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Making a case for a different way to vote

Frank Atwood wants to change the way America votes. Atwood, 70, is the chairman of the Approval Voting Party. The group passed the threshold of 1,000 members in the state at the beginning of October, …
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A homeless man and woman sit on a bench along Colfax Avenue in Lakewood during a January evening.

Severe weather shelters open in Jefferson County

Starting this month, Jefferson County's Severe Weather Shelter Network opened its doors with plans to continue hosting the homeless throughout the winter. Formed in 2013, the network is a nonprofit …
The new Colorado Fire Commission meets for the first time on Oct. 9 in Glenwood Springs. The commission consists of 32 appointed members ranging from first responders to county-and-municipality representatives who are all dedicated to coming up with innovative solutions to fire issues that affect the state as a whole.

New statewide panel tackles wildfire issues

The new Colorado Fire Commission is a “roll-up-your-sleeves” type of group. “It's clear to me this is a group focused on getting work done on behalf of Colorado,” said Jefferson County …

Rachel Hultin, Candidate for Wheat Ridge City Council District 2

Profession: Community engagement specialist, former Realtor City: Wheat Ridge District 2 Contact: www.WheatRidgeProud.org and wheatridgeproud@gmail.com Why are you seeking this office? The desire to …
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David Kueter, Candidate for Wheat Ridge City Council District 1

Profession: Attorney City: Wheat Ridge District I Contact: www.dlk4d1.com/ and dlkueter@gmail.com Why are you seeking this office? It has been a pleasure and a privilege to represent District I on …

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Judy Hutchinson

Profession: Registered Nurse City: Wheat Ridge Contact: votejudyhutchinson@gmail.com Why are you seeking this office? Wheat Ridge needs to be run by citizen voices, not by developers or by special …
Education

Financial gaps widen between school board campaigns

This year’s four school board candidates filed their latest reports of contributions and expenditures Sept. 30, which saw the financial margins between competing campaigns widen as Election Day, …
A group of Golden High School football players walk on foot in the school’s homecoming parade on Oct. 11.

Delightful day to be a Demon

Adorned in maroon and white, the community lined Washington Avenue on Oct. 11 to celebrate Golden High School’s homecoming during the school’s annual parade. The homecoming game took place later …

Maple Grove students will not have Manning enrollment priority

At the Oct. 10 school board meeting, both sides of the ongoing Maple Grove and Manning debate — a question of whether neighborhood elementary school Maple Grove should feed into Manning, an option …
A screenshot of one of the public service annoucement-style videos released by a coalition of Colorado state offices, parents and teens Oct. 8, 2019.

Teen suicide PSAs released by coalition of Colorado state offices, parents, teens

When the impact of a suicide started to take a toll on Jim Janicek's kids, he knew he had to do something. “My kids go to Arapahoe High School,” Janicek told a crowd at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado …

Some of the team members on the InterHouse gather for a photo in front of the house they built, which won the Solar Decathlon AFRICA. Students from Colorado School of Mines partnered with students from two universities in Morocco for the competition.

Colorado School of Mines students and their Moroccan teammates win the Solar Decathlon AFRICA

In the midst of the 18-hour days spent building a house under the hot African sun, Colorado School of Mines students got to partake in a special Moroccan tradition. Twice a day, once in the late …
Business

Job fair this Thursday at Colorado Mills

With the holiday season approaching, Colorado Mills is looking to fill up to 250 full-time and part-time positions. On Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., multiple retailers at the mall will be …
Kaitlyn Bond of the newly established business Mobile Massage by Kaitlyn gives one of many complimentary massages.

Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo

Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media's second annual Women's Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical …
SeaQuest Littleton general manager David Slater surveys a "touch tank" at the interactive aquarium in Southwest Plaza Mall on Oct. 4. Slater, who took over the controversial aquarium a year ago, said he hopes to rebuild SeaQuest's reputation after numerous animal welfare violations.

SeaQuest hopes to turn page after 'mistakes'

Ashleigh Belfiore burst into tears of relief as the judge read the jury's verdict: not guilty of misdemeanor animal cruelty. Belfiore, 28, stood accused of abusing and neglecting a sloth under her …
An RTD light rail train during a drill prior to the opening of the Southeast Rail Extension, which opened three new stations in Lone Tree in May, 2019.

RTD maps future amid declining ridership

The Regional Transportation District has launched an outreach program to put a long-term plan in place for changes in transportation demands in the Denver area. Reimagine RTD is a project aimed …

An Orion spacecraft orbits the moon in an artist's rendering. NASA recently finalized a contract for up to 12 Orion capsules from Lockheed Martin, where Littleton-based engineers have done much of the design and testing on the craft that could return astronauts to the moon in coming years.

Lockheed wins contract for moon spacecraft

The spacecraft that could return astronauts to the moon got one step closer to liftoff in September, as NASA announced it finalized a contract to order up to 12 Orion space capsules from aerospace …
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