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Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away …
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Jeffco state House candidates speak out in virtual forum

The West Metro Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson County Business Lobby held a “Meet the Candidates” virtual event on Oct. 6, to give citizens a chance to hear more about policy positions of …
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District 29 candidates talk priorities, goals ahead of election

When the Arvada and Westminster residents living in Colorado House 29 cast their vote for who will succeed Tracy Kraft-Tharp as their representative, they will be choosing between three candidates …
Robert Montoya, the US West Region Manager for the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, led the community discussion over Zoom.

Arvada residents share stories of prejudice, call for more action at community meeting

When Arvada resident Nancy Felix tells her friends of color she lives in Arvada, they frequently call the city an unflattering nickname in telling her why they don’t want to visit her there. …
Some road closures that have allowed extended outdoor seating in Olde Town Arvada, have been extended through March of next year.

Olde Town Arvada street closures extended through March

The Olde Town Arvada street closures the city implemented in the wake of the COVID-19 will be sticking around a while longer. The closures, which went into effect on June 12 and allow establishments …

Ann Shen, a nurse with Jefferson County Public Health, administers the flu shot to one of her patients at a 2018 clinic.

JCPH announces times and dates for free flu shots

Jefferson County Public Health has announced the dates and locations of several free flu clinics that it will put on around the county over the next few months. The agency stated in a press release …
Education
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released …
A screenshot of Jeffco Schools new COVID-19 case tracking dashboard, available on the district website.

Jeffco Schools facing trickle of COVID-19 cases

After the first four weeks of in-person learning across Jeffco Public Schools, 51 schools of the district's 155 schools have had at least one confirmed COVID-19 case among either a student or …
Preschool students in Jeffco Public Schools began in-person learning on a snowy Sept. 8 day.

Jeffco Public Schools preschool students start in-person learning

For the first time since the pandemic started, Jeffco Public Schools preschools had a familiar site walk through its doors — children. Preschool students throughout the school district started …

Jeffco schools see handful of COVID-19 cases in first week back

Jeffco Public Schools had a slow, but not unscathed, first week of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, in terms positive COVID-19 cases. For many of the district's 84,500 students Sept. …

School of Mines hopes to stay in-person despite quarantines

Colorado School of Mines has already undergone a series of targeted quarantines in the first weeks of the fall semester, but school officials say they remain committed to on-campus learning as long …
Business
Coors VP of Golden Valley Operations John Stonebreaker, Pete Coors and Peter Coors pull up dirt at the groundbreaking for Coors' new plant expansion on Oct. 6.

Coors announces significant upgrade at Golden plant

Golden's Coors Brewing plant is about to get a major upgrade. On Oct. 6, Coors held a groundbreaking event in front of the plant where Peter J. Coors, the son of Molson Coors vice chairman Pete …
Samantha Schultz, right, with a guide on a tourism board trip in St. Lucia. The collapse of tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted Schultz’s business.

Some Jefferson County home-based business denied COVID-19 grant assistance

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its seventh month, it’s no secret that all sorts of businesses are struggling. But while many of those struggles are easy to see in the loss of a favorite restaurant …
Gaby Berben stands outside her restaurant, Gaby's German Eatery, at 245 South Harlan Street in Lakewood.

Winter is coming for struggling Jeffco restaurants

For nearly 15 years, Virgilio Urbano has served up some of the most acclaimed and popular pizzas in Jefferson County, first from a small storefront in Lakewood and later a much larger restaurant in …
The sign above an In-N-Out Burger location in San Francisco.

Lone Tree In-N-Out on track to open this year

Officials of In-N-Out Burger say the company remains on track to open its first three Colorado restaurants by the end of the year, including its Lone Tree location near County Line Road and Yosemite …

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In tax reform executive order, devil is in the details

There’s a rumor out of Washington, D.C., that workers’ regular paychecks are about to fatten as the federal government quits collecting certain taxes. Sure, maybe. But, as usual, the devil …
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