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VIDEO: Jeffco superintendent talks bikes, bonds and Braveheart

Top executives with major institutions, the superintendents for big school districts, often seem out of reach, surrounded as they are by an army of district staffers. While they might not be directly … more

More and larger homes present 'bigger target for hailstorms to hit'

Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts … more

Owner of Lakewood bakery sues state

Jack Phillips, the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs, is back in the news again.  Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in … more

Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. … more

Starting early helps quell back to school stress

With two boys in junior high, Rebecca Zamora is no stranger to the stress of back to school time. Zamora, who lives in Adams county, said she begins preparing her sons, Nicolas, who is entering sixth … more

Defense for suspect in slaying of deputy gets more time

Dreion Dearing, the man accused of shooting an Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy, will wait another month to hear the charges against him. Judge Patrick T. Murphy agreed to postpone Dearing’s … more

Neighborhoods mark National Night Out in their own ways

Neighborhoods across the area gathered for food, fun and community spirit Aug. 7 for National Night Out, a chance for neighbors to get together and to meet with their local police, fire departments … more

Two new projects break ground downtown

It’s not often private developers get to be at the table when a city development is designed, David Kennedy said Aug. 9, but that’s just what’s happened in Westminster. Kennedy, co-founder of … more

Nevada inmate charged with 1984 Lakewood, Aurora slayings

Police in Lakewood and Aurora have identified a suspect they believe is responsible for multiple murders more than 34 years ago. In a joint news conference Aug. 10, Lakewood and Aurora police … more

High-profile initiatives could be on way to November ballot

Petitions for an anti-fracking measure and an energy industry-backed property rights initiative topped the list of proposed November ballot questions submitted to Colorado's secretary of state ahead … more

Suspected thief shot, second in custody

One man was killed Aug. 2 and another fled the scene on foot after Westminster police responded to reports of a theft in progress. Police responded to the shopping area at the 11800 block of Sheridan … more

Recovery, investigation into Westbury Apartment fire continues

A deadly apartment fire that killed two July 22 has been ruled an arson, according to a joint press release from Westminster’s Police and Fire Departments and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, … more

School year starts for Riverdale Ridge

It’s going to take two years for Riverdale Ridge to transition into a full-blown high school, with a graduating class of its own, a senior prom and competitive athletics. But the building is ready … more

Northglenn names new manager

A former Wheatridge City employee will take over as Northglenn’s city manager. City Councilors voted July 23 to hire Heather Geyer as the manager, effective Aug. 20. Geyer replaces former city … more

In Their Business

Yellowbelly Chicken opens in Westminster Vail-born Yellowbelly Chicken opened its fifth Colorado location July 31 at 120th and Huron in Westminster. The fast, casual chicken restaurant features … more

Tri-County Health launches first Baby Cafe in Thornton

Tri-County Health Department opened Colorado’s newest Baby Café on July 31 at Every Child Pediatrics in Thornton. Baby Café USA, established in 2011, is a national network of free breastfeeding … more

Fun times at the fairgrounds

The Adams County Fair returned to county’s Regional Park in Brighton Aug. 1 through 5 for the 114th year featuirng a carnival midway with games, food and rides as well as live stock judging. more

Volunteers brighten Westminster school

Volunteers from Lowes Home Improvement stores north of Westminster converged on Mesa Elementary School August 3 to add some landscaping, a bit of paint and generally brighten things up. Classes at … more

Basecamp Provisions owner offers advice for mobile restaurateurs

Starting your own business is no easy feat and a food truck business is even harder but the rewards can outweigh the hardships according to Basecamp Provisions owner Ben Susnick. “There was a lot … more

Shut off: Thornton pipeline plan fails test

Thornton officials will go back to the drawing board after Larimer officials tabled their plan to build a 22-mile pipeline to help bring water to the city. Larimer County Commissioners said that … more
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