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CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — …
Cool Down Corners can be customized to the classroom, the teacher and grade level. Pictured is a Cool Down Corner in one of the classrooms at Thomson Elementary School in Arvada. As part of its mental health initiative, the Rotary Club of Golden is bringing Cool Down Corners to Shelton Elementary this school year, beginning the project at Welchester during the 2017-18 school year.

A place for cooling down in class

Sometimes we all need to step away and take a moment for a breather to calm our emotions and refocus. This is the idea behind a Cool Down Corner. “The idea resonates with people,” said Golden …
Sen. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, at a rally in support of her Equal Pay For Equal Work Act bill, on April 2.

Effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen fails

An effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, has failed. Lakewood native and Republican Nancy Pallozzi propelled a petition to recall Pettersen over the summer. The …
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Jeffco Sheriff and partner organizations solve 38-year-old cold case

Thanks to advancements in technology in genealogical DNA matching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has solved a cold case that was nearly four decades old. At a press conference on Sept. 10, …

Action Center announces reopening of Lakewood shelter

The past couple of years were testing times for The Action Center. Toward the end of 2017, The Action Center's Executive Director Mag Strittmatter resigned from her position that she held for over 15 …
Education

Back to school also means elections around the corner

With Labor Day behind us, the days are getting shorter which means summer is winding down and fall is just ahead. This also means we are coming up on the scariest time of year. That’s right, folks …

Two new members to be elected to school board

For voters in the Jefferson County School District, Nov. 5 will see them select two representatives to sit on the school board, which is made up of five seats total. The representatives will serve a …

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for …
Some of the Colorado School of Mines students participating in the Solar Decathlon AFRICA this September gather for a group photo earlier this summer. About 20-to-30 Mines students have participated in the project, and six of them are travelling to Morocco for the actual competition, where they will be joined by about 20 of their Moroccan teammates.

Mines students to compete in Solar Decathlon AFRICA

It’s not an African safari, but Colorado School of Mines students are participating in quite an adventure in Morocco this September. A group from Mines is competing in Solar Decathlon AFRICA — an …

Jeffco schools receive 2019 standardized test scores

With the August release of Colorado Measurement of Academic Success scores, or CMAS — a standardized math, English and science test for third through eighth graders, and a science test for 11th …
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Temple Grandin spoke at a Developmental Pathways roundtable on Sept. 9.

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, center, gathers with the attendees of a Sept. 4 roundtable discussion in Wheat Ridge, during which the governor, Sen. Jessie Danielson, D-Jefferson County, and Rep. Monica Duran, D-Wheat Ridge, heard from women business leaders about some of the challenges they face.

Gov. Polis, Sen. Danielson, Rep. Duran talk with local women business leaders

Meagan Moodie, co-chair of the public policy committee for the Colorado Women's Bar Association, believes a woman should not have to choose between being an awesome mom to be an awesome business …

Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopts zero-emission vehicle standards

Coloradans will now have more access to electric vehicles with the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s vote of 8 to 1 approving a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standard for Colorado. “This is …
A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …

Alana Vilela, the general manager of the factory location of Little Man Ice Cream, rolls ice cream in sprinkles. Vilela said the new factory location will feature flavors created by employees.

Denver's frozen factory (Photos)

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Little Man Ice Cream opened its new Denver factory on West Colfax Avenue. The factory, 4411 W. Colfax Ave., has been under construction for the last five years, but …
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