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Farmland lessons still taught in Jeffco's suburbs

Seventeen year old Casey Defield has lived in an urban environment her entire life. But thanks to Moore Farm in Arvada, Defield has been raising pigs to show at the Jefferson County Fair 4-H Swine … more

It's Wheat Ridge's lucky day

After years of protests, ballot measures and court proceedings, the grand opening of a newly developed anchor store for The Corners development in Wheat Ridge, the grand opening of the Lucky's Market … more

Englewood acknowledges missteps in flood readiness

In 1998, a report by an outside company outlined areas of Englewood that could be flooded during a so-called "100-year" storm. The map was rough, and the study acknowledged it shouldn't be used to … more

Nevada inmate charged with 1984 Lakewood, Aurora slayings

Police in Lakewood and Aurora have identified a suspect they believe is responsible for multiple murders more than 34 years ago. In a joint news conference Aug. 10, Lakewood and Aurora police … more

Town hall meetings planned for nuclear weapons workers

Nuclear weapons workers in the Colorado Front Range area can get specific information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act at upcoming town hall meetings. … more

High-profile initiatives could be on way to November ballot

Petitions for an anti-fracking measure and an energy industry-backed property rights initiative topped the list of proposed November ballot questions submitted to Colorado's secretary of state ahead … more

Summit links education and industry to innovate together

A recent survey conducted by Colorado Succeeds, a nonprofit organization that brings business leaders across the state together, found that 77 percent of employers say it has been difficult to hire … more

Jeffco sheriff assigns four more deputies to schools

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is allocating four additional deputies to serve as school resource officers (SROs) for Jefferson County Public Schools in … more

Community leaders oppose Trump’s rollback of clean car standards

Several Colorado leaders are vocally defending the state’s ability to protect air quality through vehicle regulation. “We need to remember that policies made at the federal level impact … more

Jeffco schools seek to engage, connect community

A group of parents, community members and district staff has spent the summer trying to determine the best way to connect the larger Jefferson County community to its schools. “I think everyone has … more

Closing the book on a storied career

In the summertime, it's not uncommon for about 15 family members to gather in the Nissler home for a cookout. They'll make barbecue ribs and corn-on-the-cobb. “And s'mores,” said Pam Nissler. … more

Lakewood motorcycle officer in serious condition after crash

The Lakewood Police Department is asking for thoughts and prayers from the community after one of its officers was involved in a serious accident with two other vehicles in an Aug. 2 afternoon crash. … more

Authorities stop protesters from blocking entrance to ICE office

More than three dozen protesters still stood in front of the Denver-area office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Centennial late Thursday afternoon in an hours-long occupation of the … more

Colorado Heights sold to Glendale developer

After more than a year of community meetings and one deal that fell through, the southwest Denver community can let out a long-held breath now that the former Colorado Heights University campus site … more

Protesters camp at ICE office in Centennial

The local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office had closed for the day, but the protest outside was open for business. “It's not 'immigration is my problem' — it's everybody's … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Local groups help refugees transition and thrive

Imagine moving somewhere and not knowing how to take public transportation, what the education system is like, where your neighborhood library is or how to shop at a local supermarket. These basic … more

Erik Newton found guilty of murder

A Jefferson County jury deliberated four hours on July 17 before finding Erik Jamal Newton, 23, guilty of the murder of Zachary Greenstreet in June, 2016. On June 17, 2016 Newton shot and killed … more

Southwest end of Golden sees commercial growth

If Rob Tompkins could have his wish, Golden would go back to the way it was back in the 1970s. “I’m an old-school guy, so (any development) is always too much,” he said. “But as a business … more

Learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system

Applications for the 2018 session of the First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy are being accepted through Aug. 31. Open to residents of Jefferson and Gilpin counties, the academy … more
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