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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

County candidates introduce themselves to the community

Not only do Jefferson County voters have a near overwhelming amount of ballot issues to decide on, a number of state seats to fill and a new governor to elect, there are six races specific to the … more

A conversation about mental health with Mental Health Colorado

Andrew Romanoff witnessed what can happen when someone’s mental illness goes untreated: While he and his family were celebrating New Year’s Day of 2015, his first cousin stepped into backyard and … more

Steuben's Arvada preps for Triple D airing

The Steuben's Monte Cristo and chilaquiles will get the national stage Nov. 2 when they are featured on an episode of Food Network's “Triple D Nation.” The show, which premiered in July, revisits … more

Violence both a cause and a consequence of homelessness in Jeffco

Darin Barton’s plans on Jan. 14, 2017 were the same as any other day. He was homeless at the time, living in a tent near Golden. For some sort of an income, Barton and two others took turns … 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

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Shelter network moves forward in Arvada

Brenda Shepard stood in the gymnasium at The Rising Church in Olde Town Arvada. She was freshly showered, had a warm cup of coffee and folded clothes she recently picked out of the church’s racks, available to area homeless people and those living … more

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

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

‘The homeless person ... on the street is a person just like you’

The hotels and motels along West Colfax Avenue have never been just a place to stop during the night for travelers. They also — for years — have served as temporary roofs for homeless people who can afford staying a night or two. Wheat Ridge … more

Homelessness in Jeffco steps out of hiding

Small encampments along a nearby jogging path. A sleeping bag tucked under a bridge. The car parked in the far corner of the grocery store parking lot. There, often just out of the public’s sight, are the homeless of Jefferson … more

Keeping eyes, and minds, on the road

Nicolle Dowling of Centennial knows her distracted driving is a problem. “I’m aware of it, but I need to do a better job of not doing it,” Dowling said. “Having the phone in my hand, whether it be for texting, talking, using navigation … more

'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

Metro North Chamber names new CEO

Metro North Chamber of Commerce has taken a significant step toward implementation of its growth plan in the north Denver area by hiring Angela Habben to serve as the organization’s new president … 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

Arvada Council appoints Marks to D1

The Arvada City Council voted to appoint Arvada Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Gerald `Jerry' Marks, to the District 1 seat, Jan. 10. “I'm a tad overwhelmed,” Marks said after being appointed … 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

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
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