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RTD receives key approvals from FRA toward opening the G Line

Two key federal approvals made Feb. 6 bring the Regional Transportation District G Line closer to opening for public service. “It's big news,” said Shelley Cook, RTD Director for District L. …
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Susie Speer, a registered dietitian, visits with Maryanne McCoy and her one month old baby, Benjamin, at a WIC location in Lakewood.

Jefferson County Public Health celebrates its 60th anniversary

Dr. Mark Johnson, the executive director of Jefferson County Public Health, sees public health as the sewage system of health care. He lists examples of the work that Jefferson County Public Health …
West Metro Fire responded to a fire at near 2nd Place and Wright. Crews were able to contain the fire in 50 minutes the morning of Feb. 14.

Early morning fire hits apartment complex near Red Rocks Community College

West Metro Fire Rescue announced that it responded to a fire near 2nd place and Wright early in the morning. The fire damaged five apartments and a clubhouse. The cause of the fire is still being …

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting …

Hiring in Jeffco schools

Jeffco Public Schools is in the process amping up its recruiting and hiring efforts for the 2019-20 school year. With 5A funds, the district plans to hire 39 social emotions learning specialists; …

State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get …
Education
The Vex IQ Robotics tournament drew 30 teams from seven schools.

Robotics competition builds engineering skills

Kullerstrand Elementary School in Wheat Ridge was bustling Saturday, Feb. 9 with students third- though eighth-grade preparing their robots to take the playing field. The Vex IQ Robotics tournament …
Dr. Peter Langman discusses what potential school shooters write in assignments at a symposium on digital threats Feb. 5 at the Adams 12 Conference Center in Thornton.

Stereotypes bad predictors of school violence, experts say

When it comes to preventing the next Columbine High School shooting, two school security experts urged educators to look at what their students say and where they say it. “A lot of these kids are …

Red Rocks hosts summer engineering program

High school students who want to learn more about engineering can look into the Engineering Innovation summer class at Red Rocks Community College. The Johns Hopkins program is meant for motivated …

Snow day for Jefferson County schools for Feb. 7

Bands of heavy snowfall led to several early closures across the Denver metro area on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Some of today's Jefferson County closures are as follows:

Conifer family sues Jeffco Public Schools over handling of anti-Semitism claims

A former West Jefferson Middle School student and her father are suing Jeffco Public Schools over the district’s handling of the family’s anti-Semitism claims. The case, initially filed in the …
Business
Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation (RMCHF) of Colorado was awarded the Arvada Chamber’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year.

Steuben's and children's health foundation honored by Arvada Chamber

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce awarded Steuben's Arvada as the 2018 Business of the Year recipient and Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation (RMCHF) the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year on Jan. 25, …
Eric Johnson opened Electric City Repair two years ago.

Electric City keeps vintage audio alive

The customers at Electric City Repair go there for one thing — quality sounding music. Whether it’s someone who wants their long-owned vintage stereo repaired or a millennial who has discovered …
Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …
J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, speaks at the Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 18.

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public …

Items of White Fence Farm to be auctioned off

When White Fence Farm closed its doors for the final time on Dec. 30, it left behind more than a legacy of serving up its famous fried chicken. Pieces of White Fence Farm need to go, and soon, …
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