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There are only so many minutes in a day — 1,440 to be exact

And the word for 2019 is … oh, never mind. The concept of choosing – or being chosen by – a word as a focus for the coming year has run its course for me. Rather than making New Year’s … more

Foster Elementary expands dual language program

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Foster Elementary in Arvada will be expanding its K-6 duel language program to seventh grade. The pilot program hopes to continue to eighth grade the … more

Q&A with Bryan Wickoren, Adapted PE Teacher of the Year

What do you do in Jeffco Public Schools? I am the district’s adapted physical education coordinator and I also coordinate adapted athletic events. I work with all the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf … more

Mines students challenged with finding a use for Henderson Mine

Twenty-one college students spent an entire semester pondering what should happen to the Henderson Mine when its mineral resources are depleted. But the students, most of whom attend the Colorado … more

Providing assistance to those seeking a livelihood

Applewood residents Mary Klein and Maggie Sanders note that owning and operating a small business as a mother-and-daughter team has its ups-and-downs. “But it’s beneficial in the long run,” … more

Arvada couple plans to open fast-casual pizza in Candelas

Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, a fast-casual pizza franchise based in St. Petersburg, Florida, will be coming to the greater Denver area. Arvada residents Andy and Jamie Gunther are the franchise … more

D’Evelyn senior named 2018 U.S. Paralympics High School Track Athlete of the Year

Beatriz Hatz was sitting in a car with her mother a year ago, feeling anxious as she waited for a phone call from the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field team. Hatz was going on a rant, telling her … more

National Western brings cultural heritage to Colorado

Again this year, many Colorado residents are gearing up for their participation in the National Western Stock Show. The annual event is billed as one of the premier livestock shows, horse shows and … more

New Year’s resolutions solutions

Meant to be proactive, healthy and good for one’s well-being, New Year’s resolutions can be daunting, challenging, and most of the time don’t last long. According to Business Insider, 80 … more

School leaders looks at future programming options

Leaders in Jefferson County Public Schools gathered Dec. 19 during study session to discuss future programming options and opportunities through group dialog and brainstorming. Some problems to work … more

Looking back at 2018 in Jefferson County

From proposed roads to taxes, Jefferson County had a busy year in 2018. Blue Jeffco Jefferson County voters made history this year by voting to put the majority of elected offices in the hands of … more

It’s about time … for supporting the free press

Time magazine has chosen “The Guardians,” a group of journalists who have been targeted for their work, as 2018 Person of the Year, highlighting what it calls “the War on Truth.” These … more

Casey Coons: coach, mentor, motivator, hall of famer

As the athletic director at Arvada West, Casey Coons oversees about 20 sports programs — coaches, athletes and logistics. At 3 p.m. when may people are leaving the school, Coons' says the athletic … more

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest … more

New RTD fares, increased youth discount begin

Changes to the Regional Transportation District’s fares and pass programs that began Jan. 2 include the implementation of a youth fare that increases to 70 percent the discount offered to riders … more

Mountain Range can’t find rhythm against A-West

The early season success for the Lady Mustangs (6-3) was put to a temporary halt Dec. 18 against Arvada West (6-5), as the Lady Wildcats willed their way to the 44-33 road victory. Despite the loss, … more

Students, teachers and voters raise voices for eduction in 2018

The education story of the year in Jefferson county was undeniably the outcome of the November 2018 general election, specifically, the county’s school district getting voter approval for a $567 … more

Local law enforcement officers receive award from District Attorney

Detective Bobby Brooks, of the Arvada Police Department, was named Investigator of the Year and Patrol Agent Jaime Cardenas, of the Lakewood Police Department, was named Patrol Officer of the Year by … more

The death of a good man and a leader

Back in January, 1991, I was a college senior, getting ready to graduate. For people who want to become teachers, that last semester is a beautiful time known as “student teaching.” Student … more
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