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Columbine survivor: 'Not a single one of us walked out the same'

Twenty years. Twenty years since the day hell opened beneath Columbine High School. Since students streamed out of the south Jefferson County school, their hands over their heads, fleeing two …
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Eric Martinez took over ownership of Java Groove in downtown Evergreen in July.

Eateries, gift shops and a compost milestone

The new owner of Java Groove in downtown Evergreen wants to give back to the community all that he has received and more. Eric Martinez, who recently moved here, bought the coffee shop and eatery, …
Jeffco Schools Superintendent, Tracy Dorland, Board of Education President, Susan Harmon, Waren Tech Principal, Heather Keeton and others cut the ribbon at the opening celebration for the new Warren Tech South campus.

Ribbon Cutting for Warren Tech South

A cool, blustery, morning didn’t lessen the enthusiasm of students, staff and District officials who attended the ribbon cutting celebration for the new Warren Tech South Campus Sept. 24. Warren …
A design of how the Alderfer/3 Sisters west parking lot is expected to be reconfigured next year.

Parking on Buffalo Park Road still a concern

Residents along Buffalo Park Road would prefer that additional parking planned at Alderfer/3 Sisters Open Space Park be large enough to accommodate all vehicles rather than continuing to allow …
Rigoberto Valles Dominguez

Suspect arrested in shooting of Littleton police officer after standoff in Brighton

The man suspected of shooting and hospitilizing a Littleton police officer earlier this week has been arrested, police said.  Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, 33, was taken into custody late …

Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …
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At almost 50 years old, Arvada’s Meyers Pool is nearing the end of its useful life.

Pool discussion center stage at Jeffco School Board meeting

Meyers pool in Arvada is home to five Jeffco school swim and dive teams. In fact, Jeffco Public Schools is one of Meyers’ largest users, with more than 900 Jeffco students swimming there. The …
A first-year Jeffco band student holds his new saxophone.

Let’s hear it for the band - and orchestra too!

Football, soccer — a lot of fall school activities get a lot of press coverage every year while another pursuit that requires practice, dedication, teamwork and a lot of hard work goes relatively …
First-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where …

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week …

Jeffco assessment results are in — and not great

2020-21 state assessment data is incomplete but combined with information from MAP (Measure of Academic Progress), CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success), Acadience and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude …
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Big Jeffco employers await more info on vaccine mandate

Businesses across Jefferson County will soon be responsible for verifying that their employees have been vaccinated — and requiring weekly COVID-19 testing for those that are not. That’s because …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …

Brooks Barwell, sitting, and Becky Cook in the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance Refill Station at the ReStore in Bergen Park.

Permanent refill station, vintage clothing store open in Evergreen

The Evergreen Sustainability Alliance’s EverGREEN Refill Station in no longer only a pop-up shop. It has landed in the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Bergen Park, offering shampoos, conditioners, …
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