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Jeffco school district is weighing its funding options

This past spring and through the summer, Jefferson County Public Schools has been engaged in a community conversation about possibly putting ballot questions on for the November election. …

School safety task force works to create safer schools

Over the course of the summer, a school safety and security task force for Jefferson County Public Schools has been working to brainstorm innovative ideas on how to keep Jeffco students safe. On …

More stores re-open at Colorado Mills

Coach, H&M, Skechers and Crazy 8 are the latest retailers to re-open at Colorado Mills. The returning stores opened Aug. 8, joining more than 140 outlet, value and full-line retailers now open at …

Judge does not grant preliminary injunction to halt trail construction at Rocky Flats

A U.S. District Court judge presiding over the case concerning the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge did not grant a preliminary injunction that would have blocked trail construction on the refuge …

jeffco fair

Farmland lessons still taught in Jeffco's suburbs

Seventeen year old Casey Defield has lived in an urban environment her entire life. But thanks to Moore Farm in Arvada, Defield has been raising pigs to show at the Jefferson County Fair 4-H Swine …
Education

Jeffco sheriff assigns four more deputies to schools

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is allocating four additional deputies to serve as school resource officers (SROs) for Jefferson County Public Schools in …

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 …

Nonprofit gets $1,000 grant to help refugees

An Arvada based nonprofit has been awarded a $1,000 grant to help provide financial literacy training to refugees in the Denver area. Teach By Tech and its founder Linnie Pawlek received the award …

Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and …

Forty girls participate in STEM camp at Mines

Some 40 seventh-and-eighth grade girls spent a week of their summer vacation learning how to isolate DNA, participating in a scavenger hunt at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and …
Business

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 …

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 …

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, …
West Colfax

Colfax Museum rolls down the road to Lakewood

Jonny Barber was long a fan of members of the beat generation — figures like Jack Kerouac who greatly influenced American culture in the postwar years. And when many of these figures came to the …

Lutheran’s new birthing suites a place to labor with love

Lutheran Medical Center is now offering the birth center experience to mothers who want a more natural childbirth. An open house July 14 revealed two birthing suites featuring queen size beds and …
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