With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events …
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Elie Hymowitz and Felix Desourdy, who are part of Team Haply, do some modifications to increase the output frequency of haptics on their prototype during a competition on Nov. 5 at the West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center in Lakewood.

Responding to emergencies with high-tech

Get in. Get the victim. Get out. All in less than six minutes. The West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center hosted a competition on Nov. 5 during which four teams of developers competed with their …
Students at Foster Elementary practice their reading and speaking skills through the Dual Language program, in which roughly 80% of students are enrolled, to promote both English and Spanish fluency.

Foster to become district’s first dual language option school

Next school year will mark the establishment of Jeffco’s first Dual Language Option School, with Arvada’s Foster Elementary transforming into Foster Dual Language PK-8 School. That decision was …
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Reporter Stories: Monday morning quarterbacking the city votes

Community Editors David Gilbert and Nick Puckett discuss November's municipal election results in Littleton, Parker and the Metro-North area to determine if there are any common themes.
Cousins Ashlynn Bracher and Rafael Dunlap dig in the City of Westminster’s Paleo Dig Site, at the Standley Lake Regional Park. Park Rangers will host a special event to discuss the city’s dino-filled history Nov. 16 at the Paleo Dig site.

Standley Lake dino event digs into region’s past

A special event at the Standley Lake Nature Center Nov. 16 seeks to dig deep into the area’s prehistoric past. The City of Westminster’s Parks, Recreation & Library Department invites …

JJ Trout, pictured in the front in approximately the center, gathers her supporters for a group photo on Nov. 5 during her watch party at Barrels & Bottles in downtown Golden.

New city councilmembers looking forward to solving challenges, collaborating

Beginning in 2020, Laura Weinberg is looking forward to using the gavel at Golden City Council meetings. But she is also looking forward to tackling some of the community’s issues. A few of these …
Candidates Stephanie Schooley, right, and Joan Chávez-Lee, second from left, who ran as a slate, mingle with friends during a watch party at Schooley's house.

Schooley wins District 3, but running mate loses to Miller

When first results came in at 7:08 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 5, Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was shown to be leading over Rob Applegate, while Susan Miller led over …

Application period open for 2020 Daniels Scholarship

The Daniels Fund has opened its annual application process for the Daniels Scholarship Program. Students must turn in an application by Nov. 15 at 4 p.m., according to a news release for the …
Student Ashlynn Koger, 17, transcribes a 911 call in the emergency dispatcher class at Warren Tech earlier this year.

Third Warren Tech center to be built in Littleton

After setting its sights on opening a third campus for Warren Tech - Jeffco’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) center that has attracted statewide media attention for its programming — the …
Students in South Jeffco Children’s Theatre perform “Madagascar,” a production funded through the Innovation Acceleration Fund last year.

Applications for $1 million innovation fund now open to students

For two years now the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund has invited school district staff to apply for a portion of a $1 million fund to support creative ideas. And this year, thanks to some …

The inside of The Hub at Foothill Foodies. It’s operated by students. At Foothills Elementary, 76% of its 279 students are on free and reduced lunch.

Resource center open at Foothills Elementary

At Foothills Elementary School in the Green Mountain area, 76% of its 279 students are on free and reduced lunch. Originally, the school had offered a backpack program to families of the school so …
The Colfax Ave Business Improvement District installed a new sculpture outside of the Fillmore Auditorium last month. The sculpture is part of the BID’s overall Streetscape Plan, which aims to improve the safety, appearance and development along Colfax corridor.

New sculpture celebrates vibrance of Colfax

A new sculpture from the Colfax Ave Business Improvement District is looking to bring a little more vibrancy to the corridor. The sculpture, which is bright pink and shaped in the logo of the BID, …

Contractors cited for not following lead-safe requirements

Some Denver-area contractors have been found in violation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. According to a news release, the rule …

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
Eric Strom, left, and Austin Adamson, the owners of Ballmer Peak Distillery. The two went through middle school and high school together in Arizona. The distillery will open later in November.

Find your Ballmer Peak in Lakewood

The “Ballmer Peak,” named after Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, claims there is a relationship between blood-alcohol levels and the improvement of cognitive ability. In Lakewood, the …

Job fair this Thursday at Colorado Mills

With the holiday season approaching, Colorado Mills is looking to fill up to 250 full-time and part-time positions. On Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., multiple retailers at the mall will be …
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