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Will to Live is a 2018 documentary that chronicles Bill Coors' life as he strives to overcome depression and anxiety.   The award-winning film was co-written and produced by Coors.

Bill Coors dies at age 102

William "Bill" Coors, the man known for pioneering the aluminum can and former chairman of the board of Adolph Coors Company, died peacefully in his home at age 102 on Oct. 13. A press release issued …

Ready to vote? Here's what you need to do in Douglas County

Ballots for the Nov. 6 election will soon be mailed out. Douglas County residents who plan to vote on Election Day need to make sure they're registered and ready. Ballots will be mailed to all …

Volunteers sought for School Food and Nutrition Task Force

Jeffco Public Schools announced Oct. 5 the formation of a new task force: Food and Nutrition Services. Jeffco Public Schools wishes to examine current and best/next practices in providing healthy and …

Community Table seeks board of directors applicants

Community Table, a nonprofit organization that helps fight hunger in the greater Arvada area, is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills and a passion for helping others to join its …

Connie Howard and one of her pets.

Foothills Animal Shelter names executive director

Connie Howard has been named executive director at Foothills Animal Shelter. Howard’s background in animal welfare spans more than 30 years. Howard has been in the Front Range area since 1998, and …
Education
Taylor Burkhart stretches with his coach, Vladimir Artemev at a morning session at 5280 Gymnastics.

School, gym partnership helps build strong gymnasts

Taylor Burkhart, 16, wakes up at 5:30 a.m. each week day. He travels from his home in Morrison to 5280 Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge for his morning workout. He practices from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. before he …
Six students from D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High were named as National Merit semifinalists.

Jeffco high schoolers receive national honors

Six students at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High were named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program in late September, which represents 4 percent of their graduating class. “The …
Madison Walker reads to students at Foster Elementary. Walker and her Spanish 3 classmates from Faith Christian High visited with students during their school’s day of service.

Faith Christian students serve community to wrap up homecoming week

After a week of spirit days at homecoming activities, over 300 Faith Christian High School students descended upon the Denver metro area to serve the community Sept. 28. “It's a good way to end the …
Attendees at Aviation Day got a chance to tour a C130 plane from the United States Air Force.

Prepping students for takeoff

The weather showed glimpses of fall with cooler temperatures in the forecast, but that didn’t stop students from attending Aviation Day at the United Airlines Tech Ops Facility near Denver …

Left to right, Kiernan Wilson assists Tanner Catlin and Jana Downing with playing goalie.

Jeffco Adapted Athletics scores big on soccer day

High school athletics typically bring out the best of students — whether that be to teach teamwork, make friendships, or to learn leadership skills. They can also bring out competitive rivalries, …
Business
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …
At its Lakewood campus, Terumo BCT uses clean rooms to make medical products, including those used to collect blood and treat patients. After the single-use sets are produced in a clean room, they are sterilized at another building before being used by health care providers on patients.

CDPHE says Terumo BCT made progress reducing ethylene oxide

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Terumo BCT Sterilization Services in Lakewood is one of 26 places in the country where emissions of ethylene oxide may pose an …

Commissioners vote to eliminate business personal property tax

On Sept. 18, the Board of County Commissioners voted to eliminate its portion of business personal property tax (BPPT), payable to its general fund. The elimination of the tax does not apply to any …

Tokyo Joe’s opens 50th restaurant

Tokyo Joe’s recently opened its 50th restaurant and its fourth in 2018. The Wheat Ridge opening was preceded by openings in Parker, Arvada, and Surprise, Arizona. “We opened the first Tokyo …

Wheat Ridge Businesses of the Year award winner Infinitus Pie and Personal Achievement and Martial Arts owners stand with Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker after being given their awards at the Sept. 20 awards breakfast, held at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.
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Round pizza and roundhouses celebrated in Wheat Ridge

The city of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA), and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding businesses in the community at the 15th Annual Business Appreciation …
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