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Ring up the old — Environmental benefit, vintage popularity boost interest in thrift stores

Arvada resident Eddie Marin has a passion for finding vintage items, and he shops at thrift stores at least twice a week. He looks for vintage sports T-shirts, old VHS tapes, hats, sweaters and more. …
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Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain

Though Genette Hofmann is still using her brain, last month she donated a bit of it — to science. Hofmann needed the surgery — her Seattle surgeon was looking deep into her brain, where he found …
Commuters head home, northbound along Sheridan Boulevard just past 107th Drive Feb. 3. A sunny weekend was replaced with a light storm on the 3rd, followed by a much stronger storm on February 7.

Winter commute in north metro area

Commuters head home, northbound along Sheridan Boulevard just past 107th Drive Feb. 3. A sunny weekend was replaced with a light storm on the 3rd, followed by a much stronger storm on Feb. 7.
Caitlin Cramer

My name is... Caitlin Cramer

A plane ticket home I grew up in a lot of places: New England, the Great Lakes, and Louisiana. I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life after finishing my undergraduate degree. As a …
The Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

Jefferson County Sheriff, County Commissioners discuss lingering jail crisis

When Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader told the county Board of Commissioners that the county was nearing the next stage of its jail crowding crisis, it provided an opportunity for Shrader and …

A snow plow rolls down a Lakewood street during the Feb. 7 snow storm.
weather

Steady snow closes Jefferson County Schools, area roads

All Jefferson County Public Schools closed Feb. 7, due to a winter storm which is continuing to add inches of snow accumulation across much of the county.  Icy road conditions also resulted in many areas of the county to be placed under accident alert. I-70 has been closed between Golden and the Eisenhower Tunnel.
Education

Local school to compete in Science Bowl

Middle school students from Woodrow Wilson Charter School in Westminster will compete Feb. 1 in the 2020 National Science Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by the department’s …
DRHS student Michaela Mossbrucker and Columbine students Garrett Rogers and Luke O’Brien spend time with Arvada resident Jeannene Fullen at the infusion center.

‘Seeing who we’re playing for’

For patients visiting the infusion center at Wheat Ridge’s Lutheran Medical Center, an appointment can mean sitting in the same room for four hours, six hours or even all day, said Janette …
Arvada City forester Craig Hillegass, left, and parks supervisor Lance Carpenter speak to Moore Middle School sixth graders during a November science field trip to Lake Arbor.

Sixth-grade science project aims to clean up Lake Arbor

A project that has taken over the entire sixth grade class at Moore Middle School — and will soon find its way into Arvada City Hall — started with one 11-year-old, Zach Ford, while he was on a …

With suicidal ideation high in Jeffco, groups launch community trainings

Before attending a community QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer Training), former educator Cecelia Lange would never have considered directly asking if an individual was feeling suicidal, she …

At the monthly Jeffco Public Schools Coffee Talk Dec. 4, parents Joan Wagner, left, and Amanda Dodek discuss differences between district neighborhood schools and district charter schools with school board member Brad Rupert.

District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and …
Business

Veteran transit leader named RTD's interim CEO

The former head of a Texas transit agency will serve as the new interim general manager and CEO of the Regional Transportation District, RTD's board of directors announced Jan. 28. Paul Ballard will …

North suburban medical center now a Level II trauma center

HCA/HealthONE North Suburban Medical Center has been designated a Level II trauma center by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, according to a news release. The designation …

Estate planning key for all incomes

Beyond all the legalese and the ideas of having a will or a trust or a retirement fund, attorney Richard Romeo believes it’s important for eveyone to do some estate planning for after they’re …
Core Progression founder Jon Cerf at the gym’s Olde Town Arvada location. Cerf opened his first location in 2010 and has since expanded to almost 20 locations across the country, with a goal of opening 500 one day. “I’ve always figured if you’re going to do something, go big,” he said.

Fitness company taking off for Arvada native

When Jon Cerf talks about his company Core Progression, he emphasizes one takeaway: his personal training business is more than a personal training business. The gym offers a wide variety of fitness …

Operations Manager Mike Puretz, Communications Director Meg Denbow and CEO Chris Dailey of Boulder-based BCE Productions were the group behind Westminster’s Roaring 20s New Years Eve Ball.

Meet the team behind Roaring 2020 celebration

If you rang in the start of 2020 in Westminster with flappers, Jazz and the Charleston, there’s a good chance you’ve seen BCE Productions at work. Meg Denbow, communications director for the …
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