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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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BLM headquarters change could mean more jobs for Lakewood

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Star Baseball Club of Colorado Territory’s Barry “Brooklyn” Hill connects while at bat in a match against the Lightning Bolts of Westminster during a Colorado Vintage Base Ball game July 13, at Wolff Run Baseball Park in Westminster.

Baseballist up!

Each year, the Westminster Historical Society hosts a historical matchup between the city's own Lightning Bolts and another team from around the region in game of baseball played the old …

Anythink celebrates 10-year anniversary

On Sept. 12, 2009, Anythink launched its first fully branded new library, Anythink Brighton. Since then, Anythink libraries have grown to become one of the most recognized library systems in the …
Westminster City officials, developers and well-wishers gather on the second floor community plaza of Downtown Westminster’s first housing development, Eaton Street Apartments for a ribbon cutting July 11. The development, which features 118 lower rent apartments, six townhomes and 21,000 square feet of street level retail space, officially opened for tenants on July 15.

Workforce housing’ development opens in Downtown Westminster

Tenants were scheduled to start moving into Westminster’s Eaton Street Apartments on July 15 — the first housing development in the city’s Downtown Westminster project. City officials, …

Protesters gather outside the GEO Group immigrant detention facility in Aurora.

Protests converge outside immigrant detention facility

A Mexican flag flew over Aurora's immigrant detention facility the evening of July 12, as two very different protests converged to condemn American immigration policy. Hundreds of protesters, …
Education

District considers weekly late start or early release for all schools

After a March survey and June school board meeting, Jeffco Public Schools is considering its next steps for a plan that could set a weekly late start or early release for all of its schools. The …

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that …
District glazier John Miller installs Laminated Security Glass, known for being difficult to break through, in the front doors at Arvada’s Lawrence Elementary School.

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with …

Adopting budget and pay raises, board calls for changes in negotiation process

Thursday’s school board meeting found some board members feeling somewhat “backed into a corner,” in the words of board member Brad Rupert, as the board adopted the district budget for …

Aimee Diehl and her daughter, Olivia, who often comes to Aimee’s classes at Red Rocks Community College. “She’s the reason I’m doing this,” Aimee said.

Without low-cost adult ed classes, ‘I couldn’t have gone on in school’

It had been 29 years since Aimee Diehl had last taken a math class. Having struggled with math in high school, the Lakewood resident believed the subject would stand in the way of her going to …
Business

Healthy Farmer’s Markets offer more than fresh fare

The availability of fresh produce at traditional farmer’s markets helps encourage healthy options, but two markets being offered this summer will take that concept up a notch. For the second year …

Amazon hiring for Thornton, Aurora openings

National online retailer Amazon is looking to fill 2,000 positions at company warehouses in Thornton and Aurora this summer. Employees will work in Amazon’s customer fulfillment and delivery …
Co-owner of Jessie’s Smokin’ NOLA food truck said the business model allowed her and her husband, Jessie, to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” …
Three-year-old Nathanial and his mom Lexus Flanery get familiar with their new car, a 1999 Chevy Lumina that was donated by Westminster’s Lake Arbor Automotive May 2. Flanery, who is working with Hope House to continue her education and become a better parent, was given the car as a reward for hard work.

Trading in her longboard for a Lumina

A young Arvada mom will find caring for her son and getting to school and work easier, thanks to a car donated by Westminster’s Lake Arbor Auto. This is the third year the shop has donated a used …

Polis

Polis to ask voters to pass nicotine tax to combat youth use

Targeting teen nicotine vaping, Gov. Jared Polis recently announced a late-session bill to ask Colorado voters to significantly raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products and impose taxes …
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