Coronavirus updates in Denver: news you can use and slices of life in these strange times

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Alex Chavarria organizes groceries inside the Sun Valley Kitchen, March 25, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

11:23 a.m. Local man shadowboxes through pandemic

Reader (and my friend) Jake Pelton saw this guy beating COVID-19 up in Civic Center Park yesterday.

-Ana Campbell

9:56 a.m. The Big Empty

Videographer Blake Rubenstein of Guerilla Capturing deployed his drone during the lunch hour on March 24 and March 26. What'd he find? A whole lot of nothing.

7:53 a.m. The library will host daily story times...starting today!

Starting today, those angels at the Denver Public Library will read stories every day Monday through Friday. The first hour, 9 a.m., will be in Spanish, 10 is for toddlers and 11 is all ages. The stories will be read (and archived) at

-Ana Campbell

7:44 a.m. Denver jazz legend Freddy Rodriguez Sr. dies from coronavirus complications

Rodriguez, 89, was a staple at El Chapultapec for more than four decades. He had been in the hospital for a week.

"He was our king, our sax man," his son Freddy Rodriguez Jr. told The Know. "Not just in music, but in life. He was an old-school, dedicated person who treated everybody with respect."

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