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'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
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Traffic on Interstate 25 in Denver on May 19.

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …
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Colorado gets first Latina state historian

Colorado State Historian is a position that has been around for almost 100 years, dating back to 1924. On Aug. 1 — also known as Colorado Day, celebrating the date when the state joined the Union …
A researcher releases a bald eagle with GPS tracking as part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new study on eagle populations in Colorado’s Front Range.

Study focuses on bald eagle boom along the Front Range

It’s no secret that the human population on Colorado’s Front Range is expanding. State officials predict that in the 10-year range from 2019 to 2029, Colorado will grow by more than 800,000 …

Jeffco, Clear Creek and Gilpin to receive millions in opioid settlement

When it comes to the current state of the opioid crisis in Jefferson County, there is both good news and bad, state and county leaders say. First, the bad. Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said the county …

Golden considers adding two positions to help address homelessness

For quite some time, Golden city councilmembers and residents alike have talked about worsening homelessness in the city and the need for its government to better to address it. But now, the time has …
Education

Another avenue for RRCC students to further higher education

Graphic Design and Print Production students at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) now have another way to apply their Associates Degree credits toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree. RRCC and …
New asphalt being installed at Jefferson Jr. Sr. High.

Jeffco Schools’ bond construction continues

Summer break rules for students. But for construction crews working on projects for the District’s Capital Improvement Program, the work goes on despite current triple-digit temperatures. Jefferson …
Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school …

Workers pitch in to load food for distribution to Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

Pitching in to keep Jeffco’s summer learners fed

The countywide effort to feed hungry children and families across Jefferson County is a collaborative effort. That’s the message from Carolyn Alexander, the senior director of operations for The …
Business
Belmar shopping area in Lakewood has been sold to Bridge33 Capital, a Seattle-based real estate firm.

New owners for Belmar: Real estate firm buys embattled mall

Lakewood’s premier mixed-use shopping and dining area has been purchased by Bridge33 Capital, a Seattle-based real estate firm, in partnership with Waterfall Asset Management, for $113 million. The …
Reed Becerra inside Abner’s Garden Center on June 24.

After 64 years, Abner’s Garden Center says goodbye

According to a 2018 Forbes Magazine article, around half of all businesses fail in the first five years. So although the article did not say how many businesses make it over 60 years, it seems safe …
A sign explaining that Mier’s Deli’s owners have retired and closed the restaurant posted on the door of Mier’s Deli.

Mier’s Deli closes after decades-long run

Anyone in Golden over the last several decades in search of a cheap lunch would be happy to have made their way to Mier’s Deli, where half of a pastrami sandwich still went for a five dollar bill. …

Wheat Ridge center announces new tenants

Residents of the Wheat Ridge — Lakewood — Applewood, section of Jeffco, rejoice! Soon, there will be a few new options for non-national chain dining and coffee in your neighborhood — and it’s …

Adele Fulton shows off one of her Lovie Window backpacks.

Golden nine-year-old issued patent for unique backpack invention

When most kids are in third grade, they learning their first multiplication tables and reading their first first chapter books. But last year, Shelton Elementary School student Adele Fulton achieved …
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