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Former Mayor, City Councilor and newspaper columnist Vi June accepts the Lifetime Achievement award at the Westminster Legacy Foundation’s Community Award breakfast May 11.

Legacy Foundation seeks outstanding community members

The Westminster Legacy Foundation is seeking nominations for the second annual Community Awards Banquet, scheduled for April 25. Nominations are open until Jan. 31 and include awards to businesses, …
Colorado Speaker of the House KC Becker addresses transportation issues and projects to members of the Commuting Solutions group Jan. 9 at Lionsgate Event Center in Lafayette.

Looking for answers to transportation questions

It’s back to the drawing board for fixing Colorado’s transportation woes after a funding plan died at the ballot box, legislators told a roomful of Metro North officials and business owners Jan. …

More questions for City Council candidates

Westminster’s city councilors will narrow their focus as they work to replace the last two of three council colleagues who stepped down in the wake of November’s election. Councilors decided Jan. …

How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key …
A woman stands in front of the Prescribed to Death memorial exhibited through the Stop Everyday Killers campaign run by the National Safety Council. The exhibit features 22,000 opioid pills engraved with the faces of people who died from opioids. The campaign also promotes a map, the Celebrating Lost Loved Ones map, first created by Thornton man Jeremiah Lindemann to document the local impact of the opioid crisis.

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” …
Education

Jeffco goes to market with bond sale Wednesday

Jefferson County Public Schools is looking to get a good chunk of its voter-approved $567 million bond money as soon as possible, to begin some of the facility work it has promised. The school …

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as …
The Art Academy of Colorado has added more art classes on Mondays in response to the 27J School district going to a four-day school week. The Academy was recently awarded a “Reaching In Award” by the district, along with 10 other businesses, for their efforts to offer Monday programming.

Parents, community key in coping with four-day week

When Adams County’s 27J school district decide to move to a four-day student contact week, officials found that one of parents’ biggest concerns was child care for elementary-aged students. …
Lisa Ragon, counselor at Arvada West High School, was awarded the first ever Hero of the Year award from the Jeffco Schools Foundation.

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away …
Faith Bochert, 16, left, and Talia Rotella, 17, are juniors at Mountain Range High School’s High School of Business and represent the school at DECA business competitions.

High school business students get ‘a jumpstart on life’

Westminster’s newest entrepreneurs are self-motivated and tech-savvy — and they’re also students at Mountain Range High School. Juniors in the school’s branch of the National High School of …
Business

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest …

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …
Sock drive: Premier Members Credit Union is collecting socks for local charities, one of three programs the credit union is running this month.

Credit union offers efforts to help community

Premier Gives is offering three ways to help the community with three separate fundraising opportunities — a Sock Drive, Artisans with Giving Campaign, and Birthday Bags. Andrea Balazs, corporate …
Jesse Ostermick, capital markets director for real estate firm CBRE, state demographer Elizabeth Garner and High Pass Asset Management founder Ethan S. Braid take questions at the end of a luncheon hosted by Adams County Economic Development Dec. 6 in Westminster.

Economic outlook for 2019: Still growing, just more slowly

You shouldn’t notice much of a difference in Colorado’s economy in 2019 when compared to the past few years, a trio of state business and demographics experts said Dec. 6. “We are forecasting …
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