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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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BLM headquarters change could mean more jobs for Lakewood

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Protesters gather outside the GEO Group immigrant detention facility in Aurora.

Protests converge outside immigrant detention facility

A Mexican flag flew over Aurora's immigrant detention facility the evening of July 12, as two very different protests converged to condemn American immigration policy. Hundreds of protesters, …

Summit hopes to change mental health approaches

A two-day summit aims to disrupt outdated approaches to mental health by bringing in experts to produce an integrated mental health model that focuses on the whole person. The National Summit for …
Coors employees, from left, Travis Cordova, Louis Gomez, Sean Nash, Michael Harris and Jacqueline Harmon have their picture taken outside of the Coors Brewery in Golden on July 1 after a press conference when media was invited to hear how they rescued a woman from drowning in Clear Creek on June 28.

‘River safety is no joke’

The odds of Clear Creek’s freezing cold, swift-moving moving water were against her. But the timing of a Friday afternoon shift change at the Coors Brewery in Golden, and the selflessness and quick …

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Colorado's Behavioral Health Task Force kicks off

Lawmakers, state leaders and mental health professionals who make up Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force convened for the first time July 1 to explore solutions to the state’s high suicide …
Education

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that …
District glazier John Miller installs Laminated Security Glass, known for being difficult to break through, in the front doors at Arvada’s Lawrence Elementary School.

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with …
Jefferson County Schools currently ranks fourth among comparable districts in bandwidth per student with an average of .13 Mbps per second. The State Educational Technology Directors Association recommends schools support .25 Mbps per student, and the district aims to support 1 Mbps per student by the end of the project.

With 5A money, district accelerates digital learning plan

From conducting virtual dissections to putting together podcasts, students at Arvada West High School find themselves on their devices “in every single subject for every grade,” said librarian …

Adopting budget and pay raises, board calls for changes in negotiation process

Thursday’s school board meeting found some board members feeling somewhat “backed into a corner,” in the words of board member Brad Rupert, as the board adopted the district budget for …

Aimee Diehl and her daughter, Olivia, who often comes to Aimee’s classes at Red Rocks Community College. “She’s the reason I’m doing this,” Aimee said.

Without low-cost adult ed classes, ‘I couldn’t have gone on in school’

It had been 29 years since Aimee Diehl had last taken a math class. Having struggled with math in high school, the Lakewood resident believed the subject would stand in the way of her going to …
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RTD General Manager and CEO Dave Genova announces the opening day for the G Line April 1 at RTD headquarters in Denver.

RTD celebrates 50 years with party at Union Station

RTD has been moving people for 50 years. To celebrate, the Regional Transportation District will host a 50th anniversary party from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 at Union Station Plaza, 17th …

Sports Zone opens at Southwest Plaza

Hi-Five Sports Zone recently opened in the Southwest Plaza mall and the community is invited to celebrate the grand opening while supporting Children's Hospital Colorado. The 5,400-square-foot …

Columbine graduate works to help rename highway for slain teacher

A member of the Columbine High School class of 2000 plans to donate money from the sale of his artwork to help rename part of C-470 in honor of Dave Sanders, the teacher who was killed at the school …
Sam Bailey, economic development vice president for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, listens as former Denver mayoral candidate Lisa Calderon makes a point June 13 at the at Anythink Library’s Wright Farms Branch Better Arguments workshop. The two sat on a panel discussing impacts from Denver’s tech boom.

Effort seeks civic discourse, civility among different views

When Coloradans hear news reports that Amazon or any national tech giant is coming to to the state, Sam Bailey figures they imagine an invasion. “When you saw something on the news, like Amazon’s …

Oil, gas drilling can proceed while regulations are made

Colorado officials said May 21 that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top …
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