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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

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

Photos: Jeffco caucus 2018

Both the Democrat, and GOP political faithful of Jefferson County gathered in church basements and school gyms on the evening of March 6, to partake in a political process that only 12 other stated … more

Here is how we keep Jeffco schoolchildren safe

Since the terrible school shooting in Florida, many have asked me, “What does Jefferson County Public Schools do to keep our students safe?” In the years since Columbine, we have learned a great … more

Possible solutions emerge for LHS parking woes

After more than six months of homework and research done by working groups made of up of Lakewood residents, city staff, Jefferson County Schools representatives, and members of the Lakewood Police … more

More voices added to Lakewood's fed center property debate

Opinions are mixed, to put it lightly, about the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plan to use 59 acres of undeveloped land near the Federal Center in Lakewood for housing and services for the … more

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Jeffco policy change does not reduce transparency

On Jan. 18, a letter to the editor, “Jeffco gets less transparent for parents,” criticized a school board policy update. We would like to clarify the reasons behind this action. Jefferson County … more

Serving the county with a focus on the people

In Tina Francone’s opinion, Jefferson County is a place where people should want to be. “We all move to Jefferson County for a reason,” she said, and “we all have a responsibility keep Jeffco … more

CASA appoints two new members for the 2018 board

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Jefferson and Gilpin Counties announced last week that the group had appointed a local CFO and an attorney to its board of directors. Carl Musso, chief … more

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more

Keeping the curious out at Columbine

John McDonald, executive director of safety, security and emergency planning for Jefferson County Public Schools, says the evidence of a security team’s success lies in what events have been … more

Removing Rooney renovation ribbon

Ward 4 councilmember David Skilling join Rooney Ranch Elementary leaders for the school’s playground renovation ribbon cutting on Jan. 8.  Students, faculty, local leaders and neighbors gathered … more

No. 2 Golden undefeated heading into showdown

GOLDEN — Bumps in the road are always expected during the basketball season. While Golden (11-0, 2-0 in Class 4A Jeffco League) remained at No. 2 in the latest 4A girls basketball … more

Nominations sought for Good News Breakfast celebration

If you know of a group or individual dedicated to preparing workers for the 21st century workforce, the Good News Breakfast steering committee wants to hear about it. The committee is looking for … more

The year that was for Jefferson County

The year 2017 was one of note for Jefferson County. Here is a whirlwind recitation of some of the stories that filled our pages this previous calendar. Combining public safety services CHEEZO lives … more

A look back at the top issues in Jefferson County Public Schools in 2017

Despite small raise, teacher pay continues to lag With the failure of the $33 million mill levy override and $535 million bond package that the Jefferson County Schools Board of Education presented … more

Comfortable dogs and cats

Since September, inmates housed at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have been working on a project that the Foothills Animal Shelter considers to be kind and generous. “They’re doing … more

Glass: What makes a great school in Jeffco

In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more
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