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No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those … more

Bill would crack down on vaping in indoor public places

In the latest statewide effort to combat the use of e-cigarettes among teens, Colorado legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit the activity in indoor public places and workplaces. The … more

Consequences in Jeffco Public Schools for vaping

It is possible for students who get caught violating the Tobacco Free Schools Policy to receive a suspension in Jeffco schools. According to Jen Bolcoa, health education liaison for the school … more

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to … more

Forming a pipeline for future talent

Aerospace is a worldwide endeavor. “It is one thing that unites the nation, and it unites the world,” said Paul Anderson, the Orion program director with Lockheed Martin. “And it even goes … more

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was eating … more

Grants provide increased school security

Jeffco Public Schools will be replacing elementary classroom locks and installing a mass notification system thanks to grants from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. … more

Artifacts found near Golden are older than first thought

Magic Mountain, located near Jeffco Open Space’s Apex Park, is a prime spot for people to visit. “And it has been for thousands of years,” said Mark Mitchell, research director for … more

Longtime Arvada businesswoman, volunteer dies at 82

Mary Lou (Bejot) Van Doozer, former owner of the EggShell restaurant in Old Town Arvada died Feb. 23 at age 82. Van Doozer was born and grew up in Ainsworth, Nebraska. After high school, Van Doozer … more

Three injured, one dead after late night DUI crash in Golden

One person was pronounced dead and three others were hospitalized following a vehicular crash in Golden on Feb. 22. The crash happened near the intersection of Highway 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Road … more

‘Oh my god, get me out of here’

The remains of Cymone Reyna Duran were discovered around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 by Pleasant View and Golden firefighters as they put out a small brush fire near the intersection of Nile Street and West … more

Show celebrates elementary student art

Red Rocks Community College was swarming with budding artists and their families Feb. 22 for the opening reception of the 2019 Elementary Jeffco Schools Foundation Art Exhibit. “When they're here, … more

'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at … more

Girls & Science event picks up STEAM

Girls and their families will learn about STEAM fields at the fifth annual Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Career mentors working in the science, technology, … more

Arvada resident delivers dessert boxes to metro area

Jimmy LaPrelle said looking for gifts to send to clients at his corporate job had become more of a chore than a cheerful event. He was sick of sending flowers and wanted a different option than the … more

Jeffco schools moves toward opt-out model for Health Kids CO survey

Jefferson County Public Schools will be moving to a passive consent, or opt-out model, for Healthy Kids Colorado surveys moving forward. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is the state’s only … more

Arvada considers single waste hauling for city trash

Arvada City Council is exploring an organized waste hauling system within the city of Arvada. City staff has developed a timeline of possibly implementing such a change, and put out a request for a … more

Carpools meet social media on along the Boulder Turnpike

For Boulder turnpike commuters, the US 36 and Table Mesa Station has its regulars on early mornings, many of them headed to different places and waiting for different buses. However, there is one … more

Suburbanites show political divide based on background

America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that … more

A day to acknowledge wonderful women

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo believes women can do anything they want. “Whether it is staying home and raising your children or being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is … more
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