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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 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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …
Education

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …
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Glass: Survey says Jeffco community and employees support this direction

A little over a month ago, we launched a survey to gauge the opinion of the community on the direction of Jeffco Public Schools and to get feedback on possible fall election questions. To date, …

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver …

Westgate Community School Graduation

Seniors, teachers and family members gathered at the Mountain Range High School auditorium May 29 for graduation and commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018. In all, 14 students received their …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …
Business

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 …

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 …

Thorncreek fairways, greens good to go

It’d been almost two years since anyone had driven a golf ball off of Thorncreek Golf Course’s first tee, but that’s set to change. Head Pro Chris Swinhart said that golfers getting on the …

Effort seeks to ease frustration from money woes

Money is one of the key stressors in good economies or bad, so local Premier Members Credit Union is doing what it can to relieve some of the frustration. Andrea Balazs, corporate responsibility and …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …
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