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Littleton Adventist doctor:'This is far beyond the flu'

As the number of COVID-19 infections ramps up, Littleton Adventist Hospital is bracing for the impact. “This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon,” said Dr. Mark Elliott, the president of medical …
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County waives interest on certain tax payments

Arapahoe County businesses and residents who intended to pay their property taxes in full on April 30 now have the option of paying in two equal installments, with the first half due by April 20 and …

Arapahoe County human services caseworkers continue to meet needs

Arapahoe County child and adult protection workers have stepped up health protection protocols to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when delivering human services and protection services …

GOP state senators criticize Polis on stay-at-home order

Nearly the entire list of state Senate Republicans signed a letter to Gov. Jared Polis that criticized Colorado's statewide stay-at-home order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, arguing that …
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..

Flooded with hand sanitizer requests, distilleries work 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. …

There were no known cases of COVID-19 in the Arapahoe County jail as of March 25, Sheriff Tyler Brown said.

COVID-19 pushes Arapahoe County jail to lower inmate count

Arapahoe County is working to keep its jail population down in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the facility, Sheriff Tyler Brown said. There were no known cases of COVID-19 in the jail …
Education

Littleton Public Schools scrambling to go online

March 12 was supposed to be the opening night of "Guys and Dolls" at Heritage High School. Lillian Fuglei, a junior, was on run crew — the black-clad kids who swap out props and sets between …

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 …

Littleton Public Schools closed until at least March 30

Littleton Public Schools will close for two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district announced March 12. School was scheduled to be in session through the end of March 13, …

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: …

Students invited to enter writing contest

Students in Littleton Public Schools who would like to get published are invited to enter the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum’s 53rd annual creative writing contest. The contest is open …
Business
Owner Khiem Nguyen, 27, left, and manager Angel Byun, 30, stand March 18 at Crawfish Boil Co. restaurant and bar in The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall.
COVID-19 in Colorado

Centennial restaurants 'ride out the storm' at Streets at SouthGlenn

Just 11 months after opening a crawfish restaurant at The Streets at SouthGlenn, 27-year-old Khiem Nguyen had to lay off much of his staff. “Chefs, cooks, employees — you name it,” Nguyen said. …

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 …
Dave Gardner, owner of Max Taps in Highlands Ranch, stands behind the bar of the taphouse a few days after it was closed down by the governor in an attempt to contain COVID-19.
COVID-19

'This is my everything ... not knowing what happens next is tough'

Two days after the governor announced the mandatory closure of all dine-in restaurants and bars in Colorado, Dave Gardner stood behind the bar of his passion project and only source of income: Max …
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 …

The emergency entrance to Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Denver metro area hospitals prepare for surge of COVID-19 patients

For the past two weeks, managers and administrators at Littleton Adventist Hospital have been meeting as many as six times a day. Those meetings, which are part of the hospital's emergency …
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