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Police close to solving 2002 bowling alley murders, but need public's help

Investigators say they are drawing closer to solving one of the worst crimes in Littleton history, but they are still seeking people with information to come forward. Advances in DNA and genealogy …
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During the Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School graduation ceremony in May, faculty members Patti Carter and Joe Washington shared their remembrances of school social worker Robert Hawkins, who died suddenly in February. Hawkins was one of the handful of Black educators in all of Jeffco Public Schools.

Jeffco Schools is hiring but diversity lags

Despite months of calls by educators and promises of diversifying hiring, the Jeffco Public Schools district is not able to show an improvement in the number of African American educators at the …

Pondering a more multimodal Colfax

In 2023, construction will begin on improvements to the westernmost stretch of Colfax Avenue through Golden. But first, the city needs to figure out what those improvements will entail. On July 29, …
The roof over the stage portion of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre has recently been replaced.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre receives a new roof

Red Rocks Amphitheater, received a new stage roof from GH Phipps in July of 2021. This new roof will allow for more protection from the unpredictable Colorado weather. Red Rocks’ original roof was …
An image showing the site of the proposed development.

PC supports rezoning for 285 homes near C-470 and 285

During a vote held on July 28, Jeffco’s planning commission unanimously voted to recommend that the county commissioners approve a request to rezone a property just south of the intersection of …

The play structure at FCA's new playground.

Faith Christian Academy opens new K-8 playground

When students at Faith Christian Academy's K-8 school return on Aug. 18 for the 2021-2022 school year, they'll have a new place to spend recess. FCA hosted three Popsicles in the Park events the week …
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The sign in front of the headquarters of Jeffco Public Schools (Jefferson County Public Schools) in Golden.

Jeffco Public Schools to require in-school masking for ages 3-11

Jeffco Public Schools students will still be seeing their fair share of masks once they return to classrooms this fall. In fact, up through 12 years of age (around sixth grade), student masks will be …
Full STEM Ahead camp participant Eliot McSkimin gathers hot metal to pour into a mold during camp.

Finding the F-U-N in STEM

At most summer camps, there is no need for attendees to put on safety googles and a protective jacket for any of the activities. But the Full STEM Ahead camp held at Colorado School of Mines earlier …

Another avenue for RRCC students to further higher education

Graphic Design and Print Production students at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) now have another way to apply their Associates Degree credits toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree. RRCC and …
New asphalt being installed at Jefferson Jr. Sr. High.

Jeffco Schools’ bond construction continues

Summer break rules for students. But for construction crews working on projects for the District’s Capital Improvement Program, the work goes on despite current triple-digit temperatures. Jefferson …

Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …
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Belmar shopping area in Lakewood has been sold to Bridge33 Capital, a Seattle-based real estate firm.

New owners for Belmar: Real estate firm buys embattled mall

Lakewood’s premier mixed-use shopping and dining area has been purchased by Bridge33 Capital, a Seattle-based real estate firm, in partnership with Waterfall Asset Management, for $113 million. The …
Reed Becerra inside Abner’s Garden Center on June 24.

After 64 years, Abner’s Garden Center says goodbye

According to a 2018 Forbes Magazine article, around half of all businesses fail in the first five years. So although the article did not say how many businesses make it over 60 years, it seems safe …
The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, which is owned and operated by Jefferson County, and is directly north of Westminster's border. The airport is developing a new strategic business plan for future development, though not to the satisfaction of all the airport's neighbors.

Rocky Mountain Metro neighbors fear strategic plan

Air traffic to and from the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport already upsets residents in Westminster and other nearby areas. Proposed future development at the site would only make it worse, many …
A band plays at the Tailgate Tavern during Parker Days in June 2018.

As Parker noise rules start, Tailgate seeks to improve

As the Town of Parker's new noise ordinance gets up and running, one bar and grill on Main Street is working to improve how its live music impacts the community.  The Tailgate Tavern at 19552 …

Planes stand at Centennial Airport in 2018.

Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge on Denver Metroplex flight paths

In what may serve as an anticlimactic end to a years-long dispute between metro Denver governments and the Federal Aviation Administration, a federal court has dismissed Centennial Airport’s …
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