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Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina

Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. … more

Arvada names new public works director

Burton “Burt” Knight has been named Arvada’s new director of public works. Knight replaces Bob Manwaring, who retired Aug. 10. Knight brings 34 years of municipal engineering experience to … more

477-unit development will be built on Arvada, Wheat Ridge border

After four hours of public comment and council discussion, the Arvada City Council unanimously approved Sept. 10 the development plan for Haskins Station, which will bring 477 units to Arvada near … more

Marijuana, meth and driving results in 36-year prison sentence

Troy Steven Glassford, 39, was sentenced Sept. 10 in Jefferson County District Court to 36 years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn, according to the Jefferson … more

$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth … more

Jeffco marching bands take the field

Arvada, D'Evelyn, Bear Creek and Lakewood high marching bands all took home first place finishes from the Jefferson County Marching Invitational held Sept. 17 at Jeffco Stadium. The event, which … more

Jeffco library to build outdoor adventure space

A new outdoor adventure space at Standley Lake Library will provide tools and opportunities for children to engage in unstructured, outdoor play. The Discover Together: Outdoor Adventure Space breaks … more

Economic association starts focus group

Those who own or manage a business in Arvada are needed to participate in a focus group led by the Arvada Economic Development Association. Feedback about the quality of the business environment and … more

Lakewood teen 'ready to keep on living' after cardiac arrest

About eight weeks after surviving a near-death experience, 17-year-old Taylor Knight of Lakewood is back to doing the normal things that teenagers enjoy. She jumps on her trampoline to relieve … more

Equine infectious anemia confirmed in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture received presumptive positive equine infectious anemia test results Aug. 24 from the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory. An additional … more

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office … more

Last-minute confusion clears: Rocky Flats will open Saturday

In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. … more

Rocky Flats trails to open while lawsuit still pending

Anybody who wants to visit the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge will now be able to. About 10 miles of trails on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge are opening to the general public this … more

Arvada welcome bag program gets a revamp

When Tera McNellis and her family moved to Arvada three years ago, there was snow on the ground and the family would pile into the car and drive around town on the weekends to see what Arvada had to … more

Suicide prevention — ‘None of us can do this alone’

Juan Escobedo prods his students for an answer. It is still early in the morning, and the students, ranging in age from college-age to seniors, clutch steaming cups of coffee as they rack their … more

Jeffco BOE votes on official ballot language

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 6 on the ballot language for the bond and mill levy override voters will weigh in on during the November elected. Last month the board … more

Colorado attorney general candidates clash over credentials in debate

GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado's major party candidates for attorney general engaged in their first debate over their respective credentials in their race to succeed Republican Cynthia Coffman. The … more

Thousands remember 9/11 at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

More than 2,300 people gathered the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11 to “never forget.” The participants of the 2018 Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb paid tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters and almost 3,000 Americans who died on 9/11 by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. more

Bear Creek HS teacher among Teacher of the Year candidates

The Colorado Department of Education has announced six finalists for the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition with the sole finalist to be announced by Nov. 1. Bear Creek High School teacher … more

Talking health care with Senator Rachel Zenzinger

During the break between legislative sessions each year Senator Rachel Zenzinger, (D-Arvada), conducts a series of tours in the district to hear firsthand from constituents, businesses, schools and … more
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