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Like many high school students, Lakewood graduate Robert Reese was looking forward to saving some money with a summer job before starting college in the fall. But his plans changed on May 8, when a hailstorm pummeled the West Jefferson County … more
When Lauren Kent was about 13 years old, she would take the No. 32 bus from her house in Wheat Ridge to the nearby Walmart. She would go to the store with some cash and a list of items her mother needed. “This is where I learned to do the … more
In speaking with church groups, social workers and homelessness experts, a common refrain is that no one solution exists to homelessness, because there is no one cause. Each person facing homelessness often deals with multiple … more
Thomas the Tank Engine is seen as just as much of a rock star among preschoolers as The Beatles among teens in the 1960s, said Donald Tallman, the executive director of the Colorado Railroad Museum. “Thomas is multigenerational,” Tallman … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education adopted it 2017-2018 budget June 1 with a unanimous vote. The $978.9 million budget comes with an increase of $18.9 million of funding from the state. Jeffco will receive $7,483 per pupil, an increase of … more
Tourism is a major industry in Colorado, with nearly 78 million visitors spending $19.1 billion in 2015, according to the Colorado Tourism Office. In the summer, outdoor recreation opportunities draw tourists by the thousands to locations … more
New cabanas, new sun-shading bungalows, adult beverage options and a new take on Water World’s mascot will greet water park patrons this summer. Joann Cortez, communications director for the Hyland Hills Recreation District, said the district … more
A bill named in honor of fallen Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue, who was struck and killed on Interstate 25 near Castle Rock in 2016, was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 1. The “Move Over for Cody” bill increases the … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education adopted it 2017-2018 budget June 1 with a unanimous vote. The $978.9 million budget comes with an increase of $18.9 million of funding from the state. … more
The Rocky Mountain Deaf School celebrated its third graduation on May 31, with four graduates - Juan Carlos Perez, Victoria Ponce de Leon, Daisy VanMeter and Melissa Zambrano Campos - preparing to … more
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