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Celebration of Kendrick Castillo's life: 'We need to be more like him'

Live like Kendrick Castillo. Be brave. Be industrious. Have integrity. Show love. That was the overarching message at a May 15 celebration of life service at Cherry Hills Community Church. More …
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An 8-year-old student does an online math lesson at her home in Timnath, Larimer County, on March 25, 2020.

Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report …
Piles of lost luggage sit waiting, stored on a shelf at Denver International Airport. Now, the airport plans to begin donating that luggage to the Denver Rescue Mission.

A second life for lost luggage at DIA

Denver International Airport handles a massive amount of luggage every year. In 2019, the last full year before the COVID-19 pandemic, 69 million passengers traveled through the airport with bags in …
Jeffco Schools Superintendent Tracy Dorland, Board of Education President Susan Harmon, Warren Tech Principal Heather Keeton and others cut the ribbon at the opening celebration for the new Warren Tech South campus earlier this year.

CTE opportunities for Jeffco students — an overview

Career and Technical Education (CTE) was the main topic of October’s Jeffco Board of Education meeting. Seen as a pathway to career and college readiness, CTE has been a component of Jeffco schools …

Weld sheriff's deputies recover stolen cars, tools

GREELEY -- A Weld County Sheriff's Office strike team investigation recovered eight stolen vehicles and some $140,000 worth of stolen tools from areas throughout Denver, according to a press …

Doctors address myths about breast cancer

Dr. Lisa Wynn said every year as she treats women, she always hears the list of misconceptions and myths that are not only tied to breast cancer, but also the screenings to detect the disease. No …
Education
Kathy Miks

Candidate profile: Kathy Miks

Profession: Engineer Residence: Littleton Campaign Website: miksforjeffcostudents.com Why are you seeking this office? I want to make a positive difference in our community. My Jeffco education …
Paula Reed

Candidate profile: Paula Reed

Profession: Customer Service/Retired Teacher Residence: Lakewood Campaign Website: Paulareedforjeffcoschools.com Why are you seeking this office? Over the years, I have watched decisions made by …
Jeff Wilhite

Candidate profile: Jeff Wilhite

Profession: Banking and Construction Lending Residence: Westminster/Westbrook Campaign website: wilhiteforjeffcostudents.com Why are you seeking this office? Superintendent Tracy Dorland wants to …
David Johnson

Candidate profile: David Johnson

Profession: Behavioral Health executive Residence: Evergreen Campaign Website: www.decisiontime.org Why are you seeking this office? To be of service to the community. What makes you the best person …

A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.
Business

Big Jeffco employers await more info on vaccine mandate

Businesses across Jefferson County will soon be responsible for verifying that their employees have been vaccinated — and requiring weekly COVID-19 testing for those that are not. That’s because …
An Adams County employee makes her selection at the newly opened Mountain View Cafe in the Human Services Building in Westminster. County officials were on hand to open the cafeteria Sept. 15 that will provide jobs services and experience for food service workers.

Job training on the menu at Westminster's Mountain View Cafe

There are two benefits to the Sept. 15 grand opening of the Work Options Mountain View Cafe in Westminster, according to Adams County officials. First, it will provide job training for Adams County …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …

Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …
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