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Everitt Middle School evacuated to WRHS due to gas fumes

Tuesday, September 19 at approximately 8:15 am due to the smell of gasoline in the building, students and staff were transported via school bus to Wheat Ridge High School. Tanks from a nearby gas … more

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office … more

Last-minute confusion clears: Rocky Flats will open Saturday

In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. … more

Jeffco BOE votes on official ballot language

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 6 on the ballot language for the bond and mill levy override voters will weigh in on during the November elected. Last month the board … more

Colorado attorney general candidates clash over credentials in debate

GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado's major party candidates for attorney general engaged in their first debate over their respective credentials in their race to succeed Republican Cynthia Coffman. The … more

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. more

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. … more

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I … more

Drilling setbacks are headed to ballot amid controversy

A contentious proposal to tightly restrict the location of new oil and gas wells in Colorado attracted more than enough petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot, according to election … more

Spacecraft will take astronauts back to the moon

A spacecraft capsule that will return astronauts to the moon has been completed and shipped to Florida for final assembly into a full spacecraft, according to a news release from Lockheed Martin. The … more

New moms supported at Jefferson County breastfeeding fair

Jefferson County’s Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) sees new mothers come in all the time with questions about how to care for their newborn child. One of those … more

First step in allowing teens to vote passes city council unanimously

It’s one thing to learn about government in high school, and something else to actually participate in it. “This might connect youth to how city government functions,” said councilman Paul … more

Jeffco asks for public’s input in planning for future development

Usually the only time people think much about zoning is when it is too late, after major developments have already been approved, or a dreamed-of addition is already denied by the county. However … more

Swim Across America makes waves at Chatfield

Lauren Alfino is just a little more stubborn than others. On an impossibly perfect Colorado day, hundreds of swimmers prepared for a dip in the Chatfield Reservoir Aug. 26. And Alfino, undoubtedly, … more

Jeffco school district to seek a bond and mill levy this November

The Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education went three for three at its Aug 23 meeting, voicing support for a statewide school funding measure, and also deciding to go for county tax increases as … more

Shanahan awarded 'Fire in the Gut' honor

To the tune of AC/DC's “Thunderstruck,” five retired Navy SEALs parachuted down to Centennial Airport to kick off the 2018 Navy SEAL Foundation's Denver Evening of Tribute. The banquet, held Aug. … more

Offering the community a modernized McDonald’s

Paula Gaer is a longtime customer of the Applewood McDonald’s and used to visit the restaurant frequently when she lived in the area. Now that Gaer, 63, lives in Denver, she doesn’t come quite as … more

Colorado Air and Spaceport begins launch countdown

Adams County is a go for launch to hold a site operator license for a spaceport. That means the Front Range Airport, located in Watkins in Adams County, will be able to host horizontal takeoffs … more

ROARing through the school year at Bell Middle

Don't forget to ROAR, teachers and staff at Bell Middle School told students on the first day of school. But this is something they will remind them to do periodically throughout the school year. … more

VIDEO: Jeffco superintendent talks bikes, bonds and Braveheart

Top executives with major institutions, the superintendents for big school districts, often seem out of reach, surrounded as they are by an army of district staffers. While they might not be directly … more
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