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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Compliant IDs required for travel in late 2020

U.S. residents traveling in late 2020 will need to make sure they have a REAL ID starting Oct. 1. Identification cards and licenses that are compliant will have a star in the corner. Colorado has …
Cheri Jahn.

My Name Is... Cheri Jahn

About me I was born in Sterling, but I moved to Wheat Ridge when I was 13 and decided to stay here. I love planting my garden where I grow flowers and vegetables. I have three grand kids and I love …

Delta Restoration Services raises nearly $3,000

Arvada-based Delta Restoration Services, a nationally recognized and award-winning franchise that provides restoration services to commercial and residential properties, raised nearly $3,000 for All …

Jeffco Treasurer’s office unveils new property tax search site before tax season

The Jefferson County Treasurer’s office hopes the upcoming property tax payment season will be less painful than usual thanks to the improved version of its property tax search website it recently …

Lakewood Police kill armed man at Wheat Ridge motel

One man was shot and killed by Lakewood Police over the weekend at a Wheat Ridge motel. The West Metro SWAT Team, made up of members from the Lakewood Police and Wheat Ridge Police departments, was …
Education
Wheat Ridge High students in the school's UpRISE group, which has spent the school year identifying causes of and solutions for youth tobacco use.

Student leaders ‘making way for change’ in tobacco conversation

On a professional development day in September, Wheat Ridge High School teachers, administrators and staff sat down for a student presentation on how to better connect with students. The tactics …

With suicidal ideation high in Jeffco, groups launch community trainings

Before attending a community QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer Training), former educator Cecelia Lange would never have considered directly asking if an individual was feeling suicidal, she …
At the monthly Jeffco Public Schools Coffee Talk Dec. 4, parents Joan Wagner, left, and Amanda Dodek discuss differences between district neighborhood schools and district charter schools with school board member Brad Rupert.

District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and …
Denver Metro Area students disembark a bus during the first day of school of the 2019-2020 school year.

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and …

'Jeffco Generations' tactics under review before January revision

With the end of the year approaching, the Board of Education conducted its annual discussion around the district's strategic plan, Jeffco Generations, during the annual Colorado Association of School …
Business
The remodeled exterior of the new Ace Hi Tavern.

Remodeled Ace Hi Tavern building aims to maintain, enhance spirit of classic bar

One of Golden’s oldest buildings is starting the new year with a new look — and an additional tenant. Since it first opened inside the historic Opera House Building on Washington Street nearly …

New president named for Colorado Business Roundtable

Colorado Business Roundtable has appointed Debbie Brown as president. Brown will begin leading COBRT in January. “Throughout all my work in Colorado, a common thread is my passion for economic …
West Colfax Legend Award winners Maddie Nichols and Joe Margotte cut a rug during the corridor’s annual luncheon event in 2017.

An ode to Lakewood’s Joe Margotte

40 West Arts District Board Chair and Executive Director for the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District Bill Marino remembers Joe Margotte never being empty handed when Margotte would …

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …

Chris Cannizzaro during the work day at his job in the radiology department of the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. “I love getting to work with patients and make them feel at ease,” he said.

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he …
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