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Mines students connect science with social studies for seventh-grade project

A group of seventh graders learned something last school year that they found quite interesting: the difference between fusion and fission in an atom bomb. “It’s interesting how you can either … more

State getting $12 million to expand apprenticeships

Colorado will receive $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to help provide 5,000 health-care apprenticeships in Colorado’s higher education system. The state has also secured $4.2 million … more

'He was an angel among us'

Kendrick Castillo was kind, talented, a hero. Castillo was killed in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. He was less than two weeks away from graduation. more

Priests abused at least 166 Colorado children, report says

At least 166 Colorado children were sexually abused by 43 Roman Catholic priests over 70 years, and it took the church an average of nearly 20 years to act against clergy credibly accused of abuse, … more

Many faces, many facets to homelessness

In speaking with church groups, social workers and homelessness experts, a common refrain is that no one solution exists to homelessness, because there is no one cause. Each person facing homelessness often deals with multiple … more

Clear Creek plan would get trail users closer to water

This month, city personnel will seek community input on Arvada’s Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan, which aims to enhance the environmental and recreational experiences for residents along the Clear … more

Treasure hunting for great reads

All the smiles are wonderful. Whether it be an adult who found a book that completes a his or her collection by a certain author, or a little kid who can’t wait to take home their bag full books … more

Trading corporate life for wellness

David Ivener enjoyed working in the corporate world for 25 years, but always dreamed of owning a business of his own. And in 2013, he made that dream a reality. Moving away from corporations … more

Westminster honors those who serve

Westminster added bricks honoring 157 current and former members of the U.S. armed forces to its tribute garden May 18 during its annual celebration of Armed Forces Day. The city also announced that … more

After struggling with depression, Arvada man tells his story

Twenty-two years after he first started struggling with depression, Geoff Grandi’s symptoms hadn’t gone away. They had only intensified, exacerbated by a number of factors — his job, his … more

Chamber of Commerce program refines Arvada workforce

When local employers came to the Chamber of Commerce, president Kami Welch noticed that, for years, many of them were saying the same thing. “They were concerned about the quantity of prospective … more

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver … more

Ordinances to annex land, pave way for affordable clinic

At its meeting on May 20, the Arvada council discussed annexing a 56th Avenue property into the city, and the approval of a lease change that would usher in an affordable medical clinic. The property … more

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according … more

Preliminary hearing waived, arraignment scheduled in ‘chemical bomb’ incident

Four defendants in this year’s so-called “chemical bomb” case, in which five suspects allegedly injured an officer with a homemade explosive, waived their preliminary hearing on July 12. The … more

Colorado confirms six cases of vaping-related illness

Colorado health officials have confirmed six cases of vaping-related illness since the state announced its first case last month. The state Department of Health previously announced four known … more

Rocky Flats plutonium hotspot `appears to be an outlier'

The most recent batch results in an ongoing soil study east of former nuclear weapons plant Rocky Flats came back Oct. 1, testing for plutonium levels well within the government-established safety … more

Bennet hopes voters are ready for steady

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. “I respect him because he tells … more

Settlement reached between West Metro and retirees

Details have emerged on a settlement agreement between West Metro Fire District, Tim O'Hayre and Ruth Brienza. West Metro Fire has agreed to pay 70 retired firefighters and their dependents $1.2 … more

U.S. diet picture improves slightly, but still falls short, study says

Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a … more
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