Good News Roundup For Front Range

Amber Fisher
·1 min read

Since the new coronavirus outbreak 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.

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:

Boulder County Volunteers Spend 6,000 Hours Making 19,320 Masks

People from all over the county donated their time and supplies to help those in need.

Denver Gets Creative To Keep Holiday Magic Alive

The Downtown Denver Partnership has announced 'Winter in the City,' a plan to make Denver into a "winter wonderland," organizers said.

Thanksgiving Food Drive To Help 1,500 Jefferson County Households

The Action Center is working with Belmar to host a large community donation drive.

Colorado Among States With Lowest Childhood Obesity Rates

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says about 1 in 7 children nationwide are considered obese.

New Round Of Mini Grants To Help Arvada Businesses 'Winterize'

Arvada businesses can apply for grants to help with patio tent expansion, heat lamps and other 'winterization' options, officials said.

Rare Halloween Blue Moon: A Reason To Howl In Metro Denver

If you’re not already howling in support of first responders in Colorado, the blue Halloween hunter’s moon is a good excuse.

4 Colorado Cities Among Top 5 Places To Live In 2020: U.S. News

The 2020 list of Best Places To Live and Best Places To Retire was released this week by U.S. News & World Report.

Jeffco 'Open For Business Spotlight': List Of Top Spots

Jefferson County is highlighting businesses that have worked hard to ensure employees' and customers' safety.

See Which Halloween Costume Is Most Popular In Colorado

Popular costume trends appear randomly sprinkled across the states in 2020.

CU Boulder Ranked Among Best Global Universities: U.S. News

U.S. News this week released its annual ranking of more than 1,500 colleges around the globe.

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch