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May 21st, 2022

Networking Event with Realtors – On Havana Street Event Photos

      Thank you to the AREAA for supporting On Havana Street, Hannah Cho at Shin Myung Gwan and choosing to host your event in our special district during AAPI Heritage Month. Presentations by Chance Horiuchi – Havana Business Improvement District and Becky Hogan – ASCI – Korea Town Aurora

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May 19th, 2022

Governor Polis, Lt. Gov Primavera & Rep. Iman Jodeh Visit On Havana Street

Governor Polis, Lt. Gov Primavera & Rep. Iman Jodeh visited On Havana Street on May 18, 2022 and hosted a business round table at Tous les Jour at 2892 S Havana Street. Many businesses and community partners were able to attend, network and share updates and challenges with the Governor. The Havana Business Improvement District
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May 12th, 2022

Natural Helpers Resource Guide

The nationally recognized Natural Helpers program was brought to Aurora by the Office of International and Immigrant Affairs in 2016 in response to the city’s Comprehensive Strategic Plan to expand programs for integration of refugees and immigrants. The program’s goal is to identify, train and empower local immigrants and refugees who understand the challenges of
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May 11th, 2022

Arapahoe County is now accepting ALL warrants and ALL PC arrests

   Memorandum   DATE:            May 6th, 2022 TO:                 Arapahoe County Law Enforcement Agencies FROM:          Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown SUBJECT:     Update re: Law Enforcement Contacts & Arapahoe County Detention Facility Procedures                                                                                                                                                               This memorandum is to update you regarding the status of law enforcement operations at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and at
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May 4th, 2022

ARPA Grant Programs – Safety and Security Grant – Apply May 16, 2022!

Learn More: ARPA Grant Programs – City of Aurora (auroragov.org) https://www.auroragov.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=18506550 Our contact at APD’s Community Relations, Joshua Nicholas, shared the ARPA page with the Havana BID.  As soon as the application link is available, the Havana BID will send out emails and communications to the special district.  Joshua Nicholas Manager, Community Relations Section Aurora
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April 30th, 2022

Top Places to Eat On Havana Street for Cinco de Mayo in Aurora, CO

Learn where to get tacos and margs so you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year. These On Havana Street taquerias and restaurants are serving up Aurora and Denver’s best spicy margaritas, tacos, posole, enchiladas, ceviche, fajitas, burritos, and more. Our global business district has always been a destination for good eats, especially on Cinco
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April 30th, 2022

Minority Small Business Fund – Apply Today!

Minority Small Business Grant -English Apply Today Here VEC has opened up a 3rd round of grants for minority owned businesses that are based in Aurora. Deadline May 9, 2022 Up to $5,000 This grant helps to cover expenses to assist entrepreneurs with new skills, such as branding, raising capital, finances/budgeting, business plans and continued
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April 30th, 2022

Sneak Peek at the NEW Art Mural at Lightshade On Havana Street

Sneak peek 👀 at the 🌟 NEW 🌟 and first MURAL #OnHavanaStreet @lightshadehigh with @kirileigh7 • We are so excited! @lightshadehigh #businessimprovementdistrict stakeholder inquired about our #districtidentity #publicart #art2C program in the #specialdistrict in late 2021 and the board of directors approved this mural collaboration in January 2022. More photos of the completed mural • Coming Soon! Check out the work of the mural artist at @kirileigh7 Visit @lightshadehigh at 📍503
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April 7th, 2022

New online registration for Aurora City Council public comment

Public Comment Changes Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 1, 2022 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] New online registration for Aurora City Council public comment AURORA, Colo. – The Aurora City Council, which welcomes public comment, has refined its process for speaking before the council. The new process will begin with the April
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April 4th, 2022

bb.q Chicken Opens in Colorado

INDUSTRY NEWS Featured bb.q Chicken On Havana Street  MARCH 24, 2022 Read Full Article Here bb.q Chicken announced its plan to open its first 3 units in Colorado. The first unit, which is located on Village on the Park in Aurora, will have its soft opening on March 24, 2022 and will be owned and
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March 28th, 2022

