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Ken Witt knew there were a lot of questions and concerns going on inside the minds of attendees of a Nov. 21 Jefferson County school board meeting, a little more than two weeks removed from an election that swept conservatives like himself into power.
For state Sen. Evie Hudak, the risk turned out to be greater than the reward.
LeAnn "Annie" Meyer's life was lost over an argument that had to do with yard work.
State Sen. Evie Hudak could be in a lose-lose situation, and she knows it.
Joyce Jay showed that old habits die hard at the Nov. 18 Wheat Ridge City Council meeting, when she presented Jerry DiTullio with a gift basket in honor of his service to the city.
Newly-elected Wheat Ridge City Council members Genevieve Wooden, Tim Fitzgerald and Zach Urban observe council proceedings before a swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 18.
School superintendents from around the state converged on Denver Nov. 19 to address a myriad of issues facing Colorado schools — and it was clear from the discussions that there are no easy answers to any of those problems.
For Mark Neff of Arvada, the medical costs that came as a result of a significant spinal injury suffered during a car accident eight years ago have proven to be a real back breaker.
Wheat Ridge Mayor-elect Joyce Jay stands outside City Hall on Nov. 8, three days after her election victory over Councilman Mike Stites.
Joyce Jay knew on the morning of Nov. 5 that she would be partying that night, regardless of what voters in the Wheat Ridge mayoral race decided that evening.
Those dreaded DMV wait times and skyrocketing college costs could see some alleviation, under Gov. John Hickenlooper's proposed budget for next year.
For months, the Jeffco school board has heard concerns from parents regarding the plans to partner with an out-of-state entity for the purposes of storing student data.
Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson gets a hug from a supporter after she announced her retirement during a Nov. 7 school board meeting. Stevenson will continue as superintendent through the end of her contract, which expires at the end of June.
There were few dry eyes and even fewer empty seats inside a packed Jefferson County school board meeting on Nov. 7, as supporters of Cindy Stevenson showed up to hear the district's longtime superintendent announce her retirement.
A year after Colorado voters made retail marijuana sales legal, voters on Nov. 5 cleared the way for pot smokers to fund the regulations that will be tied to the newly created industry.
A ballot measure intended to overhaul the way that Colorado schools are funded suffered a sound defeat on Nov. 5.
A year after Colorado voters made retail marijuana sales legal, voters on Nov. 5 cleared the way for pot smokers to fund the regulations that will be tied to the newly-created industry.
A ballot measure that sought to overhaul the way that Colorado schools are funded suffered a sound defeat on Nov. 5.
Gov. John Hicklenlooper addresses Amendment 66 supporters inside the ballroom at the Marriot Denver City Center on Nov. 5. The measure, which would have created at least $950 million in new taxes annually to fund an overhaul of Colorado schools, was flatly rejected by voters that evening.
Wally Weart of the Gold Line Advisory Committee speaks as model trains that show the difference between an RTD light rail train and a commuter rail train are displayed during an Oct. 30 forum inside the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center. Commuter trains along the Gold Line will provide transportation between Denver’s Union Station and Wheat Ridge.
Sally Payne, a planner with the City of Wheat Ridge, discusses the Ward Road Gold Line station during an Oct. 30 forum inside the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center. The Ward Road station will provide commuter rail access to and from Denver's Union Station, and communities in between, beginning in 2016.
Denver Metro area residents and officials recently converged on the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center to take part in an interactive forum having to do with the forthcoming Gold Line — a commuter rail line that will soon provide transportation between downtown Denver and Wheat Ridge, and places in between.
If a poll had been taken prior to this year’s NFL season asking which team would lead the AFC West at the halfway point, there would have been fewer votes for the Kansas City Chiefs than the amount of groceries you’re allowed to have in the express lane.
A recent hit piece against Wheat Ridge Mayor Jerry DiTullio is causing quite a stir as the campaign for a key city council race enters its final days.
Wheat Ridge City Council this week passed a balanced budget for 2014 that maintains the same programs and services that are currently available to residents, but also contains a key area of concern that the city must deal with in the coming years.
Could drug money fund a safe house for abused children in Northglenn, or pay for much-needed road projects in Wheat Ridge?
State Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Arvada, is flanked by fellow Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Beth McCann of Denver, left, and Rhonda Fields of Aurora, as she speaks at a Capitol rally on Oct. 26, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The nine seats in front of the legislators signify the number of women who are killed every week as a result of gun violence.
State lawmakers who were instrumental in crafting gun-related domestic violence legislation this year spoke at a Capitol rally on Oct. 26, in hopes of bringing awareness to crimes against women.
It is widely accepted that if voters approve Amendment 66 on Nov. 5, the measure will pump at least $71 million of new funding into Jefferson County Public Schools.
Reports show a stark financial contrast in each of the three Jefferson County school board races, with the conservative candidates lagging significantly behind their challengers in the amount of dollars raised, so far.
Hispanic leaders came together in Denver on Oct. 21 to urge folks to support a school finance tax hike that they say will greatly impact Latino students.
Classes like the one that Edgewater Elementary School dual-language teacher Lupe Marquez instructs are expected to receive more funding under Amendment 66.
Suzi Christoffersen helps an Edgewater Elementary School kindergarten student understand his work during an Oct. 21 lesson.
State Sen. Evie Hudak is blasting a revived recall effort against her, calling the attempt to oust her from the Legislature over her votes on gun bills as “nothing more than a partisan political power grab.”
Jeff Lamontagne speaks during a Jefferson County Board of Education candidate forum in Lakewood on Oct. 10. Fellow candidates Tonya Aultman-Bettridge, Julie Williams and John Newkirk, left to right, are also pictured.
A recent Jefferson County school board candidate forum showed the extent to which the hopefuls differ on major areas of education policy.
Tensions ran high at an Oct. 3 Jefferson County school board meeting — one that culminated in an altercation involving two school staffers and an audience member.
Jefferson County school board candidates made their pitches to voters at a Wheat Ridge forum last week.
Parents and students at a Wheat Ridge private school are blasting the city police department’s handling of an incident that took place on campus last month, where two students were ordered by officers to the ground at gunpoint and detained with handcuffs.
Prominent Jefferson County officials tried to convince attendees at a Sept. 21 Golden town hall meeting to support a November ballot question that seeks $950 million in new taxes to fund an overhaul to the state’s school finance system.
An open seat on the Jefferson County school board has drawn two candidates who each want what’s best for area students, but who differ on major policy issues.
After an outcry from parents, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced last week that the district will allow students to opt out of a classroom data system that the district is expected to pilot next year.
The Wheat Ridge fire department is experiencing significant changes to its higher ranks, most recently with the exit of Steven Gillespie, who has resigned as fire chief amid controversy.
The investigation into last month’s Wheat Ridge Greenbelt-area double-stabbing took a bizarre twist last week after police arrested the woman who was once thought to be a victim in the case – no accused of trying to pin the attack of her and her child on a man who she claims raped her years ago.
The message that was sent by Pueblo and Colorado Springs voters who turned out to defeat two Democratic state lawmakers in separate recall elections was clear: Don’t mess with our guns.