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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. …

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 …

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 …

$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A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth …

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 …
Education

Jeffco BOE votes on official ballot language

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 6 on the ballot language for the bond and mill levy override voters will weigh in on during the November elected. Last month the board …

Bear Creek HS teacher among Teacher of the Year candidates

The Colorado Department of Education has announced six finalists for the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition with the sole finalist to be announced by Nov. 1. Bear Creek High School teacher …

Jeffco test scores exceed state, gaps persist in low-income test scores

Jefferson County Public Schools’ Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and college entrance test results for the 2017-18 school year outpace the state of Colorado for achievement and growth …

Back to hitting the books at Mines

This year’s freshman class is the largest in Colorado School of Mines’ history — about 1,380 new freshmen and transfer students began classes, along with the upperclassmen, on Aug. 20. Mines’ …

education

Jeffco school district to seek a bond and mill levy this November

The Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education went three for three at its Aug 23 meeting, voicing support for a statewide school funding measure, and also deciding to go for county tax increases as …
Business

Arvada welcome bag program gets a revamp

When Tera McNellis and her family moved to Arvada three years ago, there was snow on the ground and the family would pile into the car and drive around town on the weekends to see what Arvada had to …

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

Seasoned Professionals take down AYP in kickball game

It was Wednesday night, Aug. 29, and the Arvada Young Professionals were looking for a victory. They had challenged a team of other Arvada Chamber members to a kickball game for the fall quarterly …

Taunaz Tavern to expand

Locally owned Taunaz Tavern will expand its dining options with the opening of Breakfast on Ralston in early October. The new restaurant at 9604 Ralston Road, less than a mile from the original …

Offering the community a modernized McDonald’s

Paula Gaer is a longtime customer of the Applewood McDonald’s and used to visit the restaurant frequently when she lived in the area. Now that Gaer, 63, lives in Denver, she doesn’t come quite as …
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