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'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at … more

Girls & Science event picks up STEAM

Girls and their families will learn about STEAM fields at the fifth annual Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Career mentors working in the science, technology, … more

Arvada resident delivers dessert boxes to metro area

Jimmy LaPrelle said looking for gifts to send to clients at his corporate job had become more of a chore than a cheerful event. He was sick of sending flowers and wanted a different option than the … more

Jeffco schools moves toward opt-out model for Health Kids CO survey

Jefferson County Public Schools will be moving to a passive consent, or opt-out model, for Healthy Kids Colorado surveys moving forward. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is the state’s only … more

Arvada considers single waste hauling for city trash

Arvada City Council is exploring an organized waste hauling system within the city of Arvada. City staff has developed a timeline of possibly implementing such a change, and put out a request for a … more

Carpools meet social media on along the Boulder Turnpike

For Boulder turnpike commuters, the US 36 and Table Mesa Station has its regulars on early mornings, many of them headed to different places and waiting for different buses. However, there is one … more

Suburbanites show political divide based on background

America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that … more

A day to acknowledge wonderful women

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo believes women can do anything they want. “Whether it is staying home and raising your children or being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is … more

Jefferson County milestones for Feb. 21

John Bishop, of Arvada, was named to the fall 2018 president’s list at Bob Jones University. Bishop is a junior majoring in premed/predent. Samantha Black, of Arvada, was named to the fall 2018 … more

RTD looks at another service cut to end of W Line

At the end of the W Line, people have access to many vital resources — human services, the county commissioners’ offices, courts and licensures and permits, to name a few. “We have unique … more

Jeffco schools plans 1:1 device roll out

In August Jeffco Public Schools will begin getting a touchscreen device into the hands of every student, from fifth grade and up. The initiative will take four years to implement for all fifth-12th … more

Kevin Horky named VP of business development at Boulder iQ

Boulder iQ has named Kevin Horky of Arvada vice president of business development. Horky brings extensive experience in the medical device field to Boulder iQ. The company is an expert contract … more

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. … more

Jefferson County Public Health celebrates its 60th anniversary

Dr. Mark Johnson, the executive director of Jefferson County Public Health, sees public health as the sewage system of health care. He lists examples of the work that Jefferson County Public Health … more

Early morning fire hits apartment complex near Red Rocks Community College

West Metro Fire Rescue announced that it responded to a fire near 2nd place and Wright early in the morning. The fire damaged five apartments and a clubhouse. The cause of the fire is still being … more

Arvada Police arrest armed suspects during ‘puffer enforcement’

Arvada Police Officers were conducting enforcement efforts for anyone who left their vehicle running and unattended on Feb. 7 following the snow storm. Officers arrested two juvenile, armed suspects … more

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

Hiring in Jeffco schools

Jeffco Public Schools is in the process amping up its recruiting and hiring efforts for the 2019-20 school year. With 5A funds, the district plans to hire 39 social emotions learning specialists; … more

State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get … more

Jeffco schools consider changing start times

Following a presentation by the Jeffco Schools Start Time Task Force Feb. 7, the Board of Education will be considering changing school start times so that no school begins before 8 a.m. “I think … more
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