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Jeffco schools seek to engage, connect community

A group of parents, community members and district staff has spent the summer trying to determine the best way to connect the larger Jefferson County community to its schools. “I think everyone has … more

Closing the book on a storied career

In the summertime, it's not uncommon for about 15 family members to gather in the Nissler home for a cookout. They'll make barbecue ribs and corn-on-the-cobb. “And s'mores,” said Pam Nissler. … more

Authorities stop protesters from blocking entrance to ICE office

More than three dozen protesters still stood in front of the Denver-area office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Centennial late Thursday afternoon in an hours-long occupation of the … more

Protesters camp at ICE office in Centennial

The local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office had closed for the day, but the protest outside was open for business. “It's not 'immigration is my problem' — it's everybody's … more

State politicians debunk partisan myth

Amid what many United States citizens have been characterizing as a highly partisan and divisive time, the Westminster Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Women’s Alliance tried to change the … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Local groups help refugees transition and thrive

Imagine moving somewhere and not knowing how to take public transportation, what the education system is like, where your neighborhood library is or how to shop at a local supermarket. These basic … more

Erik Newton found guilty of murder

A Jefferson County jury deliberated four hours on July 17 before finding Erik Jamal Newton, 23, guilty of the murder of Zachary Greenstreet in June, 2016. On June 17, 2016 Newton shot and killed … more

Southwest end of Golden sees commercial growth

If Rob Tompkins could have his wish, Golden would go back to the way it was back in the 1970s. “I’m an old-school guy, so (any development) is always too much,” he said. “But as a business … more

Learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system

Applications for the 2018 session of the First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy are being accepted through Aug. 31. Open to residents of Jefferson and Gilpin counties, the academy … more

St. Anthony receives heart association award

St. Anthony Hospital has received the 2018 Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The hospital is the only medical center in the state to … more

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, … more

Arvada man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Troy Steven Glassford, 39, pleaded guilty in the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn. On January 10, Arvada police were called to the area of Pomona Drive and Quay Drive on the … more

Homelessness Q and A: LynnAnn Huizingh

What’s it like working with the homeless? What causes it? I became involved with the homeless community seven years ago through Heading Home in Jeffco. They were beginning to talk about inviting … more

Homelessness Q and A: Kate Herrlinger

What are the biggest obstacles to ending homelessness in Jeffco? I think that centers around cost-of-living. I saw a homeless guy at 52nd and Wadsworth and his sign said, “It’s so hard to get up … more

Homelessness Q and A: Dave Runyon

Tell me about your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? The root causes of homelessness are mental health issues, long term addictions and a lack of affordable housing. … more

Homelessness Q and A: Cathy Alderman

What do you wish more people knew about homelessness? I think there is a misperception that people “choose” to be homeless or that it is a “lifestyle.” That is just simply not the … more

A timeline of the Federal Center land sale

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless thought it had an answer to helping get homeless people off the street when it proposed building temporary and permanent housing that would ultimately house … more

Action Center shelter closes

There are 22 less beds available for the homeless in Jefferson County now, after The Action Center announced the closure of its shelter program. In what the organization describes as a financially … more

Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the … more
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