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Fort Lupton Councilwoman Valerie Blackston

Fort Lupton council OKs permit for proposed oil well, drilling facility

Fort Lupton City Council approved a special-use permit for 10 horizontally drilled oil wells and one production facility during its meeting Feb. 7. The proposal is to use 14 acres of land near …
The bike lane near 92nd and Lowell in Westminster.

A tale of trails: Bike riders, advocates consider options for getting around

Governor Jared Polis' push to get legislators to approve $500 rebates for electric bikes is pushing bicyclists and transportation advocates to wonder if the infrastructure exists in the northern …
Femmi Clemons, Adams County's Veteran Services administrator, talks about Black History Month Feb. 7 at the Adams County Government Center in Brighton. County Commissioners later proclaimed the month of February as Black History Month.

Adams County celebrates Black History Month

Paying attention to the progress people of color have made in the country at large and Adams County specifically, staff and officials kicked of the county's Black History Month celebration Feb. …
Fifth grade teacher Megan Morgenthaler explains a calligraphy exercise during colonial day.

State of education report finds teachers in need of more support

Survey results conducted by the largest educator’s union in Colorado paint a bleak picture of how most educators feel in their jobs. The Colorado Education Association recently surveyed around …

Lawmakers are talking about standardized tests and whether or not social studies has a place in them.

Dems aim to ax social studies from standardized tests

Elementary and middle schoolers in Colorado could stop taking state standardized assessments in social studies starting next year under a bill introduced recently by a group of Democrats in the state …
Education
JeffCo Public Schools signage at the district offices.

Jeffco Public Schools changes start and end times for next school year

The stereotype of the tired teenager trudging to school and falling asleep in class is no myth. As kids reach puberty, they naturally stay awake later, and become sleep deprived as school start times generally stay the same. 
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
The Ralston Valley Marching Band plays in the Arvada Harvest Festival Parade.

Ralston Valley percussionist to play in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Arvadans tuning in to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will see a bit of local representation, as Ralston Valley High School junior Jack Schwartz was selected to play cymbals in The Macy’s Great American Marching Band.
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …

Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …
Business
Exterior shot of the Gold Line Collective — then the Gold Line Grab-N-Go — from 2020.

Gold Line Grab-N-Go rebrands to Gold Line Collective

Vendors, artists and artisans local to Arvada will now have a new venue to showcase and sell their wares: Gold Line Collective, a rebrand of Gold Line Grab-N-Go, will have a soft launch on Jan. 28 and a grand opening on Feb. 4.
Jenna Caruso preps chicken parmesan for Caruso's Heat and Eat.

Caruso’s Heat and Eat serves up oven-ready, home-cooked meals

Jenna Caruso grew up in a big Italian family, where a love of cooking was instilled in her at a young age. After honing her skills as a chef at local restaurants, catering companies and hotels, Caruso’s latest endeavor has her bringing oven-ready meals to folks around Arvada with Caruso’s Heat and Eat.
A sign marks a home for sale on Dec. 5 in southeast Denver.

Small price drop unlikely to reverse skyrocketing home values in Colorado

Danielle and Stephan Storinsky “saw the writing on the wall.” It foretold how the housing market might change. So, earlier this year, the married couple sold their Arvada townhome.
Centura St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster broke ground on a five-story expansion to the hospital on Friday, Dec. 16.  The building will be equipped with a premiere cancer center including radiation oncology, medical oncology, and a state-of-the-art infusion center, a 30-bed medical surgical unit, a future planned 26-bed Intensive Care Unit and space for an additional 60 medical surgical beds. When the tower is completely built out, St. Anthony North Hospital will have an overall capacity of 237 beds to meet the growing needs of the community.

Expansion coming to St. Anthony North

A $115 million expansion will be coming to St. Anthony North Hospital with plans to break ground on Dec. 16. “In the area, it doesn’t matter what direction you look, everybody’s …

Thousands pour into Olde Town Arvada for the tree lighting, seen here from above.

Olde Town Arvada celebrates holiday tree lighting, Small Business Saturday

Olde Town Arvada hosted a slew of events over the weekend, with Small Business Saturday, the Olde Town tree lighting and the first Holiday Makers Market of the year taking place on Nov. 26.
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