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CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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Colorado confirms six cases of vaping-related illness

Colorado health officials have confirmed six cases of vaping-related illness since the state announced its first case last month. The state Department of Health previously announced four known …

Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with …
Rick Sierra, left, and Tim McCormack present the largest donation to date that Guys Who Give have raised, to RAD Advocates during their quarterly flash philanthropy meeting. From left to right: Rick Sierra, Kathleen Johnson, Amy Van Tine, Beth Cochran, Tim McCormack.

Flash philanthropy benefits local nonprofits

A group of 13 Adams County guys with good hearts have helped quite a few people in the past 12 months. Hungry children in Adams county, suicide prevention, helping refugee children in Colorado and …

District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — …

A stand of Ash Trees in the Willow Run Shopping Center parking lot at 128th and Zuni are dying, killed by an infestation of Emerald Ash Borers. The pests were discovered in Westminster for the first time Aug. 29.

Emerald pest continues march south

Westminster City Forester John Kasza said he was instantly worried about the city’s trees when he learned that the Emerald Ash Borer had slipped past a six year quarantine last month. “They found …
Education

Teacher contract, test results prompt budget changes

Student standardized test results came back just in time for the first regular school board meeting on Sept. 5, at which board members pressed for answers on how the district would improve for 2020. …

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for …
Incoming sixth-graders depart a school bus at Century Middle School in Thornton on Aug. 14, the first day of classes for Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

Back to school

Students from across Adams County returned to classes Aug.15, from kindergarten through 12th grade. At Thornton’s Century Middle School, incoming 6th graders were greeted by 8th grade students …

Gov. Polis visits Westminster kindergarten

Governor Jared Polis (D) visited Westminster's Cotton Creek Elementary Aug. 14 to mark the beginning of school and the start of the schools full-day kindergarten program. Polis toured the school …

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Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School.
Business

Pillar of Fire developers making the rounds

The views from the Pillar of Fire’s farmland are too good not to share, according to developer Chad Ellington, partner in Oread Capital. “We really want to open that up to the community and give …

Mental Health Colorado honors Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts will be honored with the Workplace Wellness award during Mental Health Colorado's 2019 Tribute Gala on Sept. 28, according to a news release. Each year, Mental Health Colorado honors a …
Barrels in the rear of a closed dry cleaners in Thornton’s oldest shopping center, near 88th Avenue and Washington Street, are just one of the hurdles facing economic development of the area. Thornton economic development officials hope an environmental clean-up plan will be approved this month.

Thornton Mall project hinges on cleanup

The long awaited redevelopment of the block northeast of 88th and Washington Street could hinge on the state approving an environmental clean-up plan. Developers from Flywheel Capital could move …

State of City talk focusing on economic matters

An annual review of Westminster’s progress goes back to economic issues this year. City Economic Development Director John Hall will join Mayor Herb Atchison at the annual State of the City …

A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …
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