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Desiree Andrews

Lakewood Police make arrests in connection to the shooting of a dog

12 days after Lakewood Police found an adult female pit bull mix dog who had died of apparent gunshot wounds, police have made arrests in connection to the dog's death. The department announced in a …
A resident who declined to give her name for privacy reasons selects a binder. The Action Center hosted its annual school supply distribution event at Stevens Elementary in Wheat Ridge from Aug. 10 to Aug. 15.

Action Center carries on with school supply distribution in Jeffco

At least 4,000 Jefferson County students won't have to worry about how they are getting their school supplies this year, thanks to the Action Center. From Aug. 10 to Aug. 15, the Action Center, a …
Schuh

Jeffco schoolboard appoints interim superintendent

The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education has appointed Kristopher Schuh as the district's interim superintendent. Current superintendent, Jason Glass, will leave his position Sept. 13 to take …

Applewood clean up day approaches

Applewood homeowners have an opportunity to help clean up their properties and neighborhood, this coming Aug. 29. Trash, recycling and yard waste dumpsters will be provided from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at …

Jeffco Public Schools teacher's union in negotiations with district for 1% raise

The Jeffco teachers union, JCEA, is still working to negotiate a salary arrangement as part of its Collective Bargaining Agreement with Jeffco Public Schools. At the union’s recent bargaining …
Education
A member of the Green Mountain High School class of 2020 adjusts his cap before the ceremony.

Green Mountain grads dance into their next chapter

On Wednesday night, Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020 arrived at Jeffco Stadium nearly four years after they started their high school careers to see a rainbow visible to the east of the stadium. It was a fitting way to start an event that had recently come to seem as elusive as a pot of gold.

Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association …
Among concerns expressed by protesters at a rally to reopen Douglas County schools on July 31 was childcare for families with working parents.

Parent protesters urge full reopening of Douglas County schools

Parents rallied in Castle Rock Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year.
Lakewood High sophomore Morgan Fritzler completes classwork from her Arvada home back in March. Under the current Jeffco Public Schools plan, middle and high school students will be back to distance learning at least half the time, for the 2020-2021 school year.

In-person school delayed in Jeffco schools

Jeffco Public Schools’ July 23 announcement that in-person learning would be postponed sparked mixed reactions in the community. The reactions didn’t only differ from family to family — many …

Two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left. On right, a third respirator, an N100-type mask.

Teachers across Colorado to get supply of masks

Colorado will provide hundreds of thousands of medical-grade masks to schools in every district across the state, Gov. Jared Polis has announced. “We will be supplying every teacher in the state …
Business
Avenue Gifts owner Donna Owen inside the shop on Aug. 5. The shop is going out of business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Avenue's End — Downtown Golden mainstay Avenue Gifts closing

Avenue Gifts owner and lifelong Golden resident Donna Owen wasn't planning to retire anytime soon. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, had other ideas. So after 15 years of business, Owen says Avenue …
Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine are interviewed in the lobby of their restaurant.

Owners on demise of a Denver food landmark

Formed on a foundation of friendship and the love of good food, after 38 years, Racines is closing its doors for good. This transition into retirement has been in the works for a while, but wasn’t …
Serasana Littleton has been offering free yoga classes to the community at Shaffer Elementary School. Molly Thorne, owner of Serasana Littleton, said 50 to 70 residents have been attending each class.

Surviving a pandemic as a new business

After working in marketing and sales for nearly 20 years, Molly Thorne grew restless and knew she wanted to do something that made people feel good. She always had a dream in the back of her mind to …

Restaurant, bar owners sue to overturn Colorado's COVID-19 capacity limits

The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state public-health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an …

Jeffco variance in danger as COVID-19 cases rise, JCPH says

As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise sharply in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health's Executive Director is warning the county is in danger of losing a variance that allows larger gatherings …
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