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Union wants new Jeffco restart plan

Just two weeks before Jeffco’s 2020-2021 school year will begin, Jefferson County Education Association or JCEA, the local teachers union, plans to call on the district to change its process for …
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A resident who declined to give her name for privacy reasons selects a binder. The Action Center hosted its annual school supply distribution event at Stevens Elementary in Wheat Ridge from Aug. 10 to Aug. 15.

Action Center carries on with school supply distribution in Jeffco

At least 4,000 Jefferson County students won't have to worry about how they are getting their school supplies this year, thanks to the Action Center. From Aug. 10 to Aug. 15, the Action Center, a …

Jeffco schoolboard appoints interim superintendent

The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education has appointed Kristopher Schuh as the district's interim superintendent. Current superintendent, Jason Glass, will leave his position Sept. 13 to take …

Applewood clean up day approaches

Applewood homeowners have an opportunity to help clean up their properties and neighborhood, this coming Aug. 29. Trash, recycling and yard waste dumpsters will be provided from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at …
People drink on the patio of Golden City Brewery on Aug. 7. Although many restaurants are starting to recover from the pandemic, others are still struggling, particularly those that lack a patio.

Signs of recovery in Jefferson economy but challenges remain

There are signs Jefferson County’s economy is recovering from the depths it reached earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, although several indicators suggest the county has a long way to go before …

Tubers walking along Clear Creek in Golden on Aug. 4.

Controversy on Clear Creek

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Scott Bernheim went to downtown Golden to grab frozen yogurt with his family. He was shocked by what he saw when arrived, especially as he walked closer to Clear Creek. …
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A woman helps a graduate look his best before he took a photo with his diploma.

Bear Creek High School's class of 2020 celebrated

At the beginning of their senior year, Bear Creek High School's class of 2020 didn't imagine they would have to wear masks at their graduation. They didn't imagine they would have a graduation …
Jaguar graduates proceed to their seats, spaced six feet apart, on the field.

D'Evelyn Jaguars graduate at last

Under a beautiful summer sunset, the D'Evelyn Class of 2020 received a belated graduation ceremony. The graduates, those who still could attend the ceremony, gathered at Jeffco Stadium on Aug. 6 to …
Graduates were recognized during the evening ceremony about three months after the original ceremony was scheduled to take place.

Wheat Ridge Farmers find closure with August commencement

Wheat Ridge High School's class of 2020 celebrated its graduation Aug. 6, about two and a half months after the graduates' last day of high school classes. During the ceremony, graduates wore masks …
A member of the Green Mountain High School class of 2020 adjusts his cap before the ceremony.

Green Mountain grads dance into their next chapter

On Wednesday night, Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020 arrived at Jeffco Stadium nearly four years after they started their high school careers to see a rainbow visible to the east of the stadium. It was a fitting way to start an event that had recently come to seem as elusive as a pot of gold.

A man excitedly points toward the graduates parading into Jeffco Stadium at Columbine High School's graduation on Aug. 4.

Columbine class of 2020's resiliency celebrated at delayed ceremony

On the last day that Columbine High School’s class of 2020 would gather together, Columbine principal Scott Christy harkened back to the students’ first day at the school.
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State Rep. Mark Baisley (R-Roxborough Park) introduced his district to some of his fellow legislators during an August 6 Colorado Competitive Council event at Sterling Ranch.

Dougco lawmaker shows off district in Competitive Council event

State House Rep. Mark Baisley gave an overview of his district to other legislators during an Colorado Competitive Council event Aug. 7 at Sterling Ranch designed to introduce lawmakers to their …
Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine are interviewed in the lobby of their restaurant.

Owners on demise of a Denver food landmark

Formed on a foundation of friendship and the love of good food, after 38 years, Racines is closing its doors for good. This transition into retirement has been in the works for a while, but wasn’t …
A November 2018 view of the parcel at 506 E. Hampden Ave., across the street from Swedish Medical Center, the future site of the Synergy Medical Office Building, a five-story, mixed use development. The complex is now under construction.

Englewood offers community development updates

The city of Englewood has issued a report updating the community on the status of local development projects.
Serasana Littleton has been offering free yoga classes to the community at Shaffer Elementary School. Molly Thorne, owner of Serasana Littleton, said 50 to 70 residents have been attending each class.

Surviving a pandemic as a new business

After working in marketing and sales for nearly 20 years, Molly Thorne grew restless and knew she wanted to do something that made people feel good. She always had a dream in the back of her mind to …

Restaurant, bar owners sue to overturn Colorado's COVID-19 capacity limits

The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state public-health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an …
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