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Open air painting event benefits open spaces

Colorado artists spent Sept. 10-15 in Jeffco Open Space parks painting en plein air to promote preservation efforts and demonstrate the value of open space lands. Put on by PLAN Jeffco, the In Plein …
Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina
Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. …

Fall is here and getting festive

The only obvious indication that fall is around the corner is Starbucks bringing back its popular pumpkin latte. The heat has still been scorching throughout much of the state, and the cool, crisp …

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old …

Thousands remember 9/11 at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

More than 2,300 people gathered the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11 to “never forget.” The participants of the 2018 Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb paid tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters and almost 3,000 Americans who died on 9/11 by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.

Rattlesnake project looks closer at South Table Mountain

Ryan Borgmann looked at the ground confused, listening to the loud beeps on his radio. “It should be right here,” he said, pointing the antenna toward a small patch of tall grass. Then he saw it. …

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$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth …

Life

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month …

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Letter to the Editor: Teachers need more help

I was happy to read the letter from the gentleman regarding education and “critical thinking” (“The Bandwagon effect,” Aug. 30.). As a substitute teacher, I see teachers everyday …

Letter to the Editor: Take action against drug addiction

Last year, 959 people died of a drug overdose in Colorado, according to the Colorado Health Institute, an increase of 83 percent from 2001. To put this number into perspective, the number of overdose …

Letter to the Editor: Jeffco wants another billion

Jeffco already has a billion-dollar-a-year budget and that is not enough! Jeffco’s school board wants: Another $33 million in local tax dollars. Additional $134 million a year in statewide money …

Letter to the Editor: Weldon for Coroner

The Jefferson County Coroner’s office provides vital services regarding deaths in our community. A professional medicolegal death investigation along with a deep compassion for families …
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HOMELESSNESS IN JEFFCO

Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the …
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What’s your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? In my current role with the Women’s Bean Project in Denver I have worked closely with many women experiencing …
Tell me about your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? The root causes of homelessness are mental health issues, long term addictions and a lack of affordable housing. …
What are the biggest obstacles to ending homelessness in Jeffco? I think that centers around cost-of-living. I saw a homeless guy at 52nd and Wadsworth and his sign said, “It’s so hard to get up …
What do you wish more people knew about homelessness? I think there is a misperception that people “choose” to be homeless or that it is a “lifestyle.” That is just simply not the …
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