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Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina

Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. …

$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth …

Jeffco library to build outdoor adventure space

A new outdoor adventure space at Standley Lake Library will provide tools and opportunities for children to engage in unstructured, outdoor play. The Discover Together: Outdoor Adventure Space breaks …

CCU’s soccer team welcomes 10-year-old boy

Joel Zamora, 10, walked up to a table at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood with a big, beaming smile. From the look on his face, you wouldn’t know he suffers from a bone cancer called …

Last-minute confusion clears: Rocky Flats will open Saturday

In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. …
Education

Jeffco BOE votes on official ballot language

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 6 on the ballot language for the bond and mill levy override voters will weigh in on during the November elected. Last month the board …

Lakewood, Mile High Youth Corps announce new partnership

Conserving water and energy are goals that Lakewood’s Sustainability Division is always focused on. The division is set on having a positive impact on the city’s environment and making it a …

Bear Creek HS teacher among Teacher of the Year candidates

The Colorado Department of Education has announced six finalists for the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition with the sole finalist to be announced by Nov. 1. Bear Creek High School teacher …

Jeffco test scores exceed state, gaps persist in low-income test scores

Jefferson County Public Schools’ Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and college entrance test results for the 2017-18 school year outpace the state of Colorado for achievement and growth …

Back to hitting the books at Mines

This year’s freshman class is the largest in Colorado School of Mines’ history — about 1,380 new freshmen and transfer students began classes, along with the upperclassmen, on Aug. 20. Mines’ …
Business

The ‘Uber of lawn care’ launches in Lakewood

Entrepreneurs Gene Caballero and Zach Hendrix have been working in the landscaping industry since they were in college. Hendrix said he would mow his neighbors’ lawns while in college to pay for …

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

Lakewood's masonic lodge to be transformed to an affordable housing units

The Lakewood Masonic Lodge has sat in the historic Eiber neighborhood since it was first constructed in 1950. The building served as a home to the freemasonry fraternity, a fraternity that …

Offering the community a modernized McDonald’s

Paula Gaer is a longtime customer of the Applewood McDonald’s and used to visit the restaurant frequently when she lived in the area. Now that Gaer, 63, lives in Denver, she doesn’t come quite as …

Arvada woman fights global crisis

During a trip to the Nepalese city of Thamel in 2015, then 17-year-old Ashlee Nawrocki’s eyes were opened to the horrors of human trafficking when she met an 8-year-old victim on the streets of the …
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