Every Restaurant Opening and Closing This Week, March 19-25 by the Westword featuring bb.q Chicken

Westword Article Here MOLLY MARTIN MARCH 26, 2022 6:00AM There’s a new bird in town. On March 24, BB.Q Chicken opened its first Colorado location, at 2495 South Havana Street in Aurora. The name is not a nod to barbecue; instead, it stands for “best of the best quality.” The global chain is South Korea’s most
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March 28th, 2022

Coffee & Bagels Networking On Havana Street

Join GEICO Aurora on Friday, April 8, 2022, 9:30am-11am, for FREE Breakfast Networking.  Please see the invitation for a coffee & bagels networking event that GEICO Aurora is hosting. They will have games with prizes along with coffee & bagels. Please rsvp to [email protected] GEICO Aurora looks forward to meeting you and your team and networking. 
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March 11th, 2022

Small Business Month Feature – Milkroll Creamery

In celebration of Small Businesses On Havana Street we wanted to highlight some of the Aurora TV’s features of small businesses in the corridor. Earlier this year, Aurora TV featured our Milkroll Creamery On Havana Street. Watch the feature here A new dessert is taking over Instagram. Thai-style ice cream rolls, have you hear of them?
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March 9th, 2022

March 2022 Housing Near On Havana Street District Updates

This is an update for the District prepared for the March 17, 2022 Havana BID Board Meeting. Please see the updates from the Planning Department below: Mubarak Villa: This is a 20-unit duplex development in ten buildings on 1.75 acres proposed on the north side of Jewell Avenue, about a quarter mile west of Havana
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March 9th, 2022

On Havana Street Workforce Covid-19 Recovery Resources

The BID is connecting businesses with local resources and partners for workforce and training. Here are opportunities and partners to work with below for workforce development in our community:   Post job availabilities on the BID’s website and blog. Chance created a new webpage for job seekers On Havana Street here. Please share job openings
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March 9th, 2022

March 2022 On Havana Street New Businesses & Updates

  bb.q Chicken – Korean Fried Chicken – Soft Opening TBD, Spring 2022, 3/7/2022 soft opening has been delayed. Cast Iron Korean BBQ restaurant by JW Lee – Opening June 2022 (former Thai Basil/Hungry Wolf BBQ), same owner as Seoul KBBQ & Hot Pot, Seoul Mandoo, Mochinut, Coffee Story, & Thank Sol Pocha. Xclusive Events
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March 9th, 2022

2022 International Women’s Day On Havana Street

March 8, 2022 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate On Havana Street shared posts on their Instagram feed and stories honoring the many women-owned and women-led businesses and organizations in our diverse District.  International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.
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March 5th, 2022

Stop by Sam’s No 3 for Irish Oats this March to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day

 Ever wonder what’s in Irish Oats?  I’ll give you a hint…it involves a special kind of Jameson! Well come on over to our Aurora location where we have a limited March and St. Patty’s menu to get excited about!  You can check out what’s in store online at samsno3.com and click on the Aurora menu! #repost  @samsno3 @onhavanastreet @visitauroraco Visit Aurora’s Sam’s
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March 3rd, 2022

Small Business Month Feature – Aurora TV Visits Colpar’s Hobbytown USA

In celebration of Small Businesses On Havana Street we wanted to highlight some of the Aurora TV’s features of small businesses in the corridor.  Aurora TV, featured our wonderful Colpar HobbyTown USA. Talk about some high-flyin’ fun! AuroraTV takes you to the local hobby hotspot, Colpar’s Hobbytown USA, to show you all the awesome gizmos and gadgets.
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February 25th, 2022

After years of bumpy economic times, strip malls across the Aurora metro region are finding new life, even reborn

