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Goldenite Codey Carr, 15, visits homes in Golden on Oct. 18 to rally support for Golden’s ballot question 2E, which proposed to lower the voting age to 16 for municipal elections.

Golden votes no to lower voting age

While it's not surprising to adult advocates that Golden's ballot question to lower the voting age didn't pass, the teen advocates feel differently. “I think all of us were so optimistic, and we …

Chuck & Don’s pet supply store opens in Arvada

Chuck & Don’s, a pet-supplies store, has opened a new store in Arvada, marking the company’s 11th location in Colorado. While the store officially opened Oct. 25, the store’s grand opening …
Election 2018

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen …

Oil and gas well application filed for near Rocky Flats

An oil and gas company is asking for state permits to drill near a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, but it’s unclear whether any of the wells would extend under the site. Highlands Natural …

West Metro Fire wins big on ballot issue 7C

Voters appear to have approved a ballot question from the West Metro Fire Protection District Board of Directors to “de-Gallagherize,” 68.45 percent to 31.55 percent as of 7:14 p.m., Nov. …
Education
Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to …

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left …
Students at Vivian Elementary in 2016 work on learning how to use sign language to perform “A Whole New World” from the Disney animated musical, “Aladdin.”

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all …
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signs an agreement on Oct. 22 that enters the Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) into a long-term partnership. The partnership includes bringing 150 USGS scientists and their minerals research labs to Mines, where they can work alongside students and faculty.

USGS comes to Mines in new partnership

Faculty and students at the Colorado School of Mines will now have more opportunities to work alongside career scientists, thanks to a long-term partnership between Mines and the U.S. Geological …

Gradates from the Jefferson County Family Leadership Training Institute.

CSU Extension gives aspiring civic leaders free classes

Antoinette Martinez-Urioste had wanted to pursue community leadership for years. Unfortunately for her, she never knew where to start, or exactly what she wanted to do to impact the community. The …
Business
The outside of Localhost Arena. While still under construction, the arena is set to open toward the end of the month, or the beginning of December.

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional …
Lakewood’s White Fence Farm has been a landmark in the city for the past 40 years.

White Fence Farm prepares to close at the end of the year

Multiple reports say White Fence Farm, which has been a staple in the Lakewood community for decades, is set to close its doors Dec. 30. Restaurant owner Craig Caldwell said in a statement that White …

Land near Dinosaur Ridge again on topic for county commissioners

Development of an area near Dinosaur Ridge moves forward. The Jefferson County commissioners approved a rezone request that will allow additional commercial uses to a parcel of land where medium …
Jon Wild, the lead cardiovascular technician at Lutheran Medical Center, shows off the hospital’s new biplane angiography system. Hospital officials expect the technology to better assist them when they are treating a patient who suffered from a stroke.

Lutheran Medical Center introduces new stroke tool

When doctors at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge are treating a patient who suffered from a stroke, they’ll be armed with a new technology that they expect to increase quality of stroke care. …

Nathan Waterfield of New York, a professional STIHL Timbersports Series athlete, assists Lonnie Ostransky, the store manager for Duluth Trading Company’s newest location in Golden, in sawing a piece of timber during the store’s grand opening on Sept. 13, which was celebrated with a lumberjack show.

Jeffco provides playground, workforce for industry to thrive

Jefferson County is known as the Gateway to the Rockies. This makes it a prime spot for outdoor industry businesses and companies to thrive. “Jefferson County offers the quintessential Colorado …
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