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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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About me I was born in Sterling, but I moved to Wheat Ridge when I was 13 and decided to stay here. I love planting my garden where I grow flowers and vegetables. I have three grand kids and I love …
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Reporter Stories: Lakewood's watching The Watchdog

Lakewood Community Editor Joseph Rios and West Metro Editor Glenn Wallace discuss Lakewood's efforts to quiet community newsletter The Watchdog. Is this an electioneering issue or a question about …

Lakewood Police kill armed man at Wheat Ridge motel

One man was shot and killed by Lakewood Police over the weekend at a Wheat Ridge motel. The West Metro SWAT Team, made up of members from the Lakewood Police and Wheat Ridge Police departments, was …

Battle lines drawn for Colorado's 2020 legislative session

In Colorado's second year of total statehouse control by Democrats after the 2018 election, one top Republican is hanging onto his optimism. “I know the constitution very well,” said Chris …

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Reporter Stories: Talking about Colorado's new Red Flag law

Community Editor Elliott Wenzler discusses what she learned about how the Front Range county sheriff's plan to enforce Colorado's controversial new Red Flag law, allowing the courts and law enforcement to confiscate someones' firearms.
Education
Wheat Ridge High students in the school's UpRISE group, which has spent the school year identifying causes of and solutions for youth tobacco use.

Student leaders ‘making way for change’ in tobacco conversation

On a professional development day in September, Wheat Ridge High School teachers, administrators and staff sat down for a student presentation on how to better connect with students. The tactics …

With suicidal ideation high in Jeffco, groups launch community trainings

Before attending a community QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer Training), former educator Cecelia Lange would never have considered directly asking if an individual was feeling suicidal, she …
At the monthly Jeffco Public Schools Coffee Talk Dec. 4, parents Joan Wagner, left, and Amanda Dodek discuss differences between district neighborhood schools and district charter schools with school board member Brad Rupert.

District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and …
Golden High School’s Class of 2019 throw their caps in the air in celebration during its graduation ceremony on May 24 at Marv Kay Stadium on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English …

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Jefferson County school district data highlights need for longer lunch times

A Nov. 13 presentation to the Board of Education from leaders with the district’s Food & Nutrition Services sparked some board members to call for a change in how much time students have to eat …
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West Colfax Legend Award winners Maddie Nichols and Joe Margotte cut a rug during the corridor’s annual luncheon event in 2017.

An ode to Lakewood’s Joe Margotte

40 West Arts District Board Chair and Executive Director for the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District Bill Marino remembers Joe Margotte never being empty handed when Margotte would …

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …

Job fair this Thursday at Colorado Mills

With the holiday season approaching, Colorado Mills is looking to fill up to 250 full-time and part-time positions. On Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., multiple retailers at the mall will be …

Kaitlyn Bond of the newly established business Mobile Massage by Kaitlyn gives one of many complimentary massages.

Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo

Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media's second annual Women's Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical …
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