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An antique fire truck at the Northglenn Marketplace glows with multiple Christmas lights Nov. 29. Each year, area kids get the opportunity to guess the number of lights used, with those closest awarded prizes.

Glowing for guesses

Thrive West Arvada is opening at 5610 Ward Road this month.

Co-working space expands to Arvada

Thrive Workplace, a Denver-based co-working community, the launching a third location, Thrive West Arvada at 5610 Ward Road this month. “Every day we get requests from members, asking us to bring …

‘Access Northglenn’ on your phone

Tom Carlson has a good idea of what goes on behind the scenes when residents report an issue to the city. As Northglenn’s neighborhood services supervisor, he’s seen his share of cases in which …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …

Kara Druffel, residential program manager for Hope House, writes a blessing on the framing of the organization’s new resource center.

Hope House resource center framed, blessed

Sixteen-year-old Aiyana Rowe didn’t think that school mattered. She frequently cut class in middle school to hang out with friends and smoke pot. She started running away from home at age 12. For …
Education

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as …
The Art Academy of Colorado has added more art classes on Mondays in response to the 27J School district going to a four-day school week. The Academy was recently awarded a “Reaching In Award” by the district, along with 10 other businesses, for their efforts to offer Monday programming.

Parents, community key in coping with four-day week

When Adams County’s 27J school district decide to move to a four-day student contact week, officials found that one of parents’ biggest concerns was child care for elementary-aged students. …
Faith Bochert, 16, left, and Talia Rotella, 17, are juniors at Mountain Range High School’s High School of Business and represent the school at DECA business competitions.

High school business students get ‘a jumpstart on life’

Westminster’s newest entrepreneurs are self-motivated and tech-savvy — and they’re also students at Mountain Range High School. Juniors in the school’s branch of the National High School of …

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left …
Business

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the …

Oil and gas well application filed for near Rocky Flats

An oil and gas company is asking for state permits to drill near a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, but it’s unclear whether any of the wells would extend under the site. Highlands Natural …
The outside of Localhost Arena. While still under construction, the arena is set to open toward the end of the month, or the beginning of December.

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional …
Hidden Doors owner Peggy Reed peeks out from one of her designs room hidden by a normal-looking bookshelf.

Hidden doors firm offers more than meets the eye

There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun with your home furnishings - or your business, according to entrepreneur Peggy Reed. Reed was kindergarten teacher for 14 years and a real estate …
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