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Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple …
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The Mesa Motor Inn motel sits alongside West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood.

Lakewood looks to cut down crimes at hotels and motels

In June of 2017, Keevin Bell was planning on selling 25-year-old Jesse Robinson a stolen Jeep. One of Robinson's friends met with Bell and gave him $200 in counterfeit bills for the car. When Bell …
Carl F. Eiberger II was a proud Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Notable in his career as an attorney, Eiberger provided pro bono legal aid for about 20 years to the opposition of a mining operations development proposal on South Table Mountain in Golden. Eiberger died from illness at age 88 on March 6.

Applewood's Carl F. Eiberger II dies at age 88

Education, open space and helping others. Those are three of Carl Eiberger's passions that he will be remembered for. “Carl was a great friend and an outstanding lawyer,” said U.S. Rep. Ed …

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the …

CDOT campaign works to curb marijuana-impaired driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching the second phase of its marijuana traffic safety campaign, The Cannabis Conversation. Introduced in 2018, The Cannabis Conversation is an …

Emory Elementary School kicked off its International Night with performances from its students.

Diversity night at Emory Elementary

On Feb. 28, Emory Elementary hosted “International Night,” a night where the school celebrated different cultures and highlighted that there is strength in diversity. Students performed by …
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Jeffco BOE extends superintendent contract by 5 years

Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass now holds a contract for the position until June 2025. The Jeffco Board of Education voted unanimously March 7 to extend Glass’ contract by five …

Jeffco teachers and district reach agreement

Teachers and support staff will receive extra earnings from the passing of the mill levy override, which came with a commitment of $15 million to go toward compensation. At the end of February, the …

Jeffco schools tests 2-hour snow delay

Following a particularly snowy and cold winter, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass is moving forward with implementing a two-hour delay schedule for inclement weather days. Up until …
Sixth grade students and Hoekstra pose for a photo with Isaiah Thomas.

Belmar Elementary celebrates the Most Valuable Teacher

James Hoekstra was presented with the Most Valuable Teacher award from Isaiah Thomas of the Denver Nuggets. As part of winning the award, Hoekstra will be treated to a Nuggets game and a $500 check. …

Sandy Austin, of B.I.O.N.I.C., presents at the Innovators Society 2.0 Pitch Showdown in June.

B.I.O.N.I.C. Team wins Innovators Society grand prize

After four student suicides in the 2001-02 school year at Green Mountain High School, GHS counselor Sandy Austin created the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team so caring students could connect with people who might …
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Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. …

Arvada’s Inglee named beef council director

Colorado native Todd Inglee has been named executive director of the Colorado Beef Council, according to a news release from the organization. Inglee served as the council’s interim executive …
Noah Heaney, co-owner of Miners Saloon in Golden, pours a Batch 19 on March 1. The beer, recently re-released by AC Golden Brewing Company, is a pre-prohibition style lager.

Batch 19 provides history in a beer glass

Adolph Coors is likely smiling down at Colorado beer drinkers as they sip on his Batch 19 brew. It makes brewers “feel good seeing people enjoy something they created,” said David Coors, …
Foothills Animal Shelter’s veterinarians prepare for a surgery on Feb. 28 in the shelter’s surgical suite. Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden is one of eight Denver-area animal shelters participating in the Connect for Care program facilitated by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.

Getting the lifelong health care pets deserve

There's one common goal shared among veterinarians, animal shelters and pet adopters. It is to “see the pets healthy and thriving,” said Katherine Kethcart, the communications and content manager …

Sanya Alpha Kennedy, the top blood donor in Kenya (89 times), narrates his story at a press conference for the launch of Terumo BCT offices in Nairobi, Kenya that will serve sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Josephine Githaiga, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services, and Hiroshi Nagumo, Senior Vice President, Blood Center Solutions, Terumo BCT listen. Terumo BCT is advocating for adequate, safe and sustainable blood supply in partnership with the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services.

Terumo BCT opens Kenya office

With an eye on increasing Kenya’s blood supply, Terumo BCT, a company with headquarters in Lakewood that manufactures medical devices to treat critically ill patients, has opened its first regional …
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