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Budget shortfall shutters Arapahoe House

A growing substance abuse problem but a lack of money to combat it has caught up with Denver-area treatment program Arapahoe House, forcing it close effective Jan. 2. “It's less about Arapahoe … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

A new home for women, children getting back on their feet

Raising four children on one’s own is challenging — and it’s unaccountably more difficult without a place to live. Marissa, who did not want her last name used for privacy reasons, remembers … more

Details for voting in Jefferson County

Ballots were sent by mail earlier this month to Jefferson County residents registered to vote in the coordinated election on Nov. 7. Ballots must be received by Nov. 7, not just postmarked. There are two walk-in ballot drop locations open … more

Mountain Side Gear Rental hosts inaugural drive to help those in need

Mountain Side Gear Rental's inaugural Share the Warmth Gear and Coat Drive was a huge success, according to business founder John Hildebrandt. “When we came up with the idea to hold a gear and coat drive, we knew the community would respond, … more

Denver Arts Week gathers cultural highlights from metro area

On any day of the week, you can find a unique cultural event happening in Denver and its surrounding cities. But for one week a year, cultural organizations all over put their best foot forward during Denver Arts Week. “The whole concept is to … more

Bank robber convicted

A 50-year-old man has pleaded guilty to 12 felony charges, stemming from the robbery of five banks across the metro Denver area. Gary Crider appeared in Jefferson County Court on Oct. 2 and pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery, nine … more

Groups plan school board candidate forums

Jefferson County voters will elect three out of five members for the Board of Education, which is the policy-making body of the Jefferson County School District. Five members serve alternating four-year terms on the board, and all members are … more

Jeffco hopes for better funding for school safety training facility

In the six months since the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety opened, over 4,000 officer from 34 law enforcement agencies have trained there. Named after former Columbine High Principal Frank DeAngelis, the center is located at the … more

$50K raised to help homeless pets

Hundreds of animal lovers helped raise $50,000 to help with medical, behavioral and life-saving care for homeless pets. Dogs dressed in their best and most creative costumes were a highlight of the second Toby's Pet Parade and Fair on Sept. 16 at … more

W Line light rail being eyes for cuts in service

Russ Haas of Golden says bicycling is his preferred mode of transportation, but he'll use public transportation when two wheels aren't a convenient option for him. “Why drive somewhere when I can pay just over a dollar to go 15 miles?” said … more

Apparent suicide occurs in Jefferson County jail

A woman in custody at the Jefferson County Jail died one day after her arrest following an apparent suicide. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports that Suzanne Burgaz, 54, was discovered non-responsive with a cord around her neck at 10 … more

Glass: `Jeffco Public Schools is open to and welcomes all families'

On Sept. 5, the Trump Administration announced its plans to end the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program and action is … more

Music education connects students to humanity

We grow up with music all around us. Its in movies, TV shows, playing over the speakers in stores and shops, and can be heard blaring out of car windows on the road. But I didn’t start understanding music until I got to school. I don’t … more

My Name Is: Stephen Martin

About me I grew up on a farm about 60 miles north of Manhattan, Kansas. My family moved to Colorado when I was 12, and I have lived here ever since. For 20 years, my wonderful wife and I raised our family in Broomfield, and currently we live in … more

School wants Jefferson to be a community hub again

Jefferson Junior/Senior High School in Edgewater threw a massive community party on Aug. 30, with music, barbecue, games and a lot of laughter. But the party wasn’t just to welcome students and their families back to the school for another … more

Making a difference in people’s lives

Even before she had graduated high school, Monica Roers knew she wanted to work in the nonprofit sector. “At 17, I had that as a vision,” Roers said. “I realized there would be opportunities across the U.S.” Roers, now 50, is taking … more

Lockheed Martin begins construction on 'factory of the future'

Construction of a $350 million satellite production facility described as "a factory of the future" is underway at Lockheed Martin's Waterton Canyon campus in south Jefferson County. Named Gateway … more

Showering Severe Weather Shelters with volunteers, donations

There are many things the average person can do to help the homeless in the community, from volunteering to donating needed items, but perhaps one of the most important things they need is empathy. “Some people just need to walk a day in the … more

Rare raptor track unveiled at Dinosaur Ridge

Every year, thousands of people walk up and down Dinosaur Ridge to get a glimpse into a world millions of years in the past. But little did anyone know, until last year, that all the people walking on the southeast side of West Alameda Parkway … more
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