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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 …
Will to Live is a 2018 documentary that chronicles Bill Coors' life as he strives to overcome depression and anxiety.   The award-winning film was co-written and produced by Coors.

Bill Coors dies at age 102

William "Bill" Coors, the man known for pioneering the aluminum can and former chairman of the board of Adolph Coors Company, died peacefully in his home at age 102 on Oct. 13. A press release issued …

Ready to vote? Here's what you need to do in Douglas County

Ballots for the Nov. 6 election will soon be mailed out. Douglas County residents who plan to vote on Election Day need to make sure they're registered and ready. Ballots will be mailed to all …

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 …

Community Table seeks board of directors applicants

Community Table, a nonprofit organization that helps fight hunger in the greater Arvada area, is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills and a passion for helping others to join its …
Education
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 …
Attendees at Aviation Day got a chance to tour a C130 plane from the United States Air Force.

Prepping students for takeoff

The weather showed glimpses of fall with cooler temperatures in the forecast, but that didn’t stop students from attending Aviation Day at the United Airlines Tech Ops Facility near Denver …

Left to right, Kiernan Wilson assists Tanner Catlin and Jana Downing with playing goalie.

Jeffco Adapted Athletics scores big on soccer day

High school athletics typically bring out the best of students — whether that be to teach teamwork, make friendships, or to learn leadership skills. They can also bring out competitive rivalries, …
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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