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End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it …
jeffco schools

Evening rally against gun violence draws Jeffco students

Golden High School senior Emmy Adams and her friend Kaylee Coffman helped organize a district-wide rally for the Jefferson County Public Schools community, held the evening of March 14, as a …

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas …

‘Everybody was in shock’

Kyle Cordova loves his job. He enjoys working outdoors in the mountains. And he takes pride in providing Coloradans roads to drive on that he believes are better than in any other state. Cordova, 27, …

International Women's Day

Celebrating women

A couple hundred women — and some men — gathered to celebrate women in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 at the Baldoria on the Water event venue in Lakewood. The …

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final …
Column by Jason Glass

Here is how we keep Jeffco schoolchildren safe

Since the terrible school shooting in Florida, many have asked me, “What does Jefferson County Public Schools do to keep our students safe?” In the years since Columbine, we have learned a great …

Jeffco students say `enough,' plan walkout events

After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Golden High School senior Emmy Adams said her heart was “shattered.” “Enough is enough and it's time …

Jeffco schools prepares for early budget direction

Staff presented the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education with a request for $9.3 million in additional on-going funds in a budget presentation Thursday, March 1.

Kids love Project Egg Drop

There are scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and then eggs for the famous raw egg drop engineering activity. It provides an opportunity for some real life problem solving using physics principles, …
Federal Center property

More voices added to Lakewood's fed center property debate

Opinions are mixed, to put it lightly, about the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plan to use 59 acres of undeveloped land near the Federal Center in Lakewood for housing and services for the …
Growth and development

No easy fixes on horizon for Denver metro area housing crunch

Even record levels of construction won’t fix the fact that demand will outpace supply in the Denver-area housing market for the foreseeable future, according to a new study that explores the …

Golden brewery takes a brewing tip from Thomas Jefferson — chicken beer

The idea to brew a chicken beer came to Golden City Brewery through one of Thomas Jefferson's journals. “It's drinking history,” said Derek Sturdavant. “Homebrewers have probably tried it, but …

Denver approves first legal marijuana club in city limits

Officials in Colorado's largest city on Feb. 26 approved Denver's first legal marijuana club and joined a small number of business across the country allowing people to consume in states where adult …

My Name Is

My Name Is: Violet Vostrejs

About Me I grew up in Park Hill and went to East High School. I was also a competitive ice skater for University of Denver during middle school and part of high school. I moved into the Highlands …
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