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Jeffco goes to market with bond sale Wednesday

Jefferson County Public Schools is looking to get a good chunk of its voter-approved $567 million bond money as soon as possible, to begin some of the facility work it has promised. The school … more

NREL delivers some zero-emission charity

It all started about eight years ago when one National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) employee started volunteering at Project Angel Heart. Since then, a group from NREL has volunteered every … more

Golden-based Apex Ski Boots aims for comfort, warmth

Skiing has changed a lot in recent years, and many of those changes are causing problems for the industry. The cost of the sport seems to increase every year, as does the size of the crowd skiers … more

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many … more

Wheat Ridge to host Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Open House

The city of Wheat Ridge will hold a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Open House on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center at 4005 Kipling St.Wheat … more

Earning new bills at Colorado Mills

Michelle Martinez remembers being one of the first Lakewood residents to walk through the hallways of the Colorado Mills Mall when it opened for the first time. She purchased her Christmas gifts from … more

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace … more

Ceremony a ‘beautiful moment’ for new citizens

A group of 51 youths from around the Denver area became United States citizens Nov. 30 at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Centennial. The naturalization ceremony, which took … more

Denver council approves supervised injection site

Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to become what could be the first U.S. city to open a supervised drug injection site, a strategy that some liberal cities have tried repeatedly to … more

Half of Coloradans live in areas of wildfire risk

The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state's booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state officials said … more

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … more

Wheat Ridge appoints Schilling as new assistant to city manager

The city of Wheat Ridge recently appointed Marianne Schilling as the assistant to the city manager. Schilling will work on special projects including the research and development of new programs as … more

Here are seven Jefferson County nonprofits to remember for Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day — Dec. 4 this year — is an annual, statewide event that dedicates one day to increasing philanthropy through online giving. Community First Foundation and FirstBank each … more

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the … more

Applewood Our House finalist for BBB award

Applewood Our House was recently honored as a finalist for the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for medium-sized businesses. The Torch Award is given to businesses that … more

Colorado finalizes tougher emission standards

Colorado is joining 13 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting Low Emission Vehicle Standards, requiring new vehicles starting with the 2022 model year to meet strict standards for fuel … more

Jeffco mayors talk about the issues

Mayors from Arvada, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Golden and Westminster gathered Nov. 16 at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce's Third Friday Breakfast to share their thoughts on issues that affect all … more

Reptiles, rodents and rabbits sometimes need shelter, too

A red-eared slider turtle is not native to Colorado. But sometimes it ends up here through the pet trade. People buy these aquatic turtles at a pet store when they're small and young. But as the … more

Wheat Ridge wins some, loses some

Election Night was kind to Wheat Ridge, as the city's ballot measures 2A and 2B passed, and two city politicians seeking higher office were chosen by voters. Councilwoman Monica Duran won her bid to … more

Chuck & Don’s pet supply store opens in Arvada

Chuck & Don’s, a pet-supplies store, has opened a new store in Arvada, marking the company’s 11th location in Colorado. While the store officially opened Oct. 25, the store’s grand opening … more
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