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Uber driver arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested an Uber driver Nov. 11 for a suspected kidnapping incident involving a teenaged girl in Golden. Ahmed Muse, 30, faces second-degree kidnapping, false … more

Reptiles, rodents and rabbits sometimes need shelter, too

A red-eared slider turtle is not native to Colorado. But sometimes it ends up here through the pet trade. People buy these aquatic turtles at a pet store when they're small and young. But as the … more

Cereal Box's first year includes rainbow sprinkles and change

After a year in business, The Cereal Box is serving up hot messes, unicorn poop and community engagement in Olde Town Arvada. The eatery celebrates being a kid with 150 cereals from around the world, … more

Funding for roads, fire district approved by Arvadan voters

Two large road projects will begin in Arvada thanks to voter approval of reauthorization of bond sought by the city of Arvada. The city of Arvada asked residents to authorize debt for the city in the … more

Secrest center to house new blood pressure kiosk

A blood pressure kiosk at the Secrest Youth and Teen Center is part of a new initiative to improve the health of the community. The initiative is a joint effort of the American Heart Association, … more

Jeffco goes deep blue

All contested Jefferson County elected positions on the ballot this year have gone the way of the Democrats, as of Nov. 9. While candidates note that getting the job done in many of the county … more

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax … more

Chuck & Don’s pet supply store opens in Arvada

Chuck & Don’s, a pet-supplies store, has opened a new store in Arvada, marking the company’s 11th location in Colorado. While the store officially opened Oct. 25, the store’s grand opening … more

Titone makes history claiming HD27 seat

History was made in Arvada when the constituents of House District 27 elected Democrat Brianna Titone, the first transgender representative elected to the Colorado House of Representative. more

Jeffco school school bond passes in a come-from-behind victory

It came down to the wire. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass called it a “Hail Mary.” On Election Night, the measure was down more than 8,000 votes, but as more votes were counted in the days that followed Election Day, the gap between those wanting to fund the $567 million bond for Jefferson County Public Schools and those not, narrowed. more

Balefire Goods launches commitment jewelry line

Jamie Hollier has spent the last year introducing artisan-made jewelry through to the community through her shop, Balefire Goods in Olde Town Arvada. On the first anniversary of the shop opening, she … more

Standley Lake gas drilling permits withdrawn

A proposal to drill for natural gas under Westminster's Standley Lake and nearby dog park is off the table for now. more

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen … more

Santa House collection drive up and running at Apex PRD

It’s time to brighten the holidays for local children in need. The community can donate new unwrapped toys, knit gloves, scarves and socks to the Santa House by bringing these items to any Apex … more

Oil and gas well application filed for near Rocky Flats

An oil and gas company is asking for state permits to drill near a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, but it’s unclear whether any of the wells would extend under the site. Highlands Natural … more

Democrats leading the way in state senate and House races in Jeffco

It was a ballot packed with amendments, special questions, a governor race and house and state senate races, but now election results are beginning to trickle in. Republicans may not be celebrating … more

West Metro Fire wins big on ballot issue 7C

Voters appear to have approved a ballot question from the West Metro Fire Protection District Board of Directors to “de-Gallagherize,” 68.45 percent to 31.55 percent as of 7:14 p.m., Nov. … more

Story takes Senate District 16 race

Tammy Story, a mother of two from Conifer, has spent 20 years as a public education advocate, supporting Jeffco Public Schools. Story, a Democrat, leads the way in the Senate District 16 race over … more

Voters reject 112, 73, transportation measures

Voters have said “nay” on many of the state's most contentious ballot issues. more

Democrats take majority of Jefferson County offices

Races for Jefferson County offices are neck-and-neck, with only a couple of percentage points separating the candidates, as of 7 p.m. Nov. 6. In the race for clerk and recorder, incumbent Faye … more
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