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Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away …
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan speaks at a news conference on COVID-19 on March 3.

Colorado lowers limit on gatherings to 10 people, down from 25 in many counties

Roughly a month after raising the limit for personal gatherings in some metro Denver counties to 25 people, Colorado has cut that number back down to 10 for the vast majority of counties in the …

Jefferson County sees need for more data as COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Jeffco officials asked for more specific data from Jeffco Public Health about where and among whom COVID-19 is spreading in Jeffco during a meeting held to discuss how the county should address a …
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New Warren Tech campus groundbreaking

Warren Tech, Jeffco Public Schools’ designated Career and Technical Education (CTE) school, officially broke ground on its third campus on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Warren Tech …
West Metro firefighters on the scene of the Cameron Peak fire in late August.

Forest Service announces closure of all national forest land in Jeffco, five other counties

The US Forest Service is closing all national forest land in Jeffco and four other Front Range counties in response to the unprecedented and historic fire conditions, the agency announced in a press …

The COVID-19 Essentials chain recognizes that mask-wearing is more than a temporary inconvenience — it may become the norm well into 2021, or longer.

Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store …
Education
Reading Specialist Monica Mendez sits beside new teaching materials she’s been able to purchase for her Molholm Elementary classroom, using funds raised through an online program called Donors Choose.

Molholm teacher lands funding for projects large and small

Between COVID-19, a cratering economy and another rough start for the Broncos, it can be difficult to find a lot of things to be thankful for these days. But for Monica Mendez it’s not difficult at …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released …

Thousands of Denver metro students out of school at top of fall semester

Across south Denver metro school districts, thousands were told to quarantine or were otherwise moved to online class in broad dismissals of students following confirmed COVID-19 cases. Nearly half …
A screenshot of Jeffco Schools new COVID-19 case tracking dashboard, available on the district website.

Jeffco Schools facing trickle of COVID-19 cases

After the first four weeks of in-person learning across Jeffco Public Schools, 51 schools of the district's 155 schools have had at least one confirmed COVID-19 case among either a student or …

Preschool students in Jeffco Public Schools began in-person learning on a snowy Sept. 8 day.

Jeffco Public Schools preschool students start in-person learning

For the first time since the pandemic started, Jeffco Public Schools preschools had a familiar site walk through its doors — children. Preschool students throughout the school district started …
Business
Coors VP of Golden Valley Operations John Stonebreaker, Pete Coors and Peter Coors pull up dirt at the groundbreaking for Coors' new plant expansion on Oct. 6.

Coors announces significant upgrade at Golden plant

Golden's Coors Brewing plant is about to get a major upgrade. On Oct. 6, Coors held a groundbreaking event in front of the plant where Peter J. Coors, the son of Molson Coors vice chairman Pete …
Samantha Schultz, right, with a guide on a tourism board trip in St. Lucia. The collapse of tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted Schultz’s business.

Some Jefferson County home-based business denied COVID-19 grant assistance

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its seventh month, it’s no secret that all sorts of businesses are struggling. But while many of those struggles are easy to see in the loss of a favorite restaurant …
Gaby Berben stands outside her restaurant, Gaby's German Eatery, at 245 South Harlan Street in Lakewood.

Winter is coming for struggling Jeffco restaurants

For nearly 15 years, Virgilio Urbano has served up some of the most acclaimed and popular pizzas in Jefferson County, first from a small storefront in Lakewood and later a much larger restaurant in …
Construction is underway at Golden Mill feed & drink.

Golden Mill food hall hoping to open early next year

From 1865 to 2018, the Golden Mill at 1012 Ford Street was a hub of activity in Golden. Come early 2021, it will be once again. That’s when Golden Mill feed & drink, the long-awaited food hall …

The sign above an In-N-Out Burger location in San Francisco.

Lone Tree In-N-Out on track to open this year

Officials of In-N-Out Burger say the company remains on track to open its first three Colorado restaurants by the end of the year, including its Lone Tree location near County Line Road and Yosemite …
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