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VIDEO: Commerce City police searching for two burglary suspects

COMMERCE CITY -- Police are looking for at least two suspects involved in a series of commercial burglaries and auto thefts over the past several months in the Denver area. Commerce City …

United Power joins Southwest Power Pool

BRIGHTON -- Brighton's United Power became the first distribution utility in the Western Interconnection to join the Southwest Power Pool, according to a press statement. SPP is a regional …
NoCo Ladies for Liberty, which formed this year, brought a group to the state Capitol earlier this year to protest an abortion rights bill.

How the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will affect abortion-access in Colorado

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly five decades of federal abortion protections. The vote was 6-3. Justice Samuel Alito authored the majority …

Commerce City police investigating triple shooting

Three people are in area hospitals after a June 23 shooting. It happened in the 15600 block of East 98th Place. A press release from Commerce City police said victims' conditions were not known. …

Bob Christensen, a Lakewood resident and part-time Jeffco employee, heads to his office from the Bike to Work Day station at the Jeffco Government Center on June 22.

Jeffco residents, staff take stock of cycling safety on Bike to Work Day

With so many cycling enthusiasts in Jeffco, it’s no wonder that Bike to Work Day is always a big hit.
Education

Jeffco Schools' spring 2022 MAP test results good fall-to-spring growth

Student achievement and growth results in reading and math 2018-2022 — with no results for 2020 when students didn’t take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test due to COVID-19 — were discussed June 2 during the final Jeffco Board of Education meeting of the 2021-22 school year.
A team of B.I.O.N.I.C students.

In the aftermath: Communication is key when talking to children about recent mass shootings

Sandy Austin, founder and executive director of B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe it or not, I care), an outreach group dedicated to changing the atmosphere in schools by creating a climate where peers look out for each other, has counseled students through every type of tragedy imaginable.

Arvada West, Lakewood musical theater programs recognized at Bobby G Awards

Jefferson County high schools were honored at the 8th Annual Bobby G Awards, a celebration of Colorado high school musical theater productions organized by the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …

Students are honored during Lakewood High School's 2022 Graduation Ceremony.

Celebrating the 2022 Graduates of Lakewood High School

Lakewood High School's class of 2022 celebrated major accomplishments and new beginnings during an indoor ceremony May 20 in the school's gymnasium.
Business
Davies Chuck Wagon Diner has been sold to Aurora restauranteur, Sam Dehghani.

Iconic Davies Chuck Wagon Diner under new ownership

As classics go, the year 1957 had its share. There was the ’57 Chevy, Elvis Presley released "All Shook Up" and "Jailhouse Rock," and "The Bridge on the River Kwai" ruled at the box office.
Nick's Cafe owner, Nick Anderlakis helped create the iconic "Fools Gold" sandwich, a favorite of Elvis Presley's, when he was just 16 years old.

Popular Lakewood restaurant closing its doors

It’s just after 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, and when you try to pull into the parking lot of Nick’s Cafe in Lakewood, there’s a problem. There are no parking spaces.
Deputy Regional Director for AAA Cassie Tanner, right, is joined by Miss Colorado Teen USA Abi Lang on stage at the 2022 Celebrate JeffCO Awards, Friday, Feb. 18, at the Sheraton Denver West. Tanner was presented with the Under 40/Young Professional Award.

West Metro Chamber celebrates JeffCo’s best

The West Metro Chamber of Commerce held its 2022 Celebrate JeffCO Awards dinner, Friday, Feb. 18 at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel.
The frozen yogurt topping bar greets guests entering Hearthfire Books and Treats in Evergreen.

Creating community: Bookstores adapt by focusing on new ways to reach readers

Book clubs are no longer confined to living rooms, and bookstores offer much more than just books with a whole new realm opening up for gatherings centered around reading.

Heather Malone, center, says her home in the Golden Hills Mobile Home Park is the only place where her family can remain together under one roof. A substantial increase in lot rent by the park’s new owners has stretched the family’s budget to the max. She says any future increase would likely displace her family, splitting her husband James and their three children up among relatives.

Golden Hills residents hit with third rejection

An abrupt about-face by Harmony Communities, a California-based mobile home park operator, has left Golden Hills Mobile Home Park residents who hoped to purchase the community in which they live frustrated, frightened—and baffled.
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