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  • Jeffco considers tearing down, rebuilding Columbine HS

    Twenty years ago, in the weeks after two gunmen entered Columbine High School killing 13 people and themselves on April 20, 1999, students, staff and the community vowed to keep the school open.

    For many, doing so felt like a way to reclaim the space and demonstrate hope’s everlasting triumph.

  • Suspect accused of stealing guns arrested in Conifer

    A 15-year-old accused of stealing guns from a relative in Pine was arrested just before midnight Thursday at a home in Conifer.

  • On the Move: Take care of your body – it’s a gift

    As a cancer survivor, I look at a fully functioning body without disease as truly a gift. This gift does so much for us on a constant basis, often flawlessly. Think of all the things that have to go right just to take a step. How do you treat yours?

    It’s important to treat this gift as best as you can to maximize its performance, health and efficiency. Sometimes we put our health last on the list of to-do’s when we really should put it as a top priority.

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  • Medlen School Days offers window into mountain school life

    The antique iron school desk first caught Reegan Kern’s eye.

    “My grandma told me a little bit about them, and I was kind of amazed ’cause, like, they don’t have desks like this anymore,” the 8-year-old said.

  • Senior Law Day a source of information for seniors, caregivers

    People flocked to the Jeffco Courts and Administration Building on Saturday for the ninth annual Senior Law Day.

    The event offers seniors, caregivers, family members and other affected parties an opportunity to learn about estate planning, end-of-life planning, identity theft, scams and other aging-related issues. Participants could attend workshops, consult with an attorney, and eat breakfast and lunch.

  • Bills signed into law at West Jeff

    A bill that will provide local school districts the ability to individualize accountability systems officially became law on Monday morning.

    The bill signing at West Jefferson Elementary School marked what could have been the first time a law went into effect at the school.

    “Have laws ever been made here before?” Gov. Jared Polis asked.

    “It’s the first I know of,” said West Jeff principal Wendy Woodland.

  • State of the Arts: Check out Center Stage’s lobby remodel

    A facelift to the lobby at Center Stage in Evergreen will be unveiled at a community event from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Called the Ovation Celebration after the theater’s owner, Ovation West, the event will include music, refreshments and cameo performances by troupes that use the facility.

    “We figured it would be a cool thing to do an event built around the unveiling of the lobby,” said Ovation West Executive Director Susan Kramer.

  • Residential addiction recovery center planned in Evergreen

    A Conifer resident has purchased the former Basecamp on Buffalo Park Road to turn it into a residential community for those in addiction recovery — tailoring the program primarily to veterans.

  • JCSO searching for suspect accused of assault at Red Rocks

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a woman during the showing of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre on May 28.

    Between 9:30 to 10 p.m., the woman, who hasn’t been identified, went to the lower level restroom on the north side of the amphitheater, according to information from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. A man followed her into the women’s restroom and attempted to sexually assault her. When other people entered the bathroom, the woman escaped.