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Conversations continue on Jefferson Parkway

Plans to build the Jefferson Parkway are inching along, but there’s still a few hurdles to get over before the project can make major progress of moving forward. “There’s positive movement of … more

Columbine experience divides two survivors as gun debate reignites

Patrick Neville was outside, sneaking off to smoke with friends, inadvertently avoiding the outburst of gunfire at Columbine High School nearly two decades ago — but he did not dodge the … more

Lakewood considers updating parkland proceedure

After a city council election in November driven by discussions over development in Lakewood, the city is considering making a move to ensure parkland is a key feature of any future developments in … more

McLain welcomes all to a ‘school of hope’

The way that Chris Eberhardt, principal of Jefferson County’s McLain Community High School, sees it, his school does more than offer students of all ages an opportunity for a second chance at an … more

Child sex trafficker sentenced to 10 years in prison

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl, according to a news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. Mark … more

Five questions with Pam Bales

The West Chamber, which has served Jefferson County and the West Metro area for more than 70 years, has officially changed its name to the West Metro Chamber of Commerce. A board of director’s … more

Alameda Gateway Community Association receives grant

A $1,000 Jefferson County Public Health 2018 Quick Win grant will help the Alameda Gateway Community Association purchase and install bike racks and/or lockers along west Alameda Avenue. Funding for … more

Jeffco Platoon starts detailing 50th reunion

For a variety of reasons, many Vietnam veterans were reluctant to speak about their experiences in the controversial war. Many did not receive the warm welcome that veterans of previous wars did. … more

Ask a therapist: When a friend is facing addiction

Question — How do I talk to someone about substance use or addiction? I’m concerned about a friend who doesn’t think they have a problem but it’s becoming more apparent to everyone else that … more

Police launch Family Crimes Team

It’s difficult to imagine a crime more personal and damaging than domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse, and — as the ambush in Douglas County on Dec. 31 showed — these situations … more

Public invited to learn about WestConnect study

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the WestConnect Coalition are hosting three public meetings to inform people about the outcomes of a recent Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) … more

Kiwanis’ Pins for Kids raises $7,000

Twenty-two teams raised more than $7,000 in the annual Pins for Kids fundraiser, organized by the Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis Club and held at Western Bowl in Arvada. The money raised through entry fees … more

Ask a Therapist: How do I deal with the holiday blues?

QUESTION: Each year I find myself struggling emotionally with the holiday season—the time when the expectation is to “be happy and joyful.” How can I do a better job of taking care … more

Budget shortfall shutters Arapahoe House

A growing substance abuse problem but a lack of money to combat it has caught up with Denver-area treatment program Arapahoe House, forcing it close effective Jan. 2. “It's less about Arapahoe … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

A new home for women, children getting back on their feet

Raising four children on one’s own is challenging — and it’s unaccountably more difficult without a place to live. Marissa, who did not want her last name used for privacy reasons, remembers … more

LPD, JCMH make for a winning combination

It seems like every day, there’s more to learn about the impact of mental illness and the lack of services available to those struggling. “Even if you don’t have a major mental illness, having someone to talk to regularly who can focus on … more

Details for voting in Jefferson County

Ballots were sent by mail earlier this month to Jefferson County residents registered to vote in the coordinated election on Nov. 7. Ballots must be received by Nov. 7, not just postmarked. There are two walk-in ballot drop locations open … more

Mountain Side Gear Rental hosts inaugural drive to help those in need

Mountain Side Gear Rental's inaugural Share the Warmth Gear and Coat Drive was a huge success, according to business founder John Hildebrandt. “When we came up with the idea to hold a gear and coat drive, we knew the community would respond, … more

Denver Arts Week gathers cultural highlights from metro area

On any day of the week, you can find a unique cultural event happening in Denver and its surrounding cities. But for one week a year, cultural organizations all over put their best foot forward during Denver Arts Week. “The whole concept is to … more
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