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Arvada seeking feedback as zoning update approaches

The City of Arvada is in the process of updating its Land Development Code (LDC), which sets guidelines for future developments. From 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19, the city will hold a public open house at City … more

District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and … more

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. … more

Grizzly bears relocated from Argentina to Colorado

Ten grizzly bears from a zoo in Argentina are adjusting to their new home at Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The bruins were flown from Argentina to Dallas then driven to Keenesburg, north … more

RTD board to discuss possible service cutbacks

Mandatory overtime for light rail operators and bus drivers is taking a toll on the employees, as well as the Regional Transportation District (RTD) system as a whole — and service cutbacks could … more

Details of fire chief's departure

After placing Fire Chief Jon Greer and accounting clerk Lauri Greer on paid leave in August, the Arvada Fire Protection District announced that the chief has taken retirement and Greer's wife has … more

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and … more

Joshua Polaske sentenced to two 30-year sentences for murder of a Golden man

District Court Judge Jeffrey Pilkington pointed out that on April 13, Joshua Polaske had choices. It was a choice to deal drugs, the judge said, and it was a choice to fire a gun. “That is the … more

'Jeffco Generations' tactics under review before January revision

With the end of the year approaching, the Board of Education conducted its annual discussion around the district's strategic plan, Jeffco Generations, during the annual Colorado Association of School … more

U.S. scores above average in reading, science, lags in math

American students may not be reading any better, but they’re moving up in rankings of educational achievement worldwide because many of their peers in other countries are performing worse. And … more

Action Center breaks a record and piles in socks

The line of cars piled up outside The Action Center parking lot on Dec. 4, and it only grew throughout the afternoon. In those cars were residents who were in a gift giving mood, and it wasn't … more

Holiday gift shop helps families in need at holidays

Parents and guardians facing hardship can get toys for their children for free at the Action Center’s holiday gift shop. The gift shop will be open from Monday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 14, from … more

Food for the holiday

The Adams County Sheriff’s department’s annual Freebird giveaway moved indoors this year, to the Denver Mart at 58th Ave. and Interstate 25. This year’s event brought as many as 3,000 families … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

E-cigarette effect on teen smoking is far from settled

In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. … more

Colorado Brew Plus and Outdoor Lab partner for Colorado Gives Day

Jefferson County is a generous community. “And when you live in Jefferson County,” said Paige Brophy, executive director of the Outdoor Lab Foundation, “you want to give back in any way you … more

Breaking records at The Action Center

Thaddeus Stebens doesn’t want people to take little things in everyday life for granted. He is homeless, but primarily stays in the Westminster area where he does traffic control for a living. … more

Much of Denver metro area dealing with more than a foot of snow

As a snowstorm continued across Colorado, authorities were urging motorists not to travel Tuesday.  Many communities across the metro area were reporting more than a foot of snow as morning gave way to early afternoon. more

Storm could bring a foot or more of snow to Denver metro area

The National Weather Service issued the following information this morning about the approaching storm: A winter storm will strengthen as it moves over the mountains and across northeastern … more
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