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Determining the future of Astor House underway

With its more than 150 years of history in Golden, the Astor House's story has been one of change. Now, with proposals ranging from selling it to turning it into a community gathering place, the city …
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Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan addresses the couple hundred attendees of the 2018 Jeffco International Women’s Day. This year, the event takes place from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. March 8 at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon St., in Lakewood.

A day to acknowledge wonderful women

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo believes women can do anything they want. “Whether it is staying home and raising your children or being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is …

Jefferson County milestones for Feb. 21

John Bishop, of Arvada, was named to the fall 2018 president’s list at Bob Jones University. Bishop is a junior majoring in premed/predent. Samantha Black, of Arvada, was named to the fall 2018 …
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Kevin Horky named VP of business development at Boulder iQ

Boulder iQ has named Kevin Horky of Arvada vice president of business development. Horky brings extensive experience in the medical device field to Boulder iQ. The company is an expert contract …

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. …

David Kueter, Wheat Ridge's newest member of city council, with his wife Dawn Kral-Kueter.

Meet newest member of city council, David Kueter

Not many people go from thinking about getting into politics to finding themselves on the city council dais without an election, but that's the story of David Kueter, Wheat Ridge's new District 1 …
Education

Hiring in Jeffco schools

Jeffco Public Schools is in the process amping up its recruiting and hiring efforts for the 2019-20 school year. With 5A funds, the district plans to hire 39 social emotions learning specialists; …

State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get …

Increasing mental health support in schools stirs debate

With the addition of mill levy dollars Jeffco Public Schools will receive the district will be increasing mental health supports for students. However, the way in which the district has designated …
The Vex IQ Robotics tournament drew 30 teams from seven schools.

Robotics competition builds engineering skills

Kullerstrand Elementary School in Wheat Ridge was bustling Saturday, Feb. 9 with students third- though eighth-grade preparing their robots to take the playing field. The Vex IQ Robotics tournament …

Dr. Peter Langman discusses what potential school shooters write in assignments at a symposium on digital threats Feb. 5 at the Adams 12 Conference Center in Thornton.

Stereotypes bad predictors of school violence, experts say

When it comes to preventing the next Columbine High School shooting, two school security experts urged educators to look at what their students say and where they say it. “A lot of these kids are …
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Idaly, 15, left, and Hilary Wilcher, a mother-and-daughter team, are passionate about helping adults, and especially youth, with mental health issues. Hilary Wilcher’s Loco Caballo offers horse experience programs that focus on energy work with horses to help push out a person’s self-doubt.

Removing self-doubt through horses

Horses can help us as humans be balanced. “Horses provide confidence within,” said Hilary Wilcher, founder of Loco Caballo, “and it filters out from there.” Loco Caballo offers horse …

Golden to offer up its heart and soul

The month of February is an odd time of the year. It comes well past the joy of the holiday season, and is much too early to start getting excited for spring. February is when the winter blahs can …
Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …
J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, speaks at the Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 18.

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public …

Items of White Fence Farm to be auctioned off

When White Fence Farm closed its doors for the final time on Dec. 30, it left behind more than a legacy of serving up its famous fried chicken. Pieces of White Fence Farm need to go, and soon, …
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