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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
In a 5-2 vote, the Arvada City Council banned the use of vaporizers and other electronic smoking devices in public places. The ordinance, which was passed during a May 4 Arvada City Council public … more
The life sentence delivered by a divided jury to Aurora theater shooter James Holmes averts an uncertain path to execution in a state that has put only one person to death since 1967. But the murder of 12 theatergoers three years ago was so … 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
If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know. Scientists are studying the popular breed to find out why their lifespans have gotten shorter over the years and why cancer is so … more
On April 6, the Arvada City Council voted to table the reappointment of Roger Direnka, Design Review Committee member, amid allegations of an open meetings law and conflict of interest violation. “The Arvada City Council postponed the … more
Wednesday evening, at half-past five, is normally a prime time for stop-and-go traffic on 6th Avenue headed east. But on the evening of July 8, it was stop-and-go getting off at the Indiana Avenue … 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
The end of the 2013-2014 school year saw 710 of Jefferson County Schools’ 4,830 teachers leave their jobs — the highest teacher turnover rate in an eight-year period and a 5.4 percentage-point increase since the 2010-2011 school year. The … more
After five months of contract negotiations, Jeffco teachers will have an agreement in place when they show up to work on Monday, but one teacher and union negotiator echoed the sentiments of many … more
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