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Leafing a good impression

Every couple of weeks or so, Arvada High athletes psyche themselves up for a different type of competition, with each of them picking up a rake and preparing to clear the most leaves from nearby … more

Coors brewery in Golden is here for the long haul, with modernization coming

Molson Coors’ corporate offices may be moving out of downtown Denver, but the brewery in Golden isn’t going anywhere. In fact, Molson Coors announced plans to modernize the brewery at the same … more

Jefferson County commissioners approve 2020 budget

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo on Nov. 12 pointed out that Jefferson County is not the first jurisdiction to face budget cuts. “And it won’t be the last,” she said. “But I think … more

Jefferson County school district data highlights need for longer lunch times

A Nov. 13 presentation to the Board of Education from leaders with the district’s Food & Nutrition Services sparked some board members to call for a change in how much time students have to eat … more

After 70 plus years, Rockley Music Center to say goodbye to Lakewood

During the Rockley family's 70 plus years of operating the Rockley Music Center on West Colfax, adapting to the needs of the community has been vital. When Melvin and Mildred Rockley opened the … more

Mayors discuss building shelters, avoiding growth caps at annual roundtable

At the annual Mayors Roundtable hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Herb Atchison of Westminster focused his opening remarks on the relationship between metro Denver mayors. His point was … more

Cholesterol levels dropping, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say the report, released Nov. 11, suggests a … more

In Colorado, 24 high-hazard dams are seen as problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation … more

Arvada 10-year-old injured after car veers onto sidewalk

At 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8, a 10-year-old female student was struck by a car while walking on the sidewalk along West 58th Avenue near Dover Street, according to a statement from the Arvada Police … more

Planning commission OKs plans for Grandview Station

After months of activity, an effort to preserve two historic houses on Grandview Avenue came to a head Nov. 5, when the planning commission heard an appeal associated with the fate of the houses. … more

One new face as Arvada voters largely hold the status quo

This election season, Arvada voters were tasked with deciding just how much change they would like to see on city council. Four of seven council seats were up for reelection, with the District 2 seat … more

Newcomer Lauren Simpson takes District 2 race

As Lauren Simpson campaigned for the city council District 2 seat, for months, “I knew I was a little bit of the underdog,” she said. Though Simpson has had a good deal of involvement with … more

Responding to emergencies with high-tech

Get in. Get the victim. Get out. All in less than six minutes. The West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center hosted a competition on Nov. 5 during which four teams of developers competed with their … more

Foster to become district’s first dual language option school

Next school year will mark the establishment of Jeffco’s first Dual Language Option School, with Arvada’s Foster Elementary transforming into Foster Dual Language PK-8 School. That decision was … more

Reporter Stories: Monday morning quarterbacking the city votes

Community Editors David Gilbert and Nick Puckett discuss November's municipal election results in Littleton, Parker and the Metro-North area to determine if there are any common themes. more

Westminster congregation installs new Rabbi

For Rabbi Boaz Heilman, Judaism is a 3,000 year old religion, but it’s also relevant to modern concerns - and he’s eager to show how. Heilman took over leadership of the Westminster’s … more

Standley Lake dino event digs into region’s past

A special event at the Standley Lake Nature Center Nov. 16 seeks to dig deep into the area’s prehistoric past. The City of Westminster’s Parks, Recreation & Library Department invites … more

Red Flag foes discuss their fears as new law looms

For gun owner rights advocate Lesley Hollywood, Colorado’s new Red Flag law — set to go into effect with the New Year — gives residents a lot to look forward to in 2020: false accusations … more

Ballot measure Jeffco 1A doesn’t pass

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader believes the most valuable asset to the sheriff’s office is the people who work there. “They do a great job keeping Jefferson County safe,” Shrader said. … more

With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events … more
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