Aurora Sentinel  Read Full Article Here By MAX LEVY, Sentinel Staff Writer Mike Fruitman poses for a portrait in his card shop, Mike’s Stadium Sports Cards, Feb. 23, which is located in the East Bank Shopping Center. Photo by PHILIP B. POSTON/Sentinel Colorado Mike Fruitman has been slinging sports memorabilia out of his current spot in
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February 12th, 2022

Aurora is for lovers: From Havana Street to Stanley Marketplace, A-Town boasts a bevy of Valentine’s Day events, gift ideas

By CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer Read Article Here Valentine’s Day themed gifts are on display at Poppy & Pine Flower Company at the Stanley Marketplace, where the options are many to prepare for the holiday of love. Photo by PHILIP B. POSTON/Senitnel Colorado AURORA | 2022 is flying by. It may have felt like you were ringing in the
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February 9th, 2022

$20,000 Check to Pickens Tech Delivered to Support the Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program

In early February 2022, Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director, for On Havana Street, delivered the $20,000 check to Rolf Werner and Ed Martin at Pickens Technical College to order tools and chests for the upcoming year’s Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program. Learn More about Pickens Technical College’s Automotive Technology Program Here The Automotive Technology
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February 3rd, 2022

Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear from you

The Aurora City Council’s Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear about your experiences working through the city’s development planning, permitting, licensing and other business-related processes. Your input will help guide the committee, City Council and staff in analyzing opportunities for improvement or changes necessary to allow Aurora businesses to thrive and to ensure policies
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February 3rd, 2022

After two years of muted Lunar New Year celebrations in Aurora and beyond, 2022 marks an era of strength

By CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer February 2, 2022 Aurora Sentinel article here Thank you to the Aurora Sentinel for featuring our Sharetea’s Lunar New Year event on February 5th, 2022 at 5:30pm in the article. People walk past Chinese New Year decorations at a market to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong, Monday,
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February 1st, 2022

Apply now for openings on city boards and commissions

Board and Commission Openings Board and Commission Openings Feb 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Feb. 1, 2022 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Apply now for openings on city boards and commissions   AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is accepting applications now for vacancies on the following boards listed below. Volunteering for
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January 31st, 2022

DEN Newsletter with Resources for Businesses

Our community partners at DEN shared their newsletter from January 28, 2022. There are great business resources for businesses that would like to engage with the airport. Connect with Michelle Sandoval or Learn More Here DEN Commerce Hub — Business Opportunities    What is the Commerce Hub Commerce Hub acts as a resource for small businesses and champion efforts that
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January 27th, 2022

State reports giving away 1.7 million masks to Coloradans; Aurora gears up to distribute 25,000 more

Aurora Sentinel – Read the Full Article Here By CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer  – January 25, 2022 AURORA |  Following the distribution of several thousand KN95 and surgical masks last week, Aurora Public Library will distribute 25,000 more masks this week beginning Tuesday evening. The distribution is part of a statewide program to help Coloradans get access
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January 27th, 2022

Western Centers – Colorado’s Leading Private Real Estate Investment Management Company

2802 S Havana Street  – Bicycle Village 24,652 SF – LEASE AVAILABLE March 2022 Property Brochure: Download Got Any Questions? If you have any questions, Please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact Us CONTACT INFO 10555 E. Dartmouth Ave., Suite 360, Aurora, Colorado 80014 (303) 306-1000 [email protected] FAX:  (303) 306-1133 914,118 Total Square Footage 305
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January 27th, 2022

Lunar New Year Celebrations at Sharetea On Havana Street

Join @shareteaaurora @onhavanastreet • RING IN LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH US We’re ringing in the new year with a BRAND NEW SHARETEA AURORA EXCLUSIVE DRINK & a SPECIAL Lion Dance Performance with Firecrackers: TUES. FEB 1 & SAT. FEB 5 @ 5:30 PM BOTH Days will include gifts with every purchase (limited quantity)! Come on in and help us ring in
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January 27th, 2022

