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Historic school now open as eco-friendly apartments in Wheat Ridge

More than a century ago, a custodian — paid at a rate of $13 per month — chopped wood so students at a one-room schoolhouse on 44th Street in Wheat Ridge could stay warm. This week, the first resident moved into a former school on the property … more

Ron Mitchell - Jefferson County School Board, District 5

Ron Mitchell graduated from Arvada High School. He earned an undergraduate in education, and a master's in administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He served six years in the Army Reserves, before his education career. He taught at … more

Metro area schools look to later start times

Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to … more

Kids enjoy paper core projects

Families are often looking for ways to recycle and reuse materials instead of throwing them in the trash. Think of how many paper towel and bathroom tissue cores we throw each month. They can be used … more

‘When it comes to injuries, listen to your body’

Before entering her career, Julie Nickoley’s studies at Metro State required her to get clinical hours at different colleges and high schools across Colorado, where she worked with a professional to get on-the-job training. During these clinical … more

Local responders tasked with national relief

First responders see a lot of tragedy in their line of work, but Eric Hurst, who recently returned from assisting local emergency services in Orlando, Florida, after Hurricane Irma, described the experience as “especially eye-opening.” “As … more

Ice fishing is winter highlight along Front Range

There’s a lot to know to have a successful ice fishing trip, but one thing is really important to know, particularly for first timers — ice is noisy. Stepping out onto Lakewood’s Bear Creek … more

Jeffco Board of Education incumbents prove victorious

Incumbents Brad Rupert and Susan Harmon won the two contested races on the Jefferson County Board of Education. Incumbent Ron Mitchell is running unopposed for … more

Safe2Tell emerges as key resource to keeping students safe

Safe2Tell, an anonymous way for students, parents, school staff and community members to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others, emerged as a needed resource in the aftermath … more

Colorado emergency responders provide disaster aid nationally

When hurricanes make landfall or wildfires take off, and if earthquakes topple buildings or terrorists attack, it's emergency responders who are tasked with protecting the public. In the event of … more

Florida school shooting spurs calls for action across nation

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States, aimed at pushing lawmakers … more

Denver Arts Week gathers cultural highlights from metro area

On any day of the week, you can find a unique cultural event happening in Denver and its surrounding cities. But for one week a year, cultural organizations all over put their best foot forward during Denver Arts Week. “The whole concept is to … more

Getting the season off to a bright, beautiful start

It’s always better to catch your favorite musicians at a concert in a small venue — the smaller the better. It provides a feeling of intimacy, of communing directly with the artist. One of the … more

Deputy's funeral procession draws massive community turnout

Thousands of people lined the route of Deputy Zackari Parrish's funeral procession in Douglas County this morning, as a motorcade with more than 1,000 law enforcement vehicles made its way from … more

Basketball victory a tale of turnaround

It seems that nobody can remember the last time the Littleton boys basketball team defeated city rival Heritage. The Littleton Lions snapped a long, yet-to-be-resolved losing streak against Heritage … more

'Linking Asia' exhibit nearing end at Denver Art Museum

“Linking Asia,” at the Denver Art Museum only through April 1, starts with the legendary Silk Road, which included land and sea routes, illustrating how ideas, techniques, materials and trade … more

Two men talking about North Korea

Yesterday I was in a coffee shop. As I sat at my table, sipping my latte, I could hear voices behind me. I turned my head slightly to see two men, both over the age of 60. They were wearing T-shirts … more

There are powerful traits that make difference makers different

What is it about those people who make a difference in our lives? Sometimes it is just the littlest thing that they have done or shown us, and other times it is something so profound that it has an … more

Letter to the Editor: Grade A confusion

Let me get this straight. My fourth grader, who attends the newly built Sierra Elementary School, is going to Oberon in sixth grade. Oberon Middle School, where my 8th grader currently attends, is … more

Library to host beer and book events

The library is not just for kids. This October and November, the Jefferson County Public Library is putting on Stouts and Stories, Ales and Tales — a six-week celebration of craft beer in Jeffco, designed specifically for adults. Stouts and … more
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