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Leafing a good impression

Every couple of weeks or so, Arvada High athletes psyche themselves up for a different type of competition, with each of them picking up a rake and preparing to clear the most leaves from nearby …
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Jefferson County commissioners approve 2020 budget

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo on Nov. 12 pointed out that Jefferson County is not the first jurisdiction to face budget cuts. “And it won’t be the last,” she said. “But I think …
During the Arvada Chamber's Mayors Roundtable, fellow mayors listen as Denver Mayor Michael Hancock discusses strategies to connect the homeless with jobs. From left to right: Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker, Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison, Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Arvada Mayor Marc Williams.

Mayors discuss building shelters, avoiding growth caps at annual roundtable

At the annual Mayors Roundtable hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Herb Atchison of Westminster focused his opening remarks on the relationship between metro Denver mayors. His point was …

Cholesterol levels dropping, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say the report, released Nov. 11, suggests a …

In Colorado, 24 high-hazard dams are seen as problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation …

Arvada 10-year-old injured after car veers onto sidewalk

At 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8, a 10-year-old female student was struck by a car while walking on the sidewalk along West 58th Avenue near Dover Street, according to a statement from the Arvada Police …
Education
Bus driver Donna Guerrero, who has driven with the district for three years, stands among the buses at the district’s central bus terminal on Quail Street. Guerrero has increased her overtime hours as a result of the bus driver shortage. “It is stressful, but we help each other out,” she said of the other drivers.
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With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events …
Candidates Stephanie Schooley, right, and Joan Chávez-Lee, second from left, who ran as a slate, mingle with friends during a watch party at Schooley's house.

Schooley wins District 3, but running mate loses to Miller

When first results came in at 7:08 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 5, Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was shown to be leading over Rob Applegate, while Susan Miller led over …
Green Mountain High School’s Geometry in Construction program sat in the school’s parking lot while under construction.

Green Mountain’s Geometry in Construction program expands

Traditional math classes in high school typically involve students working on math problems revolving around hypothetical scenarios but when Green Mountain High School’s Scott Burke arrived on the …
Student Ashlynn Koger, 17, transcribes a 911 call in the emergency dispatcher class at Warren Tech earlier this year.

Third Warren Tech center to be built in Littleton

After setting its sights on opening a third campus for Warren Tech - Jeffco’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) center that has attracted statewide media attention for its programming — the …

Candidates Stephanie Schooley, right, and Joan Chávez-Lee, second from left, who ran as a slate, mingle with friends during a watch party at Schooley's house.
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Schooley and Miller take Jeffco school board races

Election results in at 10:09  a.m. Nov. 8 showed Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was victorious over Rob Applegate, and Susan Miller over Joan Chávez-Lee …
Business

Office developments headed to Downtown Westminster

Developers will bring two office projects, totaling 650,000 square feet of space, to Downtown Westminster, the city announced. The city is partnering with developers Schnitzer West, to develop the …

Contractors cited for not following lead-safe requirements

Some Denver-area contractors have been found in violation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. According to a news release, the rule …

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 …
Eric Strom, left, and Austin Adamson, the owners of Ballmer Peak Distillery. The two went through middle school and high school together in Arizona. The distillery will open later in November.

Find your Ballmer Peak in Lakewood

The “Ballmer Peak,” named after Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, claims there is a relationship between blood-alcohol levels and the improvement of cognitive ability. In Lakewood, the …

Volunteer barista Amber Leppert prepares a coffee for a customer at the now-closed Global Goods and Coffee Shop, 5613 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., in Olde Town Arvada.

Global Goods coffee shop closes doors

After six years of business, Global Goods and Coffee has closed its location at Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, but not without leaving another globally minded business in its place, and migrating a …
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