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State’s largest charter school opens in Thornton

Stargate is a fitting name for the new $51 million Thornton charter school, sure to open up a galaxy of learning opportunities for young residents of the North I-25 corridor. The largest charter school project in the state and second-largest in …
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Trimming the fat — physically and metaphorically

Deep down, dieters probably already know: Get-fit-quick schemes just don’t work. At least, not in the long term. After all, if they were effective, why do obesity rates continue to climb all across the nation and even in Colorado — a place …
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Husband, wife reflect on ‘wonderful life’

The world was a smaller place when Frank Jirkovsky was growing up. As a young man living in rural Nebraska, Jirkovsky thought he knew everyone from his hometown of Milligan and the neighboring town of Tobias. But one day when a car full of …
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Launch Into Learning lands in Colorado

More than 60,000 books were distributed out of Westminster to more than 40 designated local agencies as part of a back-to-school literacy campaign for Colorado school children and their families. As part of the Launch Into Learning program, …
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What a Northglenn teacher learned at space camp

Earlier this summer, a couple hundred teachers got to pretend they were astronauts. Northglenn High School’s Mike Cengia was among them. Cengia teaches math and engineering at Northglenn High, a school with a robust STEM program. STEM — …
  • Local headlines

    • Council approves marijuana stores

      Thornton’s ban on marijuana stores will come to an end after city council narrowly voted to allow retail pot shops into the city. The 5-4 vote came on Aug. 23 inside a packed Thornton City Hall, which was filled with residents who mostly disagreed …

    • Adams 12 BOE approves $350M bond measure

      It’s now up to voters whether to approve a $350 million bond request that district officials say will help Adams 12 Five Star Schools deal with aging infrastructure and overcrowding. The Adams 12 Board of Education at its Aug. 24 meeting …

    • Coffee with ... Bill Christopher

      Being such a ‘public figure,’ I’m curious if you can tell me and my readers something we might not know about Bill Christopher? Oh gosh, that’s an interesting question. I don’t know how many people would know this, but my love of …

    • Mapleton board puts $150M bond measure on ballot

      Mapleton Public Schools officials said community support played a large role in the decision to move forward with a $150 million bond request to be put to vote on the November ballot. The Mapleton Board of Education on Aug. 23 unanimously voted …

    • Perlmutter doesn’t take re-election for granted

      Congressman Ed Perlmutter said the difference between him and the two other candidates for the 7 Congressional District of Colorado isn’t just party affiliation or policy preferences, but actions over words. “The difference is I am actually …

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    • 8 new CASA volunteers sworn in

      Eight new volunteers were sworn in last week as Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties. The Honorable Chief Judge Patrick Murphy of the state's 17th Judicial District swore in the eight new volunteer advocates Aug. 9 …

    • 17th Judicial District to host annual Citizens Academy

      Registration is now open for the 17th Judicial District’s fourth annual Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy, which starts in September, gives area residents the chance to see what it’s like working in law enforcement and within the justice …

    • Annual Broomfield 9/11 ceremony scheduled

      The Broomfield Police and North Metro Fire Rescue District will once again host the city’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. “It’s always a privilege for us to hold this memorial ceremony each year,” North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos said …

    • ‘Warrior walkers’ wanted for fundraiser

      The Walk with the Warriors 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Carpenter Park in Thornton to honor and remember victims and survivors of the 9/11 attacks. The event is hosted by the nonprofit No Barriers USA and will have speakers sharing …

    • Old-school Lakewood arcade recreates classic gaming era

      Tucked away in Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District is rarity in a world of mobile video games and virtual reality headsets — a legitimate, old-school arcade. Hyperspace Arcade, 1601 Reed St., No. 100, recreates the classic arcades of the ‘80s …

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