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Gradates from the Jefferson County Family Leadership Training Institute.

CSU Extension gives aspiring civic leaders free classes

Antoinette Martinez-Urioste had wanted to pursue community leadership for years. Unfortunately for her, she never knew where to start, or exactly what she wanted to do to impact the community. The …
Jon Wild, the lead cardiovascular technician at Lutheran Medical Center, shows off the hospital’s new biplane angiography system. Hospital officials expect the technology to better assist them when they are treating a patient who suffered from a stroke.

Lutheran Medical Center introduces new stroke tool

When doctors at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge are treating a patient who suffered from a stroke, they’ll be armed with a new technology that they expect to increase quality of stroke care. …
Sheila Hayter of Golden has been working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) since 1992. Currently, she is on special assignment as the 2018-19 president of ASHRAE, an organization she has been a member of for 31 years.

My Name Is... Sheila Hayter

Building Our New Energy Future’ I started working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 1992 and I’ve been in various roles at the lab since. For about the past 10 years, I led a …

Philanthropy Day honorees announced

National Philanthropy Day in Colorado celebrates giving, volunteering and charitable engagement. The day highlights the contribution that philanthropy, and those involved in the philanthropic …

Despite the cold and rain, Romeo Mecillas is all smiles on Walk to School Day.

Warder students walk to school

Over 200 Warder Elementary School students in Arvada braved the cold and rain Oct. 10 to participate in the annual Walk to School Day. “It's so exciting to see people come together with the common …
Education

Volunteers sought for School Food and Nutrition Task Force

Jeffco Public Schools announced Oct. 5 the formation of a new task force: Food and Nutrition Services. Jeffco Public Schools wishes to examine current and best/next practices in providing healthy and …
Jeffco Public Schools currently has over 130 security staff that work 24 hours a day protecting schools.

School safety task force calls for proactive approach

The goal of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ community safety and security task force recommendations are to move from a reactive to proactive response when it comes to the safety and security …
Taylor Burkhart stretches with his coach, Vladimir Artemev at a morning session at 5280 Gymnastics.

School, gym partnership helps build strong gymnasts

Taylor Burkhart, 16, wakes up at 5:30 a.m. each week day. He travels from his home in Morrison to 5280 Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge for his morning workout. He practices from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. before he …
Six students from D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High were named as National Merit semifinalists.

Jeffco high schoolers receive national honors

Six students at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High were named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program in late September, which represents 4 percent of their graduating class. “The …

Madison Walker reads to students at Foster Elementary. Walker and her Spanish 3 classmates from Faith Christian High visited with students during their school’s day of service.

Faith Christian students serve community to wrap up homecoming week

After a week of spirit days at homecoming activities, over 300 Faith Christian High School students descended upon the Denver metro area to serve the community Sept. 28. “It's a good way to end the …
Business
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …
Thomas Frey’s DaVinci institute offers a 13-week educational program as well as monthly programs to discuss trends in technology and society.

DaVinci Institute is all about connections

For Westminster futurist Thomas Frey, the idea of a house cleaning robot - or a driverless car - is more exciting than the actual robot might be. Frey, the founder and main brain behind …

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 …

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 …

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 …
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