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West Metro Fire refers measure to the November ballot

Pam Bales knows firsthand how crucial it is for emergency response teams to reach their destination as quickly as possible. Four years ago, her son fell off a three-story balcony. He landed on his … more

Red Rocks Community College police officer arrested in child pornography case

A Red Rocks Community College police officer is being investigated for child pornography. Golden Police officers arrested David Delaney, 28, of Golden on Sept. 23 prior to him boarding a plane out of … more

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override … more

Libraries provide resources to support elections

Jefferson County residents can stay informed as they gear up to vote in the 2018 general election with campaign literature tables set up at each of the Jefferson County Public Library branches. … more

Commissioners vote to eliminate business personal property tax

On Sept. 18, the Board of County Commissioners voted to eliminate its portion of business personal property tax (BPPT), payable to its general fund. The elimination of the tax does not apply to any … more

Tokyo Joe’s opens 50th restaurant

Tokyo Joe’s recently opened its 50th restaurant and its fourth in 2018. The Wheat Ridge opening was preceded by openings in Parker, Arvada, and Surprise, Arizona. “We opened the first Tokyo … more

Arvada fire asks residents to stabilize revenue

This November, residents who live within the Arvada Fire Protection District — portions of Arvada and Wheat Ridge as well as areas of unincorporated Jefferson County — will vote whether or not to … more

Full closure of 72nd Avenue West of Indiana planned for three months

Starting at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24, W. 72nd Avenue west of Indiana Street (Colorado Highway 72) will be closed for up to three months for a full bridge replacement. Access to adjacent parcels will be … more

Unaffiliated voters on rise in Colorado, but impact unclear

Colorado’s status as a “purple” state often gets tossed about, and in the battle to tilt the state to Republicans’ and Democrats’ liking, unaffiliated voters are caught in a tug-of-war. … more

Virtual reality offers way to defeat phobias

Dick Tracey didn’t have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset. Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium that looked so real he … more

Former Golden City Councilor and State Rep. Gwyn Green dies

Social justice was her thing. She fought for rights for seniors, children, the poor, the unfairly imprisoned, the disabled. Gwyn Green “had an unwavering sense of what was right, and stood up for … more

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
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