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Annual homeless count tallies an elusive population

On a balmy January night this year, 5,116 people were counted as being homeless in the Denver metro area. In Jefferson County, 394 homeless individuals were counted. The annual Point in Time (PIT) survey is conducted on a January night across … more

Yak N Yeti opens International Market

The Yak N Yeti International Market, 6385 Wadsworth Blvd., previously the Sultan Middle Eastern Market, has gone through a transformation. “I came in one day and all expired food, that’s not good,” Bhattarai said. “I wanted to give people … more

Fitness company taking off for Arvada native

When Jon Cerf talks about his company Core Progression, he emphasizes one takeaway: his personal training business is more than a personal training business. The gym offers a wide variety of fitness … more

Attorney general warns about relief check scammers

Scammers are using the checks the federal government is scheduled to send as part of the coronavirus stimulus package to encourage Coloradans to share bank account numbers or other sensitive personal … more

20-year-old time capsule opened at Drake Middle School

At the end of 2019, Drake Middle School teacher Garden Marantino was looking through school storage when he stumbled upon five boxes, each signed by dozens of students with Sharpie markers. The … more

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

To boost ‘3.5-star’ score, city will focus on transportation, growth

Since 2017, Arvada has worked to boost its 3.5-star city rating, calculated by Northwest Research Group (NRG) using responses from the city’s Community Survey. But with 2019 survey results … more

My name is... Connor Ladd

About me I’m trying to be a normal 16-year-old. I’m a sophomore at Lakewood High School, and I play football there. I like to bike during the summer, write, play video games and just do things … more

Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge turning to community for supply donations

As Wheat Ridge’s Lutheran Medical Center continues to prep for an influx of COVID-19 patients and an accompanying shortage of the essential supplies necessary to treat them, it is turning to the … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … more

Medication fog can worsen or mimic dementia in elderly

Claire Dinneen's daughters thought that worsening dementia was causing her growing confusion, but her doctor suspected something else. Dr. Pei Chen asked them to round up medicines in the 89-year-old … more

It’s about time (on their hands)

Castle Rock resident Jerry Powell says business owners have a greater responsibility for their community than do the residents who live there. He says when you open a business, you’re obviously … more

COVID-19 cases in Jeffco senior living facilities

According to the Jefferson County Public Health department, these are the facilities where outbreaks have been identified as of the end of the day on April 9. Lakewood Granville Assisted Living … more

Transplant Survivor rides float

When Connor Randall, 22, was 13 years old, he received a rose from his aunt that represented a spot on the Donor Alliance float in the 2006 Rose Parade, and this year, he received a rare chance to ride the same float. Randall, an Arvada resident, … more

Launch Pad aims to improve students trajectory

For 11 Red Rocks Community College students, having a lot of roommates is the least of their worries. For one thing, they won’t have to worry about rent for an entire semester. For another thing, … more

Arvada emergency declaration extended through April 30

At a virtual meeting held April 6, Arvada’s city council was focused on ensuring the city can respond to issues as quickly as possible as news continues to suggest the impacts of COVID-19 are far … more

Student and teacher ideas awarded from Jeffco Innovation Fund

Last October, two Lakewood-based students each reached out to the school district with plans to get their peers involved in addressing climate change. At Lakewood High School, freshman Leigh Schmidt … more

Q&A’s with this year’s Arvada Fire Board candidates

Three board members will be elected to the Arvada Fire Protection District (AFPD) Board of Directors May 5. A total of 11 candidates are vying for the three seats. The district provides emergency … more

Resolute Run benefits food bank

New Year’s resolutions are commonplace and commonly broken but this year, Arvada and Denver-Metro residents are resolving to run for a better cause. The Resolute Run, a 5k race held Jan. 1, at Memorial park, 8001 W. 59 Ave, encourages citizens … more

School kitchen workers file class action grievance against Jeffco

Four years ago, Andrea Cisneros accepted a position as the kitchen manager at West Woods Elementary School in Arvada. She was told by those who hired her that, to maintain the school’s staff — a … more
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