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Some people are afraid to take the leap and switch from a vehicle with an internal combustion engine to an electric car — but those who do really like it. Golden resident Katherine Jordan knows. She owns a Ford C-Max Energi. It gets about 20 … more
Two years of controversy come to a reckoning this November: as the Jefferson County School Board election could see anywhere from two to all five of the board seats change hands. The election, normally slated for only two of the seats — in … more
After noticing a trend of politicization among local and national school boards, Jeffco dad and physician's assistant Matthew Dhieux decided he needed to step in and serve as a member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. “I know it goes … more
Ken Witt, Colorado native, businessman and president of the Jefferson County school board, is campaigning to further education in the district and retain his position on the board. “How could you not fight to retain your seat in an elected … more
The life sentence delivered by a divided jury to Aurora theater shooter James Holmes averts an uncertain path to execution in a state that has put only one person to death since 1967. But the murder of 12 theatergoers three years ago was so … more
Red anti-Wal-Mart signs dot green lawns across Wheat Ridge, including Sam Taylor’s front yard. “We already have a Wal-Mart on 44th and another one on Colfax,” Taylor said. “There are already too many. I oppose it because of the … more
If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know. Scientists are studying the popular breed to find out why their lifespans have gotten shorter over the years and why cancer is so … more
I wish to write to your paper to let the citizens of Arvada and of District 1 know that we are well represented by Jerry Marks on city council and we need to vote to retain him as our councilman. He has shown his ability to advocate for all of us … more
The U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 ruling to allow same-sex marriage across the nation didn't change policy in Colorado, which has seen gay nuptials since last October. But the news was welcomed by many in the Denver metro area as a sign of … more
The end of the 2013-2014 school year saw 710 of Jefferson County Schools’ 4,830 teachers leave their jobs — the highest teacher turnover rate in an eight-year period and a 5.4 percentage-point increase since the 2010-2011 school year. The … more
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