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Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more

Community comes together to serve Arvada High students

After hearing about the homeless student population at Arvada High School, the the owners of George’s Cafe, George and Deanna Karavasilis, decided to dedicate the funds from their annual bake sale … more

Keeping the curious out at Columbine

John McDonald, executive director of safety, security and emergency planning for Jefferson County Public Schools, says the evidence of a security team’s success lies in what events have been … more

No. 2 Golden undefeated heading into showdown

GOLDEN — Bumps in the road are always expected during the basketball season. While Golden (11-0, 2-0 in Class 4A Jeffco League) remained at No. 2 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls basketball … more

Nominations sought for Good News Breakfast celebration

If you know of a group or individual dedicated to preparing workers for the 21st century workforce, the Good News Breakfast steering committee wants to hear about it. The committee is looking for … more

The year that was for Jefferson County

The year 2017 was one of note for Jefferson County. Here is a whirlwind recitation of some of the stories that filled our pages this previous calendar. Combining public safety services CHEEZO lives … more

A look back at the top issues in Jefferson County Public Schools in 2017

Despite small raise, teacher pay continues to lag With the failure of the $33 million mill levy override and $535 million bond package that the Jefferson County Schools Board of Education presented … more

Comfortable dogs and cats

Since September, inmates housed at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have been working on a project that the Foothills Animal Shelter considers to be kind and generous. “They’re doing … more

Arvada West boys hoops eyes being in the 5A Jeffco League mix

ARVADA — Arvada West’s boys basketball team hopes Dec. 12 was merely a hiccup. Rocky Mountain came into the Wildcats’ gym and took a 53-46 victory in a non-league game before winter break. … more

Glass: What makes a great school in Jeffco

In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Conversation on Pleasant View begins

Conversations about the future of the property that formerly housed Pleasant View Elementary School have begun. However, it is still undetermined what the site will become. Everything is just ideas … more

Marijuana money and education in Denver metro schools

Jefferson County Public Schools is hiring six more social-emotional counselors for 14 elementary schools. Douglas County School District has one additional school counselor at each of its nine middle … more

Jeffco Board of Education moves forward

As votes cast Nov. 7 are now official per the canvass board, Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell were officially sworn in at a special meeting Nov. 27. “I would like to first say thank you … more

Pomona football earns another title shot at Mile High Stadium

AURORA — Pomona is heading back to familiar territory. The No. 4-seeded Panthers defeated No. 8 Grandview 42-20 on Nov. 25 at Legacy Stadium in the Class 5A football state semifinal. The victory … more

Volleyball all-conference Jeffco League

Here are the local athletes, chosen by the coaches and officials of the 5A and 4A Jeffco League, for all-conference honors for the 2017 season. First Team 5A Delilah Vigil, Senior, Arvada West Morgan … more

Rosier hopes to leave 'good legacy' as he moves on

Jefferson County Commissioner Donald Rosier believes it is important for individuals to be engaged with the community in which they live. So even after he assumes his role as general manager of the … more

Lakewood’s Emsbo twins going Ivy League as Jeffco athletes commit

LAKEWOOD — The Emsbo twins — Camilla and Kira — are going their separate ways. Lakewood High School’s 6-foot-4 identical twins made their separation official Nov. 8 on the first day of the early National Letter of Intent signing period. … more

Jefferson County Schools could go for a bit more grit

“Tyler” is an honor student who is in three Advanced Placement classes, scored in the 95th percentile on his SAT, and is on track to attend a highly regarded college. Tyler goes home after school and spends hours reviewing the minutiae of … more
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