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Warren Tech South construction underway

Warren Tech, Jeffco Public Schools’ designated Career and Technical Education (CTE) school, officially broke ground on its third campus on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Warren Tech …
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South Metro fire crews pose next to a Type 3 brush engine, which is designed to fight urban wildland fires.

Snow pauses wildfire growth, officials cautious

Parts of northern Colorado around the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires received up to a foot of snow between Oct. 25 and 26, pausing the growth of the two largest wildfires in state history. …
Michael Miller, the opioids iniatives coordinator at JCPH and Pamela Gould, Jefferson County’s Communities That Care coordinator, distributed “Save A Life” kits at O’Keefe Park in Lakewood on Oct. 25.

New effort to get fentanyl testing strips, Narcan in hands of at-risk youth

Michael Miller knows what it means to overdose. He’s survived three of them after being revived by Narcan all three times. But he’s also known others who weren’t so lucky. “I have lost more …
Lawyer and election law professor, Chris Jackson.

My Name Is... Chris Jackson

About me I’m a lawyer and a partner at Holland and Hart in Denver, specializing in appellate issues. I’ve argued cases in court dozens of times, and have handled work at the US Supreme Court, the …

Man dies following shooting in Golden

A 49-year-old man has been charged with murdering a man outside of Golden on Oct. 24. According to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office press release, deputies responded to report of a gunshot wound …

Republican rep uses transphobic language in robocall attacking Titone

Colorado's statehouse Democrats have published an open letter slamming a robocall sent out to voters in House District 27 that includes transphobic attacks on Representative Brianna Titone, who is …
Education
Reading Specialist Monica Mendez sits beside new teaching materials she’s been able to purchase for her Molholm Elementary classroom, using funds raised through an online program called Donors Choose.

Molholm teacher lands funding for projects large and small

Between COVID-19, a cratering economy and another rough start for the Broncos, it can be difficult to find a lot of things to be thankful for these days. But for Monica Mendez it’s not difficult at …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released …

Thousands of Denver metro students out of school at top of fall semester

Across south Denver metro school districts, thousands were told to quarantine or were otherwise moved to online class in broad dismissals of students following confirmed COVID-19 cases. Nearly half …
A screenshot of Jeffco Schools new COVID-19 case tracking dashboard, available on the district website.

Jeffco Schools facing trickle of COVID-19 cases

After the first four weeks of in-person learning across Jeffco Public Schools, 51 schools of the district's 155 schools have had at least one confirmed COVID-19 case among either a student or …

Preschool students in Jeffco Public Schools began in-person learning on a snowy Sept. 8 day.

Jeffco Public Schools preschool students start in-person learning

For the first time since the pandemic started, Jeffco Public Schools preschools had a familiar site walk through its doors — children. Preschool students throughout the school district started …
Business
The COVID-19 Essentials chain recognizes that mask-wearing is more than a temporary inconvenience — it may become the norm well into 2021, or longer.

Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store …
Guitars hang on a wall at Spaceman Guitars.

Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away …
Coors VP of Golden Valley Operations John Stonebreaker, Pete Coors and Peter Coors pull up dirt at the groundbreaking for Coors' new plant expansion on Oct. 6.

Coors announces significant upgrade at Golden plant

Golden's Coors Brewing plant is about to get a major upgrade. On Oct. 6, Coors held a groundbreaking event in front of the plant where Peter J. Coors, the son of Molson Coors vice chairman Pete …
Samantha Schultz, right, with a guide on a tourism board trip in St. Lucia. The collapse of tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted Schultz’s business.

Some Jefferson County home-based business denied COVID-19 grant assistance

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its seventh month, it’s no secret that all sorts of businesses are struggling. But while many of those struggles are easy to see in the loss of a favorite restaurant …

Gaby Berben stands outside her restaurant, Gaby's German Eatery, at 245 South Harlan Street in Lakewood.

Winter is coming for struggling Jeffco restaurants

For nearly 15 years, Virgilio Urbano has served up some of the most acclaimed and popular pizzas in Jefferson County, first from a small storefront in Lakewood and later a much larger restaurant in …
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