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VIDEO: Jeffco superintendent talks bikes, bonds and Braveheart

Top executives with major institutions, the superintendents for big school districts, often seem out of reach, surrounded as they are by an army of district staffers. While they might not be directly …

Sierra welcomes students with school addition

Before the doors opened on the first day of school for Jefferson County Students Aug. 16, swarms of Sierra Elementary School students climbed on play equipment, hung from money bars and enjoyed the …

More and larger homes present 'bigger target for hailstorms to hit'

Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts …

Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. …

School safety task force works to create safer schools

Over the course of the summer, a school safety and security task force for Jefferson County Public Schools has been working to brainstorm innovative ideas on how to keep Jeffco students safe. On …
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jeffco fair

Farmland lessons still taught in Jeffco's suburbs

Seventeen year old Casey Defield has lived in an urban environment her entire life. But thanks to Moore Farm in Arvada, Defield has been raising pigs to show at the Jefferson County Fair 4-H Swine …

Summit links education and industry to innovate together

A recent survey conducted by Colorado Succeeds, a nonprofit organization that brings business leaders across the state together, found that 77 percent of employers say it has been difficult to hire …

Jeffco sheriff assigns four more deputies to schools

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is allocating four additional deputies to serve as school resource officers (SROs) for Jefferson County Public Schools in …

Jeffco schools seek to engage, connect community

A group of parents, community members and district staff has spent the summer trying to determine the best way to connect the larger Jefferson County community to its schools. “I think everyone has …

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures …
Business

It's Wheat Ridge's lucky day

After years of protests, ballot measures and court proceedings, the grand opening of a newly developed anchor store for The Corners development in Wheat Ridge, the grand opening of the Lucky's Market …

Southwest end of Golden sees commercial growth

If Rob Tompkins could have his wish, Golden would go back to the way it was back in the 1970s. “I’m an old-school guy, so (any development) is always too much,” he said. “But as a business …

St. Anthony receives heart association award

St. Anthony Hospital has received the 2018 Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The hospital is the only medical center in the state to …

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, …

West Colfax

Colfax Museum rolls down the road to Lakewood

Jonny Barber was long a fan of members of the beat generation — figures like Jack Kerouac who greatly influenced American culture in the postwar years. And when many of these figures came to the …
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