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Denver protest over George Floyd's death leads to confrontation

A demonstration in downtown Denver late Thursday over a death of a black man at the hands of police in Minneapolis evolved into a melee, with gunshots, police tear gas, blocked traffic and …
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Danny Dietz Sr. sits beside his son's grave at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Dietz Jr., a Navy SEAL, was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

'Every day is Memorial Day for me'

On a mountainside in Afghanistan in 2005, Heritage High School graduate and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz gave his life for his country.Nearly 15 years later, his father, Danny Dietz Sr., spent Memorial Day …
Colorado School of Mines freshman holds up a prototype of his P Vent ventilator.

Mines student working on low-cost ventilator

A Colorado School of Mines student is developing a low-cost ventilator that could be used in health care facilities around the world where traditional ventilators are too costly and cumbersome or …
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Jefferson County Class of 2020: Together, apart

A lesson that I will take away from all of this is to live in the moment and never take things for granted. Thank you for recognizing the Seniors and the graduating Class of 2020. - Charlotte Favre, …

Council agrees to use fire station as collateral for Coors loans

The Golden city council has passed an ordinance allowing the city to modify its agreement with the bank that holds the loans for the Coors office building property it purchased last year so that the …

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Mines professors building app to predict likelihood of catching COVID-19

Colorado School of Mines professors have received two National Science Foundation grants for projects related to COVID-19, including one effort to produce a mobile app that could be used to predict …
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School may be mostly remote next year in Jeffco

Next year in Jeffco Public Schools, “we want to create the opportunity for our students to be in our schools,” said Kristopher Schuh, deputy superintendent, during a May 13 board of education …
Dan Fahrney, a firefighter for West Metro Fire, plays the bagpipes. The fire department participated in the parade along with graduates, families and Applewood Grove residents.

Applewood neighborhood honors high school grads in parade

Before the pandemic, John Schreiner had thought a good portion of his spring would be spent on a baseball field in a Wheat Ridge Farmers uniform. He had looked forward to going to prom, spending the …
The senior experiential class for Bear Creek, taught by Steve Porentas, looks quite a bit different this year. Gone are the nature trips and in-class discussions, in favor of online chats.

A change of plans at Bear Creek thanks to virus

A room normally filled with high school seniors, now ghostly empty, displays a whiteboard marked: “2020, the year of COVID-19.” After eight years of leading the Senior Field Studies program at …
Fairmount Elementary students Ian Boeckman, Evan Warren and Edward Sum with the robot they have been working on and a practice field on which the robots interact with different components.

Robotics tournament canceled, but Jeffco kids ready for next year

Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, students at 16 local elementary and middle schools have been competing their way toward a final robotics tournament, held by the Jefferson County school …

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did …
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An employee at Sierra restaurant in Lone Tree.

Colorado restaurants can open limited dine-in service May 27

A long-awaited step in Colorado's relaxation of social distancing requirements arrived Monday, May 25, when Gov. Jared Polis announced that restaurants will be able to open for limited in-person …
Shoppers inside the reopened Alter'd State store at Park Meadows mall on May 24, 2020.

Grand reopening: Park Meadows welcomes shoppers back inside (VIDEO)

Metro Denver's largest indoor shopping mall reopened for business under rules designed to protect customers' health, including mandatory mask use.
General Manager Matt Niemann at the Golden Plum Creek Garden Market.

Garden centers open up during this COVID-19 spring

Springtime means it is gardening season, and especially with extra time at home for most folks, it seems an especially good time for it.   Plum Creek Garden Market opened up for limited …
Golden Rotary Club member Tom Hughes presents Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice President and CEO Charley Shimanski with the club’s Ethics in Business award while Golden Rotary Club member Paul Haseman, far left, and Allen Gregory, the club’s president, look on.

PG Environmental, Mount Evans Hospice receive business ethics award

The Golden Rotary Club typically hands out its annual Ethics in Business awards at what the club’s president Allen Gregory describes as “a big blowout luncheon” each May, attended by 300 …

The team at Battelle’s N95 decontamination site in the Adams County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall prepares to take two boxes of used N95 masks into their decontamination chamber. The masks will be put on a shelf in the chamber, which is filled with hydrogen peroxide vapor to kill any germs or virus. After four hours of treatment, the masks will be returned to the hospital that sent them in.

Reuse program aims to meet demand for N95 masks

As it turns out, smeared makeup and lip balm might be the only things standing in the way of a 20-fold increase in the country’s supply of N95 masks. Bartosz Koszowski is the site manager at the …
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