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$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth …

Jeffco library to build outdoor adventure space

A new outdoor adventure space at Standley Lake Library will provide tools and opportunities for children to engage in unstructured, outdoor play. The Discover Together: Outdoor Adventure Space breaks …

Equine infectious anemia confirmed in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture received presumptive positive equine infectious anemia test results Aug. 24 from the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory. An additional …

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office …

FirstBank events celebrate Hispanic heritage

FirstBank's Spanish banking centers are planning a series of Fiesta Friday events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The series, which is open to the public, will include free Hispanic-inspired …
Education

Jeffco BOE votes on official ballot language

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 6 on the ballot language for the bond and mill levy override voters will weigh in on during the November elected. Last month the board …

Bear Creek HS teacher among Teacher of the Year candidates

The Colorado Department of Education has announced six finalists for the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition with the sole finalist to be announced by Nov. 1. Bear Creek High School teacher …

Family STEM festival returns to Denver

Exhibits and interactions with energy experts designed to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math will highlight Energy Day, an annual free family STEM festival in …

Jeffco test scores exceed state, gaps persist in low-income test scores

Jefferson County Public Schools’ Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and college entrance test results for the 2017-18 school year outpace the state of Colorado for achievement and growth …

Back to hitting the books at Mines

This year’s freshman class is the largest in Colorado School of Mines’ history — about 1,380 new freshmen and transfer students began classes, along with the upperclassmen, on Aug. 20. Mines’ …
Business

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

Offering the community a modernized McDonald’s

Paula Gaer is a longtime customer of the Applewood McDonald’s and used to visit the restaurant frequently when she lived in the area. Now that Gaer, 63, lives in Denver, she doesn’t come quite as …

Colorado Air and Spaceport begins launch countdown

Adams County is a go for launch to hold a site operator license for a spaceport. That means the Front Range Airport, located in Watkins in Adams County, will be able to host horizontal takeoffs …

More stores re-open at Colorado Mills

Coach, H&M, Skechers and Crazy 8 are the latest retailers to re-open at Colorado Mills. The returning stores opened Aug. 8, joining more than 140 outlet, value and full-line retailers now open at …

Yellow ofo bikes leave Golden

About mid-July, after less than two months of a year-long pilot program in Golden, the bright yellow ofo bikes have left the community. According The Golden Informer, the city's monthly community …
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