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The citizen group Jeffco United for Action last week applied to petition to recall Jeffco school board members Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams,who were elected in 2013 and have generally voted together on issues forming a majority bloc on … more
A recent agreement between Jefferson County schools and its teachers’ union gives a 1 percent increase to all teachers, sets starting salaries at $38,000 and adjusts to that base level the salaries of existing teachers earning less than new … more
The city, which has run the popular and well-known Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities since its creation in 1976, wants to ensure the longevity of the laughter and entertainment loved by the community. That’s why Arvada City Council will … more
Running for the fourth time, Arvada resident Dave Chandler announced his candidacy for Arvada mayor. A native of Wyoming, Chandler and his wife moved to Jefferson County when she took a job at the Jeffco Public Libraries in the late 1980s. The … more
Summer school has shed its negative connotations to become a favorite time for teachers and students to work more closely on reading and writing. Jeffco Schools Foundation began its Jeffco Summer of Early Literacy (JSEL) program four years ago, … more
Typically, only a handful of reporters and a few members of the public attend Jeffco Board of County Commissioners meetings. But a video camera also watches — and records — every meeting. And that camera lens represents hundreds of additional … more
It's not in your head. Driving to work in the Denver metro area can be a hassle, and people are taking slightly longer to get to their jobs than the national average commute time. People with jobs in Lakewood, Denver and Aurora who drive alone … more
LinkedIn is among several companies working to build a digital platform to be launched in Colorado that aims to connect employers, educators, and job-seekers with the goal of making sure workers have the right skills for employment … more
Denise and John Stevens have had pets their whole lives — then they retired. “After our last dog passed away, we decided not to get another one. We like the freedom from worrying about her,'' Denise Stevens, 63, said of the Long Island, New … more
The U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 ruling to allow same-sex marriage across the nation didn't change policy in Colorado, which has seen gay nuptials since last October. But the news was welcomed by many in the Denver metro area as a sign of … more
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