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U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the … more

Arvada Kmart to close doors

The Kmart on West 58th Avenue in Arvada has survived several rounds of store closures. Kmart in Englewood closed in November leaving Arvada as the last metro area location. But this time, it didn’t … more

Wheat Ridge truck stop has a new name

The TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stop on 44th Avenue — just off I-70’s Ward Road exit in Wheat Ridge — was recently renamed Danny and Cindy George Travel Center. The letters were affixed … more

Lakewood landowner puts extra space to work

Lakewood resident Kathy Moore is one of the many people in Jefferson County fortunate enough to have large lots of land as part of their property. But earlier this year she found herself between jobs … more

Closure of Heritage Amusement Park marks end of an era

It was a small amusement park — one of the last few remaining in the country. But for what it lacked in size, Heritage Amusement Park made up for it with big memories. “Looking back, I wonder how … more

Arvada's Gary Giambrocco remembered

Hey Babe. That is how Gary Giambrocco, 70, of Arvada would greet customers and family members alike as the head of Giambrocco Food Service, providing food supplies to folks from Ft. Collins down to … more

Every child made welcome at new Lakewood clinic location

Pediatrician Jenni Burns has been working with low income parents and their children for 20 years with Every Child Pediatrics. And in all that time and all those patients, there’s one thing she’s … more

Colorado Heights gets new potential buyer

The storied history of the former Colorado Heights University campus has caught a lifeline again after a local developer struck a deal to purchase the property, an iconic site perched atop southwest … more

Proximity to trails key for mountain bike manufacturer

As Yeti Cycles is growing, the Golden-based mountain bike manufacturer has a vision. Recently, Yeti Cycles and The Neenan Company, a Fort Collins-based developer and design-build firm, announced … more

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver … more

Southwest Plaza evolves with 'experiential' attractions

The indoor malls of yesteryear that once played host to department stores and shoe stores, with food courts and dark corridors, are largely gone. In their place have arisen mixed-use outdoor … more

Keeping Golden ‘alive after 5’

Summer will soon be in full swing, and some downtown merchants are partnering to provide locals and tourists a truly Golden weekend. “Golden has so much to offer and we wanted to highlight it this … more

Jeffco farmers markets double access to healthy food

It’s farmers market season in Colorado and now more than ever, Jefferson County’s lower income families will have better access to fresh and healthy foods. This year, Jefferson County Public … more

Supreme Court rules on side of Lakewood baker

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop in a case that LGBTQ advocates and religious freedom advocates alike have been eyeing closely. Masterpiece owner Jack … more

SeaQuest Aquarium opens at Southwest Plaza

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium opened at Southwest Plaza in south Jefferson County on June 2, showcasing more than 300 species, including stingrays, sharks, turtles, snakes, lizards and birds. The … more

Housing prices soar beyond income growth in Denver metro area

Housing prices in the Denver area are starting to stretch the limits of what the market can feasibly support, according to new research from CoreLogic, a California-based real estate analytics firm. … more

Colorado Heights deal falls apart

After more than a year of meetings held by community members in southwest Denver, residents still don’t have a clear picture of what the future holds for the former Colorado Heights University … more

After 36 years, Chad's closes doors

When Kendra Callahan, human resources director at Chad's Grill in Lakewood, sat down with owner Chad Hotchkiss in mid-May, she was sad but not surprised by the news he had to share. After 36 years … more

Colorado Community Media adds pair of Denver monthlies

Colorado Community Media is the new owner of the popular monthly newspapers Life on Capitol Hill and The Washington Park Profile. By adding the two newspapers, as of May 25, CCM now owns 20 community publications across the Denver metro area. more

GoFarm expands to Arvada

Arvada residents will be able to participate in a 20-week local food share this summer, as GoFarm — a nonprofit based in Golden — is expanding its service. The organization focuses on … more
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