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Here is how we keep Jeffco schoolchildren safe

Since the terrible school shooting in Florida, many have asked me, “What does Jefferson County Public Schools do to keep our students safe?” In the years since Columbine, we have learned a great … more

More voices added to Lakewood's fed center property debate

Opinions are mixed, to put it lightly, about the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plan to use 59 acres of undeveloped land near the Federal Center in Lakewood for housing and services for the … more

Jeffco students say `enough,' plan walkout events

After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Golden High School senior Emmy Adams said her heart was “shattered.” “Enough is enough and it's time … more

Jeffco schools prepares for early budget direction

Staff presented the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education with a request for $9.3 million in additional on-going funds in a budget presentation Thursday, March 1. more

Jeffco schools find threats unfounded as work goes on to assure safety

There were multiple threats against students and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools in the week following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but all of them were deemed … more

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … more

Jeffcon teaches students tech opportunities

Technology Trivia got about 200 Jefferson County high school students rowdy during lunch Jan. 31 at the first ever Jeffcon, technology conference held at the Jeffco schools building. “I’ve seen … more

School district lays groundwork for budget

Jefferson County Public Schools is in the early phases of laying groundwork for the 2018/19 budget. During the month of February, the district will begin community engagement, negotiations with the … 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

Jeffco Open Space wildlife closures

Each year Jeffco Open Space uses seasonal wildlife closures at the parks to protect species at sensitive times in their life cycles. This year’s seasonal wildlife closures affect five Jeffco Open … more

Jeffco policy change does not reduce transparency

On Jan. 18, a letter to the editor, “Jeffco gets less transparent for parents,” criticized a school board policy update. We would like to clarify the reasons behind this action. Jefferson County … more

Serving the county with a focus on the people

In Tina Francone’s opinion, Jefferson County is a place where people should want to be. “We all move to Jefferson County for a reason,” she said, and “we all have a responsibility keep Jeffco … more

CASA appoints two new members for the 2018 board

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Jefferson and Gilpin Counties announced last week that the group had appointed a local CFO and an attorney to its board of directors. Carl Musso, chief … more

Jeffco GOP Vacancy Committee selects Tina Francone to be county commissioner

A Regional Transportation District (RTD) director will take over the vacant Jefferson County Commissioner seat. The Vacancy Committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party announced on Jan. 19 … more

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

Health department offers free radon test kits in January

Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and about half the homes tested in Jefferson County have high levels of radon, according to a news release from Jefferson County … more

Pomona grinds to trio of individual titles at Arvada West Invite

ARVADA — Not surprisingly, there were a number of exhausted looking prep wrestlers when the Arvada West Invitational wrapped up at about 9 p.m. Jan. 13. “This has been a long week,” admitted … more

Jeffco Schools launches million dollar innovation fund

In an effort to capitalize on great ideas from teachers, the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education will be launching the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund that will invest in the … more
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