Neighborhood Grants

Learn More Here auroragov.org/NeighborhoodGrants The City of Aurora is hosting Neighborhood Grants. Apply Today! From building strong neighborhood connections to tackling neighborhood issues, the city of Aurora believes in the power of close-knit communities. This is why the city offers funding opportunities for residents.  Opportunities include: Neighborhood Improvement Grant (New!) Neighborhood Mini-Grants Know Your Neighbor Mini-Grant
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January 25th, 2022

Keep your kids safe and healthy this winter

Tips to stay out of the emergency department this winter Winter Health and Safety Tips from Children’s Hospital Colorado Winter is the busiest season in the Children’s Hospital Colorado emergency department for a reason. From cases of the flu, RSV and COVID to injuries caused by winter activities like skiing, snowboarding and ice skating, the
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January 24th, 2022

United for Business – SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE PROGRAM

Mile High United Way – United for Business Program Website Link Here: https://unitedwaydenver.org/small-business-website-program/ No cost website creation program for small businesses located in Thornton and Aurora, CO.   The United for Business Website Program works with small businesses, primarily minority and woman-owned businesses, to produce, design, and create their website. With the help of business consultants and
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January 20th, 2022

Where to get free KN95 and surgical grade masks

Information from https://covid19.colorado.gov/freemasks Updated: January 19, 2022 | Available languages: Español Limit: 5 masks per person per month In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) will offer KN95 and surgical grade
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January 20th, 2022

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

NOTE: Image of tests is only representative. Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential address One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests Orders will ship free starting in late
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January 11th, 2022

City of Aurora names Jeannine Rustad as its new Planning & Development Services director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Jan. 11, 2022 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Planning and Development Services Director Release AURORA, Colo. – Aurora’s newly hired Planning & Development Services director is bringing 25 years of land use, policy and law experience to the city. Jeannine Rustad, who most recently spent six years as the
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January 11th, 2022

New & Closed Businesses On Havana Street in 2022

New Businesses to On Havana Street AFC Urgent Care at The Gardens on Havana – December 2021 Tous Les Jours – Grand Opening 1.08.2022 Miyamoto Family Dental –  December 2021 Trap Tea is now Banned Boba – January 8, 2022 Stevinson Toyota East – Now owned by Asbury Automotive – Late 2021/Early 2022 Closures/Relocations CEDS
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January 4th, 2022

Save Up to $50,000 with Electric Vehicle Charging

@auroragov @xcelenergy • For businesses and institutions in Aurora, the next round of Charge Ahead Grant funding will open Jan. 24. You could save up to $50,000 on a workplace or public charging project. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3mKj5r0.   Charge Ahead Colorado Zero Emissions Vehicles Stakeholder Engagement: Transportation ZEV Tax Credits Can Do Colorado eBike Pilot
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January 3rd, 2022

COVID-19 testing update: Omicron surge may cause delays

Kaiser Permanente’s COVID-19 updates To view in browser, click here. The highly contagious omicron variant is spreading rapidly throughout the country. This has caused a surge in demand for COVID-19 testing at Kaiser Permanente and other health care organizations. Unfortunately, there may be longer than usual wait times for testing at our facilities — even if
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December 9th, 2021

Kent Stevinson inducted into the Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame

Press Release Stevinson Automotive The Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor decades of innovation, influence and enduring contributions by Colorado dealers to the automotive industry and communities throughout Colorado,” says Tim Jackson, CEO/president of CADA. “Through the Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame, we honor the industry — past and present — and
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December 1st, 2021

On Havana Street, 14th Anniversary Annual Meeting Successfully Concluded 온하바나스트리트, 14주년 기념 연례회의 성황리에 마무리

Home  news  On Havana Street, 14th Anniversary Annual Meeting Successfully Concluded View Full Article Here: news Colorado News On Havana Street, 14th Anniversary Annual Meeting Successfully Concluded By Reporter Jo Ye-won 2021-11-26 Article Translated from Korean to English On Wednesday, the 17th, in celebration of the 14th anniversary of On Havana Street, Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, city councilors,
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December 1st, 2021

Aurora ranks No. 1 in Colorado for immigrant support in 2021 Cities Index by New American Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Dec. 1, 2021 Media Contact: Michael Bryant Manager of Public Relations 303.739.7181 (w), 303.578.2053 (c) [email protected]   Aurora ranks No. 1 in Colorado for immigrant support in 2021 Cities Index by New American Economy AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora has been ranked No. 1 overall in Colorado on the New American Economy Cities
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November 30th, 2021

Around the World…in Aurora.

