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On the day before the 18-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, Jefferson County Public Schools dedicated a training facility where law enforcement agencies and other first responders can prepare for active shooter situations, learn … more
Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school … more
The field of 69 applicants for superintendent of Jefferson County Schools has been winnowed down to 11 top candidates. Those candidates, coming from Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, … more
In May 2013, Cody Crosby lost his life in a car accident that happened just off Wadsworth Boulevard and I-70. But thanks to the efforts of Arvada Police and emergency responders, Crosby helped save other lives through organ donation. “I … more
A small circle formed upstairs at Global Goods and Coffee on a recent Monday evening. Among the group were three refugees from Ethiopia, Kurdistan and Iran. The rest of the group: Arvada locals. “Our goal is simply to humanize people from these … more
As Arvada grows, visitors to parks, trails, golf courses, and other outdoor and cultural amenities are also increasing. With the increased number of visitors comes the burden of managing expectations, ensuring public safety, and assisting with … more
Rising home equity and decreasing property tax rates sound like a win-win for Colorado homeowners. But Douglas County Assessor Lisa Frizell warns there is a downside. “It’s kind of a nice thing because our taxes won’t increase,” she said. … more
Sales of craft beer rose 6.2 percent in the United States in 2016, according to the Brewers Association, a craft beer industry trade group. Colorado has long been at the forefront of the brewing industry, and the state boasts about 300 craft … more
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For 12 metropolitan communitiesall vying for new businesses and economic development dollars, there’s a lot of cooperation going on, according to a group of mayors and government officials. “What you see here is a group of partners,” … more
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