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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.
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis addresses attendees of a bill-signing ceremony in Englewood on July 10.

Polis urges 'summer without parties' as COVID-19 climbs in Colorado

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 …
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 …
A screenshot from the virtual town hall held by Tri-County Health Department and its counties shows Executive Director John Douglas participating by Skype from his home.

Tri-County Health Department closes offices following threat

“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.

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. 

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

Judge allowing Bandimere to continue operating for now, but COVID-19-related restraining order to remain in place

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 …
Education

All Jeffco students can return for in-person schooling this fall

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 …

Jeffco teachers face a 'curveball' with online summer learning

Jeffco Public Schools typically runs its Jeffco Summer of Early Leaning (JSEL), a summer learning program for incoming first through third graders, at schools and in person. But as June rolled around …
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 …

Jeffco Schools make an early call on in-person classes

For months, district leaders at Jeffco Public Schools have been discussing what next year’s balance of in-person and remote learning will look like. That conversation has included the entire …

A Jeffco Public Schools bus. After a series of plan revisions, it looks like Jefferson County students may be physically heading back to their schools a lot more frequently than initially thought.

Jeffco announces elementary students can return full-time next school year

In a June 18 letter to staff members, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all elementary students will have the option to return for in-person learning five days a week next year. Until the June 18 …
Business
A view of the property that developer NextMetro communities wants to rezone in order to develop an apartment community there.

Developer wants 235-unit rental development near North Table Mountain

A Phoenix developer has submitted an application to Jefferson County to rezone about 26 acres of land on the north flank of North Table Mountain near Golden in hopes of eventually constructing a …
A camper from the city of Wheat Ridge's summer day camp, Sun Camp, poses with artist Olivia McCleod's chalk art piece outside the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.

Wheat Ridge will be able to enjoy chalk art at city businesses this summer

Chalk this one up to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chalk art has become a mainstay of Wheat Ridge's annual RidgeFest. But with the status of large social gatherings up in the air and city residents in need …
Caution tape wraps swings at Sterne Park in Littleton.

Colorado relaxes rules for worship houses, gyms, playgrounds, recreation

The state continues to try to strike a balance between public safety and returning to normalcy.
Sierra restaurant in Lone Tree has reopened its dining room. It typically employs 100 people but during the pandemic kept 10 to 15 people working in staggered shifts. On May 18, masked workers cooked up takeout and delivery orders.

Colorado may consider small-business relief fund

Eateries across Colorado are now allowed to resume sit-down service, but Gov. Jared Polis acknowledged “the pain our restaurants have been through” during the state's closure of dine-in service. …

A steady stream of people stopped by C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12. Some hoped to order food and found the restaurant closed. Others taped cash donations to the storefront. A few came simply to see the spectacle.

Castle Rock coffee shop files lawsuit over shutdown

The Castle Rock restaurant that drew national attention for opening to in-person dining on Mother's Day in defiance of state and public health orders is suing the governor along with state and local …
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