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New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …
Students and staff bid farewell toward the end of Littleton Public Schools’ 10th annual Poetry Slam -- the first held virtually.

Broadcasting from homes, young poets bare their souls

There was no auditorium for Littleton Public Schools’ 10th annual Poetry Slam. No crowd. The applause was pre-recorded. But the students, now on their ninth month since COVID-19 upended their young …
Palenque Cocina general manager Marisa Vera said the saddest part of the new restrictions is taking much of the restaurant's wait staff off the schedule.

'This is scarier than spring': Littleton restaurants face renewed restrictions

Littleton restaurants saw their final indoor diners for the near future on Nov. 20, in the final hours before heightened restrictions to slow surging COVID-19 cases took effect. At Palenque Cocina, …
Break Bread volunteer Barb Lee hauls a load of dinners to her car before driving them to local senior homes on Nov. 11. Break Bread has evolved in the COVID era to feed many times more people than before.

How Break Bread broke out to send love

Three years ago, Break Bread started bringing together neighbors for weekly meals, with the idea of feeding people hungry not just for a good meal but for companionship. The nonprofit served a …

Littleton approves short-term rental ordinance

Littleton City Council unanimously passed a short-term rental licensing ordinance on Nov. 17, though councilmembers acknowledge many issues must still be dealt with. The new ordinance represents a …
Education
The Littleton Public Schools administration building.

Littleton Public Schools switches to remote learning in face of climbing COVID numbers

Littleton Public Schools will switch to all-remote learning beginning Nov. 17 and running through the rest of the fall semester in the face of climbing COVID-19 numbers, according to an announcement …

As nearby districts go online, Littleton Public Schools hopes to stay in-person

As COVID-19 cases surge and metro area school districts switch back to remote learning, Littleton Public Schools officials say they want to maintain in-person learning as long as possible. As of the …

Littleton Public Schools wins tax increase to offset faltering state support

Littleton Public Schools will stave off what district officials called catastrophic cuts after voters solidly approved Ballot Issue 4C, which raises property taxes to make up for eroding state …
A Douglas County School District school bus.

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts.

Pirate Stadium at The Englewood Campus officially became Randy Penn Stadium on Oct. 20, in honor of the longtime coach who touched many lives before passing away in September. The stadium's signage will be replaced at a later date.

Stadium renamed for Randy Penn

The Englewood Public Schools stadium is now officially named Randy Penn Stadium, committing to history the name of a man who left an indelible mark on generations of young athletes and students. …
Business
The mall at Park Meadows will look different this Black Friday. Stores are discouraged from one-day-only sales and each store's capacity will be limited to 50%.

Park Meadows poised for a busy season

As the metro area deals with tighter restrictions on businesses, Park Meadows remains bustling with shoppers as the mall’s busiest season begins. Pam Kelly, senior general manager for Park Meadows …
McKinners Pizza Bar on Main Street in Littleton. Owner Keven Kinaschuck is opening a second location this winter, hoping to stay afloat in a hard time for the restaurant industry.

McKinners Pizza, battered by pandemic, hopes second location will help

McKinners Pizza Bar, one of Littleton's favorite downtown eateries, will open a second location this winter, which owner Keven Kinaschuk hopes will help the company stay afloat during a dour time for …
Retail marijuana at Mile High Dispensary at 1350 S. Sheridan Blvd in Denver, just outside Lakewood boundaries. Lakewood voters will decide whether retail marijuana can be allowed in the city or not this November.

Lakewood voters overwhelmingly support recreational pot

Voters are overwhelmingly supporting Lakewood Ballot Question 2B. Early returns show voters in favor of 2B by a 2-to-1 margin with 80,640 votes counted. If passed, the ordinance will allow the …
The Barsness family has lived in unincorporated Douglas County near Roxborough Park for about three years. Pictured from left to right are Sarah, Dean, Susan and Jonathan.

Gelato shop aims for sweet success

The Barsness family has always loved a cup of gelato. From their trips to Italy to vacations in the Cayman Islands, the four-member family frequently finds themselves at the counter of a shop selling …

Littleton to explore short-term rental rules

Littleton City Council will soon weigh in on a set of regulations that would govern short-term rentals in the city, almost two years after the prior council narrowly rejected a stricter set of rules. …
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