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Former Littleton Mayor Phil Cernanec, left, gives Bonnie Douglas a “trishaw” ride through Hudson Gardens on July 28. Cernanec helped found Littleton’s chapter of Cycling Without Age, which takes seniors on rides around town.

On ‘trishaw’ rides in Littleton, seniors find freedom from isolation

Like many senior-community residents in the age of COVID-19, Bonnie Douglas endures a lot of boredom and loneliness. With seniors at heightened risk from the novel coronavirus, senior facilities have …
Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert in a May 2019 file photo.

Littleton schools set reopening plan amid doubts, fears

Littleton Public Schools is moving ahead with plans to resume in-person classes at the end of August, though numerous teachers pleaded with the school board to reconsider. While current plans call …
The bgood recreational marijuana dispensary in Denver as seen in September 2019. The business also has locations in Englewood and Northglenn.

Littleton voters could rule on recreational pot sales

Littleton voters could decide this fall whether to overturn the city's ban on recreational marijuana sales, if a citizen initiative makes it onto the ballot. If voters approve it, the citizen …
A November 2018 view of the parcel at 506 E. Hampden Ave., across the street from Swedish Medical Center, the future site of the Synergy Medical Office Building, a five-story, mixed use development. The complex is now under construction.

Englewood offers community development updates

The city of Englewood has issued a report updating the community on the status of local development projects.

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 …
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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.
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 …

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 …

Graduates in the Faith Christian worship band sang the song "Way Maker," saying the song played an important role in the class's senior year.

PHOTOS: Faith Christian Eagles Class of 2020 are onto the next chapter

Exactly eight weeks after its originally scheduled graduation — which was cancelled due to restrictions related to COVID-19 — Faith Christian High School celebrated the class of 2020's …
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Serasana Littleton has been offering free yoga classes to the community at Shaffer Elementary School. Molly Thorne, owner of Serasana Littleton, said 50 to 70 residents have been attending each class.

Surviving a pandemic as a new business

After working in marketing and sales for nearly 20 years, Molly Thorne grew restless and knew she wanted to do something that made people feel good. She always had a dream in the back of her mind to …

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 …
Park Meadows retailers and customers have been wearings masks since the mall reopened in late May. The mall requires masks indoors and officials say compliance has improved since the state-issued mask mandate that was effective July 17.

More are masked after mandate, says Park Meadows mall

Park Meadows reopened in late May as the first indoor mall in Colorado to do so since the start of widespread shutdowns in March. While no scientific data is available yet, Park Meadows officials say …

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 …
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