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Jesus Reyes, a 17-year-old who suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident that left him a paraplegic, can’t get through the front door of his home without help because it’s not wheelchair accessible. But a group of volunteers gave up … more
Library patrons got their read on this summer with the Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The reading challenge took place May 29-Aug. 14. In comparison to last year, average participation grew 6 percent in 2015. … more
After six days of voting, Jefferson County teachers accepted a 10-month contract for the 2015-2016 school year. With the union's ratification of the contract, it will go to the Board of Education for final discussion and possible approval during its Aug. 27 meeting. more
In the final day of competition for the state’s biggest bike race, Rohan Dennis held on to his overall lead, and helped show just how dominant he and the rest of Team BMC had been. After seven days of racing hundreds of miles over some of the … more
Feathers will start ruffling in Westminster this fall; residents of the city will soon be legally allowed to keep backyard chickens and bees. The ordinance that will allow keeping chicken and bees was passed with a 5-2 vote on Aug. 10 at a city … more
Representatives of three organizations joined forces at the Rocky Mountain Roller Hockey Arena in Lakewood Aug. 22 and, in about four hours, packaged ingredients for thousands of meals being sent to an orphanage for special-needs children in … more
The Jefferson County Clerk deemed the names collected to recall three Jeffco school board members as 90 percent sufficient late Tuesday, Aug. 18, bringing the total to more than twice the number needed to trigger a ballot question. “Oh, … more
May 26, 2007, was a day Sgt. Jourdan Smith will never forget. During a routine clearing operation in Baghdad on his second tour of duty, Smith was seriously shot in the leg, ending his military career. From this, and his exposure to multiple … more
Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, and is now renewing efforts to get teens to stay away from it. Marijuana isn't evil, but teens aren't ready for it: That's the theme of a new effort by Colorado to educate youths about the drug that's … more
Strict limits on methane emissions passed a year ago in Colorado mean the state's energy producers will not be affected by the federal government's new plan to crack down on the powerful greenhouse gas. The Obama administration announced Aug. 18 … more
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