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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 … more

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. … more

State warns of scammers exploiting COVID-19

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is warning Coloradans to beware of possible charity scams during the COVID-19 public health crisis and is offering guidance for safe giving to those impacted … more

RTD approves plan to reduce services starting April 19

Service changes originally planned for May, along with a service-reduction plan to address COVID-19, were approved March 24 by the Regional Transportation District's Board of Directors. According to … more

With sports seasons cut short, Faith Christian school community among those deeply affected

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. — Henry David Thoreau This … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Jeffco Schools will notify affected individuals but not communities

Jeffco Public Schools sent a March 23 letters to families saying that, because COVID-19 has become so widespread, when a member of a school community tests positive for the illness, the district will … more

With state directive in place, local health departments rescind stay-at-home orders

A day after announcing stay-at-home orders, three metro area public health departments have rescinded those orders and adopted the set of rules handed down by the state. The morning of March 25, … more

Jeffco Sheriff’s office releasing inmates, prohibiting jail visits in response to COVID-19

County officials have continued to respond to the COVID-19 crisis this week by announcing several operational changes aimed at helping to contain the spread of the disease. The Jefferson County … more

Arvada community garden has ‘room to grow’

Although the Rose Roots Community Garden has been open to gardeners since 2011, every year, almost a quarter of the garden — about 20 of its 89 plots — stays vacant, said gardener Laura Bennett, … more

Arvada cancellations, closures and reschedulings

With multiple government restrictions and recommendations in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — including a statewide suspension of sit-down services in restaurants and bars and a … more

Seventh floor of Jeffco jail reopened to house inmates exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has reopened a portion of the seventh floor of the county jail and is using it to house inmates that are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. JCSO Public … more

Jeffco residents and organizations are offering help to those in need

Lakewood resident Bradley Cook has been busy running errands for his loved ones since the COVID-19 pandemic started. His mother, who lives in Arvada, is sick with a cold, and Cook has been going … more

Colorado issues statewide stay-at-home order: What's allowed and not allowed?

After about two weeks of escalating orders and guidance from the state, and more Colorado counties issuing their own stay-at-home orders, Gov. Jared Polis invoked Americans' sacrifice in World War II … more

Letter to the editor: Seasonal situation?

  Now that the precedent has been set by panic-driven autocrats, to indefinitely shut down our state, nation, and the entire world for what may be a nasty seasonal respiratory illness, why … more

Letter to the editor: Hidden heroes

  We worry about the folks who have had their jobs removed by the COVID-19 pandemic while our nation “shelters in place.” The doctors and nurses on the front line are in the … more

The new language of laying low

To our valued customers ….” You’ve probably received emails or letters in the past couple of weeks that start with this language. Most of them follow with assurances such as: “Your health is … more

A spreading message about COVID-19

Here’s how this works: Rudy Gobert is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz. Moments before the Jazz game two weeks ago in Oklahoma City, he was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus, … more

Coronavirus: Slow down and be not afraid

Pope John Paul II said “Be not afraid.” Though he is gone from this world, his words remain with me. The words help me to stay calm and not dwell on fears. With the worldwide Coronavirus … more
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