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$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth …

Anythink names two new branch managers

Two Anythink library locations are now under new leadership. Ricardo Cárdenas is the new manager of Anythink Commerce City, and Rebecca Bowman is the new manager of Anythink Wright Farms. Cárdenas …

County Assessor candidates go on the attack

Opponents in the race to be Adams County’s assessor took swipes at each other to close out a mannerly candidates meet-and-greet in Northglenn Sept. 14. Republican Patsy Melonakis, the Republican …

Westminster testing the water on tap, sewer fees

Westminster water and sewer rates could rise significantly through 2020 if a plan going to City Councilors Sept. 24 succeeds. Water rates for average Westminster water customers would increase about …

6th Congressional District a national nail-biter

In a wide slice of the Denver suburbs — including a city where one in five people is foreign-born — Democrats have not been able to edge out Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who might as well …
Education

Officials urge strong bond between schools, business

Officials from three Metro North school districts all made the same point to Westminster businesses Aug. 29 — we’re trying to craft your future employees, but we need your help. “What our …

Family STEM festival returns to Denver

Exhibits and interactions with energy experts designed to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math will highlight Energy Day, an annual free family STEM festival in …

Adams 12 voters could decide fate of ELEVATE

A new five-year master plan that shows how the schools in Adams 12 Five Star District can operate and improve is not linked to a property tax increase proposal on November’s ballot, according to …

Test scores boost Westminster past state sanctions

Officials at Westminster Public Schools breathed a sigh of relief Aug. 24, learning that their test scores had improved enough to have increased their state rating. “We’ve been working very hard, …

Arvada West Vocal Showcase wins The American Prize in Choral Performance

The Arvada West High School Vocal Showcase was named the 2017-18 winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance in the high school division. “I would say that any accolades that come our way …
Business

FirstBank events celebrate Hispanic heritage

FirstBank's Spanish banking centers are planning a series of Fiesta Friday events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The series, which is open to the public, will include free Hispanic-inspired …

Chamber honors women in business and recognizes their challenges

Terri Fisher, president and owner of 5 Star Talent and Entertainment, said she gets challenges all the time. But some challenges — such as repelling down a 34-story building for the Cancer League …

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

Holmes for homes: Artistic eye helps real estate sales

Patty Holmes comes from a family of artists and has always had a good eye for design. But she didn’t get her opportunity to fully express that passion until she purchased ShowHomes, a 30-year old …

Colorado Air and Spaceport begins launch countdown

Adams County is a go for launch to hold a site operator license for a spaceport. That means the Front Range Airport, located in Watkins in Adams County, will be able to host horizontal takeoffs …
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