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Colorado to target I-70 express lane scofflaws

Nearly 50,000 motorists, or an average of 2,000 per month, broke the law in 2020 when they drove in the eastbound Interstate 70 express toll lane through Clear Creek County while it was closed and … more

Colorado again loosens school COVID guidance

Citing a continued decline in the recent coronavirus surge, the state public health department updated its school COVID-19 guidance, laying out an option for K-12 schools to start treating the virus more like other infectious diseases in schools. more

Mask mandates lifted around Denver metro area

As Colorado has seen a continued decline in coronavirus spread, several counties have lifted the mask mandates that swept through the Denver metro area for schools and other indoor public places. more

Warren Tech students honor Perseverance Heroes

For the past two years, Warren Tech Graphic Design & Illustration students have been creating a special series of posters called the Perseverance Heroes project.  more

Lakewood Council approves Drug Task Force IGA changes

In 1995, the City of Lakewood entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the cities of Wheat Ridge, Golden, Arvada, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and First Judicial District Attorney’s Office to create the West Metro Drug Task Force (WMDTF). more

Golden selects search firm for new city manager

Golden City Council took its first steps toward landing a new city manager. In a special Feb. 15 meeting, council members discussed hiring a consulting firm to recruit and select a candidate to fill the upcoming March vacancy created by current City Manager Jason Slowinski. more

Golden Police Chief Bill Kilpatrick to retire

Longtime Golden Police Chief Bill Kilpatrick will retire after 32 years of service to the city, including 20 years as chief. more

RMMA noise group votes to up membership dues

Members of the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport Noise Roundtable are on the hunt for a facilitator and a consultant to help explore voluntary arrival and departure procedures that may reduce aircraft noise. They also are on the hunt for money to pay for it. more

State grants Hogback group April hearing

The grassroots organization that flagged the Denver Brick Company’s plan to expand mining operations north of Golden will get a chance to be heard. But not before a little prep work. more

Colorado’s pension system missed out on millions

Colorado’s pension system missed out on millions of dollars in potential investment revenue as a result of lawmakers’ decision last year to park money in a low-interest bank account, according to … more

Employers can’t fire workers for using cannabis if new bill passes

Colorado employers would be prohibited from denying employment to or firing workers because of their off-the-clock cannabis use – either medical or recreational – under a measure introduced last … more

Tired of mowing your lawn? Colorado could pay you $2 a square foot to rip it out

Colorado would expand grass turf buyouts statewide and double existing city rip-and-replace programs in a bill aimed at solving misuse of precious water during the state’s long-term drought. The … more

Colorado program protects those who may wander from home

In 2004, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office began a collaboration of public and private entities to create what would become the Colorado Life Trak program. According to the department's website, … more

Treatment, understanding of Alzheimer's advanced in 2021: 5 things to know

In the second half of 2021, the world of Alzheimer's research saw renewed excitement in a class of experimental Alzheimer's drugs, according to a nonprofit that pushes for the prevention and cure of … more

City lifts temporary fire restrictions

In coordination with the city, Golden Fire Chief Jerry Stricker has lifted the temporary fire restriction order that took effect on Dec. 23, 2021. more

Creating community: Bookstores adapt by focusing on new ways to reach readers

Book clubs are no longer confined to living rooms, and bookstores offer much more than just books with a whole new realm opening up for gatherings centered around reading. more

Council loses appetite for food truck licensing

Food trucks and other mobile food vendors hoping to park and operate adjacent to the Golden City Brewery may have a reprieve, albeit a temporary one. more

Golden collects ’most sales tax ever’

The City of Golden collected the most sales tax ever in 2021, hauling in a hefty $20 million, according to Robin Fleischmann, economic development coordinator for the city. more

Jeffco Eats receives record food donation

Jeffco Eats, a nonprofit on a mission to feed hungry school children and families in Jeffco, received a record-setting donation of 4,856 pounds of food Feb. 10. more

Jefferson Center partners with RTD for mental health and homelessness outreach

The Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH) is partnering with RTD to provide a mental health professional on trains and at stations to help address people in need of care, people who are in crisis and people who are homeless with mental health needs. more
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