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William Burchett made lifelong friends. He was a musician, history buff, world traveler and loving stepdad. Locally famous as the lead singer of the Resonatorz, Burchett was murdered in his Golden home on March 15, 2014, at the age of … more
Breast cancer awareness events may not seem like the place that would conjure feelings of inspiration and strength, but that’s exactly what the Pink Hat Tea celebration does. The annual event is sponsored by the Lutheran Medical Center, Cancer … more
Nicolle Dowling of Centennial knows her distracted driving is a problem. “I’m aware of it, but I need to do a better job of not doing it,” Dowling said. “Having the phone in my hand, whether it be for texting, talking, using navigation … more
The Jefferson County School District, along with its teachers’ union, would like to ensure all teachers are paid competitively, fairly and rewarded for years of service — which for many, included years of pay freezes during the … more
One of the highlights of this legislative session has been bipartisan cooperation across both the House and Senate to create and pass several good, strong jobs bills. Our state’s economy is strong and getting stronger every day. But I doubt … more
The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties got started in 2001, and since then CASA volunteers have helped more than 2,500 children. “When I think about all the children we’ve helped — literally thousands … more
With the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the nation, 3 percent, Colorado has made mountainous gains when it comes to economic development following the recession that struck in December 2007 and lingered for years. Businesses are flocking to … more
Students in Golden schools can flourish — and part of their success can be attributed to the efforts of the Golden Schools Foundation. “We need to make sure we do everything we can to make sure the students are reaching their full … more
Aliyah Martinez of Lakewood is earning an associate’s degree in precision machining this May, just before her high school graduation. She wants to become a mechanical engineer and believes having a base of knowledge in machining will help her in … more
More than a few bills in the 10-bill Ready to Work package making its way though the Colorado Legislature this session focus on an obvious component of workforce development: education. Similarly, school districts and local colleges continue to … more
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