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Jeffco library to build outdoor adventure space

A new outdoor adventure space at Standley Lake Library will provide tools and opportunities for children to engage in unstructured, outdoor play. The Discover Together: Outdoor Adventure Space breaks …

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office …

Last-minute confusion clears: Rocky Flats will open Saturday

In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. …

Jeffco BOE votes on official ballot language

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 6 on the ballot language for the bond and mill levy override voters will weigh in on during the November elected. Last month the board …

Colorado attorney general candidates clash over credentials in debate

GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado's major party candidates for attorney general engaged in their first debate over their respective credentials in their race to succeed Republican Cynthia Coffman. The …
Education

Officials urge strong bond between schools, business

Officials from three Metro North school districts all made the same point to Westminster businesses Aug. 29 — we’re trying to craft your future employees, but we need your help. “What our …

Adams 12 voters could decide fate of ELEVATE

A new five-year master plan that shows how the schools in Adams 12 Five Star District can operate and improve is not linked to a property tax increase proposal on November’s ballot, according to …

Test scores boost Westminster past state sanctions

Officials at Westminster Public Schools breathed a sigh of relief Aug. 24, learning that their test scores had improved enough to have increased their state rating. “We’ve been working very hard, …
education

Jeffco school district to seek a bond and mill levy this November

The Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education went three for three at its Aug 23 meeting, voicing support for a statewide school funding measure, and also deciding to go for county tax increases as …

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 …
Business

Chamber honors women in business and recognizes their challenges

Terri Fisher, president and owner of 5 Star Talent and Entertainment, said she gets challenges all the time. But some challenges — such as repelling down a 34-story building for the Cancer League …

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

Holmes for homes: Artistic eye helps real estate sales

Patty Holmes comes from a family of artists and has always had a good eye for design. But she didn’t get her opportunity to fully express that passion until she purchased ShowHomes, a 30-year old …

Colorado Air and Spaceport begins launch countdown

Adams County is a go for launch to hold a site operator license for a spaceport. That means the Front Range Airport, located in Watkins in Adams County, will be able to host horizontal takeoffs …

Tech firm needs Westminster help

Colorado communication engineers polishing their resumes right now could have a hand in creating the next high speed mobile communications network. “We are very involved in what’s called the 5G, …
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