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CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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Colorado confirms six cases of vaping-related illness

Colorado health officials have confirmed six cases of vaping-related illness since the state announced its first case last month. The state Department of Health previously announced four known …

Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with …

Belmar Library to close for extensive redesign

Belmar Library in central Lakewood will be closed through spring 2020 for a major redesign starting Sept. 30. The Jefferson County Public Library at 555 S. Allison Parkway first opened in 2000, and …
Jefferson County Open Space is hoping to get 500 volunteers to help clean up a 13-mile stretch in Clear Creek Canyon Park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing U.S. 6, which is the road that runs through Clear Creek Canyon, for the large-scale volunteer event.

500+ people seek to clean up trash in Clear Creek Canyon

Allan Reid, who has lived in Jefferson County for about 50 years, identifies with the saying that goes like this: If not me, who? And if not now, when? “I’m retired,” said the 74-year-old …

On Sept. 14, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held his 100th of his Government in the Grocery events. He started the Government in the Grocery program when he first took office in 2007 to meet directly with 7th congressional district constituents in their community. The first Government in the Grocery was held on Jan. 27, 2007 in Wheat Ridge, and the 100th was held in Lakewood. “I believe being accessible and engaging often with constituents is essential to the fabric of our democracy,” Perlmutter said in a statement. “The Government in the Grocery program is an easy and convenient way for constituents to share their concerns, ideas and questions and, in turn, makes me a better representative.” A schedule of upcoming events, including the dates and locations of future Government in the Grocery gatherings are available at perlmutter.house.gov.

100 trips to the grocery store and counting

On Sept. 14, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held his 100th of his Government in the Grocery events. He started the Government in the Grocery program when he first took office in 2007 to meet …
Education

Back to school also means elections around the corner

With Labor Day behind us, the days are getting shorter which means summer is winding down and fall is just ahead. This also means we are coming up on the scariest time of year. That’s right, folks …

Two new members to be elected to school board

For voters in the Jefferson County School District, Nov. 5 will see them select two representatives to sit on the school board, which is made up of five seats total. The representatives will serve a …

Teacher contract, test results prompt budget changes

Student standardized test results came back just in time for the first regular school board meeting on Sept. 5, at which board members pressed for answers on how the district would improve for 2020. …

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for …

Daniel Bock, principal at Lakewood High School, gives a tour of the school’s parking lot. Last year, the school added dozens of more parking spaces to combat parking issues. The new spaces are smaller and require parking at more of an angle than the previous lot.

LHS parking is still in a tight spot

It’s a situation as messy as the traffic when you’re leaving Lakewood High School’s parking lot on a weekday afternoon. Despite years of meetings, mediation sessions and Lakewood City Council …
Business
Temple Grandin spoke at a Developmental Pathways roundtable on Sept. 9.

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, center, gathers with the attendees of a Sept. 4 roundtable discussion in Wheat Ridge, during which the governor, Sen. Jessie Danielson, D-Jefferson County, and Rep. Monica Duran, D-Wheat Ridge, heard from women business leaders about some of the challenges they face.

Gov. Polis, Sen. Danielson, Rep. Duran talk with local women business leaders

Meagan Moodie, co-chair of the public policy committee for the Colorado Women's Bar Association, believes a woman should not have to choose between being an awesome mom to be an awesome business …
MorningStar of Arvada, a senior living community that opened this year. Located at 17351 W. 64th Ave., the community is known for its extensive employee training and excellent customer service, said residents Bill and Kay Hemingway.

Arvada senior community ‘not just a place to live’

For new employees at MorningStar of Arvada, a senior living community, one day of employee training doesn’t cut it — the new hires quickly become experts after a weeklong process of training …

Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopts zero-emission vehicle standards

Coloradans will now have more access to electric vehicles with the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s vote of 8 to 1 approving a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standard for Colorado. “This is …

A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …
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