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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

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

It's showtime at Harkins Arvada 14

Paul Nicely hasn't been to the movie theater since Landmark Theater's Olde Town 14 closed its doors a year ago. But on April 26, Nicely was first in line at the grand opening of the Harkins Arvada … more

Jeffco teachers take to the Capitol in hopes of better education funding

Thousands of educators from Jefferson and Douglas counties descended on the state capitol April 26 to demand better funding for public education in the state of Colorado. “I am fed up with living … 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

Arvada man creates cannabis-infused beer

After living in Belgium and earning his Ph.D. in brewing science, Keith Villa came home to Colorado and created Blue Moon Brewing Co., a brewing company that put a focus on Belgian-style beers — … more

Flaggers close to being cleared along commuter rails

State regulators on March 28 said flaggers posted for two years along the Regional Transportation District's University of Colorado A Line will soon be allowed to go home. The decision by the … more

Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

Jeffco students participate in national walkout protest

Students across Jefferson County headed out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. on March 14, as part of a national protest against gun violence in schools. Students participated in the protest in at … more

Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Senior’s wish of flying comes true

Trudy Goldman, 73, sat in her wheelchair Feb. 25, watching groups of children and young adults fly through the wind tunnel at iFly Denver, an indoor skydiving facility in Lone Tree. She was preparing … more

Jeffco schools find threats unfounded as work goes on to assure safety

There were multiple threats against students and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools in the week following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but all of them were deemed … more

Group honors Pickleball Ken and raises funds for veterans

The pickleball community in Arvada is strong and growing more each day. Many of those involved in the sport say they’re there because of one guy, Ken Marquardt — known affectionately by the … more
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