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Both challengers in the Jefferson County Board of Education race oppose the shift of sixth-graders to middle school and are concerned about the stress school closures brings to a community. “I know the devastation closing Pleasant View caused … more
A novel by Boulder author Jenny Shank was chosen for this year’s Wheat Ridge Reads community reads program. ‘The Ringer’ tells of a Latino man who is shot and killed during a no-knock raid in Denver. The story is told from the point of view of … more
A good way to measure a project’s success is to check in with those who opposed it in the beginning and see what they think at the end. By that measure, Red Rocks Community College’s newly opened student recreation center is already a … more
Based on a recent study that examined discipline incidents for kindergarten through third-grade students, Jefferson County Public Schools will be looking at alternative ways to discipline early learners. “From a discipline standpoint, there’s … more
Two last minute challengers filed to run for Jefferson County Board of Education. Three incumbents, board president Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert will seek reelection for their seats, which they acquired in 2015 after the recall of … more
The Colorado State Board of Education will be giving a $825,164 award to Jefferson County Public Schools from the School Health Professionals Grant Program This state grant program utilizes recreational marijuana tax dollars to help hire … more
The day before students returned to Arvada High for the new school year, teachers gathered to put a plan into motion to become the first high school in the Jefferson County school district to make a school-wide shift toward project based … more
The goal: To read 30 million minutes for the Jefferson County Library Foundation to donate $500 to the Foothills Animal Shelter. And Jeffco readers far exceeded expectations. The goal was met on July 25, but everybody kept on reading, reaching … more
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
The late Lorraine Wagenbach loved the Golden community. “It was very appealing to her how the community centered on how people cared about each other,” said Wagenbach’s daughter Margo Faso. “She felt very strongly about not losing that … more
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