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E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to … more

Jeffco schools closed April 26 for teacher shortage

Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed April 26 due to a labor shortage. Diana Wilson, chief communications officer for the district, said that as of April 17, 1,650 teachers had put in … more

Jeffco Schools go 'Red for Ed'

While wearing red and chanting “red for ed,” teachers at Mitchell Elementary School in Golden walked into work together the morning of April 16. Many teachers in Jefferson County chose to … more

Bill named for Arvada girl signed into law

Physicians often sign contract agreements to not actively tries to take patients with them, if they leave a group practice. Those that do, may be legally forced to pay monetary damages. But a bill … more

Hensley gives back to the community that made her

Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you … more

Jeffco Library branches to give books to 4-year-olds

More than 5,000 copies of “Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown” are being given away free to 4-year-olds across Colorado. Getting kids ready to read and write starts before kindergarten, which is … more

A delightful E-Days

Every year, since 1934, students at Colorado School of Mines host “E-Days” or “Engineering Days” for a weekend full of traditions and fun. From the Ore Cart Pull and Trebuchet Contest to a … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more

Lakewood police investigating robbery, shooting

The Lakewood Police Department is investigating a robbery and shooting that happened at 8:55 p.m. April 5. The victim is a 26-year-old man who was approached as he was getting out of his car and … more

Jeffco EDC celebrates 25 years, honors companies

Jefferson County businesses were recognized for their contribution to the county April 11 at the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation's 25th annual Industry Appreciation Awards breakfast … more

Mines places second in Clean River Design Challenge

Perhaps in another five years or so, current engineering students may see the designs of one of their academic projects working to clean up trash in Colorado's waterways. And, theoretically, it could … more

Food banks see donations drop as need stays steady

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment, need is staying steady at Denver-area food banks. At the same time, some food banks are seeing donations beginning to slip, and looming government … more

Arvada man creates cannabis-infused beer

After living in Belgium and earning his Ph.D. in brewing science, Keith Villa came home to Colorado and created Blue Moon Brewing Co., a brewing company that put a focus on Belgian-style beers — … more

Jeffco students rally to vote, remember

Jefferson County students are determined to bring change and are aiming to do so through events that gather the community. more

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, … more

Governor touts importance of journalism in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed April 16-22 as Colorado Journalism Week at the Colorado Press Association's annual convention in Colorado Springs on April 13. With several hundred … more

Jeffco teachers plan to walk in to show solidarity

Teachers in Jefferson County Public Schools plan to show their support for public education by walking in to school together the morning of April 16. more

Farewell to Del

Having a barbershop on a main street, like Del's Tonsorial Parlor and Barbershop in downtown Golden, is part of what makes a small town a small town, said Goldenite Bill Robie. Visits to the … more

Pinwheel season around Jeffco

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Wheat Ridge City Hall, and other area agencies will be supporting Ralston House by planting pinwheel gardens this month. The 2018 fundraising goal for the … more

Putting every kid on the path to a good-paying job

Every hard-working Coloradans deserve a chance to find a good-paying job. Many young people in our state — including soon-to-be high school grads — are hungry for an opportunity to work hard, … more
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