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Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple …
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The Emergency Department ambulance bays at the Lutheran Medical Center. The emergency department has been participating in a statewide effort to prescribe less opioids for pain treatment, in favor of alternatives without such an addiction risk.

Local hospitals strive for changes in approach to opioid use

In June 2017 the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) quietly launched the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, a six-month program aimed at reducing the amount of opioids hospitals prescribe to patients. …

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The …

Learning Without Tears

In today’s digital world, where children often commute electronically using acronyms such as IDK - for “I don’t know” - and emojis, educator Dianna Henn is sure there is still a need for …

City surveys treatment plant options

City officials are asking resident’s opinions on whether to build a new water treatment facility southeast of 108th Avenue and Dover Street or in the open space east of U.S. 36 and Westminster …

Westminster considers ending sewer moratorium

City Councilors could vote to end a moratorium on new projects north of 92nd Avenue at their March 25 meeting. Councilors approved a first reading motion March 11 to end the moratorium s of April 29, …
Education
Many protesters believe that the proposed sex education bill is immoral and should not be taught in schools.

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of …
The cast reacts and tends to a fallen Lilly Gonzales during their Feb. 19 rehearsal of the play “Curtains,” Northglenn High School’s spring production.

Big cast no problem as NHS kicks off ‘Curtains’

As a director and high school drama coach, Northglenn High School’s Rene Bevier Dill had a unique problem coming into 2019. “We did `Les Miserables’ last year and we got a lot of response and …
Andrew Stodghill, an electronic engineer with Lockheed Martin, sits next to a 3D printout of Orion on Feb. 19. He was one of about 20 Lockheed Martin engineers — all Colorado School of Mines alumni — who participated in an event meant to introduce high schoolers who have been accepted Mines to the college and a career in aerospace.

Forming a pipeline for future talent

Aerospace is a worldwide endeavor. “It is one thing that unites the nation, and it unites the world,” said Paul Anderson, the Orion program director with Lockheed Martin. “And it even goes …

Girls & Science event picks up STEAM

Girls and their families will learn about STEAM fields at the fifth annual Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Career mentors working in the science, technology, …

Addison Francis, fourth-grader at Sierra Elementary in Arvada, uses a tablet for vocabulary and word work.

Jeffco schools plans 1:1 device roll out

In August Jeffco Public Schools will begin getting a touchscreen device into the hands of every student, from fifth grade and up. The initiative will take four years to implement for all fifth-12th …
Business

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. …

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those …
The his Valentine’s Day Dessert Box included 7-layer s’mores, flavored cotton candy, a large crispy cake, edible cookie dough, hot chocolate flavored frosting, two cookies and a brownie.

Arvada resident delivers dessert boxes to metro area

Jimmy LaPrelle said looking for gifts to send to clients at his corporate job had become more of a chore than a cheerful event. He was sick of sending flowers and wanted a different option than the …

Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener

Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad …

Carmelo Mannino, CEO and Founder of STOW IT a new online service that helps people find private spaces to store large vehicles and other equipment.

Whether overstuffed or space to spare, Stow It has solutions

Carmelo Mannino and the Eldridge brothers figure they have the perfect service for two kind of people - those who have empty room for storage rattling around and those that have way too much stuff …
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