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State board says 'no' to ending Adams 14's contract with consulting firm

DENVER -- The Colorado State Board of Education denied Adams 14 School District's attempt to end its contract with MGT Consulting Jan. 28. The vote was 7-0. "Given the district's recent failure … more

Two top CHSAA officials announce retirements

Two of the top brass at the Colorado High School Activities Association announced their plans to retire at the end of the school year.  Rhonda Blanford-Green was the first African-American female … more

Orchestra plans event for families, children

Most people remember their first concert experience — it usually represents their tastes at the time or the direction their musical palette will grow. So, starting with classical music is a great … more

Jeffco lifts temporary fire restrictions

Effective Jan. 25, 2022, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader rescinded a Nov. 19 temporary Stage 1 fire restriction order for the county. more

‘Personal choices’ behind surge in traffic deaths

Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows 672 people died on Colorado roads in 2021, the state’s most since 2002. That number is expected to exceed 700 once final … more

Westminster police say two missing adults are safe

Westminster police found two adults -- both of whom have dementia -- who had been reported missing. Lee Wiedmaier, 89, turned up west of City Park in Denver Jan. 25.  No other details are … more

Fort Lupton leans toward drawing for marijuana businesses

Fort Lupton City Council may revise its imposed cap on the number of marijuana businesses it will allow in town. Five businesses applied for four available business permits. City Clerk Mari Pena … more

Afternoon Tea in the Queen City

Afternoon Tea was introduced in 1840 by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, to get her through the long period between lunch and dinner, not served in her abode until 8 p.m., according to … more

Children’s Hospital Colorado takes on mental health crisis

In the wake of declaring a state of emergency for pediatric mental health in May 2021, Children’s Hospital Colorado — CHC — continues to invest more resources to better support children, youth … more

All Adams 14 students return to in-person learning

With an eye on the omicron variant of COVID-19 and staffing issues within the district, all Adams 14 School District students and staff returned to in-person learning Jan,. 24. At various times … more

Boys basketball: Prairie View's early schedule seems to be paying off

             Prairie View boys basketball coach Damien Romero loved the ThunderHawks’ early season … more

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru … more

Fort Lupton's Sanders makes the switch from softball manager to football player 

Scott Sanders loves all things baseball. It extended to a stint as manager of the Fort Lupton High School softball team in 2020; in the fall season, it was the closest thing to … more

Conifer is Colorado’s new population center

Colorado’s population has shifted north since 2010, and the east end of Conifer is the state’s new population center. more

Wheat Ridge Howard Johnson’s to become workforce housing after zoning change approval

Council Bill 24-2021, an ordinance approving the rezoning of property located at 12100 West 44th Avenue from Commercial 1 to Mixed-Use Commercial, passed unanimously during the Jan. 10, Wheat Ridge City Council meeting.  more

Fresh Start offers chance to clear active warrants

People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. more

City says Goldens in Golden is a go!

Everyone knows Golden is one of the friendliest towns in the West. more

Need for rent, utilities assistance remains high in Golden

Everyone needs a helping hand now and then. Still, Bethany Thomas said that when it comes to helping community members with rental assistance and utilities, her office sees something more akin to a steady flow. more

Some local entertainment that’s juuust right

Today we are going to talk about buffalos and bears. OK, actually one Buffalo with a capitol “B” and three bears. But before we get to the wildlife, I’m going to take you on another little trip down my memory lane. more

Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. more
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