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Multiple agencies respond to Bald Mountain Fire

About 140 firefighters will continue to work on containing the Bald Mountain Fire for a second day, according to Jefferson County Open Space. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office posted an update … more

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 … more

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 … more

Ralston Valley football cruises to win in home opener

ARVADA — Three-sport athlete Caleb Rillos knows how to turn a negative into the positive. Rillos suffered a broken wrist during basketball season last winter. Besides missing the remainder of the … more

Valor defeats Pomona in top-10 5A football battle

ARVADA — Big football games call for big plays … and Valor running back Gavin Sawchuk delivered Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Area Athletic Complex. In a marquee early-season match-up between … more

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 … more

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 … more

Farewell to laundromats is a wash come true

I just washed a load of colors and had a particularly gruesome flashback to a time when I didn’t own a washing machine. I didn’t own a washing machine until I was 33. I depended upon the ones in … more

Winning happens when we choose to win

When we are intentional about making our choices and deliberate when it comes to choosing our own path, we typically increase our chances of success. It’s when we allow others to make our choices … more

Archtop guitars bring beauty, music to festival

For many people, there are just two kinds of guitars — acoustic and electric. But those in search of some of the clearest notes the instrument is capable of know there’s another kind — the … more

There seem to be a lot of “I’s” in these teams

“Adore me! Adore me! More! Louder! On your feet! Adore me!” I write this as I’m watching the first of five football games I’ll take in during the next 36 hours or so, now that Monday Night … more

Top Golf and a tough teenage topic

Sticky notes. Mechanical pencils. Urinal cakes. The snooze button. Have you ever thought about some of the simple things that make life immeasurably easier and better? Like the sticky note — before … more

District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — … more

Effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen fails

An effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, has failed. Lakewood native and Republican Nancy Pallozzi propelled a petition to recall Pettersen over the summer. The … more

50th birthday party for the Action Center

The Action Center reflected on 50 years of service to Jeffco residents and looked ahead to its next 50 years at its block party on Sept. 14. The party was held at the resource center’s … more

NREL gets its first autonomous shuttle

From wireless charging for electric vehicles to vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden has been doing research on transportation for a long … more

Jeffco Sheriff and partner organizations solve 38-year-old cold case

Thanks to advancements in technology in genealogical DNA matching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has solved a cold case that was nearly four decades old. At a press conference on Sept. 10, … more

Action Center announces reopening of Lakewood shelter

The past couple of years were testing times for The Action Center. Toward the end of 2017, The Action Center's Executive Director Mag Strittmatter resigned from her position that she held for over 15 … more

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for … more

Five things to know about Cider Days

The air is beginning to feel a bit crisper in the morning, leaves are changing and the football season just kicked off — all indications that fall is nearing. But in Lakewood, an annual event that … more
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