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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Westy spring clean-up set

Westminster is hosting a curbside collection clean up on Saturdays between April 18 and May 4 to pick up bulky items, old furniture, mattresses, carpeting, home construction debris and yard waste. …
An RTD N-Line train crosses 124th Avenue at Claude Court enroute to RTD’s Eastlake Station on Jan. 7. Testing along this line is expected to continue in advance of formal passenger service later this year.

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Civic Saturday returns to Anythink Libraries

Civic resolutions will be the topic of the second Civic Saturday gathering Jan. 25, presented by Anythink Libraries. Through a morning of readings, song and small-group discussion, participants will …

Community Reach seeks Ciancio award nominations

The Community Reach Center is once again accepting nominations for the Mary Ciancio Memorial Distinguished Service Award, an award and dinner that focuses on outstanding community volunteers. To …

Thornton slates new councilor interviews Jan. 21

Thornton councils will spend several hours at their Jan. 21 meeting, interviewing 13 applicants to fill a vacancy in Ward 4. At their Jan. 7 meeting, the City Council discussed the process for …
Education
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 …
Denver Metro Area students disembark a bus during the first day of school of the 2019-2020 school year.

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and …

Golden High School’s Class of 2019 throw their caps in the air in celebration during its graduation ceremony on May 24 at Marv Kay Stadium on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English …
Business

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 …
Sugar Mama's Angelica O'Toole-Fehlmann, left, and partner Kendall Neuhalfen are hoping to expand their business and their children's charter school.

Charter school craft fair a sweet deal start-up bakery

Two moms who love baking cakes and sweet treats for their own business are on a mission to raise funds for Crown Pointe Academy this Christmas. Angelica O’Toole-Fehlmann and Kendall Neuhalfen began …

Jessica Ostermick, director of capital markets at Denver’s CBRE, discusses Colorado’s economy Dec. 4 at a luncheon put on by Adams County Economic Development.

Making things key to state’s economic growth

People will continue to be a major factor for Adams County’s economic growth a trio of manufacturers said Dec. 4. “How do we find good people — people that are willing to show up, that are …
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