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CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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A flagger stands at an at-grade crossing in Olde Town Arvada along the RTD G Line back in 2018, while the crossing gate technology was still being scrutinized by regulators.

G Line flaggers removed

After years at their posts, those flaggers at G Line train crossings are finally headed home. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) obtained initial approval from the Federal Railroad …

Federal land agency poised to move to western Colorado

Some Westerners have long complained the U.S. government is an absentee landlord, managing vast tracts of public lands in their states from the nation's capital instead of closer to the properties …

Jeffco commissioners urge residents to provide input on possible TABOR ballot question

Jefferson County is looking at the excess revenue from the limits set by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) as a possible solution to its financial challenges. “This is something I want …
On March 21, Golden city council members, city staff and the Astor House’s review committee discussed the strengths and concerns of each of the five proposals for the future of the historic Astor House. Proposers now have about two months to submit any revisions to their proposal.

Golden City Council meeting of July 11: Lodging tax and Astor House

Potential lodging tax ballot question July 11 outcome: Golden City Council decided to continue discussing the idea of a lodging tax, but will be holding off for at least another year before putting …

Businesses warned about misleading filing solicitations

Small business owners are being warned about potentially misleading notices requesting an extra fee for a third party to file business documents. According to a news release, the Colorado Secretary …
Education

District considers weekly late start or early release for all schools

After a March survey and June school board meeting, Jeffco Public Schools is considering its next steps for a plan that could set a weekly late start or early release for all of its schools. The …

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that …
District glazier John Miller installs Laminated Security Glass, known for being difficult to break through, in the front doors at Arvada’s Lawrence Elementary School.

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with …
Jefferson County Schools currently ranks fourth among comparable districts in bandwidth per student with an average of .13 Mbps per second. The State Educational Technology Directors Association recommends schools support .25 Mbps per student, and the district aims to support 1 Mbps per student by the end of the project.

With 5A money, district accelerates digital learning plan

From conducting virtual dissections to putting together podcasts, students at Arvada West High School find themselves on their devices “in every single subject for every grade,” said librarian …

Adopting budget and pay raises, board calls for changes in negotiation process

Thursday’s school board meeting found some board members feeling somewhat “backed into a corner,” in the words of board member Brad Rupert, as the board adopted the district budget for …
Business

Denver Water proposes removal of lead pipes

Denver Water is looking to tackle lead in consumer drinking water head-on — by removing all the lead pipes in its system. On July 1, the utility organization announced a new three-part plan to …
RTD General Manager and CEO Dave Genova announces the opening day for the G Line April 1 at RTD headquarters in Denver.

RTD celebrates 50 years with party at Union Station

RTD has been moving people for 50 years. To celebrate, the Regional Transportation District will host a 50th anniversary party from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 at Union Station Plaza, 17th …

Columbine graduate works to help rename highway for slain teacher

A member of the Columbine High School class of 2000 plans to donate money from the sale of his artwork to help rename part of C-470 in honor of Dave Sanders, the teacher who was killed at the school …
Sam Bailey, economic development vice president for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, listens as former Denver mayoral candidate Lisa Calderon makes a point June 13 at the at Anythink Library’s Wright Farms Branch Better Arguments workshop. The two sat on a panel discussing impacts from Denver’s tech boom.

Effort seeks civic discourse, civility among different views

When Coloradans hear news reports that Amazon or any national tech giant is coming to to the state, Sam Bailey figures they imagine an invasion. “When you saw something on the news, like Amazon’s …

Home projects suffer from worker shortage

Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. The …
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