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Demi Christian Maestas

VIDEO: Commerce City police searching for two burglary suspects

COMMERCE CITY -- Police are looking for at least two suspects involved in a series of commercial burglaries and auto thefts over the past several months in the Denver area. Commerce City …
Technicians install an infrared camera at the top of a tower at Elk Creek Fire Station 3 on Conifer Mountain. The camera will be monitored 24/7 to look for signs of smoke and wildfire.

CORE Electric installs camera to help detect wildfires

The 360-degree view at 10,000 feet at the top of Conifer Mountain is spectacular.
NoCo Ladies for Liberty, which formed this year, brought a group to the state Capitol earlier this year to protest an abortion rights bill.

How the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will affect abortion-access in Colorado

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly five decades of federal abortion protections. The vote was 6-3. Justice Samuel Alito authored the majority …
The Jefferson County Planning Commission has approved an update to the county’s bike plan, which includes projects in the foothills. While there is no county money to improve bicycle access and safety, commissioners hope the county will find ways to make improvements to keep bicyclists safe.

County bike plan advocates for more, safer access for bicyclists

As bicyclists across the metro area participated in Bike to Work Day this week, Jefferson County is working to make the bicycling experience better for those riding on roads in the unincorporated parts of the county.

Commerce City police investigating triple shooting

Three people are in area hospitals after a June 23 shooting. It happened in the 15600 block of East 98th Place. A press release from Commerce City police said victims' conditions were not known. …
Education
Some of the students spend recess jumping rope.

One-room schoolhouse transports children to the 1920s

Grade-school students stepped back a hundred years into the past at Medlen School House on South Turkey Creek Road this week, learning the four R’s: “reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic and recitation.” 
Students stumble around trying out the "drunk goggles."

Teens learn law enforcement fundamentals at Jeffco Sheriff's, GPD youth academies

Both the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and Golden Police Department hosted youth academies June 6-10, where local teens learned about everything from K-9 units and crime scene investigations to jail operations and DUI enforcement.
Christian Treat

Canyon Courier Milestones — Education Achievements

Educational achievements for the foothills
TJ Bonham is King-Murphy Elementary School's new principal.

King-Murphy's new principal excited to embrace the mountain school

King-Murphy Elementary School’s new principal is ready to embrace the school and the community, and she wants to spread the word about the educational opportunities there.

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
Business
A Borgata owner Pennie Gaudi with Mia the shop puppy.

BizBeat: farewell bash, dog training and new apparel store

Conifer says goodbye to the current owner of a Borgata, Evergreen trainer offers force-free training, downtown gets a new clothing shop
Creekside Cellars

Three patios to check out in Evergreen

With the weather warming up, patio dining is once again in season. These three restaurants in Evergreen boast patio views, unique food and local drinks.
Nicci Jay helps to set up one of the vendor tables at the small makers market.

Small makers gather for market in downtown Evergreen

Multiple areas of the foothills communities were represented at Sweet Hayden’s small makers market on May 12.
Pandora Erlandson, left, and Beth Riser have been inducted into the Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame along with Alexa Cowley (not pictured). Inductees are lauded for their contributions in business and the community.

3 inducted into Women in Business Hall of Fame

It takes more than business acumen to be inducted into the Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame.

Dr. Questen explains the thermal imaging she uses to find pain points on animals.

Conifer veterinarian wins SBA's Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

Dr. Jena Questen DVM, CertAqV, who runs Aspen Park Vet Hospital in Conifer, recently won the U.S. Small Business Administration's Colorado Small Business Person of the Year award.
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