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Be in the know to go in snow

While watching the snowfall can be relaxing and playing in it can be a lot of fun, driving in Colorado's snowstorms can be less than desirable. “We know it's going to happen,” said Andrew Hogle, …
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Holiday gift shop helps families in need at holidays

Parents and guardians facing hardship can get toys for their children for free at the Action Center’s holiday gift shop. The gift shop will be open from Monday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 14, from …

E-470 ExpressToll customers continue to save

An ExpressToll rate freeze implemented Jan. 1, 2018, will keep 2017 toll rates in place for ExpressToll drivers on E-470 through 2020 after a unanimous vote by the E-470 board of directors. According …
The Astor House exterior as it is today.

Astor House discussion still on hold

Golden City Council discussed the future of the Astor House on Nov. 14, but decided to put the conversation about next steps on hold once again. “This is just going to take some time,” said …
Outdoor Lab Foundation board member Bryan Head adds grains to Colorado Plus Brew’s custom beer that will benefit the Outdoor Lab Foundation on Colorado Gives Day.

Colorado Brew Plus and Outdoor Lab partner for Colorado Gives Day

Jefferson County is a generous community. “And when you live in Jefferson County,” said Paige Brophy, executive director of the Outdoor Lab Foundation, “you want to give back in any way you …

Ken Balleweg, a geological engineer who owns a home in Golden and Beulah, enjoys a Beulah Red Ale on Nov. 14 at Holidaily Brewing Company. Balleweg spoke with Holidaily guests about Beulah marble and its significance to the Colorado Capitol Building in downtown Denver.

Holidaily pays homage to Colorado history

In the 1890s when the Colorado State Capitol Building was built in downtown Denver, the then-legislature mandated that all the materials come from Colorado, said Ken Balleweg, a geological engineer. …
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Jefferson County school district data highlights need for longer lunch times

A Nov. 13 presentation to the Board of Education from leaders with the district’s Food & Nutrition Services sparked some board members to call for a change in how much time students have to eat …
Students at Foster Elementary practice their reading and speaking skills through the Dual Language program, in which roughly 80% of students are enrolled, to promote both English and Spanish fluency.

Foster to become district’s first dual language option school

Next school year will mark the establishment of Jeffco’s first Dual Language Option School, with Arvada’s Foster Elementary transforming into Foster Dual Language PK-8 School. That decision was …
Bus driver Donna Guerrero, who has driven with the district for three years, stands among the buses at the district’s central bus terminal on Quail Street. Guerrero has increased her overtime hours as a result of the bus driver shortage. “It is stressful, but we help each other out,” she said of the other drivers.
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With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events …
Candidates Stephanie Schooley, right, and Joan Chávez-Lee, second from left, who ran as a slate, mingle with friends during a watch party at Schooley's house.

Schooley wins District 3, but running mate loses to Miller

When first results came in at 7:08 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 5, Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was shown to be leading over Rob Applegate, while Susan Miller led over …

Green Mountain High School’s Geometry in Construction program sat in the school’s parking lot while under construction.

Green Mountain’s Geometry in Construction program expands

Traditional math classes in high school typically involve students working on math problems revolving around hypothetical scenarios but when Green Mountain High School’s Scott Burke arrived on the …
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Aimee and Dean Valdez stand in the entryway of their new restaurant, Bella Colibri. The name in Italian means beautiful hummingbird. The hummingbird in the entryway was painted by Golden artist Alyssa Graves.

Traditional Italian with a Colorado flair

One of Dean Valdez’s childhood memories is the aroma that came from his grandfather’s cooking. The smells of a pot of savory red sauce and meatballs simmering on the stove after coming home after …
Newton, left, and Melvin Rockley. The music center has been part of the Lakewood community since 1946.

After 70 plus years, Rockley Music Center to say goodbye to Lakewood

During the Rockley family's 70 plus years of operating the Rockley Music Center on West Colfax, adapting to the needs of the community has been vital. When Melvin and Mildred Rockley opened the …

Office developments headed to Downtown Westminster

Developers will bring two office projects, totaling 650,000 square feet of space, to Downtown Westminster, the city announced. The city is partnering with developers Schnitzer West, to develop the …

Contractors cited for not following lead-safe requirements

Some Denver-area contractors have been found in violation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. According to a news release, the rule …

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
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