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Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …

Jefferson County politicians named to legislative committees

The 2019 legislative session begins on Jan. 4, and committee assignments for both the House and Senate for the Democratic and Republican parties have been announced. Colorado House of Representatives …
Obama answers a question about if she is going to run for President. "The answer is no," she said. "I have two girls who spent eight years with the spotlight on them. They've had to struggle with living a normal life."

Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center …

Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and …

Premier Members Credit Union hosts holiday sock drive

Premier Members Credit Union (PMCU) is hosting a holiday sock drive. Now through Dec. 21, members and the community can donate new, unworn socks to benefit local charities and nonprofits by visiting …
Education

Outdoor Lab Foundation to offer scholarship

Jefferson County high school seniors who have been leaders for the Outdoor Lab program at least twice are eligible to apply for a new scholarship provided by the Outdoor Lab Foundation. Two $2,000 …
Six scouts from Troop 613 earned their Eagle ranking.

Six Eagle Scouts honored from Troop 613

On Dec 2. six young men from Boy Scout Troop 613 were recognized with their Eagle Scout award — Jackson Darling, Ethan Hensley, Ethan Hesse, Kyle Knaut, Connor Lussow, and Trevor Purta. These young …

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as …
Lisa Ragon, counselor at Arvada West High School, was awarded the first ever Hero of the Year award from the Jeffco Schools Foundation.

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away …

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …
Business
Examples of the Apex product line, designed to make boots comfortable and easier to use.
Business

Golden-based Apex Ski Boots aims for comfort, warmth

Skiing has changed a lot in recent years, and many of those changes are causing problems for the industry. The cost of the sport seems to increase every year, as does the size of the crowd skiers …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …
Colorado Mills Mall officials say the shopping center had a successful Black Friday. After reopening a little bit over a year ago, mall officials are confident that this will be a strong holiday season for Colorado Mills Mall.

Earning new bills at Colorado Mills

Michelle Martinez remembers being one of the first Lakewood residents to walk through the hallways of the Colorado Mills Mall when it opened for the first time. She purchased her Christmas gifts from …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …

Jeffco EDC elects board members

The Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation elected its 2019 board of directors, committee chairs and co-chairs at its Nov. 14 meeting. The new board of directors members are Thomas Frank, …
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