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Be in the know to go in snow

While watching the snowfall can be relaxing and playing in it can be a lot of fun, driving in Colorado's snowstorms can be less than desirable. “We know it's going to happen,” said Andrew Hogle, …
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During the Arvada Chamber's Mayors Roundtable, fellow mayors listen as Denver Mayor Michael Hancock discusses strategies to connect the homeless with jobs. From left to right: Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker, Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison, Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Arvada Mayor Marc Williams.

Mayors discuss building shelters, avoiding growth caps at annual roundtable

At the annual Mayors Roundtable hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Herb Atchison of Westminster focused his opening remarks on the relationship between metro Denver mayors. His point was …

Cholesterol levels dropping, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say the report, released Nov. 11, suggests a …

In Colorado, 24 high-hazard dams are seen as problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation …
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Reporter Stories: Monday morning quarterbacking the city votes

Community Editors David Gilbert and Nick Puckett discuss November's municipal election results in Littleton, Parker and the Metro-North area to determine if there are any common themes.

Rabbi Boaz Heilman, left, accepts a cup of wine from his wife, Rabbi Sally Finestone, during his formal installation as Rabbi of Westminster’s Congregation B’nai Torah Nov. 9. Heilman succeeds Rabbi Anat Moskowitz, who moved to Florida for health reasons.

Westminster congregation installs new Rabbi

For Rabbi Boaz Heilman, Judaism is a 3,000 year old religion, but it’s also relevant to modern concerns - and he’s eager to show how. Heilman took over leadership of the Westminster’s …
Education

WPS head Swanson wins state education honors

Westminster Public School’s superintendent Pamela Swanson has been picked as the 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives. Swanson, a one-time principal in …
Northglenn’s STEM Lab teacher Jina Bradford and her husband Lane spent three days in Washington D.C. where Jina was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Presidential award bestowed upon STEM lab teacher

When Jina Bradford finished second grade, she knew she wanted to become a teacher when she grew up. The Colorado native went on to achieve her goal, and has been teaching young children for nearly 16 …
Bollman Tech Diesel student Noelle Fancher demonstrates the school’s new alignment lift, part of the summer of 2019’s renovations at the school. The new lift allows students to take large vehicles off the ground for inspection and work. School officials and students showed off the improvements at an Oct. 24 open house.

Bollman renovations give career programs a lift

The auto repair lab at Thornton’s Bollman Technical Center, with numerous bays and lifts and brand new sets of tools, is the envy of professional shops, according to the school’s students. “It …
A screenshot of one of the public service annoucement-style videos released by a coalition of Colorado state offices, parents and teens Oct. 8, 2019.

Teen suicide PSAs released by coalition of Colorado state offices, parents, teens

When the impact of a suicide started to take a toll on Jim Janicek's kids, he knew he had to do something. “My kids go to Arapahoe High School,” Janicek told a crowd at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado …

North Elementary Assistant Principal Breann Moth, is given instruction by Doug LaRoy, with Safe School, about new interoperable radios distributed to the schools.

Bridge between schools and emergency services grows in 27J

Eastern Adams County teachers and administrators will get a more direct link with emergency services thanks 359 new two-way radios. Adams County School District 27J added the interoperable radios …
Business

Office developments headed to Downtown Westminster

Developers will bring two office projects, totaling 650,000 square feet of space, to Downtown Westminster, the city announced. The city is partnering with developers Schnitzer West, to develop the …

Contractors cited for not following lead-safe requirements

Some Denver-area contractors have been found in violation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. According to a news release, the rule …

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
Keynote speaker Dave Ruppel, director of Colorado Air and Space Port, talks about what local businesses and residents can expect from the growing space agency Oct. 25 during Northglenn’s Business Appreciation Breakfast.

Northglenn breakfast takes up space

Northglenn businesses and workers got a glimpse of the region’s space-faring future Oct. 25 as the city honored local entrepreneurs. “I just wanted to give everyone a snapshot of what this all …

Denver Water rates to be slightly higher in 2020

Residents will see about a $1 increase in their monthly water bills after the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted rate changes to pay for upgrades and projects to keep Denver Water's system …
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