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Plastic pollution bill advances through legislature

A new bill that died in the 2020 Colorado legislative session has found more success in the 2021 session, passing a crucial senate vote 20-14 last week. The Management of Plastic Products bill, also … more

Tornado touches down in Firestone; no apparent injuries

FIRESTONE -- A tornado touched down in Firestone late June 7. It caused damage to businesses and property, blew over some power lines and dislodged at least one piece of plywood but didn't cause any … more

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster … more

Crash closes Highway 2 in Commerce City

State Highway 2 remains closed at East 96th Avenue after an early morning four-car crash involving a fuel tanker. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Local media reported the tanker wound up in someone's … more

Colorado lifts COVID capacity restrictions for large indoor crowds

A month and a half after Colorado let its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions expire, the state has also lifted capacity restrictions on large indoor gatherings, a limit that remained after the … more

Shots in before schools out

When the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in kids ages 12-15 just three weeks before the end of the school year in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health was faced with its latest challenge in a … more

Lakewood grad awarded scholarship for mental health awareness

Avery Wilson isn’t trying to change the world — just a really painful part of it. Wilson, a 2021 Lakewood High School graduate, has been working for the past three years to end the stigma around … more

Police department to create new citizen group that will provide feedback, dialogue

As discussions around police brutality, racial inequality and other related issues continue to simmer in Golden at the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, the Golden Police Department says it will … more

Fence forward for Golden's downtown

In March, Gov. Jared Polis visited Golden to sign a bill committing $30 million to programs that will revitalize main street districts across Colorado. Now, Golden is set to receive more money from … more

Murder during vape robbery brings long sentence

Kenneth Gallegos, 19, was sentenced June 2 to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 40 years for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Lloyd Chavez IV during a robbery involving vaping … more

Crash kills 10-year-old; mom arrested

A 27-year-old woman is under arrest after a May 30 rollover crash in Brighton killed her 10-year-old son. Karena Cecil, of Brighton, could face charges of vehicular homicide, careless driving … more

United Power warns of scam calls

United Power is warning its residential and business customers about spam calls demanding payment on past due amounts of electric bills. A press statement said scammers try to impersonate … more

City worker shortage pours cold water on Splash park reopening

After spending over a year mostly cooped up, many Goldenites are chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy the beloved activities they had only limited access to last summer, including the … more

Parents sentenced in fentanyl death of toddler

Rashad Turner, 31, and Denisha Woodsking, 30, have been sentenced in the death of their daughter, two-year-old Jada’Marie Glenn-Turner. Jada’Marie died of fentanyl intoxication at the Crosslands … more

Perlmutter attends Lakewood vaccine event

It’s Tuesday morning, and drivers once again are lined up in an RTD parking garage near Wadsworth and Colfax to receive a COVID vaccination. Among Stride Community Health staffers, EMTs giving … more

West Metro chief named association president

The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs (Metro) Association has named West Metro Fire Chief Don Lombardi as the group’s new President. The association brings together fire chiefs from large metropolitan fire … more

[Photos] Coors office building coming down

The old Coors office building at 311 10th Street is in the process of being torn down by the City of Golden. The site will be part of the larger Heart of Golden civic core development plan. The city … more

Narratives differ as STEM shooting trial opens

The trial of one of two former STEM School Highlands Ranch students accused of attacking the school in 2019, killing one classmate and injuring six others, opened May 27 with the sound of a teacher's … more

Denver student wins Arbor Day poster contests

Selby Dolan, a fifth grader who attends the Creativity Challenge Community (C3) school in Denver’s Cory-Merrill neighborhood, recently won both the Denver Arbor Day Poster Contest and the 2021 … more
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