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Complete Streets makeover begins on North Washington Avenue

North Washington Avenue is receiving a Complete Streets makeover. By the end of construction, the corridor will be safer and cater to all users — pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit …

Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina

Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. …

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 …

Run for fun to support Golden schools

From tending water stations to emptying recycle bins, about 100 volunteers dedicate their time to make sure runners in the Golden Gallop have a great experience on race day. “The thing to remember …

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 …
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

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 …

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 …

Arvada woman fights global crisis

During a trip to the Nepalese city of Thamel in 2015, then 17-year-old Ashlee Nawrocki’s eyes were opened to the horrors of human trafficking when she met an 8-year-old victim on the streets of the …

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 …
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