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DEA, state bust suspected pot-growing, luxury-car-stealing crime organization

A state investigation into a large auto-theft scheme ultimately led investigators to discover a criminal organization that not only stole and resold luxury vehicles but operated illegal marijuana …
Marissa Settje, a learning technician at Hope House, tries her best to entertain two-year-old Cattleya Garcia, while her mother shops inside Westminster’s Novation Church Dec. 8. The Hope House program rewards young teen mothers with points throughout the year for reaching milestones, such as getting a GED, passing a semester of college or completing a parenting course. They are allowed to cash in those points in December, trading them to purchase toys and household goods for their families.

Trading in for Christmas at the Hope House

Young mothers from around the area came to Westminster’s Novation Church Dec. 8, as a part of the Hope House Christmas Sale. The Hope House program rewards young teen mothers with points …
Chantal Rotondo and her daughter Alaina, 7, of Arvada, make some last minute adjustments to their menorah and candles during Congregation B’Nai Torah’s annual community Hanukkah service in Westminster Dec. 7.

Closing out Festival of Lights

Members of Westminster’s B’Nai Torah celebrated the sixth night of Hanukkah Dec. 7 with food and lights. Members of the congregation are invited to bring their own menorahs to the celebration, …
Jesse Ostermick, capital markets director for real estate firm CBRE, state demographer Elizabeth Garner and High Pass Asset Management founder Ethan S. Braid take questions at the end of a luncheon hosted by Adams County Economic Development Dec. 6 in Westminster.

Economic outlook for 2019: Still growing, just more slowly

You shouldn’t notice much of a difference in Colorado’s economy in 2019 when compared to the past few years, a trio of state business and demographics experts said Dec. 6. “We are forecasting …

GOCO helps fund projects in Jeffco

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) is supporting two initiatives in Jefferson County through grants. One is providing assistance for the land acquisition of Lippincott Ranch, and the other will help with …
Education

Outdoor Lab Foundation to offer scholarship

Jefferson County high school seniors who have been leaders for the Outdoor Lab program at least twice are eligible to apply for a new scholarship provided by the Outdoor Lab Foundation. Two $2,000 …
Six scouts from Troop 613 earned their Eagle ranking.

Six Eagle Scouts honored from Troop 613

On Dec 2. six young men from Boy Scout Troop 613 were recognized with their Eagle Scout award — Jackson Darling, Ethan Hensley, Ethan Hesse, Kyle Knaut, Connor Lussow, and Trevor Purta. These young …

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as …
Lisa Ragon, counselor at Arvada West High School, was awarded the first ever Hero of the Year award from the Jeffco Schools Foundation.

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 …

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 …
Business
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Business

Golden-based Apex Ski Boots aims for comfort, warmth

Skiing has changed a lot in recent years, and many of those changes are causing problems for the industry. The cost of the sport seems to increase every year, as does the size of the crowd skiers …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …
Colorado Mills Mall officials say the shopping center had a successful Black Friday. After reopening a little bit over a year ago, mall officials are confident that this will be a strong holiday season for Colorado Mills Mall.

Earning new bills at Colorado Mills

Michelle Martinez remembers being one of the first Lakewood residents to walk through the hallways of the Colorado Mills Mall when it opened for the first time. She purchased her Christmas gifts from …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …

Jeffco EDC elects board members

The Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation elected its 2019 board of directors, committee chairs and co-chairs at its Nov. 14 meeting. The new board of directors members are Thomas Frank, …
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