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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 …
Obama answers a question about if she is going to run for President. "The answer is no," she said. "I have two girls who spent eight years with the spotlight on them. They've had to struggle with living a normal life."

Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center …

Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and …
Marissa Settje, a learning technician at Hope House, tries her best to entertain two-year-old Cattleya Garcia, while her mother shops inside Westminster’s Novation Church Dec. 8. The Hope House program rewards young teen mothers with points throughout the year for reaching milestones, such as getting a GED, passing a semester of college or completing a parenting course. They are allowed to cash in those points in December, trading them to purchase toys and household goods for their families.

Trading in for Christmas at the Hope House

Young mothers from around the area came to Westminster’s Novation Church Dec. 8, as a part of the Hope House Christmas Sale. The Hope House program rewards young teen mothers with points …

Chantal Rotondo and her daughter Alaina, 7, of Arvada, make some last minute adjustments to their menorah and candles during Congregation B’Nai Torah’s annual community Hanukkah service in Westminster Dec. 7.

Closing out Festival of Lights

Members of Westminster’s B’Nai Torah celebrated the sixth night of Hanukkah Dec. 7 with food and lights. Members of the congregation are invited to bring their own menorahs to the celebration, …
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
Jesse Ostermick, capital markets director for real estate firm CBRE, state demographer Elizabeth Garner and High Pass Asset Management founder Ethan S. Braid take questions at the end of a luncheon hosted by Adams County Economic Development Dec. 6 in Westminster.

Economic outlook for 2019: Still growing, just more slowly

You shouldn’t notice much of a difference in Colorado’s economy in 2019 when compared to the past few years, a trio of state business and demographics experts said Dec. 6. “We are forecasting …
Charlie Boyd was one of the first people to get to test out the Localhost esports arena.

Localhost esports arena opens in Lakewood

Charlie Boyd has religiously watched competitive esports, or competitive video game industry for nearly seven years. He spends a lot of his time playing the Rainbow Six Siege video game, as well as …
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 …

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 …
Colorado Mills Mall officials say the shopping center had a successful Black Friday. After reopening a little bit over a year ago, mall officials are confident that this will be a strong holiday season for Colorado Mills Mall.

Earning new bills at Colorado Mills

Michelle Martinez remembers being one of the first Lakewood residents to walk through the hallways of the Colorado Mills Mall when it opened for the first time. She purchased her Christmas gifts from …
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