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Small companies hit hard by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

Foothills Art Center celebrates 50th with 168 hours of art

From aerialists to quilts, a new week-long event in Golden will feature a variety of art for all to enjoy. ARTSWEEK GOLDEN takes place July 16-22 at various in-and-outdoor venues. It is being put on …

Customers can purchase state parks passes at self-service kiosks

Colorado State Parks has rolled out new self-serve kiosks that allow customers to purchase daily and annual state parks passes. The kiosks replace or augment existing systems that require customers …

Colorado DMV to upgrade computer system

All Colorado title and registration services, including motor vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, International Registration Plan and ownership transfers, will be unavailable Aug. 1-5 to …
Education

Forty girls participate in STEM camp at Mines

Some 40 seventh-and-eighth grade girls spent a week of their summer vacation learning how to isolate DNA, participating in a scavenger hunt at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and …

Jeffco summer learning program focuses on literacy and math

Indie, a young alpaca, was the center of attention at Parr Elementary School. Incoming kindergarten through third grade students in the Jeffco Summer of Early Learning program took turns petting her …

Board of education approves 2018-19 budget at final meeting

The Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2018-19 budget June 7 at its final regular meeting of the school year. The new fiscal year begins July 1. The budget process began …

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers …

Free Horizon Montessori receives new status

Next school year, the halls of an empty school building that once hosted Pleasant View Elementary will again be bustling with students. The Colorado Department of Education unanimously approved Free …
Business

Wheat Ridge truck stop has a new name

The TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stop on 44th Avenue — just off I-70’s Ward Road exit in Wheat Ridge — was recently renamed Danny and Cindy George Travel Center. The letters were affixed …

Closure of Heritage Amusement Park marks end of an era

It was a small amusement park — one of the last few remaining in the country. But for what it lacked in size, Heritage Amusement Park made up for it with big memories. “Looking back, I wonder how …

The sky’s the limit for Brighton company

The days of the “Good Old Boys” lighting fireworks behind the high school for the town to watch, that’s a scene from the past, according to Pyrotechnician Joe Diaz. “People don’t think …

Arvada's Gary Giambrocco remembered

Hey Babe. That is how Gary Giambrocco, 70, of Arvada would greet customers and family members alike as the head of Giambrocco Food Service, providing food supplies to folks from Ft. Collins down to …
Health

Every child made welcome at new Lakewood clinic location

Pediatrician Jenni Burns has been working with low income parents and their children for 20 years with Every Child Pediatrics. And in all that time and all those patients, there’s one thing she’s …
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