Good News Roundup For Denver's Metro Area And Boulder

Amber Fisher

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Coloradans have received a barrage of breaking news, emergency alerts and notifications about the latest number of cases and deaths. And then came the wildfires, the drought and a lot of other bad news.

But 2020 has also brought out Coloradans' resilience and fighting spirit, and many have stepped up to help their neighbors and make the best of things.

Here's a roundup of recent good news stories:

Douglas County Approved For Colorado's 5-Star Program

Douglas County became the first county in metro Denver to be approved for the state's 5-Star Certification Program. Here's what that means.

Olde Town Arvada Street Closures Extended To March 31

"It is critical to continue to do everything possible to support small businesses," Olde Town Arvada BID's executive director said.

Slang Worldwide, With U.S. Headquarters in Denver, Set To Expand

Colorado competed with California and Oregon for the additional jobs and facility expansion.

Jefferson County Launches Coronavirus Vaccine Website

Public health officials have developed a portal for residents to find out the latest information about vaccinations.

Grammys Music Educator Award: Arvada West Teacher Named Finalist

An Arvada West High School music teacher is one of 10 finalists for the Grammy given to Music Educator of the Year.

See It: Colorado Health Care Workers Receive 1st Vaccines

Kevin Londrigan, a respiratory therapist who works with COVID-19 patients, received Colorado's first vaccine.

See The Most-Searched TV Show Around The Holidays In Colorado

The most popular television shows around the end of the year vary by state — see which ones viewers in Colorado like the most.

Colorado's 5 Star Certification Program: How It Works

Colorado county officials are looking at whether the state's new certification program can be implemented locally.

Boulder's $16.5M 'Design Marvel' Home: Photos

Take a peek inside this $16.5 million Boulder home, which features a glass staircase, an indoor pond and an elevator.

Colorado Launches Coronavirus Vaccine Data Dashboard

Coloradans can look up the latest vaccination data on a new state webpage.

Lakewood Launches Annual Neighborhood Participation Program

Lakewood residents can apply for grants to give their neighborhoods a boost, officials said.

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch