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Be in the know to go in snow

While watching the snowfall can be relaxing and playing in it can be a lot of fun, driving in Colorado's snowstorms can be less than desirable. “We know it's going to happen,” said Andrew Hogle, …
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National economist William Fruth talks about Colorado’s employment outlook Nov. 14 at the Metro North Chamber of Commerce annual Economic Forecast breakfast at Broomfield’s Noah’s Event Center. Fruth said the state is poised to take advantage of several hiring trends.

Job outlook points to Metro North employment growth

Colorado is poised to do well as far as jobs are concerned over the next 20 years, national economist William Fruth told a Metro North Chamber of Commerce crowd Nov. 14 in Broomfield. Fruth, of …
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Anythink Foundation board adds new member

Chantel Long is the latest appointee to the board of the Anythink Foundation, a nonprofit that supports creativity and learning opportunities by raising private funds for special programs and …

Cholesterol levels dropping, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say the report, released Nov. 11, suggests a …

In Colorado, 24 high-hazard dams are seen as problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation …

CCM Reporter Stories
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Reporter Stories: Monday morning quarterbacking the city votes

Community Editors David Gilbert and Nick Puckett discuss November's municipal election results in Littleton, Parker and the Metro-North area to determine if there are any common themes.
Education
Bus driver Donna Guerrero, who has driven with the district for three years, stands among the buses at the district’s central bus terminal on Quail Street. Guerrero has increased her overtime hours as a result of the bus driver shortage. “It is stressful, but we help each other out,” she said of the other drivers.
education

With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events …
Candidates Stephanie Schooley, right, and Joan Chávez-Lee, second from left, who ran as a slate, mingle with friends during a watch party at Schooley's house.
election 2019

Schooley and Miller take Jeffco school board races

Election results in at 10:09  a.m. Nov. 8 showed Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was victorious over Rob Applegate, and Susan Miller over Joan Chávez-Lee …

WPS head Swanson wins state education honors

Westminster Public School’s superintendent Pamela Swanson has been picked as the 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives. Swanson, a one-time principal in …
Northglenn’s STEM Lab teacher Jina Bradford and her husband Lane spent three days in Washington D.C. where Jina was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Presidential award bestowed upon STEM lab teacher

When Jina Bradford finished second grade, she knew she wanted to become a teacher when she grew up. The Colorado native went on to achieve her goal, and has been teaching young children for nearly 16 …

Bollman Tech Diesel student Noelle Fancher demonstrates the school’s new alignment lift, part of the summer of 2019’s renovations at the school. The new lift allows students to take large vehicles off the ground for inspection and work. School officials and students showed off the improvements at an Oct. 24 open house.

Bollman renovations give career programs a lift

The auto repair lab at Thornton’s Bollman Technical Center, with numerous bays and lifts and brand new sets of tools, is the envy of professional shops, according to the school’s students. “It …
Business

Office developments headed to Downtown Westminster

Developers will bring two office projects, totaling 650,000 square feet of space, to Downtown Westminster, the city announced. The city is partnering with developers Schnitzer West, to develop the …

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
Keynote speaker Dave Ruppel, director of Colorado Air and Space Port, talks about what local businesses and residents can expect from the growing space agency Oct. 25 during Northglenn’s Business Appreciation Breakfast.

Northglenn breakfast takes up space

Northglenn businesses and workers got a glimpse of the region’s space-faring future Oct. 25 as the city honored local entrepreneurs. “I just wanted to give everyone a snapshot of what this all …
Kaitlyn Bond of the newly established business Mobile Massage by Kaitlyn gives one of many complimentary massages.

Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo

Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media's second annual Women's Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical …

An RTD light rail train during a drill prior to the opening of the Southeast Rail Extension, which opened three new stations in Lone Tree in May, 2019.

RTD maps future amid declining ridership

The Regional Transportation District has launched an outreach program to put a long-term plan in place for changes in transportation demands in the Denver area. Reimagine RTD is a project aimed …
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