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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Bill aims to repeal Colorado death penalty

After years of coming up short, advocates of repealing the death penalty may finally cross the finish line this year with newfound support from two Republican senators. “From a philosophical …
DRHS student Michaela Mossbrucker and Columbine students Garrett Rogers and Luke O’Brien spend time with Arvada resident Jeannene Fullen at the infusion center.

‘Seeing who we’re playing for’

For patients visiting the infusion center at Wheat Ridge’s Lutheran Medical Center, an appointment can mean sitting in the same room for four hours, six hours or even all day, said Janette …
Russ Pearson gives Kendra Gertje a koala tattoo. An estimated 30,000 koalas have been killed or injured from the fires, NBC News reported.

Tattoos for Australia

When Peter Pridhorsky was growing up, he had the opportunity to travel to Australia. He loved watching Steve Irwin, the Australian television personality “The Crocodile Hunter,” and grew an …
Cheri Jahn.

My Name Is... Cheri Jahn

About me I was born in Sterling, but I moved to Wheat Ridge when I was 13 and decided to stay here. I love planting my garden where I grow flowers and vegetables. I have three grand kids and I love …

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 …
Education
Arvada City forester Craig Hillegass, left, and parks supervisor Lance Carpenter speak to Moore Middle School sixth graders during a November science field trip to Lake Arbor.

Sixth-grade science project aims to clean up Lake Arbor

A project that has taken over the entire sixth grade class at Moore Middle School — and will soon find its way into Arvada City Hall — started with one 11-year-old, Zach Ford, while he was on a …
Wheat Ridge High students in the school's UpRISE group, which has spent the school year identifying causes of and solutions for youth tobacco use.

Student leaders ‘making way for change’ in tobacco conversation

On a professional development day in September, Wheat Ridge High School teachers, administrators and staff sat down for a student presentation on how to better connect with students. The tactics …

With suicidal ideation high in Jeffco, groups launch community trainings

Before attending a community QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer Training), former educator Cecelia Lange would never have considered directly asking if an individual was feeling suicidal, she …
At the monthly Jeffco Public Schools Coffee Talk Dec. 4, parents Joan Wagner, left, and Amanda Dodek discuss differences between district neighborhood schools and district charter schools with school board member Brad Rupert.

District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and …

Denver Metro Area students disembark a bus during the first day of school of the 2019-2020 school year.

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and …
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Core Progression founder Jon Cerf at the gym’s Olde Town Arvada location. Cerf opened his first location in 2010 and has since expanded to almost 20 locations across the country, with a goal of opening 500 one day. “I’ve always figured if you’re going to do something, go big,” he said.

Fitness company taking off for Arvada native

When Jon Cerf talks about his company Core Progression, he emphasizes one takeaway: his personal training business is more than a personal training business. The gym offers a wide variety of fitness …
The remodeled exterior of the new Ace Hi Tavern.

Remodeled Ace Hi Tavern building aims to maintain, enhance spirit of classic bar

One of Golden’s oldest buildings is starting the new year with a new look — and an additional tenant. Since it first opened inside the historic Opera House Building on Washington Street nearly …
West Colfax Legend Award winners Maddie Nichols and Joe Margotte cut a rug during the corridor’s annual luncheon event in 2017.

An ode to Lakewood’s Joe Margotte

40 West Arts District Board Chair and Executive Director for the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District Bill Marino remembers Joe Margotte never being empty handed when Margotte would …

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …

Chris Cannizzaro during the work day at his job in the radiology department of the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. “I love getting to work with patients and make them feel at ease,” he said.

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he …
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