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Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple …
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CDOT campaign works to curb marijuana-impaired driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching the second phase of its marijuana traffic safety campaign, The Cannabis Conversation. Introduced in 2018, The Cannabis Conversation is an …

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 …
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 Open Space is considering a land exchange proposal for the former Heritage Square site. The proposal came from a mining company that is the current owner of the Heritage Square property. In brief, the proposal entails Open Space swapping a portion of Matthews/Winters Park that is not currently open for public use to Martin Marietta to expand the life of the Specification Aggregate (Spec-Agg) quarry. Open Space would get 83.7 acres from Martin Marietta — the former Heritage Square site and the Bachman property.

Open Space considers land exchange for Heritage Square property

The news that Jefferson County Open Space is considering a proposal for a land swap from Martin Marietta Materials, concerning Heritage Square, has gotten people curious about what may become of the …
Education

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 …

Jeffco schools tests 2-hour snow delay

Following a particularly snowy and cold winter, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass is moving forward with implementing a two-hour delay schedule for inclement weather days. Up until …
Bill Gold, center, the eighth-grade social studies teacher at Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge, and four of his students — from left, Brittney Guerrero, Angelina Kyle-Lopez, Esai Valdez and Jimmy Young — hold American flags and their personal, pocket-sized books of the U.S. Constitution. The books were recently provided to 250 eighth-graders courtesy of the Wheat Ridge Optimist Club.

Handing out the Constitution to the next generation

The Wheat Ridge Optimist Club realizes that although most youths today rely on technology devices for research and other academic needs, there’s still value in having a book in hand. That’s why …
Sandy Austin, of B.I.O.N.I.C., presents at the Innovators Society 2.0 Pitch Showdown in June.

B.I.O.N.I.C. Team wins Innovators Society grand prize

After four student suicides in the 2001-02 school year at Green Mountain High School, GHS counselor Sandy Austin created the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team so caring students could connect with people who might …

Many protesters believe that the proposed sex education bill is immoral and should not be taught in schools.

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of …
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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