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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

Looking back – and looking forward

Over the holiday break, I had the time to reflect on this past year and all the changes that have come to Jefferson County Public Schools, and to also consider our future. 2017 marked a number of … 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

Jeffco public schools earn 45 CMAS-based academic awards

Thirty-five district schools earned 45 academic awards from the Colorado Department of Education based on 2016-17 Colorado Measures of Academic Success results. “I am so proud of these schools and … 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

Jeffco Standouts: Week of Dec. 21

Quentin Terry, ArvadaThe boys basketball team earned their first win with a 74-37 triumph on Dec. 12 over Strive Prep-Smart Academy and the senior had a double double with 17 points and 12 … 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

Going beyond English for all inclusive libraries

During the first few years after Gloria Pérez-Álvarez moved from Guadalajara, Mexico, to the U.S. in Jefferson County, she would only venture out into the community for necessary errands such as to … 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
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