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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 Emergency Department ambulance bays at the Lutheran Medical Center. The emergency department has been participating in a statewide effort to prescribe less opioids for pain treatment, in favor of alternatives without such an addiction risk.

Local hospitals strive for changes in approach to opioid use

In June 2017 the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) quietly launched the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, a six-month program aimed at reducing the amount of opioids hospitals prescribe to patients. …
Eric Gupta, Karla Zahtre, Jason Bailey and Brett Zahtre pose inside Old 121 Brewhouse in Lakewood.

Here’s what’s new at Old 121

What was once home to Caution Brewing for seven years before it closed last June will soon be home to another new brewery. Jason Bailey, Brett and Karla Zahtre and Eric Gupta will open the Old 121 …
Kristi Pollard, president and CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC), smiles during the inaugural State of the County address on March 13. The Jeffco EDC put on the event so community members could learn about the work being done in the elected offices, as well as highlight some of 2018’s accomplishments.

State of the County highlights successes and community challenges

Jefferson County is an engaged community. About 330 attendees braved blizzard conditions to attend the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation’s (Jeffco EDC) inaugural State of the County …

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The …

Family Tree announces name change

Jefferson County-based Family Tree is pleased to announce the name change of Women In Crisis, the domestic violence emergency shelter, to Roots of Courage. In a statement, the organization stated …
Education
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 …

It’s test time again for Jeffco students

This month students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is …
Glass

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 …
Business

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 …

Front Range Lumber Company has been operating in Lakewood since 1965.

Lakewood reflects on a successful year of economic development

Before Lakewood was even Lakewood, Front Range Lumber Company opened its doors in 1965. The full-service lumberyard, building materials and hardware store, located at 1741 S. Wadsworth Blvd. is …
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