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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
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 first public meeting about the development of Applewood Golf Course was called off after less than an hour because the more than 500 people in attendance filled the auditorium at the Manning … more
Soon-to-be graduates and educators are encouraged to apply for scholarships and Education Support Funds through the Jeffco Schools Foundation. A nonprofit organization, the Jeffco Schools Foundation seeks to aid and further Jeffco students and … more
Lawmakers have proposed a slew of bills addressing law enforcement procedures, including the creation of a policy group and grant program for police body-worn cameras. In January, 170 police agencies were surveyed and it was found that 47 of … more
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