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

It’s like your Twitter feed right now but with fewer trolls and more news.

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

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

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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.

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-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 youtube.com/denverlibrary.

-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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