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Connie Howard and one of her pets.

Foothills Animal Shelter names executive director

Connie Howard has been named executive director at Foothills Animal Shelter. Howard’s background in animal welfare spans more than 30 years. Howard has been in the Front Range area since 1998, and …
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …
Election 2018

Attorney general race draws sharp line between candidates' approaches

One prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter. The other worked as an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. One's the elected district attorney in a south metro district of more than 1 …
Election 2018

Get to know the state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: …

Colin Dean, 17, plays basketball in the new gym at the Secrest Recreation Center, which opened to the public Oct. 2.

Secrest Rec Center in Arvada opens to the public

The new Secrest Recreation Center, the last and most substantial projects of a group of six bond projects approved by voters in May 2016, is now open to the public. The Secrest Recreation Center site …
Education
Left to right, Kiernan Wilson assists Tanner Catlin and Jana Downing with playing goalie.

Jeffco Adapted Athletics scores big on soccer day

High school athletics typically bring out the best of students — whether that be to teach teamwork, make friendships, or to learn leadership skills. They can also bring out competitive rivalries, …

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
If approved, the $33 million mill levy override will focus on the needs of teachers and students.

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override …
The Lakewood High School marching band took first place in Class 5A at the Jefferson County Marching Invitational held Sept. 17 at Jeffco Stadium.

Jeffco marching bands take the field

Arvada, D'Evelyn, Bear Creek and Lakewood high marching bands all took home first place finishes from the Jefferson County Marching Invitational held Sept. 17 at Jeffco Stadium. The event, which …

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 …
Business
Wheat Ridge Businesses of the Year award winner Infinitus Pie and Personal Achievement and Martial Arts owners stand with Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker after being given their awards at the Sept. 20 awards breakfast, held at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.
business

Round pizza and roundhouses celebrated in Wheat Ridge

The city of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA), and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding businesses in the community at the 15th Annual Business Appreciation …

477-unit development will be built on Arvada, Wheat Ridge border

After four hours of public comment and council discussion, the Arvada City Council unanimously approved Sept. 10 the development plan for Haskins Station, which will bring 477 units to Arvada near …
Sebastian Lang looks down as he completes his ascent on one of the climbing routes on the walls of Earth Treks. The 7-year-old said the hardest part of his effort was when he looked down and realized how high he had climbed. But he was wearing a harness and had a person on the floor to keep him safe and allow him to belay his way down.

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 …
Paula Gaer and her family friend Lily, 6, enjoy lunch at the Applewood McDonald’s restaurant on Aug. 15. The two got to spend the day together before Lily starts the first grade.

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 …

The sun rises over at the tower at the Watkins-based Colorado Air and Spaceport. An FAA license approval has cleared the way for the port to begin hosting takeoffs and landings for spacecraft.

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 …
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