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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

The final bow

After 23 years of owning and putting on shows at the Festival Playhouse, Charley and Donna Ault are closing the curtains and heading off to the next stage. “This is something we started thinking … more

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … more

Talking about safe sleep for infants

It’s not common knowledge for people to know that 3,600 babies die every year because of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or from a sleep-related infant death, said Alison Jacobson, CEO of First … more

Rocky Flats lawsuit ongoing

The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public, while a Federal District Court judge weighs the merits of a lawsuit that is trying to close it. If the judge rules in favor of the … more

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 … more

Man dies at scene of motorcycle crash in Centennial

A 36-year-old man was killed the afternoon of Oct. 18 when his motorcycle hit another vehicle in the 7300 block of South Colorado Boulevard, according to a news release from the Arapahoe County … more

How Prop 109 and 110 would affect Jeffco

According to Ed Peterson, the transportation commissioner for District 2, which includes Jefferson County and parts of Broomfield County, there is a need of $10 billion to go towards Colorado’s … more

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 … more

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … more

Former Golden City Councilor and State Rep. Gwyn Green dies

Social justice was her thing. She fought for rights for seniors, children, the poor, the unfairly imprisoned, the disabled. Gwyn Green “had an unwavering sense of what was right, and stood up for … more

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. … more

Coffee roaster aims to be heart of the community

The driving force behind the launch of Red Silo Coffee Roasters was the co-owner Greg Pierce just wanted a good cup of coffee. Pierce, a managing partner for Micro Commercial, is part of the team … more

Sports business pathway comes to Arvada High next year

After high school, 3-5 percent of students athletes go on to play collegiately. Of those, 1 percent will earn a pro ranking. But sports is a multi-billion dollar industry with a variety of … more

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, … more

Economic outlook for 2019: Still growing, just more slowly

You shouldn’t notice much of a difference in Colorado’s economy in 2019 when compared to the past few years, a trio of state business and demographics experts said Dec. 6. “We are forecasting … more

Closing out Festival of Lights

Members of Westminster’s B’Nai Torah celebrated the sixth night of Hanukkah Dec. 7 with food and lights. Members of the congregation are invited to bring their own menorahs to the celebration, … more

My Name Is... Sheila Hayter

Building Our New Energy Future’ I started working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 1992 and I’ve been in various roles at the lab since. For about the past 10 years, I led a … more

Denver nonprofit helps clothe children in need

Inside a storefront in a corner of a shopping center off Colorado Boulevard, a group of teenage girls sorts through piles of clothes and hangers. They chatter as they work, pointing out national … more

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 … more
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