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Supplies inside The Action Center.

Jefferson County’s Action Center reaches $1 million goal

It hasn’t been an easy year for The Action Center, a human-services nonprofit in Lakewood that helps people in poverty: In December of last year its executive director resigned. And in June, …
Muse

Uber driver arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested an Uber driver Nov. 11 for a suspected kidnapping incident involving a teenaged girl in Golden. Ahmed Muse, 30, faces second-degree kidnapping, false …
Marlo Quade, left, and Jason Quade of Brick and Main Real Estate brokerage in Golden pet Sugar, an adoptable rabbit, being held by Miranda Kurtz, Foothills Animal Shelter’s humane educator and safety net coordinator.

Reptiles, rodents and rabbits sometimes need shelter, too

A red-eared slider turtle is not native to Colorado. But sometimes it ends up here through the pet trade. People buy these aquatic turtles at a pet store when they're small and young. But as the …

Funding for roads, fire district approved by Arvadan voters

Two large road projects will begin in Arvada thanks to voter approval of reauthorization of bond sought by the city of Arvada. The city of Arvada asked residents to authorize debt for the city in the …

Secrest center to house new blood pressure kiosk

A blood pressure kiosk at the Secrest Youth and Teen Center is part of a new initiative to improve the health of the community. The initiative is a joint effort of the American Heart Association, …
Education

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 …
Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to …

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left …
Benjamin Saprano and Abbie Traynor are student directors for this year’s one-act plays at Pomona High School.

Pomona High presents student-directed one-act plays

For Pomona High School seniors Benjamin Saprano and Abbie Traynor, both members of the schools arts and humanities program PAH, directing a play of their choosing with their peers as actors is a …

Students at Vivian Elementary in 2016 work on learning how to use sign language to perform “A Whole New World” from the Disney animated musical, “Aladdin.”

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all …
Business
The Kindle line is designed for the Colorado lifestyle.

Balefire Goods launches commitment jewelry line

Jamie Hollier has spent the last year introducing artisan-made jewelry through to the community through her shop, Balefire Goods in Olde Town Arvada. On the first anniversary of the shop opening, she …

Oil and gas well application filed for near Rocky Flats

An oil and gas company is asking for state permits to drill near a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, but it’s unclear whether any of the wells would extend under the site. Highlands Natural …
The outside of Localhost Arena. While still under construction, the arena is set to open toward the end of the month, or the beginning of December.

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional …
The Silhouettes use their bodies and shadows to create a tree during one of their performances.

Silhouettes find a new home in Westminster

Most Americans are familiar with the iconic images of the White House or Mt. Rushmore but not many have seen these historical images replicated using live performers and shadows. Unless they’ve …

The Amazon 4-Star store is made up of products with at least four-star ratings. Some products are curated specifically to products that trend well online in the area.

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone …
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