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RTD receives key approvals from FRA toward opening the G Line

Two key federal approvals made Feb. 6 bring the Regional Transportation District G Line closer to opening for public service. “It's big news,” said Shelley Cook, RTD Director for District L. …
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West Metro Fire responded to a fire at near 2nd Place and Wright. Crews were able to contain the fire in 50 minutes the morning of Feb. 14.

Early morning fire hits apartment complex near Red Rocks Community College

West Metro Fire Rescue announced that it responded to a fire near 2nd place and Wright early in the morning. The fire damaged five apartments and a clubhouse. The cause of the fire is still being …

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting …

State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get …
A hiker makes his way through a trail in the Arapahoe National Forest. According to the 2019 Conservation in the West Poll, 73 percent of Coloradans say the ability to live near, recreate on and enjoy public lands like national forests, parks or trails was a significant reason they live in the West.

Poll finds support for public lands protections in the west

Colorado residents continue to support efforts to keep public lands protected and accessible, according to the ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West …

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign …
Education

Snow day for Jefferson County schools for Feb. 7

Bands of heavy snowfall led to several early closures across the Denver metro area on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Some of today's Jefferson County closures are as follows:
Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra gathers for a group photo at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference on Jan. 25 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Bell orchestra worthy of a standing ovation

Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra rose to the occasion for its big performance at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference. So much so that the audience applauded …
Teah Selkin and Zoe Siegel acted as conference co-chairs for the student-run diversity conference.

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As …
Polis

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new …

A group of third graders at Fairmount Elementary School in Golden work together on an activity called Coding Dash in the school’s STEM teacher Angie Blomquist’s classroom on Jan. 15.

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated …
Business
Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …
J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, speaks at the Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 18.

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public …
Lakewood’s White Fence Farm has been a landmark in the city for the past 40 years. The lights are out now. December 30, 2018 was the restaurant’s final day.

White Fence Farm says goodbye one last time

Penelope Winston and her family have gone to dinner at White Fence Farm since she was born 24 years ago. And there is one memory in particular that Winston will hold close for the rest of her life: …
Pam Bohling, orthopedic clinical specialist at Mountain States Hand and Physical Therapy, said the practices’ move was a good thing for its patients.

Therapy business brings balance park to Arvada

Pam Bohling, orthopedic clinical specialist at Mountain States Hand and Physical Therapy, believes that from bad things sometimes good things come. With the threat of rent at the Arvada clinic …

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …
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