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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 …
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) employee Angie Rhyne gives a high-five to her colleague Shaun Onorato following a delivery to a Project Angel Heart client on Nov. 30. Onorato is sitting inside a Hyundai Tucson — one of the two Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles that the NREL employees used to deliver food that day.

NREL delivers some zero-emission charity

It all started about eight years ago when one National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) employee started volunteering at Project Angel Heart. Since then, a group from NREL has volunteered every …
An antique fire truck at the Northglenn Marketplace glows with multiple Christmas lights Nov. 29. Each year, area kids get the opportunity to guess the number of lights used, with those closest awarded prizes.

Glowing for guesses

‘Access Northglenn’ on your phone

Tom Carlson has a good idea of what goes on behind the scenes when residents report an issue to the city. As Northglenn’s neighborhood services supervisor, he’s seen his share of cases in which …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …
Education

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 …
Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B, watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Jeffco school school bond passes in a come-from-behind victory

It came down to the wire. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass called it a “Hail Mary.” On Election Night, the measure was down more than 8,000 votes, but as more votes were counted in the days that followed Election Day, the gap between those wanting to fund the $567 million bond for Jefferson County Public Schools and those not, narrowed.
Business

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the …
Hidden Doors owner Peggy Reed peeks out from one of her designs room hidden by a normal-looking bookshelf.

Hidden doors firm offers more than meets the eye

There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun with your home furnishings - or your business, according to entrepreneur Peggy Reed. Reed was kindergarten teacher for 14 years and a real estate …
The Silhouettes use their bodies and shadows to create a tree during one of their performances.

Silhouettes find a new home in Westminster

Most Americans are familiar with the iconic images of the White House or Mt. Rushmore but not many have seen these historical images replicated using live performers and shadows. Unless they’ve …
The Amazon 4-Star store is made up of products with at least four-star ratings. Some products are curated specifically to products that trend well online in the area.

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone …

Mental Health training offered for military, veterans

Veterans, current service members and their families are invited to a counseling seminar sponsored by Community Reach at 8 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Bison Ridge Recreation Center, 13905 E. 122th Ave. in …
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