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A rundown abandoned cabin near Evergreen has been transformed into a community library.

A little library in the forest connects neighbors during COVID-19 (VIDEO)

On a forested mountain outside of Evergreen, at 8,500 feet elevation, Mary O’Rourke was inspired by COVID-19 to create a Little Free Library for her community.
Beverly Grant teaches a yoga class at the Dahlia Campus of the Mental Health Center of Denver in February. In dealing with her son’s violent murder, the fear over the coronavirus pandemic and the stress of coping with systemic racism, Grant has found strength and peace through yoga.

Co-op seeks to heal racial trauma with yoga

Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not doting over her three children, she hosted her public affairs talk radio show, attended community …

Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association …
Among concerns expressed by protesters at a rally to reopen Douglas County schools on July 31 was childcare for families with working parents.

Parent protesters urge full reopening of Douglas County schools

Parents rallied in Castle Rock Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year.

Fire extinguished atop Coors Brewery in Golden

A portion of the Coors Brewery in Golden Colorado was in flames Thursday.
Education
Two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left. On right, a third respirator, an N100-type mask.

Teachers across Colorado to get supply of masks

Colorado will provide hundreds of thousands of medical-grade masks to schools in every district across the state, Gov. Jared Polis has announced. “We will be supplying every teacher in the state …
Then-fifth-grader Ryland Aden and pre-schooler Gwen Basinger chose backpacks and binders for the 2019-2020 school year at last year's school supply event.

Changes to Action Center's annual school supplies event

Starting school off with the right supplies is important for students every year, said said Pam Brier, the center's executive director. And that's especially true as students are preparing to return …
Cars line up at Northglenn High School July 17 to collect three days worth of meals. The Adams 12 School District food service department has been providing the meals to students and their families since schools closed in March due to COVID-19 but is scheduled to end the service Aug. 7.

More than 700,000 served

Adams 12’s school food program will take a break for a week or two next month after a busy spring and summer. “We went from giving out cold sandwiches in March, blended in April and May with hot …

Colorado releases coronavirus reopening guidance for schools

Colorado health and education officials on Monday issued guidance to school districts that allows for in-person learning in the fall with restrictions, especially for older students, aimed at …

2020 Lakewood High School graduate Elyza Berry and Lakewood High School senior Joshua Lujan pose for a photo outside Lakewood High School. The two started the TimesUpJeffco Instagram page that allows students to anonymously share their alleged stories of being bullied, racially profiled and more.

Jeffco student Instagram page chronicles bullying, discrimination and more

Lakewood High School senior Joshua Lujan identifies himself as queer and said he has experienced homophobia since he was in elementary school. Lujan, who previously attended South Lakewood Elementary …
Business

Restaurant, bar owners sue to overturn Colorado's COVID-19 capacity limits

The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state public-health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an …

Jeffco variance in danger as COVID-19 cases rise, JCPH says

As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise sharply in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health's Executive Director is warning the county is in danger of losing a variance that allows larger gatherings …
A germinator sprayer sprays hypochlorous acid sanitizer inside a trampoline gym.

Pair of brothers launch franchise of sanitization business in Jeffco

When COVID-19 brothers Miguel and Tomas Zepeda to shut down the flag football leagues they operate in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri last spring, they began looking for new business opportunities that …
A construction crane towers over Downtown Westminster, part of the 226-unit Aspire Westminster housing development. Work on several projects in the area have continued during the COVID-19 shutdowns, but some projects have been delayed a few weeks.

Downtown Westminster still on pace

While COVID-19 kept most of the businesses in Downtown Westminster closed for several weeks, construction crews managed to keep busy. “What we’ve seen is that because of social distancing …

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.
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