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Sadness, excitement color Pleasant View’s last days

On the day after the Jeffco school board decided to close Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden, Shelton Elementary Principal Karen Brown made her way to all the classrooms at her school to talk to her students. First, she asked: Does anybody …
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Network of severe weather shelters has gap in Arvada area

On wintry nights, the homeless men and women in central Jefferson County can find shelter with a network of churches that open their doors — but those living in Arvadaare often left out in the cold. The Severe Weather Shelter Network is a …
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Finding faith in unique ways

When Amanda Horvath moved from Boston to the Denver area for school, she was looking for a place where she could find a sense of community. “I immediately felt at home when I started attending South Fellowship’s Summit group for young …
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    • School safety training facility opens in Jeffco

      On the day before the 18-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, Jefferson County Public Schools dedicated a training facility where law enforcement agencies and other first responders can prepare for active shooter situations, learn …

    • Jeffco school board nears superintendent pick

      The field of 69 applicants for superintendent of Jefferson County Schools has been winnowed down to 11 top candidates. Those candidates, coming from Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, …

    • Future plans for North Washington in the works

      Now that Linking Lookout — the construction project at US Highway 6 and 19th Avenue — is well underway, the City of Golden can shift some focus to improving North Washington Avenue. Improvements on North Washington Avenue have been needed for …

    • Students show creative range at Arvada Center

      When artist Naomi Scheck was a student at Arvada High School, from 1998 to 2002, one of the teachers who made the biggest impact on her was art teacher Linda Scholes. For her part, Scholes remembers Scheck as a star whose work continually …

    • Mitchell Elementary goes multicultural

      With passports in hand, hundreds of Mitchell Elementary’s families took a trip around the world during the school’s Multicultural Night on April 12. “It’s a chance for students and families to share their culture, heritage and …