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Embracing the process at Empire Fitness

For brother-and-sister fitness trainers Jeremy and Amanda Weber, transformation is the goal. But it’s also the story of their lives. The pair opened Empire Fitness at 6080 W. 92nd Ave. in …

Targeting invaders in Westminster’s open space

It’s not the best time to be a Russian Olive tree living somewhere among Westminster’s acres of open space — especially along Big Dry Creek. Brendan Close, the parks specialist for …

At Westgate School, a path to safer walking

Neighbors and students at Thornton’s Westgate Community School will get new sidewalks, safer pedestrian crossings and a lower school-zone speed limit thanks to money from the state’s Safe Routes …

Northglenn seeks to replace ‘piecemeal’ zoning rules

City officials hope a modern set of zoning rules will help tee Northglenn for future economic development while preserving the part of the community residents like. “If you look at the housing …

New in Hurry

Westminster seeks open-space tales for signs The City of Westminster, Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department is looking for short stories, poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction to publish on its …
Education

Women in STEM profiles

Over the course of nearly a year, reporter Christy Steadman spoke with more than a dozen women and girls about STEM education and career fields. Here are some of the stories they shared.

Women engineering into the future

Wendy Weiman’s high school counselors suggested social work as a good career for her. But even as a child, Weiman knew she wanted to become an engineer. And as she got older, her curiosity for how …

Community garden at North Arvada Middle comes to life

The community garden at North Arvada Middle School has been a goal for more than two years. Now, with the help of several grants and community volunteers, the garden will come to life in May for this …

Science Sunday event brings subject to life

Elementary and middle school students can get their hands on some science at the third annual Science Sunday event April 8 at Regis University. The free event lasts from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Pomponio …
State Legislature

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to …
Business

New Senior Hub director named

The Senior Hub has named Stephanie Knight, a former director of an Alzheimer’s care facility and head of the Better Buisness Bureau in Alabama, as its new Executive Director. Knight brings 18 years …

Arvada man creates cannabis-infused beer

After living in Belgium and earning his Ph.D. in brewing science, Keith Villa came home to Colorado and created Blue Moon Brewing Co., a brewing company that put a focus on Belgian-style beers — …

For the love of a good seat

Individually, the entrepreneurs loved different things: coffee roasting, fly fishing and photography. So it took a unique, completely unrelated idea to bring them together and put them into a rapidly …

`Wealth shock' losses may lead to shorter lives

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who …

Cleaning up for 30 years at The Wave

You could say that Wayne Palinckx grew up at the carwash. Palinckx has been the 0wner of The Wave Car Care Center Wave, at 9195 Wadsworth Parkway, for 15 years but he’s been part of the …
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