Gov. …
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Palenque Cocina general manager Marisa Vera said the saddest part of the new restrictions is taking much of the restaurant's wait staff off the schedule.

'This is scarier than spring': Littleton restaurants face renewed restrictions

Littleton restaurants saw their final indoor diners for the near future on Nov. 20, in the final hours before heightened restrictions to slow surging COVID-19 cases took effect. At Palenque Cocina, …
Chris Bogert, general manager at Landsdowne Arms in Highlands Ranch, stands behind the host desk at the restaurant just hours before indoor dining in the county became prohibited.

Douglas County offers funding to help businesses struggling as new COVID-19 restrictions kick in

Douglas County restaurant owners are feeling increasingly anxious about the coming months as new restrictions related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 now prohibit all indoor dining. It's because …
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Douglas County commissioners say they didn’t agree to move to tighter COVID-19 rules

In a letter to the state health department sent Thursday evening, Douglas County commissioners said the director of the department had inaccurately described their recent move to level red. The …

Littleton approves short-term rental ordinance

Littleton City Council unanimously passed a short-term rental licensing ordinance on Nov. 17, though councilmembers acknowledge many issues must still be dealt with. The new ordinance represents a …

Colorado Legislature eyes small-business, housing relief

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 …
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Douglas County School District decides to go fully remote after Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases mounting, the Douglas County School District has decided to switch entirely to remote learning after Thanksgiving break, according to a letter sent by the district to families and …
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 …
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Douglas County School District likely to move to remote-only learning after Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Douglas County, schools will likely move to remote learning after returning from Thanksgiving break, following an informal decision from the school board Nov. …

Two Douglas County schools switch to remote learning amid COVID-19 surges

Two county high schools will make the switch to remote learning until the end of the month after a surge in COVID-19 cases and quarantines caused staffing shortages, according to letters sent to …

Douglas County School District urges parents to prepare for remote learning

The Douglas County School District is bracing for a switch back to remote education. In a Nov. 6 letter, interim Superintendent Corey Wise warned the community that the district could soon consider a …
Business
The mall at Park Meadows will look different this Black Friday. Stores are discouraged from one-day-only sales and each store's capacity will be limited to 50%.

Park Meadows poised for a busy season

As the metro area deals with tighter restrictions on businesses, Park Meadows remains bustling with shoppers as the mall’s busiest season begins. Pam Kelly, senior general manager for Park Meadows …
Retail marijuana at Mile High Dispensary at 1350 S. Sheridan Blvd in Denver, just outside Lakewood boundaries. Lakewood voters will decide whether retail marijuana can be allowed in the city or not this November.

Lakewood voters overwhelmingly support recreational pot

Voters are overwhelmingly supporting Lakewood Ballot Question 2B. Early returns show voters in favor of 2B by a 2-to-1 margin with 80,640 votes counted. If passed, the ordinance will allow the …
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 …
Guitars hang on a wall at Spaceman Guitars.

Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away …

Patrons eating outdoors are seen through water falling from The Streets at SouthGlenn’s fountain, where small numbers of people also gathered.

Streets at SouthGlenn to bet on more housing amid retail headwinds

Centennial’s flagship shopping development, one that faces big potential changes in coming years, already has a storied past. The land where The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall sits was …
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