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$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth … more

Jeffco marching bands take the field

Arvada, D'Evelyn, Bear Creek and Lakewood high marching bands all took home first place finishes from the Jefferson County Marching Invitational held Sept. 17 at Jeffco Stadium. The event, which … more

Jeffco test scores exceed state, gaps persist in low-income test scores

Jefferson County Public Schools’ Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and college entrance test results for the 2017-18 school year outpace the state of Colorado for achievement and growth … more

My Name Is... Helen Starbuck

Getting into writing I like to joke that I’ve always written. I started in junior high — but that was about the Beetles. I’ve written off-and-on my whole life. It has pretty much always been … more

Camp gives adults with cancer new zest for life

After a year and a half of intense immunotherapy treatments with a clinical trial to treat melanoma, Tiffany Wolf was at the “end of her rope.” “I had had it with the pain, the fatigue, the … more

Wheat Ridge celebrates 49th Carnation Festival

The 49th annual Carnation Festival took over Anderson Park Aug. 10-12 with music, carnival rides, an art show, barbecue contest, a fireworks display and several performances by The Zoppe Family … more

Farmland lessons still taught in Jeffco's suburbs

Seventeen year old Casey Defield has lived in an urban environment her entire life. But thanks to Moore Farm in Arvada, Defield has been raising pigs to show at the Jefferson County Fair 4-H Swine … more

Jeffco sheriff assigns four more deputies to schools

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is allocating four additional deputies to serve as school resource officers (SROs) for Jefferson County Public Schools in … more

Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter at Jeffco libraries

Wizard-loving muggles gathered throughout Jefferson County libraries last week to celebrate "the boy who lived" and the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” — which was … more

Jeffco schools seek to engage, connect community

A group of parents, community members and district staff has spent the summer trying to determine the best way to connect the larger Jefferson County community to its schools. “I think everyone has … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Youth swim, bike, run way to fitness

On hundred are youth ranging in age from five to 13 years old participated in the first Kids' TRYathlon put on by the Apex Parks and Recreation District July 29. The event utilized both the Apex … more

Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the … more

Arvada Kmart to close doors

The Kmart on West 58th Avenue in Arvada has survived several rounds of store closures. Kmart in Englewood closed in November leaving Arvada as the last metro area location. But this time, it didn’t … more

Jeffco summer learning program focuses on literacy and math

Indie, a young alpaca, was the center of attention at Parr Elementary School. Incoming kindergarten through third grade students in the Jeffco Summer of Early Learning program took turns petting her … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

Mental Health nonprofits go head-to-head in pitch competition

Six nonprofits battled it out Tuesday, June 5 at the Innovators Society Community Pitch Showdown in which following a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, audience members voted in real time to give away … more

GoFarm expands to Arvada

Arvada residents will be able to participate in a 20-week local food share this summer, as GoFarm — a nonprofit based in Golden — is expanding its service. The organization focuses on … more

Jeffco BOE puts value on employees in proposed budget

The Jefferson County Board of Education is putting value on its educators in its proposed 2018-19 budget with increased pay and cost of living increases for teachers and an increase to long-term … more

Breastfeeding guidance, support offered at Baby Cafe

Motherhood can be an isolating experience for new moms. But Mothers’ Milk Bank and the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation are seeking to change that with the opening of the state’s … more
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