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D’Evelyn club making a big difference

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s an old saying that puts in perspective how enormous some tasks can be. And reminds you how much perseverance it can take to do something really …
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'Tell stories that matter:' Colorado Community Media sold to journalism partnership
Colorado Community Media, the company that produces two dozen newspapers around the Denver-area suburbs and two shoppers, has been acquired by a local and national …

Green Mountain water district wins court ruling

The Green Mountain Water and Sanitation District has won a summary judgement dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a neighboring municipal district and area developers. Jefferson County District Court …

Columbine volleyball overcomes obstacles to capture Region 4 title

LITTLETON — Columbine sisters Abi and Rita Nua intensely eyed the ball on what would be the final point during the nearly 7-hour marathon of volleyball action May 1. The bump over the net by Denver …

Jeffco cities saw 2020 crime numbers rise

Lakewood saw an increase in violent crime last year, with numbers climbing from 911 in 2019, to 950 in 2020, according to a state crime tracking website funded by the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention …

Cideries squeeze into craft beverage scene

Imagine it’s a hot Colorado day and adults are looking for alcoholic beverages to help beat the heat. Many seek out beer, seltzers and cocktails. But, for Sam Al-Jassim and many others, the answer …

Jeffco teens speak up for themselves on heady topics

Teen drinking and partying was front and center at the April 22 Jefferson County Communities That Care Youth Voices event. For the past four-and-half-months, 35 high school and college students have …

School news
Hannah Mauro poses with fellow pre-K teachers demanding union membership in Jeffco.

Jeffco teachers rally for equity, new contract

Cars honked, signs waved and a large banner was draped above a westbound stretch of I-70 as a boisterous group of Jeffco teachers and support staff rallied outside of the Jeffco Public Schools’ …
Thomas Evon, from Lakewood, is one of eight graduating seniors selected for the Alumni Award of Excellence from Western University this month.

Evon named as a top graduate at Western Colorado University

A Lakewood man has been named as Western Colorado University’s extraordinary graduates of 2021. Thomas Evon is one of eight graduating seniors selected for the Alumni Award of Excellence. The award …
Fujii

New leader coming to community college

Dr. Stephanie Fujii wasn’t always sure college was right for her. But when she takes the helm of Arapahoe Community College as its new president on July 12, she says it’s exactly where she wants …

Jeffco schools struggle to stay open due to rising COVID counts

With the finish line so clearly in sight, Jeffco Public Schools officials are arguing for schools be able to finish the year, even if it means tolerating certain levels of COVID-19 spread. The last …
Construction underway earlier this year at the new Warren Tech South campus in south Jeffco. The project, expected to help serve students from across the district, is one of several funded through the 2018 bond.

Jeffco’s CIP: Who is calling the shots?

Jeffco Schools’ Capital Improvement Program, on-track to cost more than three quarters of a billion dollars, has a relatively small number of people making the lion’s share of critical …
General news

Life without parole for Chalet Motel killer

Jarvis Rondale Gates, 39, was sentenced May 6, to life in prison plus 17-and-a-half years for the October 2019 murder of 32-year-old Rotasha Pryor-Thomas in Lakewood. Pryor-Thomas was found dead in a …

New marijuana taxes debated in Lakewood

Lakewood currently taxes retail marijuana at a lower rate than most surrounding cities. But that may be about to change. In the May 6 Lakewood City Council meeting, Erin Nordmann, Lakewood’s …

Hope House donates car to teen mom for Mother’s Day

For the fifth consecutive year, Arvada-based nonprofit Hope House partnered with Lake Arbor Auto and Hands of the Carpenter to donate a used car to a local teen mom in need. On April 29, Mackenzie …
From left, Rep. Kerry Tipper and her daughter, Senators Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen and The Action Center’s Carolyn Alexander.

Diaper donations for a good cause

Families struggling to keep enough diapers on hand to make sure their infants and toddlers stay dry and healthy just got closer to getting a bit of help from the state. SB21-027 Emergency Supplies …

Bandimeres seeking zoning beyond raceway uses

The owners of Bandimere Speedway are looking to rezone the property to a more permissive zoning that would allow them to build, say, a grocery store, restaurants or even houses on the site. However, …
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