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Be in the know to go in snow

While watching the snowfall can be relaxing and playing in it can be a lot of fun, driving in Colorado's snowstorms can be less than desirable. “We know it's going to happen,” said Andrew Hogle, …
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Newton, left, and Melvin Rockley. The music center has been part of the Lakewood community since 1946.

After 70 plus years, Rockley Music Center to say goodbye to Lakewood

During the Rockley family's 70 plus years of operating the Rockley Music Center on West Colfax, adapting to the needs of the community has been vital. When Melvin and Mildred Rockley opened the …
During the Arvada Chamber's Mayors Roundtable, fellow mayors listen as Denver Mayor Michael Hancock discusses strategies to connect the homeless with jobs. From left to right: Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker, Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison, Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Arvada Mayor Marc Williams.

Mayors discuss building shelters, avoiding growth caps at annual roundtable

At the annual Mayors Roundtable hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Herb Atchison of Westminster focused his opening remarks on the relationship between metro Denver mayors. His point was …

Cholesterol levels dropping, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say the report, released Nov. 11, suggests a …

In Colorado, 24 high-hazard dams are seen as problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation …

Elie Hymowitz and Felix Desourdy, who are part of Team Haply, do some modifications to increase the output frequency of haptics on their prototype during a competition on Nov. 5 at the West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center in Lakewood.

Responding to emergencies with high-tech

Get in. Get the victim. Get out. All in less than six minutes. The West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center hosted a competition on Nov. 5 during which four teams of developers competed with their …
Education
Bus driver Donna Guerrero, who has driven with the district for three years, stands among the buses at the district’s central bus terminal on Quail Street. Guerrero has increased her overtime hours as a result of the bus driver shortage. “It is stressful, but we help each other out,” she said of the other drivers.
education

With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events …
Candidates Stephanie Schooley, right, and Joan Chávez-Lee, second from left, who ran as a slate, mingle with friends during a watch party at Schooley's house.

Schooley wins District 3, but running mate loses to Miller

When first results came in at 7:08 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 5, Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was shown to be leading over Rob Applegate, while Susan Miller led over …
Green Mountain High School’s Geometry in Construction program sat in the school’s parking lot while under construction.

Green Mountain’s Geometry in Construction program expands

Traditional math classes in high school typically involve students working on math problems revolving around hypothetical scenarios but when Green Mountain High School’s Scott Burke arrived on the …
Candidates Stephanie Schooley, right, and Joan Chávez-Lee, second from left, who ran as a slate, mingle with friends during a watch party at Schooley's house.
election 2019

Schooley and Miller take Jeffco school board races

Election results in at 10:09  a.m. Nov. 8 showed Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was victorious over Rob Applegate, and Susan Miller over Joan Chávez-Lee …

Students in South Jeffco Children’s Theatre perform “Madagascar,” a production funded through the Innovation Acceleration Fund last year.

Applications for $1 million innovation fund now open to students

For two years now the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund has invited school district staff to apply for a portion of a $1 million fund to support creative ideas. And this year, thanks to some …
Business

Office developments headed to Downtown Westminster

Developers will bring two office projects, totaling 650,000 square feet of space, to Downtown Westminster, the city announced. The city is partnering with developers Schnitzer West, to develop the …

Contractors cited for not following lead-safe requirements

Some Denver-area contractors have been found in violation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. According to a news release, the rule …

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
THEN: Greg Hydle takes a selfie of himself and his wife Ashley Cooley in 2016 when she was just starting to show during the pregnancy of their first child, L.J. Hydle, who will be 3 in December.

‘Networked in the baby world of Golden’

According to Autumn Stull, “tiny humans are the best humans.” And through her store, Bumps & Bundles, a maternity and children’s consignment shop in Golden, Stull has gotten to get-to-know …

Denver Water rates to be slightly higher in 2020

Residents will see about a $1 increase in their monthly water bills after the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted rate changes to pay for upgrades and projects to keep Denver Water's system …
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