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Three school charters renewed in Jefferson County

Compass Montessori in Golden, Excel Academy in Arvada and Woodrow Wilson Academy in Westminster, will be open for another five years, as the Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Feb. … more

In touch and staying in touch with those who mean so much

If we look back over the past several weeks, months, or even years, I would bet that we can think of some people in our lives that we wish we would have stayed in touch with more often. Maybe it’s … more

Golden ultra-runner outsteps the competition

If Courtney Dauwalter wasn’t competing with other endurance athletes or her two brothers, she would still be out on the trail competing against herself. The 32-year old, former school teacher … more

A day in the life in St. Anthony’s OR department

There’s a red line on the second floor of St. Anthony Hospital that most people don’t cross. Behind this line on the trauma center and operating rooms floor, doctors, surgeons, nurses, … more

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

Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was … more

Hensley gives back to the community that made her

Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you … more

New board members join business education alliance

The Jefferson County Business Education Alliance has welcomed four new members of its board of directors. Amy Hines, Anna Schafer, Kathy Stafford and Mark Cook are dedicated to connecting education … more

Homelessness coalition fights denial of land use

Following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) denial of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plan to develop 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood into a housing and … more

Proposed 2018 Capital Improvement Program

Efficiency and modernization $242 million Parity among facilities $118 million Programmatic needs $46 million Growth areas $55 million Replacements $96 million Specialties $25 million Charters $65 … more

Goldenites take off on unique global adventure

The Turing test is a well-known term in the scientific field. It is a way to determine if a machine or computer is capable of thinking like a human being. Car touring is a British term for a car … more

Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. … more

Heartfelt and handmade

For the 16th year, the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center’s public holiday market brought together clients, local artisans, family and friends to buy uniquely made gifts and treats for the holiday. This year’s market was held on Dec. 7, and allowed shoppers the opportunity to buy handmade gifts, and celebrate clients at the center. more

Celebrate spring, gardening at Echxpo

Echter’s Garden Center plans its annual Echxpo, a showcase of gardening products and expertise, featuring educational seminars and information on topics such as vegetable gardening, container … more

Health care is topic of League of Women Voters meeting

What is happening in health care, as well as future challenges and possible solutions, will be the focus of a March 7 League of Women Voters of Jefferson County community meeting. Sam Robinson, … more

My Name Is: Wayne Wolf and Lizie Ketelhut

About Us Wayne: I am from Chicago and came here in 1982. I loved it up here and became a really good skier. I had a carpet cleaning business for 23 years up in Summit county. Lizie: We met in … more

New tax-refund scam is gaining traction

A new scam that plays off the more widely known tax-imposter phone scam that claims money is owed to the IRS is gaining momentum, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District … more

Guest column: Civil dialogue is needed on Colorado’s energy future

They say you shouldn’t talk politics, religion or money in polite company. We disagree. We believe that controversial issues deserve collaborative and innovative problem solving working to keep … 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

Red light aids arrest of Walmart shooting suspect

Thornton Police say don't have a motive for a Nov. 1 shooting at a Walmart Supercenter that left three people dead, but they do have the suspected shooter in custody. Police arrested Scott Ostrem, … more
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