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Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform

In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on … more

Dents still show on anniversary of major hail storm

A year ago, the most damaging hailstorm in state history struck the Denver metro area.   The western end of town, along the Colfax corridor seemed to received the worst of the damage, … more

Celebrating Arbor Day

What does it mean to be a Tree City USA? The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program began in 1976. Since then, more than 3,400 communities across the U.S. have become a Tree City. In Colorado, … more

Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more

Photos: Jeffco caucus 2018

Both the Democrat, and GOP political faithful of Jefferson County gathered in church basements and school gyms on the evening of March 6, to partake in a political process that only 12 other stated … more

Serving the county with a focus on the people

In Tina Francone’s opinion, Jefferson County is a place where people should want to be. “We all move to Jefferson County for a reason,” she said, and “we all have a responsibility keep Jeffco … more

Heroin trafficking suspects are in U.S. illegally

The immigration status of six men accused of operating a heroin trafficking ring in portions of Jefferson, Denver and Adams counties will not affect local court proceedings. “Our case is going to … more

Council votes down Olde Town Residences development plan

Lack of adequate parking and an obstruction of the “grand view” were the reasons Arvada City Council rejected the development plan for the Olde Town Residences, planned for the 8.25-acre site … more

Jeffco GOP Vacancy Committee selects Tina Francone to be county commissioner

A Regional Transportation District (RTD) director will take over the vacant Jefferson County Commissioner seat. The Vacancy Committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party announced on Jan. 19 … more

Deputy City Manager Bill Ray to retire

Bill Ray will retire from his duties as Deputy City Manager of Arvada on June 1. Appointed to the position in 2005, Ray directly oversees several City departments including police, utilities, … more

Arvada Citizen Survey results are in

Four out of five or 82 percent of Arvada residents say that the quality of life meets or exceeds their expectations during the 2017 Arvada Citizen Survey, conducted in September and October of 2017, … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more
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