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A public gathering of five Colorado school board presidents sparked concern among some in Jefferson County who are uneasy about the direction their current school board may be heading. The Jan. 8 meeting at Jose O'Shea's restaurant in Lakewood … more
During a heated discussion, the Jefferson County Board of Education voted for a third time, 3-2, to table a decision about financing future facilities amid growing enrollment concerns. “Let’s not overrun our $99 million dollar budget, let’s … more
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
With enrollment numbers on the rise, members of the northwest Arvada community are wondering where their kids are going to go to school next year. “We are starting to feel this influx that's affecting our classes in different ways,” said … 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 introduction of powdered alcohol is raising concern across the nation, and Colorado is joining other states in attempts to ban the substance through legislation until lawmakers and state officials get a handle on it. Powdered alcohol, dubbed … 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
The Jefferson County Board of Education discussed the following legislation during its Jan. 15 regular business meeting. Board members in attendance were President Ken Witt, First Vice President … more
Looking ahead, Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) said she’s excited to work collaboratively with others in the 2015 legislative session. “We have a Republican majority senate, Democratic majority house and a Democratic governor who wants to be … more
Restoring resiliency to the “Wildland Urban Interface” by thinning out dense forest, reducing fuels and collaboratively managing resources like land, water and providing for travel management … more
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