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Former Broncos player arrested after shots fired

Douglas County saw two shootings over the weekend, with one resulting in a death and another ending in the arrest of a former Denver Broncos player, according to the sheriff's office. Early Saturday, … more

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … more

Applewood neighborhood honors high school grads in parade

Before the pandemic, John Schreiner had thought a good portion of his spring would be spent on a baseball field in a Wheat Ridge Farmers uniform. He had looked forward to going to prom, spending the … more

Court of Appeals rules against `$30 land deal' development plan

In a May 14 decision, the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned city council's approval of the Olde Town Residences project, associated with what is known as the “$30 land deal,” Developer … more

Teaching students to code

Coding: It’s about giving directions and for 637 students at West Woods Elementary School, an hour of direction learning how to code has opened up a world of possibilities. “It’s like … more

Jefferson County Sheriff implements Stage 1 fire restrictions

High fire danger has led Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader to put in place temporary Stage 1 fire restrictions for all of unincorporated Jefferson County. The restrictions, which took effect … 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

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

U.S. Rep. Perlmutter: Evidence against Trump 'overwhelming'

The U.S. House of Representatives acted as expected Dec. 18 when it voted to impeach President Donald Trump over his alleged actions in a July 25 call with the president of Ukraine. Among the … more

Stay-at-home orders: What you can and cannot do, and what can remain open

The stay-at-home orders, including the ones issued by Tri-County Health Department and Jefferson County Public Health, outline a variety of activities residents can and cannot partake in. The … more

Colorado officials defend reporting of COVID-19 death toll

After a Colorado lawmaker questioned the state’s reporting of how many Coloradans have died from COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis said he was frustrated with the discrepancy as well. When Polis found out … more

'Every day is Memorial Day for me'

On a mountainside in Afghanistan in 2005, Heritage High School graduate and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz gave his life for his country.Nearly 15 years later, his father, Danny Dietz Sr., spent Memorial Day … 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

Mike Piper swears in as Arvada's new fire chief

About 29 years ago, Mike Piper had just joined the Arvada Fire Protection District (AFPD) as a volunteer firefighter. He remembers sitting in an auditorium with 98 other volunteers, listening to a … more

Some laid-off Colorado workers refusing employers' back-to-work calls

As limits on business operations triggered by the coronavirus pandemic are slowly being relaxed across Colorado, some employers are asking their laid-off workers to come back to work — but not all … more

Mile Hi Church/Action Center team up

At a time when it was trying to restock its grocery shelves, the Action Center received at least four pallets of food donations. The donations came from community members as the human-services … more

Many Jeffco departments moving to four-day work week in June

When Jefferson County offices reopen to the public, they will also transition to a four-day work week as part of an effort to cut county costs. Under the new schedule, which is set to take effect … more

Delta Restoration Services raises nearly $3,000

Arvada-based Delta Restoration Services, a nationally recognized and award-winning franchise that provides restoration services to commercial and residential properties, raised nearly $3,000 for All … more

Hundreds of Jefferson County businesses violated health orders

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jefferson County Public Health has had hundreds of contacts with businesses following complaints from the public about violations of current health orders. However, … more

Council to rehear Grandview Station appeal

With a Dec. 16 council decision to overturn the planning commission's approval of Grandview Station, it appeared a months-long Arvada debate had come to an end. But at its Jan. 27 meeting, council … more
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