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Taking the W Line to West Line Village

For more than 40 years, Maddie Nichols has lived in one of the oldest parts of Lakewood — the Two Creeks neighborhood. With Colfax and Sixth avenues as north and south boundaries, and Sheridan and Wadsworth boulevards on the east and west, the …
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The appeal to home school

Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school …
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School safety training facility opens in Jeffco

On the day before the 18-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, Jefferson County Public Schools dedicated a training facility where law enforcement agencies and other first responders can prepare for active shooter situations, learn …
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    • 'I lost all of them'

      At times, Ryan Laber feels as if he is drifting in the ocean. Grief washes over him in waves, recedes, then comes in again. Other times, he stands in a valley, staring at sheer cliffs encircling him, wondering how he will ever climb …

    • What drives a parent to kill a child?

      Every day, Stephanie Schmalz drives by Highlands Ranch on C-470 from her home in Morrison to her job in Lone Tree. So when she learned in November that Jennifer Laber, a Highlands Ranch mother, had killed her two young sons and then herself, the …

    • Jeffco narrows superintendent search

      A nationwide search involving hundreds has narrowed to just six contenders to be Jefferson County Schools newest superintendent. At the April 20 study session of the Board of Education, the public was told that out of more than 800 potential …

    • Jeffco BOE prepares to give final budget direction

      A new timeline has been set for the Jefferson County Public Schools 2017-18 budget, with final direction being presented to staff May 4 and budget adoption on June 1. The original timeline, which had budget adoption on May 4, was revised with the …

    • Edge Theater having fun amid the ‘Misery’

      As a creative person, it is encouraging to know whether people support the work. But for romance novelist Paul Sheldon, his number one fan Annie Wilkes might be a step or two over the line. That’s the setup of Stephen King’s classic horror …