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RTD slashing service amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Regional Transportation District is cutting service by 40% in response to plummeting demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders issued March 26 have forced nonessential businesses to … more

With gatherings prohibited, two options for funeral services: livestream or postpone

While losing a loved one at any time is difficult, planning a funeral has been made even more complicated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt gatherings. With the statewide stay-at-home … more

Distilleries lend a hand 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

For Parker Adventist, 'it's tough not knowing' extent of local COVID-19 spread

Parker Adventist Hospital has plenty of masks, gowns and gloves, but doctors, nurses and staff are working harder than ever preparing for the unknown. Dr. Devin Bateman, chief medical officer at … more

'It's hard to fathom this is reality'

Parker bar and restaurant owners are grappling with ways to attract customers in the wake of a ban to all dine-in service through April, from expanding or creating a take-out option to engaging … more

Park Meadows open, but most stores closed

Park Meadows, the state's largest indoor mall, remained open as of March 23 amid the COVID-19 outbreak, though most stores and the dining hall were closed. Plans called for the mall in Lone Tree to … more

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 … more

Grocery store employees adjust to a changed reality

Richard Schemmel calmly stocked apples at the King Soopers at 7984 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood on March 20. Schemmel, produce manager for the store, smiled — and from the look on his face, you … more

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 … more

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 … more

Colorado economists: 'We're in uncharted waters' but no reason to panic

March 17 was the first day of Yume Tran's new normal. The owner of Indochine Cuisine in downtown Parker, a Thai and Vietnamese staple of 17 years, sat at one of the dozens of empty tables in the … more

Children's Hospital Colorado closes Highlands Ranch therapy care clinic

Children's Hospital Colorado has elected to close some of its locations, including a therapy care clinic in Highlands Ranch, to encourage social distancing. The therapy care center, at 9139 South … more

Senior living communities taking extra precautions

Senior living facilities throughout the south metro area are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a virus that can bring serious health complications for older adults. For the … more

Downtown business alliance appoints new members

Kristopher Schnell was appointed chairman of the Parker Downtown Business Alliance, and members were named to the alliance's board Jan. 1. Schnell, most recently the vice chairman for the alliance, … more

RTD plans no cuts to 483, seven other bus routes

In its final public meeting leading up to the May 17 service changes, the Regional Transportation District announced March 5 that it will not make any cuts to Bus Route 483. Seven other bus routes, … more

Partnership smooths path for startups, small businesses

Petit Parker has been in business for about two years, but owner Jill Callan wanted to move the storefront somewhere with more vibrancy—and what better place to move in Parker than to Mainstreet. … more

Interim RTD chief targets retention, project oversight

The Regional Transportation District's interim CEO and general manager will have 14 months to steer the district in the right direction before RTD finds a long-term replacement. Paul Ballard, the … more

Parker council, staff worried RTD cuts are a 'slippery slope'

Parker will likely see service reduction to its commuter bus route to Aurora when the Regional Transportation District implements service changes in May. The proposal would convert pickup times … more

South Metro Denver Chamber names new CEO

The South Metro Denver Chamber has named a new chief executive officer. Jeff Keener, a chamber board member and owner of a marketing firm, replaces Robert Golden, who resigned in late 2019. “As we … more

Wanted: home for towering wooden soldiers

Steve Farland's colossal wooden soldiers need a new home. Farland is better known as the Chairman. From a cavernous warehouse on Navajo Street, in Englewood's old industrial district, he sells chairs … more
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