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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

Arvada looks to expand arts and culture in city

Through the Arvada Arts and Culture Master Plan, the city hopes to make places that deepen community attachment; invest in the future of arts and culture; create events for every generation; and make … more

Mental Health nonprofits go head-to-head in pitch competition

Six nonprofits battled it out Tuesday, June 5 at the Innovators Society Community Pitch Showdown in which following a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, audience members voted in real time to give away … more

Hunter Bay now serving CBD coffee

As of May 24, Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters in Olde Town Arvada are serving up a different kind of coffee — one in which the beans are infused with Cannabidiol — more commonly known as CBD oil. … more

Arvadans get outside on Trails Day

The McCatty family likes to take nature hikes together. They look at the trees, the various animals and enjoy the sun. On June 2, they were one of several families enjoying the nature at Two Ponds … more

Plant-based eatery set for Olde Town Arvada

The restaurant space sandwiched between The Cereal Box and Primo Vino on Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in Olde Town Arvada has been vacant since Ophelia’s closed its doors last July. Now, under the … more

Arvada Police Department honors service

Two Arvada police officers, Officer Brandon Valdez and Officer Dustin LeDoux, were honored May 18 by the department for recognizing potential lethal force situations and reacting to stop the … more

GoFarm expands to Arvada

Arvada residents will be able to participate in a 20-week local food share this summer, as GoFarm — a nonprofit based in Golden — is expanding its service. The organization focuses on … more

Pomona High School's Class of 2018 Graduation

Pomona High School celebrated the graduating class of 2018 on Thursday, at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. more

Arvada program aims to connect residents

Since launching in February, the city of Arvada Neighbors Connected program has had 54 neighborhood groups sign up. “There’s a lot of excitement around this program,” said Charise Canales, … more

Britton Park teams with Swanson Elementary to create neighborhood flag

The Britton Park neighborhood is located in Arvada’s east side. It’s home to Swanson Elementary School and a newly formed neighborhood organization, Britton Park Neighbors. But, it was missing a … more

Jeffco BOE puts value on employees in proposed budget

The Jefferson County Board of Education is putting value on its educators in its proposed 2018-19 budget with increased pay and cost of living increases for teachers and an increase to long-term … more

Breastfeeding guidance, support offered at Baby Cafe

Motherhood can be an isolating experience for new moms. But Mothers’ Milk Bank and the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation are seeking to change that with the opening of the state’s … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Remembering Bill Ashton

Bill Ashton was a guy that supported and encouraged. He was giving and kind He believed in education and believed in his students. He had an expanded definition of family. He was an Arvada original. … more

It's showtime at Harkins Arvada 14

Paul Nicely hasn't been to the movie theater since Landmark Theater's Olde Town 14 closed its doors a year ago. But on April 26, Nicely was first in line at the grand opening of the Harkins Arvada … more

Jeffco teachers take to the Capitol in hopes of better education funding

Thousands of educators from Jefferson and Douglas counties descended on the state capitol April 26 to demand better funding for public education in the state of Colorado. “I am fed up with living … more

Jeffco educators join groundswell of teachers protesting for funding

Teachers from Jefferson County will join the hundreds who have already lobbied at the Colorado State Capitol this month pressuring lawmakers to address education funding and protect the Public … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … 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
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