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Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple …
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Learning Without Tears

In today’s digital world, where children often commute electronically using acronyms such as IDK - for “I don’t know” - and emojis, educator Dianna Henn is sure there is still a need for …

City surveys treatment plant options

City officials are asking resident’s opinions on whether to build a new water treatment facility southeast of 108th Avenue and Dover Street or in the open space east of U.S. 36 and Westminster …

Westminster considers ending sewer moratorium

City Councilors could vote to end a moratorium on new projects north of 92nd Avenue at their March 25 meeting. Councilors approved a first reading motion March 11 to end the moratorium s of April 29, …
Incline and running treadmills at Hyland Hills Recreation District’s new FIT Center, 120th and Federal Boulevard. The district took over the former TruFit workout center in February and plans a special grand opening in April.

Hyland Hills getting FIT

For a district that’s used to making a splash with big operations like Water World or the Clear Valley Park, the Hyland Hills Recreation District’s latest effort is a little more down to earth. …

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the …
Education
First-grade students at Fremont Elementary in Arvada use touch-screen Chromebooks. The devices were bought with a 2019 innovation grant with a goal to bridge the technology gap between kindergarten and second grade.

Jeffco schools funds second round of innovations

First grade students at Fremont Elementary in Arvada are now incorporating learning on touch-screen Chromebooks into their daily routine. The initiative bridges the gap of technology between the …

Jeffco schools tests 2-hour snow delay

Following a particularly snowy and cold winter, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass is moving forward with implementing a two-hour delay schedule for inclement weather days. Up until …
Sandy Austin, of B.I.O.N.I.C., presents at the Innovators Society 2.0 Pitch Showdown in June.

B.I.O.N.I.C. Team wins Innovators Society grand prize

After four student suicides in the 2001-02 school year at Green Mountain High School, GHS counselor Sandy Austin created the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team so caring students could connect with people who might …
Many protesters believe that the proposed sex education bill is immoral and should not be taught in schools.

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of …

The cast reacts and tends to a fallen Lilly Gonzales during their Feb. 19 rehearsal of the play “Curtains,” Northglenn High School’s spring production.

Big cast no problem as NHS kicks off ‘Curtains’

As a director and high school drama coach, Northglenn High School’s Rene Bevier Dill had a unique problem coming into 2019. “We did `Les Miserables’ last year and we got a lot of response and …
Business

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. …

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those …
Idaly, 15, left, and Hilary Wilcher, a mother-and-daughter team, are passionate about helping adults, and especially youth, with mental health issues. Hilary Wilcher’s Loco Caballo offers horse experience programs that focus on energy work with horses to help push out a person’s self-doubt.

Removing self-doubt through horses

Horses can help us as humans be balanced. “Horses provide confidence within,” said Hilary Wilcher, founder of Loco Caballo, “and it filters out from there.” Loco Caballo offers horse …
Carmelo Mannino, CEO and Founder of STOW IT a new online service that helps people find private spaces to store large vehicles and other equipment.

Whether overstuffed or space to spare, Stow It has solutions

Carmelo Mannino and the Eldridge brothers figure they have the perfect service for two kind of people - those who have empty room for storage rattling around and those that have way too much stuff …

Eric Johnson opened Electric City Repair two years ago.

Electric City keeps vintage audio alive

The customers at Electric City Repair go there for one thing — quality sounding music. Whether it’s someone who wants their long-owned vintage stereo repaired or a millennial who has discovered …
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