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Former Colorado governor gives his two cents

Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer said it’s no easy task sorting fact from fiction this election season. That was the message the longtime officeholder took to the annual Colorado Senior Lobby’s Summer Social Aug. 20 at the Covenant Village assisted living center in Westminster.
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North metro students head back to school

More than 50,000 Adams County students headed back to school over the past two weeks throughout the north metro region. Students started Aug. 15 in Mapleton Public Schools, which welcomed its newest school, Big Picture College and Career Academy. …
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Launch Into Learning lands in Colorado

More than 60,000 books were distributed out of Westminster to more than 40 designated local agencies as part of a back-to-school literacy campaign for Colorado school children and their families. As part of the Launch Into Learning program, …
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Training day

A common part of contemporary training at a time when the Orlando shootings or, even, the Aurora movie theater shootings, are still fresh on the mind, Westminster police, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders gathered recently for a …
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Input sought for Westminster Station Area Plan

The City of Westminster is welcoming comments on the Westminster Station Area Plan, which will establish a comprehensive new zoning district for the area around the new Westminster Station, providing a nonstop commuter rail line to downtown …
  • Local headlines

    • Perlmutter doesn’t take re-election for granted

      Congressman Ed Perlmutter said the difference between him and the two other candidates for the 7 Congressional District of Colorado isn’t just party affiliation or policy preferences, but actions over words. “The difference is I am actually …

    • Coffee with Chris Gdowski

      Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I met with Adams 12 Superintendent of Schools Chris Gdowski, who went from growing up in Adams County and attending school in the district to being its top administrator for the last seven years. Gdowski took a moment during the hectic week before school started back up to discuss his commitment to the district, him family and his own personal health.

    • Man sentenced to 36 years in triple homicide

      An Adams County judge tasked with sentencing a man convicted of accessory to murder and other charges offered up a concise motive for the man’s actions at a sentence hearing Aug. 19. “You are a criminal. That’s what you know and that’s …

    • Lone Tree resident led heroin ring, indictment says

      A Lone Tree man has been named in a grand jury indictment as the leader of a drug-trafficking network throughout the Denver metro area that had $2.2 million worth of heroin seized in recent raids. Jose DeJesus Bernal-Zamora was at his apartment …

    • Suspension story retracted after district contests data

      A claim that the state’s suspension rate spiked after years of decline is now in doubt after two Colorado school districts raised concerns about data included in a recent report. The Adams 12 Five Star school district was highlighted in a report published Wednesday by the advocacy group Padres & Jovenes Unidos for posting a big increase in the number of out-of-school suspensions in the 2014-15 school year. But district spokesman Joe Ferdani told Chalkbeat the state data cited in the report is wrong.

  • More from the region

    • 8 new CASA volunteers sworn in

      Eight new volunteers were sworn in last week as Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties. The Honorable Chief Judge Patrick Murphy of the state's 17th Judicial District swore in the eight new volunteer advocates Aug. 9 …

    • Front Range course works to span gender gap in machining

      The National Association of Manufacturing says 40 percent of the U.S. labor force is female but only 27 percent work in manufacturing. Kaila Machado and Front Range Community College are trying to change that. Machado was one of 16 students in …

    • 17th Judicial District to host annual Citizens Academy

      Registration is now open for the 17th Judicial District’s fourth annual Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy, which starts in September, gives area residents the chance to see what it’s like working in law enforcement and within the justice …

    • Annual Broomfield 9/11 ceremony scheduled

      The Broomfield Police and North Metro Fire Rescue District will once again host the city’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. “It’s always a privilege for us to hold this memorial ceremony each year,” North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos said …

    • Westminster Public Schools reveal new logo, colors

      Just days before the 2016-17 school year begins and “after months of anticipation” — according to a news release — Westminster Public Schools revealed its new colors and district logo. The unveiling took place Aug. 9 during the annual …

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