Read the Full Article by 5280 Here Experience global cultures, languages, and food—no plane ticket required—in Colorado’s third-largest city. BY CITY OF AURORA + VISIT AURORA Travel has been limited over the past year-and-a-half, but that doesn’t mean we have to deprive ourselves of the globe-trotting lifestyle. Drive a few miles east of Denver and you’ll
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November 30th, 2021

2021 Holiday Giveaway On Havana Street

GIVEAWAY CLOSED ON 12.3.2021 LIANNA IS THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY.  How to Enter  Go to Instagram to Enter To Win Here  Like the original post F O L L O W @onhavanastreet  to qualify TAG A FRIEND that LOVES #OnHavanaStreet (Giveaway valued at $160 in gift cards) There is no purchase necessary to win. One lucky
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November 16th, 2021

Aurora Water Project On Havana Street Updates

2021 PRV Vault Improvements Project entails the replacement of the existing Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) vault between East 1st and Alameda avenues, including piping, valves, flow meter, bypass line, electronic instrumentation and control components, HVAC and more. To improve accessibility and operational safety, the new vault will be moved out of Havana Street and into a utility
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November 10th, 2021

Habitat for Humanity gets OK to build 20 affordable Aurora duplexes for sale in Havana Heights

Aurora Sentinel By KARA MASON, Managing Editor  – November 9, 2021 Read Full Article Here Schematic of potential design of Habitat for Humanity project in Aurora. SOURCE: CITY OF AURORA AURORA | A vacant cul-de-sac in the Havana Heights neighborhood is now set to be the newest site for affordable housing units in Aurora. A majority
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November 1st, 2021

2021 Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Thank you all for participating in the 2021 Halloween Costume Contest On Havana Street at Rocket Fizz Aurora. See the winners for each category below. First Place Winners for the Group, Adult, Child & Pet Costume Categories will receive a $50 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business. Second Place Winners for the Group,
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October 29th, 2021

COVID-19: ON HAVANA STREET IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – LIST OF RESTAURANTS & BUSINESS UPDATES

UPDATED 10/29/2021 Below is a list of business open as essential businesses, closures, and other updates for On Havana Street businesses responding to COVID-19 concerns. If you would like your business information to be included below, please email details to [email protected] If you would like to learn how to continue to support the Havana Business
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October 29th, 2021

Top 50 Places to Eat in Denver

COMMUNITY Matt Careccia October 28, 2021 Photo of Hong Kong Station on Yelp It’s no secret that Denver’s culinary scene is on the rise. Dare we say a Mile High? Over the last year and a half, local eateries have exemplified their resilience to change at the drop of a dime. From meal kits to government regulations
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October 29th, 2021

These are the top 50 Denver-area restaurants, according to Yelp

THINGS TO DO RESTAURANTS, FOOD AND DRINK News See the Denver Post Article Here The list expanded this year to include not only those based in the Mile High City, but also in surrounding suburbs. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post Somebody People in Denver was rated among best restaurant in Denver by Yelp users. By TINEY
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October 28th, 2021

Flu or COVID? How to Tell.

Respiratory season is upon us, and it’s an unusually early one this year. ‘Normal’ winter respiratory illnesses like cold, croup and flu are up in kids across the board. Meanwhile, their symptoms can look a lot like COVID-19. How to tell one from the other? An infectious disease expert from Children’s Hospital Colorado says that
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