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Golden elementary named healthy school champion

Shelton Elementary School was named a 2018 Healthy School Champion and received the $500 Excellence Award. The award honors schools and districts for creating and supporting healthy schools, and for … more

Dinner, fundraiser honors Golden Living Landmarks

Joy and Jack Brandt, Calvary Church Golden, Buffalo Bill Days and Conrad Gardner will be honored at the Living Landmarks Dinner and Annual Fundraiser. Presented by the Golden Landmarks Association, … more

Passing on the importance of Arbor Day to the next generation

Some students part of Bell Middle School’s Interact Club may already be on their way to becoming future arborists. “It’s awesome to see young people this enthusiastic about planting trees,” … more

RRCC looks to start educational pathway to nonprofits

There are more options than ever to work with nonprofits that care about important topics — everything from homelessness and the environment to protecting animals and supporting the arts. But for … more

Jeffco educators join groundswell of teachers protesting for funding

Teachers from Jefferson County will join the hundreds who have already lobbied at the Colorado State Capitol this month pressuring lawmakers to address education funding and protect the Public … more

Applications for youth leadership class due May 7

High school students in Jefferson County who want to develop their leadership potential can apply for the next Youth Leadership Jefferson County class. Youth Leadership Jefferson County students get … more

Taking a ride on the brewery express

With warmer weather starting to heat things up in the Lakewood area, it won't be long before residents start taking to their bikes for transportation and for fun. And now, from April through … more

Mammogram follow-ups can be fraught with fear

It could have been a luxury spa day. Five women sat gathered in a small waiting room, clad in purple smocks with pink trim, listening to soft music and indulging in individual-sized snacks of cookies … more

Celebrating Arbor Day

What does it mean to be a Tree City USA? The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program began in 1976. Since then, more than 3,400 communities across the U.S. have become a Tree City. In Colorado, … more

Arvada author honored for magazine article

An article written by Arvada author Carrie Seidel was named “best of issue” by the editorial, art and production staff at Highlights magazine. Published in December 2017, “Danger! Rescue on … more

Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more

Jeffco students hold 'Vote For Our Lives' rally at Columbine

Hundreds gathered at Clement Park April 19, the evening before the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, for the Vote for Our Lives Rally organized by Jefferson County … more

Marijuana extract being eyed for U.S. medical market

A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said April 17. British … more

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their … more

E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to … more

Jeffco schools closed April 26 for teacher shortage

Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed April 26 due to a labor shortage. Diana Wilson, chief communications officer for the district, said that as of April 17, 1,650 teachers had put in … more

Jeffco Schools go 'Red for Ed'

While wearing red and chanting “red for ed,” teachers at Mitchell Elementary School in Golden walked into work together the morning of April 16. Many teachers in Jefferson County chose to … more

Bill named for Arvada girl signed into law

Physicians often sign contract agreements to not actively tries to take patients with them, if they leave a group practice. Those that do, may be legally forced to pay monetary damages. But a bill … more

Hensley gives back to the community that made her

Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you … more

Jeffco Library branches to give books to 4-year-olds

More than 5,000 copies of “Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown” are being given away free to 4-year-olds across Colorado. Getting kids ready to read and write starts before kindergarten, which is … more
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