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Jefferson County’s Action Center reaches $1 million goal

It hasn’t been an easy year for The Action Center, a human-services nonprofit in Lakewood that helps people in poverty: In December of last year its executive director resigned. And in June, …
Muse

Uber driver arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested an Uber driver Nov. 11 for a suspected kidnapping incident involving a teenaged girl in Golden. Ahmed Muse, 30, faces second-degree kidnapping, false …
Marlo Quade, left, and Jason Quade of Brick and Main Real Estate brokerage in Golden pet Sugar, an adoptable rabbit, being held by Miranda Kurtz, Foothills Animal Shelter’s humane educator and safety net coordinator.

Reptiles, rodents and rabbits sometimes need shelter, too

A red-eared slider turtle is not native to Colorado. But sometimes it ends up here through the pet trade. People buy these aquatic turtles at a pet store when they're small and young. But as the …

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Election 2018

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen …
Education
Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to …
Angel Chagoya, left, and Jose Duarte sit in class at Bear Creek High School.

Bear Creek High School recognized for work with multilingual students

Getting an education comes with many challenges for students who walk through the hallways of Colorado schools. Some students have learning disabilities, while others may deal with family issues at …

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left …
Students, Glass, teachers and Jeffco School officials pose for a photo.

Green Mountain High School begins constructing its house

Students and teachers at Green Mountain High School began the process of constructing a house for a local family in need. One part of the program is geometry, and students apply those geometry skills …

Sarah Mcmahon, an art teacher at Belmar Elementary School, addresses second grade students.

Belmar Elementary School shifts toward arts integration

Michelle Saeger’s second grade class at Belmar Elementary School is learning about the science of how organisms survive in different habitats — through art. Students were required to create a …
Business
The outside of Localhost Arena. While still under construction, the arena is set to open toward the end of the month, or the beginning of December.

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional …
The Amazon 4-Star store is made up of products with at least four-star ratings. Some products are curated specifically to products that trend well online in the area.

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone …
Lakewood’s White Fence Farm has been a landmark in the city for the past 40 years.

White Fence Farm prepares to close at the end of the year

Multiple reports say White Fence Farm, which has been a staple in the Lakewood community for decades, is set to close its doors Dec. 30. Restaurant owner Craig Caldwell said in a statement that White …

Land near Dinosaur Ridge again on topic for county commissioners

Development of an area near Dinosaur Ridge moves forward. The Jefferson County commissioners approved a rezone request that will allow additional commercial uses to a parcel of land where medium …

Howard and Toni Musgrove greet each other at the future site of The Ridge Pinehurst.

New senior community coming to Lakewood, as Jeffco continues to age

Jefferson County is aging quickly, and as the population increases, so too does the demand for senior services in Lakewood. The U.S. Census Bureau says over 16 percent of the Jefferson County …
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