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North metro students head back to school

More than 50,000 Adams County students headed back to school over the past two weeks throughout the north metro region. Students started Aug. 15 in Mapleton Public Schools, which welcomed its newest school, Big Picture College and Career Academy. …
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Former Colorado governor gives his two cents

Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer said it’s no easy task sorting fact from fiction this election season. That was the message the longtime officeholder took to the annual Colorado Senior Lobby’s Summer Social Aug. 20 at the Covenant Village assisted living center in Westminster.
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Families on the fast track

About 40,000 people in the world are licensed to compete in drag racing, and for many of them, racing is a family tradition. The modern sport was established in 1951 and was designed for adult drivers. But the National Hot Rod Association looked …
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Launch Into Learning lands in Colorado

More than 60,000 books were distributed out of Westminster to more than 40 designated local agencies as part of a back-to-school literacy campaign for Colorado school children and their families. As part of the Launch Into Learning program, …
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What a Northglenn teacher learned at space camp

Earlier this summer, a couple hundred teachers got to pretend they were astronauts. Northglenn High School’s Mike Cengia was among them. Cengia teaches math and engineering at Northglenn High, a school with a robust STEM program. STEM — …
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    • Perlmutter doesn’t take re-election for granted

      Congressman Ed Perlmutter said the difference between him and the two other candidates for the 7 Congressional District of Colorado isn’t just party affiliation or policy preferences, but actions over words. “The difference is I am actually …

    • Coffee with Chris Gdowski

      Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I met with Adams 12 Superintendent of Schools Chris Gdowski, who went from growing up in Adams County and attending school in the district to being its top administrator for the last seven years. Gdowski took a moment during the hectic week before school started back up to discuss his commitment to the district, him family and his own personal health.

    • Lone Tree resident led heroin ring, indictment says

      A Lone Tree man has been named in a grand jury indictment as the leader of a drug-trafficking network throughout the Denver metro area that had $2.2 million worth of heroin seized in recent raids. Jose DeJesus Bernal-Zamora was at his apartment …

    • Suspension story retracted after district contests data

      A claim that the state’s suspension rate spiked after years of decline is now in doubt after two Colorado school districts raised concerns about data included in a recent report. The Adams 12 Five Star school district was highlighted in a report published Wednesday by the advocacy group Padres & Jovenes Unidos for posting a big increase in the number of out-of-school suspensions in the 2014-15 school year. But district spokesman Joe Ferdani told Chalkbeat the state data cited in the report is wrong.

    • Adams 12 superintendent outlines bond request

      Due diligence is always the cornerstone of any good bond measure campaign, and the Adams 12 Five Star School District’s Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee — as well as the district’s superintendent of schools — believe they’ve got a …

  • More from the region

    • 8 new CASA volunteers sworn in

      Eight new volunteers were sworn in last week as Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties. The Honorable Chief Judge Patrick Murphy of the state's 17th Judicial District swore in the eight new volunteer advocates Aug. 9 …

    • 17th Judicial District to host annual Citizens Academy

      Registration is now open for the 17th Judicial District’s fourth annual Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy, which starts in September, gives area residents the chance to see what it’s like working in law enforcement and within the justice …

    • Annual Broomfield 9/11 ceremony scheduled

      The Broomfield Police and North Metro Fire Rescue District will once again host the city’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. “It’s always a privilege for us to hold this memorial ceremony each year,” North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos said …

    • ‘Warrior walkers’ wanted for fundraiser

      The Walk with the Warriors 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Carpenter Park in Thornton to honor and remember victims and survivors of the 9/11 attacks. The event is hosted by the nonprofit No Barriers USA and will have speakers sharing …

    • 7 Simple Secrets for a Focused Presentation

      The ability to give a focused and meaningful presentation is a great skill to master. To engage and persuade your audience to take a desired action is a very useful skill add to your toolbox. The good news — this is an acquired skill. Some are …

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