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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Paleontologist Joe Sertich, curator of dinosaurs for the Denver Museum of  Nature and Science, holds a fossilized jawbone dug from the ground in Thornton two years ago. The bones belong to a Torosaurus -- a close cousin to a Triceratops -- that lived in Colorado during the late Cretaceous period 66 million years ago.

Thornton bones have a lot to teach

The dinosaur bones dug up by a bulldozer in Thornton in August 2017 could change how science views late Cretaceous dinosaurs. Paleontologist Joe Sertich, curator of dinosaurs for the Denver Museum of …

Probe can’t confirm sightings of drones

An official investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups over the Western U.S. plains in the hours after sunset has confirmed nothing illegal or out of the ordinary, a finding of …

Compliant IDs required for travel in late 2020

U.S. residents traveling in late 2020 will need to make sure they have a REAL ID starting Oct. 1. Identification cards and licenses that are compliant will have a star in the corner. Colorado has …

Westy spring clean-up set

Westminster is hosting a curbside collection clean up on Saturdays between April 18 and May 4 to pick up bulky items, old furniture, mattresses, carpeting, home construction debris and yard waste. …

An RTD N-Line train crosses 124th Avenue at Claude Court enroute to RTD’s Eastlake Station on Jan. 7. Testing along this line is expected to continue in advance of formal passenger service later this year.

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Education
Arvada City forester Craig Hillegass, left, and parks supervisor Lance Carpenter speak to Moore Middle School sixth graders during a November science field trip to Lake Arbor.

Sixth-grade science project aims to clean up Lake Arbor

A project that has taken over the entire sixth grade class at Moore Middle School — and will soon find its way into Arvada City Hall — started with one 11-year-old, Zach Ford, while he was on a …
Quist Middle School opens Dec. 12. Classes begin there Jan. 7.

New year brings new school for Thornton middle schoolers

A group of eastern Thornton middle school students and teachers will get a treat in the New Year — the early opening of their new school. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Adams County School …

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 …
Business

Estate planning key for all incomes

Beyond all the legalese and the ideas of having a will or a trust or a retirement fund, attorney Richard Romeo believes it’s important for eveyone to do some estate planning for after they’re …
Core Progression founder Jon Cerf at the gym’s Olde Town Arvada location. Cerf opened his first location in 2010 and has since expanded to almost 20 locations across the country, with a goal of opening 500 one day. “I’ve always figured if you’re going to do something, go big,” he said.

Fitness company taking off for Arvada native

When Jon Cerf talks about his company Core Progression, he emphasizes one takeaway: his personal training business is more than a personal training business. The gym offers a wide variety of fitness …
Operations Manager Mike Puretz, Communications Director Meg Denbow and CEO Chris Dailey of Boulder-based BCE Productions were the group behind Westminster’s Roaring 20s New Years Eve Ball.

Meet the team behind Roaring 2020 celebration

If you rang in the start of 2020 in Westminster with flappers, Jazz and the Charleston, there’s a good chance you’ve seen BCE Productions at work. Meg Denbow, communications director for the …
Sugar Mama's Angelica O'Toole-Fehlmann, left, and partner Kendall Neuhalfen are hoping to expand their business and their children's charter school.

Charter school craft fair a sweet deal start-up bakery

Two moms who love baking cakes and sweet treats for their own business are on a mission to raise funds for Crown Pointe Academy this Christmas. Angelica O’Toole-Fehlmann and Kendall Neuhalfen began …

New president named for Colorado Business Roundtable

Colorado Business Roundtable has appointed Debbie Brown as president. Brown will begin leading COBRT in January. “Throughout all my work in Colorado, a common thread is my passion for economic …
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