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Program dedicated to youth mental health

In Colorado, suicide is the leading cause of death for youths ages 10-17, and one in six teens has a diagnosable mental health condition, Children's Hospital Colorado reports. Over the last decade, …
Members of the Arvada Professional Firefighters Association Local 4056 gave 100 jackets to students at Lawrence Elementary and Peak Expeditionary School.

Firefighters Association gives 100 coats to Arvada students

The Arvada Professional Firefighters Association Local 4056 handed out 100 new winter coats to students at Lawrence Elementary and Peak Expeditionary School in Arvada Monday, Oct. 15. “We started …

Governor candidates keep slugging as election nears

Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again over health care, guns and Colorado's energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their …
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. …
Education
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 …

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 …
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
Arvada Police is searching for suspects in a string of burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 11.

Arvada Police investigate string of burglaries

The Arvada Police Department is investigating eight business burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 11 in the city.
Archery Games Denver is the action-packed experience that combines archery and dodgeball.

Archery meets dodgeball in Arvada

Think dodgeball, but played with bows and foam-tipped arrows in an indoor arena. That’s the premise behind Archery Games Denver, which opened in Arvada the weekend of Sept. 15. The action-packed …
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 …
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