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Jefferson County’s Action Center reaches $1 million goal

It hasn’t been an easy year for The Action Center, a human-services nonprofit in Lakewood that helps people in poverty: In December of last year its executive director resigned. And in June, …
Muse

Uber driver arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested an Uber driver Nov. 11 for a suspected kidnapping incident involving a teenaged girl in Golden. Ahmed Muse, 30, faces second-degree kidnapping, false …
Marlo Quade, left, and Jason Quade of Brick and Main Real Estate brokerage in Golden pet Sugar, an adoptable rabbit, being held by Miranda Kurtz, Foothills Animal Shelter’s humane educator and safety net coordinator.

Reptiles, rodents and rabbits sometimes need shelter, too

A red-eared slider turtle is not native to Colorado. But sometimes it ends up here through the pet trade. People buy these aquatic turtles at a pet store when they're small and young. But as the …
Dahlkemper

Jeffco goes deep blue

All contested Jefferson County elected positions on the ballot this year have gone the way of the Democrats, as of Nov. 9. While candidates note that getting the job done in many of the county …

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 …
Education
Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to …

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left …
Students at Vivian Elementary in 2016 work on learning how to use sign language to perform “A Whole New World” from the Disney animated musical, “Aladdin.”

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all …
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signs an agreement on Oct. 22 that enters the Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) into a long-term partnership. The partnership includes bringing 150 USGS scientists and their minerals research labs to Mines, where they can work alongside students and faculty.

USGS comes to Mines in new partnership

Faculty and students at the Colorado School of Mines will now have more opportunities to work alongside career scientists, thanks to a long-term partnership between Mines and the U.S. Geological …

Gradates from the Jefferson County Family Leadership Training Institute.

CSU Extension gives aspiring civic leaders free classes

Antoinette Martinez-Urioste had wanted to pursue community leadership for years. Unfortunately for her, she never knew where to start, or exactly what she wanted to do to impact the community. The …
Business

Oil and gas well application filed for near Rocky Flats

An oil and gas company is asking for state permits to drill near a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, but it’s unclear whether any of the wells would extend under the site. Highlands Natural …
The outside of Localhost Arena. While still under construction, the arena is set to open toward the end of the month, or the beginning of December.

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional …
The Amazon 4-Star store is made up of products with at least four-star ratings. Some products are curated specifically to products that trend well online in the area.

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone …
Lakewood’s White Fence Farm has been a landmark in the city for the past 40 years.

White Fence Farm prepares to close at the end of the year

Multiple reports say White Fence Farm, which has been a staple in the Lakewood community for decades, is set to close its doors Dec. 30. Restaurant owner Craig Caldwell said in a statement that White …

Land near Dinosaur Ridge again on topic for county commissioners

Development of an area near Dinosaur Ridge moves forward. The Jefferson County commissioners approved a rezone request that will allow additional commercial uses to a parcel of land where medium …
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