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Fracking fears mount after Standley Lake permit withdrawn

The threat of a natural gas drilling operation under Standley Lake and Rocky Flats might have gone away for now, but neighbors of the proposed projects said they're nervous they came up in first … more

Low-cost Westminster health clinic prepares for new patients, equipment

As executive director of Clinica Colorado, a nonprofit low-cost health clinic, Jill Schneider spends every day assisting Westminster’s uninsured residents as they seek healthcare. “In our … more

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away … more

A new form of depression treatment has made its way to Lakewood

For a patient at the depression treatment center TMS Solutions, depression controlled every aspect of his life since his teenage years. The patient, who prefers to be unnamed due to the sensitivity … more

Council awards grants to groups working with vulnerable citizens

Teen mothers face significant challenges with only half graduating from high school and fewer than 2 percent earning college degrees. Thanks to the Arvada Community Development Block Grant, Hope … more

Jeffco mayors talk about the issues

Mayors from Arvada, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Golden and Westminster gathered Nov. 16 at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce's Third Friday Breakfast to share their thoughts on issues that affect all … more

Man receives 24 years prison for home-invasion robbery in Arvada

Ivan A. Garcia, 36, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Nov. 14 when he was sentenced to prison for 24 years for an armed home-invasion robbery of a 70-year-old Arvada man. According to … more

Jefferson County’s Action Center reaches $1 million goal

It hasn’t been an easy year for The Action Center, a human-services nonprofit in Lakewood that helps people in poverty: In December of last year its executive director resigned. And in June, … more

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
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