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Education committee clears Kraft-Tharp’s SHOP act

The House Education Committee passed Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bill Jan. 15 to permit more schools to apply for Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grants for new or rebuilt Career and …
Zenzinger

Zenzinger, Titone give legislative preview

With the legislative session underway, Democrats Senator Rachel Zenzinger and newly elected Representative Brianna Titone gave their constituents a way to get to know how it works and what bills to …
Eric Johnson opened Electric City Repair two years ago.

Electric City keeps vintage audio alive

The customers at Electric City Repair go there for one thing — quality sounding music. Whether it’s someone who wants their long-owned vintage stereo repaired or a millennial who has discovered …

Good News Breakfast to honor unsung heroes

Ten “unsung heroes” who have significantly impacted the lives of Jefferson County residents will be honored at the 29th Good News Breakfast celebration in April. Nominations of individuals our …
The Denver Federal Center in Lakewood employs many federal employees.

Situations worsen for federal employees as shutdown continues

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. The U.S. government has been partially shutdown for nearly a month as President Donald Trump and …
Education

Jeffco graduation rates continue to rise

Jeffco Public Schools on-time graduation rates continue to improve, according to the most recent data provided to the Colorado Department of Education. Over the last five years, Jeffco Public Schools …

Jeffco schools looks at mill levy budget requests

Ballot language for 5A, the mill levy override approved by Jefferson County voters in November, provided five specific areas funds could be dedicated to. Now, Jefferson County Public Schools staff …
Faith Christian High student Madison Walker reads to students in the Foster Elementary duel language program.

Foster Elementary expands dual language program

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Foster Elementary in Arvada will be expanding its K-6 duel language program to seventh grade. The pilot program hopes to continue to eighth grade the …
Bryan Wickoren was named the Society of Health and Physical Educators 2019 Adapted PR Teacher of the Year.

Q&A with Bryan Wickoren, Adapted PE Teacher of the Year

What do you do in Jeffco Public Schools? I am the district’s adapted physical education coordinator and I also coordinate adapted athletic events. I work with all the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf …
Team Henderson Composting and Mushroom Farm, from left, Nonso Ihebuzor, Chantel Flukinger, Grace Anderson, Lee Zamalloa and Muthu Vinayak Thyagarajan, on Dec. 5 stand with their poster board and diorama that depicts the implementation of their project for the Henderson Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Mines students challenged with finding a use for Henderson Mine

Twenty-one college students spent an entire semester pondering what should happen to the Henderson Mine when its mineral resources are depleted. But the students, most of whom attend the Colorado …
Business

Items of White Fence Farm to be auctioned off

When White Fence Farm closed its doors for the final time on Dec. 30, it left behind more than a legacy of serving up its famous fried chicken. Pieces of White Fence Farm need to go, and soon, …
Lakewood’s White Fence Farm has been a landmark in the city for the past 40 years. The lights are out now. December 30, 2018 was the restaurant’s final day.

White Fence Farm says goodbye one last time

Penelope Winston and her family have gone to dinner at White Fence Farm since she was born 24 years ago. And there is one memory in particular that Winston will hold close for the rest of her life: …
Pam Bohling, orthopedic clinical specialist at Mountain States Hand and Physical Therapy, said the practices’ move was a good thing for its patients.

Therapy business brings balance park to Arvada

Pam Bohling, orthopedic clinical specialist at Mountain States Hand and Physical Therapy, believes that from bad things sometimes good things come. With the threat of rent at the Arvada clinic …

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …
Applewood residents Maggie Sanders, 35, left, and Mary Klein, 60, own and operate a small, mother-and-daughter business called Professional Staffing Solutions. The company will celebrate its 20th anniversary this March.

Providing assistance to those seeking a livelihood

Applewood residents Mary Klein and Maggie Sanders note that owning and operating a small business as a mother-and-daughter team has its ups-and-downs. “But it’s beneficial in the long run,” …
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