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MOPAR speeds into Golden

MOPAR fans filled the streets of downtown Golden July 18 for the 18th annual block party. The event acts as a kick-off each year for the Dodge Mile-High National Hot Rod Association Nationals held at … more

Making preparations for the G Line opening

The long-awaited G Line will open to passengers April 26. “We're truly pleased to be at this day — it's been a long road,” said Laurie Huff, spokesperson for the Regional Transportation … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

G Line to open April 26

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announce April 1 that the grand opening for the G Line, which will run through Denver, Adams County, Arvada and Wheat Ridge, will be on Friday, April 26. … more

Faith Christian's renowned basketball coach steps down to assistant coach

After 20 years of leading a highly successful Faith Christian boys basketball program, Coach Andrew Hasz is stepping down to assistant coach, citing increasingly challenging responsibiliites as the … more

Let’s go fly a kite at annual festival

When the Kite Festival in Arvada started in 2002, it provided a way for families to enjoy the outdoors. Today, it is one of the metro area’s biggest celebrations of spring. “It’s all about … more

Prom swap comes to Jeffco libraries

Prom seasons is just around the corner and Jefferson County Public Libraries are working to make sure every teen in the county who wants to attend has something to wear. “Prom can be really … more

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The … more

Jeffco schools funds second round of innovations

First grade students at Fremont Elementary in Arvada are now incorporating learning on touch-screen Chromebooks into their daily routine. The initiative bridges the gap of technology between the … more

Jeffco BOE extends superintendent contract by 5 years

Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass now holds a contract for the position until June 2025. The Jeffco Board of Education voted unanimously March 7 to extend Glass’ contract by five … more

Jeffco teachers and district reach agreement

Teachers and support staff will receive extra earnings from the passing of the mill levy override, which came with a commitment of $15 million to go toward compensation. At the end of February, the … more

B.I.O.N.I.C. Team wins Innovators Society grand prize

After four student suicides in the 2001-02 school year at Green Mountain High School, GHS counselor Sandy Austin created the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team so caring students could connect with people who might … more

Consequences in Jeffco Public Schools for vaping

It is possible for students who get caught violating the Tobacco Free Schools Policy to receive a suspension in Jeffco schools. According to Jen Bolcoa, health education liaison for the school … more

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was eating … more

Grants provide increased school security

Jeffco Public Schools will be replacing elementary classroom locks and installing a mass notification system thanks to grants from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. … more

Show celebrates elementary student art

Red Rocks Community College was swarming with budding artists and their families Feb. 22 for the opening reception of the 2019 Elementary Jeffco Schools Foundation Art Exhibit. “When they're here, … 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

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Many faces, many facets to homelessness

In speaking with church groups, social workers and homelessness experts, a common refrain is that no one solution exists to homelessness, because there is no one cause. Each person facing homelessness often deals with multiple … more

Network of severe weather shelters has gap in Arvada area

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
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