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Local hospitals strive for changes in approach to opioid use

In June 2017 the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) quietly launched the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, a six-month program aimed at reducing the amount of opioids hospitals prescribe to patients. …
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Call not to name mass killers gaining traction

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face …
business

Hoping to bowl over the neighborhood - Teriyaki Madness opens in Applewood

A new fast-casual eating establishment, focused on Asian fusion bowls, is opening today in Wheat Ridge.Teriyaki Madness, the second in the state, opens today, March 20, at 11 a.m., at 3500 Youngfield …
Eric Gupta, Karla Zahtre, Jason Bailey and Brett Zahtre pose inside Old 121 Brewhouse in Lakewood.

Here’s what’s new at Old 121

What was once home to Caution Brewing for seven years before it closed last June will soon be home to another new brewery. Jason Bailey, Brett and Karla Zahtre and Eric Gupta will open the Old 121 …
Kristi Pollard, president and CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC), smiles during the inaugural State of the County address on March 13. The Jeffco EDC put on the event so community members could learn about the work being done in the elected offices, as well as highlight some of 2018’s accomplishments.

State of the County highlights successes and community challenges

Jefferson County is an engaged community. About 330 attendees braved blizzard conditions to attend the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation’s (Jeffco EDC) inaugural State of the County …

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The …
Education

It’s test time again for Jeffco students

This month students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is …
First-grade students at Fremont Elementary in Arvada use touch-screen Chromebooks. The devices were bought with a 2019 innovation grant with a goal to bridge the technology gap between kindergarten and second grade.

Jeffco schools funds second round of innovations

First grade students at Fremont Elementary in Arvada are now incorporating learning on touch-screen Chromebooks into their daily routine. The initiative bridges the gap of technology between the …
Glass

Jeffco BOE extends superintendent contract by 5 years

Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass now holds a contract for the position until June 2025. The Jeffco Board of Education voted unanimously March 7 to extend Glass’ contract by five …
Ben Smith, left, and Luca Snowhawk, both fourth-graders at Compass Montessori-Golden Campus, work together on a worksheet that allowed the students to plan out meals that contain phytonutrients during the March 5 FOOD MATTERS workshop.

Compass Montessori students learn to ‘eat a rainbow’

Eat a rainbow, Heather Aardema said to about 110 of Compass Montessori-Golden Campus’ first-through-sixth graders. Aardema was not talking about the Skittles advertising slogan. She was talking …

Jeffco teachers and district reach agreement

Teachers and support staff will receive extra earnings from the passing of the mill levy override, which came with a commitment of $15 million to go toward compensation. At the end of February, the …
Business

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. …

Arvada’s Inglee named beef council director

Colorado native Todd Inglee has been named executive director of the Colorado Beef Council, according to a news release from the organization. Inglee served as the council’s interim executive …

Contributing to the vitality of Golden

The Golden Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards ceremony on Feb. 27 at the Table Mountain Inn in downtown Golden. The ceremony also included a $6,000 donation to St. Jude’s Children’s …
Noah Heaney, co-owner of Miners Saloon in Golden, pours a Batch 19 on March 1. The beer, recently re-released by AC Golden Brewing Company, is a pre-prohibition style lager.

Batch 19 provides history in a beer glass

Adolph Coors is likely smiling down at Colorado beer drinkers as they sip on his Batch 19 brew. It makes brewers “feel good seeing people enjoy something they created,” said David Coors, …

Foothills Animal Shelter’s veterinarians prepare for a surgery on Feb. 28 in the shelter’s surgical suite. Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden is one of eight Denver-area animal shelters participating in the Connect for Care program facilitated by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.

Getting the lifelong health care pets deserve

There's one common goal shared among veterinarians, animal shelters and pet adopters. It is to “see the pets healthy and thriving,” said Katherine Kethcart, the communications and content manager …
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