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Governor presents first budget to lawmakers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis …
Former Mayor, City Councilor and newspaper columnist Vi June accepts the Lifetime Achievement award at the Westminster Legacy Foundation’s Community Award breakfast May 11.

Legacy Foundation seeks outstanding community members

The Westminster Legacy Foundation is seeking nominations for the second annual Community Awards Banquet, scheduled for April 25. Nominations are open until Jan. 31 and include awards to businesses, …

More questions for City Council candidates

Westminster’s city councilors will narrow their focus as they work to replace the last two of three council colleagues who stepped down in the wake of November’s election. Councilors decided Jan. …
Ted Ziegler, a former United Steelworkers of America safety representative, shared his experiences from the time he worked at Rocky Flats, which was from March 1982 to June 1995, during a Jan. 10 press conference at the Law Offices of Pat Mellen in downtown Denver.

Rocky Flats subject to another lawsuit over safety

With two lawsuits pending, seven citizen groups are bringing a new legal suit to try and unseal 30-year-old documents about the troublesome Rocky Flats. Represented by Pat Mellen, a Denver-based …
Golden’s Hazel Senz will be recognized as the Giver Award recipient for her volunteer efforts with Epic Experience.

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March …
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
Lakewood’s White Fence Farm has been a landmark in the city for the past 40 years. The lights are out now. December 30, 2018 was the restaurant’s final day.

White Fence Farm says goodbye one last time

Penelope Winston and her family have gone to dinner at White Fence Farm since she was born 24 years ago. And there is one memory in particular that Winston will hold close for the rest of her life: …

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest …

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …
Sock drive: Premier Members Credit Union is collecting socks for local charities, one of three programs the credit union is running this month.

Credit union offers efforts to help community

Premier Gives is offering three ways to help the community with three separate fundraising opportunities — a Sock Drive, Artisans with Giving Campaign, and Birthday Bags. Andrea Balazs, corporate …
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