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A Westminster fifth-grader with dyslexia rose above her disorder to top 5,000 other students with learning challenges in the annual Great Reading Games contest. Jeffco Public Schools student Ann Worthley finished first in the nationwide … more
More than a few bills in the 10-bill Ready to Work package making its way though the Colorado Legislature this session focus on an obvious component of workforce development: education. Similarly, school districts and local colleges continue to … more
When I sat down for an interview with Northglenn Economic Development Manager Debbie Tuttle last month for my weekly “Coffee with…” column, she seemingly couldn’t say enough about workforce development — in her home city of Northglenn, … more
A man will stand trial for his role in a Valentine’s Day crash that killing a Westminster single mother of three. Jefferson County courts will go forward with proceedings Jose Sandoval Cruz, 23, is accused of speeding through a red light and … more
Colorado’s economy has had one of the best recoveries from the 2008 recession in the country, with an unemployment rate almost 2 percentage points lower than the national average. But that’s difficult to believe when one is still looking for a … more
It took 12 years for Belmar’s first — and only — hotel to open, but it finally happened. On March 16 the Hyatt House Belmar, 7310 W. Alaska Drive, opened its doors to visitors, business travelers and those in need of a longer … more
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most life-changing events that can happen to a person. Chanda Hinton-Leichtle experienced this firsthand at 9 years old, when she was paralyzed below the chest as the result of an accidental shooting. “I … more
At the end of 2015, the Jefferson County School district welcomed in a completely new board of education, and a culture shift. But recent stats from the Colorado Department of Education shows, while change might be in the air, the number of teachers … more
Is it a bird? Is it a dragon? Is it a fish? No — it’s a kite! More than 1,500 kites, soared high in the breezy light blue sky April 3, during Arvada’s 14 Annual Kite Festival. “We come every year,” Eugene Fenton said as he … more
While a person’s goal may be to bike or hike a trail they had never been on before, or perhaps photograph an animal they have never documented before, Jefferson County Open Space is always working on goals to help people enjoy the parks. Open … more
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