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Adams County commissioners approve position to lead human trafficking unit

To help prosecute the steady increase in human trafficking cases in Adams and Broomfield counties, the 17th Judicial District has created a fulltime position to lead its human-trafficking unit. Adams County commissioners unanimously and quickly …
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A growing taste for sushi

Diane Bukatman, who founded For the Love of Food cooking school in Golden, learned to make sushi in 2004 while working at a Washington, D.C., restaurant. One co-worker was a Japanese sushi chef for the restaurant, she said. Fascinated by the art, …
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Thornton police department adds 50 recruits

The Thornton Police Department has hired 50 police recruits who began training this month — marking the biggest expansion of the police department in the city’s history. The recruits will bring the police force to 227 officers, or nearly two …
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    • Volunteers needed to teach entrepreneurship program

      Junior Achievement is seeking volunteers to teach its "Be Entrepreneurial" program at Northglenn High School. The program, for ninth-graders in economics classes, teaches about the economy by …

    • Adams County appeals ruling invalidating pot tax

      Following a Colorado Court of Appeals opinion handed down last month invalidating a special tax on recreational marijuana sales in Adams County, the county is hoping the state Supreme Court sees differently, and plans to continue collecting a 3 …

    • Longtime Thornton city manager will retire

      Jack Ethredge, who has led Thornton for 32 years as city manager and utilities director, has announced he will retire March 20.   Since taking office on Oct. 22, 1984, Ethredge has seen …

    • Shotgun, two handguns stolen from car in Westminster

      A shotgun, two handguns and a ballistics vest with “Front Range Patrol” patches were stolen from a “Front Range Patrol” car in the 6500 block of 73rd Place in Westminster, according to a news release from the Westminster Police …

    • Adams County Jail creating mental health wing

      In a project scheduled to open in mid-2017, the Adams County Jail is remodeling a section, or dorm, to become a mental health facility. The goal is to lower the rate of recidivism and length of stay for inmates with behavioral health …