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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Gema, 16, aspires to become a model and someday open a beauty salon. Christian, also 16, plans to study at the University of Colorado to become an aerospace engineer. Although the two teens have different dreams, they have a few things in … more
With an April 10 application deadline, Jefferson County Public Schools is one step closer to hiring its next superintendent. The Board of Education hired Ray & Associates earlier this year to conduct the district’s superintendent search. During … more
The hotels and motels along West Colfax Avenue have never been just a place to stop during the night for travelers. They also — for years — have served as temporary roofs for homeless people who can afford staying a night or two. Wheat Ridge … more
Twenty years ago, Nancy Braden, the Jefferson County Public Health department’s communications manager, started the Public Health Champions awards luncheon as a way for the community, the health department and the county government to network and … more
Small encampments along a nearby jogging path. A sleeping bag tucked under a bridge. The car parked in the far corner of the grocery store parking lot. There, often just out of the public’s sight, are the homeless of Jefferson … more
A presentation of the proposed budget for Jefferson County Public Schools is scheduled for the April 20 Board of Education meeting with final adoption scheduled for May 4. Discussion on development of the 2017/2018 budget began in October with … more
A woman is forced to have intercourse while on a date. She says no, but he says her provocative clothing suggested otherwise. A child is inappropriately touched by a trusted adult while getting dressed before school in the morning. A young man … more
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