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Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention …

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their …

E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to …

Jeffco schools closed April 26 for teacher shortage

Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed April 26 due to a labor shortage. Diana Wilson, chief communications officer for the district, said that as of April 17, 1,650 teachers had put in …

Food banks see donations drop as need stays steady

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment, need is staying steady at Denver-area food banks. At the same time, some food banks are seeing donations beginning to slip, and looming government …
Education

Jeffco students rally to vote, remember

Jefferson County students are determined to bring change and are aiming to do so through events that gather the community.

Jeffco teachers plan to walk in to show solidarity

Teachers in Jefferson County Public Schools plan to show their support for public education by walking in to school together the morning of April 16.

Jeffco schools looks at capital improvement program

A proposed program of repairs and replacements to Jefferson County Public Schools’ 167 campuses is estimated to cost $647 million and take five to six years to implement. “We have fallen so far …

Women in STEM profiles

Over the course of nearly a year, reporter Christy Steadman spoke with more than a dozen women and girls about STEM education and career fields. Here are some of the stories they shared.

Women engineering into the future

Wendy Weiman’s high school counselors suggested social work as a good career for her. But even as a child, Weiman knew she wanted to become an engineer. And as she got older, her curiosity for how …
Business

For the love of a good seat

Individually, the entrepreneurs loved different things: coffee roasting, fly fishing and photography. So it took a unique, completely unrelated idea to bring them together and put them into a rapidly …

Good News Breakfast celebration scheduled

The 28th Annual Good News Breakfast will be held at 6:59 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., in Golden. The keynote speaker is former 9News anchor Mark …

Cleaning up for 30 years at The Wave

You could say that Wayne Palinckx grew up at the carwash. Palinckx has been the 0wner of The Wave Car Care Center Wave, at 9195 Wadsworth Parkway, for 15 years but he’s been part of the …
Business

End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it …

Economic forecast considers big projects

In its second annual meeting, a regional chamber review of the economy in the Metro North area will focus on four specific projects. “We’re taking a new approach to this event in Year Two,” …
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