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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

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

Speech and debates teaches students confidence

For Faith Christian High School senior Mikayla Martin, participating in speech competitions has brought her confidence throughout her high school career. “People underestimate high school … 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

Jeffcon teaches students tech opportunities

Technology Trivia got about 200 Jefferson County high school students rowdy during lunch Jan. 31 at the first ever Jeffcon, technology conference held at the Jeffco schools building. “I’ve seen … 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

Warren Tech students go head to head in 48-hour creative jam

As Stuart Compton, game development teacher at Warren Tech, did 4 a.m. rounds at the school Sunday morning, he passed by a team of students and heard various call-outs. “Is this file checked in … 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

Tens of thousands attend 2018 Denver Women’s March at Civic Center Park

The 2018 Women's March in Denver brought crowds and signs on the morning of Jan. 20 to Civic Center Park. more

Five questions with Amanda Beck, of Packs of Hope

What is Packs of Hope? We help children who are transitioning into foster care. We serve newborn to 17-year-olds. We give them backpacks with everything they will need for the first 24 hours of … more

Harmony Chorale tips hat to organizer of March on Washington

Nine out of 10 people on the street don’t know who Bayard Rustin is. But Cincinnati Men’s Chorus Artistic Director Steve Milloy is out to change that. Milloy composed and arranged an original … more

Jeffco Schools launches million dollar innovation fund

In an effort to capitalize on great ideas from teachers, the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education will be launching the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund that will invest in the … more

Dancers hone skills at workshop

Lakewood resident Taylor Woolums dances daily at Colorado State University. But over the winter break, she was looking for somewhere to hone her skills until classes resumed. That’s where the … more

Local theater group brings show on the road

When Janine Kehlenbach started her theater company, 11 Minutes, six years ago the goal was to connect people. “The reason I always wanted to do theater was because I think we live in a time where … more

Arvada shelter keeps local homeless warm

As the temperatures continue to drop, those experiencing homelessness in Arvada now have a place to stay warm overnight with the opening of a severe weather shelter. The network is an extension of … more
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