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Jeffco schools consider changing start times

Following a presentation by the Jeffco Schools Start Time Task Force Feb. 7, the Board of Education will be considering changing school start times so that no school begins before 8 a.m. “I think … more

Robotics competition builds engineering skills

Kullerstrand Elementary School in Wheat Ridge was bustling Saturday, Feb. 9 with students third- though eighth-grade preparing their robots to take the playing field. The Vex IQ Robotics tournament … more

Survey measures homeless in Arvada

The day shelter at The Rising Church in Olde Town Arvada was buzzing the afternoon of Jan. 29 with men and women seeking showers, a meal and a place to shelter from the freezing temperatures. The … more

Warren Tech program trains next 911 dispatchers

A new program at Warren Tech is working to address the need for more emergency dispatchers nationwide. The program, held at the north campus at Arvada West High, teaches students the skills to become … more

Jeffco schools looks at mill levy budget requests

Ballot language for 5A, the mill levy override approved by Jefferson County voters in November, provided five specific areas funds could be dedicated to. Now, Jefferson County Public Schools staff … more

Writing workshops pulls people out of hard times

The promise of food on Wednesday afternoons brought Patricia Lynveal and her fiancé, who were both experiencing homelessness, to the Arvada Library for the first Hard Times Writing Workshops last … more

Turning bond dollars into tangible projects

As principal of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colleen Owens spends a good chunk of her time dealing with facilities problems — a leaky roof, a flooding gymnasium floor, and the … more

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March … more

Foster Elementary expands dual language program

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Foster Elementary in Arvada will be expanding its K-6 duel language program to seventh grade. The pilot program hopes to continue to eighth grade the … more

Q&A with Bryan Wickoren, Adapted PE Teacher of the Year

What do you do in Jeffco Public Schools? I am the district’s adapted physical education coordinator and I also coordinate adapted athletic events. I work with all the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf … more

Arvada couple plans to open fast-casual pizza in Candelas

Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, a fast-casual pizza franchise based in St. Petersburg, Florida, will be coming to the greater Denver area. Arvada residents Andy and Jamie Gunther are the franchise … more

School leaders looks at future programming options

Leaders in Jefferson County Public Schools gathered Dec. 19 during study session to discuss future programming options and opportunities through group dialog and brainstorming. Some problems to work … more

Students, teachers and voters raise voices for eduction in 2018

The education story of the year in Jefferson county was undeniably the outcome of the November 2018 general election, specifically, the county’s school district getting voter approval for a $567 … more

Mothers’ Milk Bank collects milk for preemies on Colorado Gives Day

In a unique way to give back, breastfeeding moms across the metro area donated 2,545 ounces of their milk through the first Pump for Preemies event, held Dec. 4 on Colorado Gives Day. Mothers’ Milk … more

Hope House resource center framed, blessed

Sixteen-year-old Aiyana Rowe didn’t think that school mattered. She frequently cut class in middle school to hang out with friends and smoke pot. She started running away from home at age 12. For … more

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to … more

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left … more

Fandomonium celebrates pop culture

Batman, Klingons, storm troopers and Gryffindors were just a few of the characters that could be found Nov. 3 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Jeffco Library’s Fandomonium. Free to the … more

Colorado-based 98th Signal Battalion prepares for deployment

For Capt. Justin Brown, an Arvada resident, deployment means leaving his family and friends behind. It means leaving beautiful Colorado, missing ski season and racking up his mountain bike. But it … more

Arvadan seeks to be first openly transgender person to hold state office

Brianna Titone, an Arvada resident seeking election to represent House District 27 in Jefferson County, is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender person to hold state office in … more
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