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Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and …

Horse Protection League preps youth for horse ownership

Lots of kids dream of owning a horse, but many of them don’t know what a great responsibility it is. But a new program called the Youth Equine Program offered at the Horse Protection League …

Lutheran’s new birthing suites a place to labor with love

Lutheran Medical Center is now offering the birth center experience to mothers who want a more natural childbirth. An open house July 14 revealed two birthing suites featuring queen size beds and …

Longtime community leader “Len” Perlmutter dies

Leonard Perlmutter, a successful businessman, one-time state economic-development chief, longtime ambassador for National Jewish Health and father of rep. Ed Perlmutter, passed away on July 8. “He …

Golden company offering cleaner technology ideas to the Chinese

John “Grizz” Deal, the CEO of IX Power Clean Water based in Golden, is no stranger to China. He’s been travelling there for more than a decade to conduct business. But on June 6 and 7, his …
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 …

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …

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 …
Business

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 …

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 …
Business

Lakewood landowner puts extra space to work

Lakewood resident Kathy Moore is one of the many people in Jefferson County fortunate enough to have large lots of land as part of their property. But earlier this year she found herself between jobs …

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 …
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