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Jefferson County Public Health celebrates its 60th anniversary

Dr. Mark Johnson, the executive director of Jefferson County Public Health, sees public health as the sewage system of health care. He lists examples of the work that Jefferson County Public Health … more

Lakewood High School continues its high IB pass rate

By the time Brian Simpson steps foot on campus at the Colorado School of Mines this fall, he will have 24 college elective credits under his belt. The credits were earned through Lakewood High … more

Lakewood rolls closer to dockless mobility

Following a public survey on the topic, Lakewood is another step closer to getting things going with dockless transportation devices. Toward the end of last year, the city of Lakewood questioned … more

Apartment complex planned for White Fence Farm land

As Benjamin Collins, a senior managing director for the residential and commercial real estate company Crescent Communities, fielded questions at a community meeting on Feb. 4, James West got his … more

Early morning fire hits apartment complex near Red Rocks Community College

West Metro Fire Rescue announced that it responded to a fire near 2nd place and Wright early in the morning. The fire damaged five apartments and a clubhouse. The cause of the fire is still being … more

Murders of teen couple 19 years ago still unsolved

It's been 19 years since 15-year-old Nick Kunselman and his girlfriend, 16-year-old Stephanie Hart, were gunned down in a Subway sandwich shop at Pierce Street and Coal Mine Avenue in the early hours … more

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

Hiring in Jeffco schools

Jeffco Public Schools is in the process amping up its recruiting and hiring efforts for the 2019-20 school year. With 5A funds, the district plans to hire 39 social emotions learning specialists; … more

State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get … more

Jeffco schools consider changing start times

Following a presentation by the Jeffco Schools Start Time Task Force Feb. 7, the Board of Education will be considering changing school start times so that no school begins before 8 a.m. “I think … more

Increasing mental health support in schools stirs debate

With the addition of mill levy dollars Jeffco Public Schools will receive the district will be increasing mental health supports for students. However, the way in which the district has designated … more

Robotics competition builds engineering skills

Kullerstrand Elementary School in Wheat Ridge was bustling Saturday, Feb. 9 with students third- though eighth-grade preparing their robots to take the playing field. The Vex IQ Robotics tournament … more

Removing self-doubt through horses

Horses can help us as humans be balanced. “Horses provide confidence within,” said Hilary Wilcher, founder of Loco Caballo, “and it filters out from there.” Loco Caballo offers horse … more

Poll finds support for public lands protections in the west

Colorado residents continue to support efforts to keep public lands protected and accessible, according to the ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West … more

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign … more

Lakewood man accused of killing wife

Lakewood Police Department announced it arrested a 60-year-old suspect who is accused of shooting a woman at the Parkview apartment complex. According to a release, Bruce Bagwell was arrested without … more

Lakewood DMV hosting blood drive to help ease shortage

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles does more than issue driving tests and licenses. The Lakewood Driver License Office at 1881 Pierce St., also hosts four blood drives a year to help supply … more

Adam's Camp charity basketball game is March 10

For one day in March, fans can forget the usual madness of brackets, upsets and the Final Four and instead be champions who support children and young adults with special needs and their families. … more

Red Rocks hosts summer engineering program

High school students who want to learn more about engineering can look into the Engineering Innovation summer class at Red Rocks Community College. The Johns Hopkins program is meant for motivated … more

Authors' luncheon tickets on sale

Eleanor Brown, Cynthia Swanson and Cynthia Morris will discuss their latest releases at the authors' luncheon, a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters. The luncheon is Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 … more
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