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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 … more

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

Jeffco school district is weighing its funding options

This past spring and through the summer, Jefferson County Public Schools has been engaged in a community conversation about possibly putting ballot questions on for the November election. … more

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 … more

Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter at Jeffco libraries

Wizard-loving muggles gathered throughout Jefferson County libraries last week to celebrate "the boy who lived" and the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” — which was … more

Homelessness Q and A: LynnAnn Huizingh

What’s it like working with the homeless? What causes it? I became involved with the homeless community seven years ago through Heading Home in Jeffco. They were beginning to talk about inviting … more

Homelessness Q and A: Kate Herrlinger

What are the biggest obstacles to ending homelessness in Jeffco? I think that centers around cost-of-living. I saw a homeless guy at 52nd and Wadsworth and his sign said, “It’s so hard to get up … more

Homelessness Q and A: Stephen Byers

What’s it like working with the homeless? What causes it? Our experience at The Rising has opened our eyes about homelessness and the different types of people who are experiencing homelessness. … more

Homelessness Q and A: Pam Brier

What’s your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? In my current role with the Women’s Bean Project in Denver I have worked closely with many women experiencing … more

Homelessness Q and A: Dave Runyon

Tell me about your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? The root causes of homelessness are mental health issues, long term addictions and a lack of affordable housing. … more

Homelessness Q and A: Cathy Alderman

What do you wish more people knew about homelessness? I think there is a misperception that people “choose” to be homeless or that it is a “lifestyle.” That is just simply not the … more

Escaping the streets can be a struggle

Darin Barton likes Golden so that is where he chooses to live — even though he’s homeless. Single men “literally have nowhere to go, except to Denver,” Barton said. “And I don’t want to … more

Off the streets with a grandson to raise

“What’s not to love about raising a 6-year-old boy?” Melissa Winters asked. Winters, 54, who is about nine months away from earning her massage therapy licensure, is raising her grandson Jaiden … more

Action Center shelter closes

There are 22 less beds available for the homeless in Jefferson County now, after The Action Center announced the closure of its shelter program. In what the organization describes as a financially … more

Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the … more

Longtime community leader “Len” Perlmutter dies

Leonard Perlmutter, a successful businessman, one-time state economic-development chief, longtime ambassador for National Jewish Health and father of rep. Ed Perlmutter, passed away on July 8. “He … more

Jeffco summer learning program focuses on literacy and math

Indie, a young alpaca, was the center of attention at Parr Elementary School. Incoming kindergarten through third grade students in the Jeffco Summer of Early Learning program took turns petting her … more

Jeffco Platoon reunites, 50 years later

It might have come nearly 50 years late, but about 25 surviving members of the Jefferson County Platoon finally received the welcome home they missed at the Lakewood Civic Center on June 30. “Vets … more

Jefferson County Primary 2018 results

Democrat Monica Duran won the primary contest for House District 24, winning 54.2 percent of the vote against Kris Teegardin as of 9:04 p.m. on Primary Election Night. The other Democratic … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more
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