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CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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Protesters gather outside the GEO Group immigrant detention facility in Aurora.

Protests converge outside immigrant detention facility

A Mexican flag flew over Aurora's immigrant detention facility the evening of July 12, as two very different protests converged to condemn American immigration policy. Hundreds of protesters, …
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Colorado's Behavioral Health Task Force kicks off

Lawmakers, state leaders and mental health professionals who make up Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force convened for the first time July 1 to explore solutions to the state’s high suicide …

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that …
District glazier John Miller installs Laminated Security Glass, known for being difficult to break through, in the front doors at Arvada’s Lawrence Elementary School.

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with …

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Reporter Stories: Growth Caps and other July fireworks

Join Community Editor Joseph Rios to discuss Lakewood's growth cap vote and Independence Day events across the Denver Metro area.
Education

Adopting budget and pay raises, board calls for changes in negotiation process

Thursday’s school board meeting found some board members feeling somewhat “backed into a corner,” in the words of board member Brad Rupert, as the board adopted the district budget for …
Aimee Diehl and her daughter, Olivia, who often comes to Aimee’s classes at Red Rocks Community College. “She’s the reason I’m doing this,” Aimee said.

Without low-cost adult ed classes, ‘I couldn’t have gone on in school’

It had been 29 years since Aimee Diehl had last taken a math class. Having struggled with math in high school, the Lakewood resident believed the subject would stand in the way of her going to …

Jeffco school district considering tearing down old Columbine High School

Dear Jeffco Public Schools parents, staff, students, and community members, On April 20, 1999, the Jeffco community was rocked by the then unimaginable school shooting which took the lives of …
Tyrenny Hidy, a volunteer at the Jefferson County Library Foundation’s Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale, organizes adult fiction books on May 31. The sale offered shoppers about 80,000 books, comics, CDs, DVDs and vinyl records.

Treasure hunting for great reads

All the smiles are wonderful. Whether it be an adult who found a book that completes a his or her collection by a certain author, or a little kid who can’t wait to take home their bag full books …

Faith Christian's Class of 2019 prepare for the changing of the tassels at the end of their graduation ceremony, the evening of May 23.

Faith Christian's Class of 2019 graduates

Faith Christian High School's graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 occurred on May 23. Seniors Madison Walker and Thomas MacPhee (one of two class valedictorians) provided the student address, …
Business
Co-owner of Jessie’s Smokin’ NOLA food truck said the business model allowed her and her husband, Jessie, to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” …
Polis

Polis to ask voters to pass nicotine tax to combat youth use

Targeting teen nicotine vaping, Gov. Jared Polis recently announced a late-session bill to ask Colorado voters to significantly raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products and impose taxes …

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas …
Polis

Polis signs state hospital transparency bill into law

Colorado hospitals will have to report annual spending under a transparency law recently signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The bipartisan effort is part of Polis' goal to reduce health care costs and raise …

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic oil, gas rule changes

Colorado's Legislature gave final approval April 3 to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates its multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry and sent it to Democratic Gov. Jared …
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