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Arvada officer’s actions questioned in 2018 Kansas case

A criminal case in Lawrence, Kansas involving a police officer who was later hired by the Arvada Police Department may have broader legal implications for past and future Arvada cases. The details of … more

Jeffco Public Schools preschool students start in-person learning

For the first time since the pandemic started, Jeffco Public Schools preschools had a familiar site walk through its doors — children. Preschool students throughout the school district started … more

City of Arvada news briefs

Sub-area plan meetings The city of Arvada is beginning the development of specific area plans for many of the corridors and areas zoned for mixed-use development as part of the new Land Development … more

Two juveniles charged as adults in Walmart shooting

Two juveniles have been charged as adults in the August shooting deaths of two brothers in the parking lot of the Walmart at 7455 West Colfax Avenue. Michael Anthony Mendoza, 17, and Marqueil Deandre … more

A mother remembers her sons

Damian Wikoff was only 18 and his brother Dillon Wikoff was only 17, but the two brothers still strived to provide for their family. Damian worked at a Qdoba on West Colfax in Lakewood while Dillon … more

Jeffco’s Conservation Greenprint approved

The future conservation goals for Jefferson County have been set after the board of commissioners approved the five-year plan in a July 28 meeting.  The plan, formed over about a year and a half, … more

Jeffco schools see handful of COVID-19 cases in first week back

Jeffco Public Schools had a slow, but not unscathed, first week of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, in terms positive COVID-19 cases. For many of the district's 84,500 students Sept. … more

School of Mines hopes to stay in-person despite quarantines

Colorado School of Mines has already undergone a series of targeted quarantines in the first weeks of the fall semester, but school officials say they remain committed to on-campus learning as long … more

A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head … more

New details emerge in case against former Broncos player Cody Latimer

On the night Cory Latimer was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the former Broncos player had become angry after he saw a man at a poker party sitting “uncomfortably … more

Claim that only '6%' of COVID-19 deaths are due to virus misinterprets data

The notion widely shared on social media that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced the U.S. COVID-19 death count by 94% — from nearly 154,000 down to just over 9,000 — … more

Colorado to release new 'safer-at-home' COVID-19 framework

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has announced plans to release an updated framework for the state's COVID-19 social-distancing policy that would make counties automatically … more

Parker councilmember out of town since March, away indefinitely (but not resigning)

A Parker town councilmember has been out of the state since March and says she plans to be away until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. more

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and … more

FAA grant coming to fix Rocky Mountain taxiway

A federal grant, part of $1.2 billion set aside nationally for airport safety and structural improvements, will rebuild the main taxiway at Jefferson County’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport … more

Gold Crown program helps students through remote learning

It has been an unusual start for Jeffco Public Schools and Denver Public Schools students this year. Rather than starting school in-person in August like in any regular year, Jeffco Public Schools … more

County possibly facing loss of $29 million in revenue in 2022

Preliminary forecasts suggest Jefferson County could lose as much as $29 million in property tax revenue in 2022 because of anticipated reductions in the property tax assessment rate, County … more

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board. more

Connecting people with people in need in metro Denver

In March, as the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic washed over the nation, Jennifer Lisiecki of Denver posted on Facebook that she was available to provide child care for friends. Soon, as grocery … more

Jefferson County files lawsuit against Bandimere over rally

Jefferson County Public Health is taking Bandimere Speedway back to court after the speedway held a rally opposing COVID-19 public health orders that JCPH says violated those orders. The lawsuit, … more
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