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Local hospitals strive for changes in approach to opioid use

In June 2017 the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) quietly launched the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, a six-month program aimed at reducing the amount of opioids hospitals prescribe to patients. …
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Robert Siegrist, Patrick Miller, Meagan Miller, Amy Kingman and Maya Oren group hug at the grand opening of Talnua Distillery in Arvada.

Talnua brings nearly extinct style of whiskey to Arvada

What is likely the only distillery outside of Ireland to make triple distilled single pot still whiskey officially opened in Arvada St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Opening Talnua Distillery was a dream …

Arvada talks solving homelessness at Community Impact Breakfast

Experts working with individuals experiencing homelessness agree that lack of affordable housing and services, stigma and a “not in my backyard” attitude are some of the greatest challenges in …
Standley Lake won’t be a home to motor boats and water skiers this summer. City officials have banned any water craft that needs to be put into the water with a trailer for 2019 for fears of contamination.

Mussel tussle: Contamination worries lead to motorboat ban

Powered watercraft, jet skis and any boat that needs to be brought in on a trailer will be banned from Standley Lake this summer for fears that non-native mussel species could be introduced. The city …
The Mars Society has two practice Mars exploration sites, one of which is in a desert near Hanksville, Utah.

The road to Mars includes a detour through Lakewood

In Robert Zubrin’s Lakewood office hangs a photo he took in 2009 of a space shuttle taking off to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a mission he strongly advocated for, despite pushback from …

business

Hoping to bowl over the neighborhood - Teriyaki Madness opens in Applewood today

A new fast-casual eating establishment, focused on Asian fusion bowls, is opening today in Wheat Ridge.Teriyaki Madness, the second in the state, opens today, March 20, at 11 a.m., at 3500 Youngfield …
Education

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The …

It’s test time again for Jeffco students

This month students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is …
Glass

Jeffco BOE extends superintendent contract by 5 years

Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass now holds a contract for the position until June 2025. The Jeffco Board of Education voted unanimously March 7 to extend Glass’ contract by five …

Jeffco teachers and district reach agreement

Teachers and support staff will receive extra earnings from the passing of the mill levy override, which came with a commitment of $15 million to go toward compensation. At the end of February, the …

Jeffco schools tests 2-hour snow delay

Following a particularly snowy and cold winter, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass is moving forward with implementing a two-hour delay schedule for inclement weather days. Up until …
Business

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. …

Arvada’s Inglee named beef council director

Colorado native Todd Inglee has been named executive director of the Colorado Beef Council, according to a news release from the organization. Inglee served as the council’s interim executive …
Noah Heaney, co-owner of Miners Saloon in Golden, pours a Batch 19 on March 1. The beer, recently re-released by AC Golden Brewing Company, is a pre-prohibition style lager.

Batch 19 provides history in a beer glass

Adolph Coors is likely smiling down at Colorado beer drinkers as they sip on his Batch 19 brew. It makes brewers “feel good seeing people enjoy something they created,” said David Coors, …
Foothills Animal Shelter’s veterinarians prepare for a surgery on Feb. 28 in the shelter’s surgical suite. Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden is one of eight Denver-area animal shelters participating in the Connect for Care program facilitated by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.

Getting the lifelong health care pets deserve

There's one common goal shared among veterinarians, animal shelters and pet adopters. It is to “see the pets healthy and thriving,” said Katherine Kethcart, the communications and content manager …

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those …
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