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Two women indicted in fatal Arvada fire

A Jefferson County grand jury is reviewing a May fire in Arvada that killed three people. Pam Russell, a spokesperson for the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, confirmed last week that …
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Distilling the best parts of life

A lot of ingredients are required to distill good, quality spirits. But one requirement is at the root of them all — passion. “I went to Kentucky and Tennessee to learn from the distillers there,” said Mitch Abate, distiller at Downslope …
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Proud to be a new American

Dennis Reijnders' American-born wife Anna was about six months away from gaining Dutch citizenship when his job with a cell phone company was transferred to a different city in the Netherlands. But the couple, who met when Anna was going to …
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    • Jeffco board of ed to negotiate salaries with unions

      The Jefferson County Board of Education is in negotiations with the Jefferson County Educators Association and the Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association to increase salaries. Increasing compensation for teachers and staff has been at …

    • Except for fourth grade, Jeffco student math scores increase

      In Jefferson County, the percentage of students performing in the high and high-average ranges in math has increased in all grade levels except for fourth grade, according to recent data released by Jeffco Public Schools. Fourth-grade math scores …

    • Art show inspires students to keep creating

      The work of 120 student artists from 12 North Jefferson County elementary schools is on display alongside work from artists age 50 and up in a collaborative show at the Community Recreation Center. “Art for the Young at Heart” opened to the …

    • Casa Bonita remains vital part of community

      Some students take a gap year between high school and college, but not many spend it like Max Spiegel has — diving into a tropical lagoon every 15 minutes or so at Lakewood’s Casa Bonita. “I was a diver all four years at Cherry Creek High …

    • Sixth-grade shift does not move ahead of schedule

      Sixth graders in Arvada and Wheat Ridge articulation areas will stay at elementary school in the fall — following Jeffco Board of Education’s original plan. At the Feb. 9 board of …