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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

The final bow

After 23 years of owning and putting on shows at the Festival Playhouse, Charley and Donna Ault are closing the curtains and heading off to the next stage. “This is something we started thinking … more

Creative solutions needed to meet workforce needs, Ivanka Trump told during area visit

Keeping Colorado's aerospace industry booming and competitive will require creative approaches to education, officials at Lockheed Martin told Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and the … more

Proposition DD passes by a narrow margin

The statewide ballot question that asks voters to legalize sports betting and allow the state to tax it to send millions of dollars to help manage Colorado’s water supply was narrowly succeeding by roughly a percentage point at about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, the day after Election Day. more

Schooley and Miller take Jeffco school board races

Election results in at 10:09  a.m. Nov. 8 showed Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was victorious over Rob Applegate, and Susan Miller over Joan Chávez-Lee … 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

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and … more

Results in for Arvada districts 2, 4, at-large seat

The 2019 Arvada election ballots have all been turned in, with the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder reporting none of Arvada's races are in danger of falling within mandatory recount … more

RTD board to discuss possible service cutbacks

Mandatory overtime for light rail operators and bus drivers is taking a toll on the employees, as well as the Regional Transportation District (RTD) system as a whole — and service cutbacks could … more

District considers weekly late start or early release for all schools

After a March survey and June school board meeting, Jeffco Public Schools is considering its next steps for a plan that could set a weekly late start or early release for all of its schools. The … more

‘River safety is no joke’

The odds of Clear Creek’s freezing cold, swift-moving moving water were against her. But the timing of a Friday afternoon shift change at the Coors Brewery in Golden, and the selflessness and quick … more

I-70 truck driver case sent to district court

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver accused of causing the deadly April crash at I-70, will stand trial after a Jefferson County judge determined that prosecutors provided a probable … more

Grizzly bears relocated from Argentina to Colorado

Ten grizzly bears from a zoo in Argentina are adjusting to their new home at Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The bruins were flown from Argentina to Dallas then driven to Keenesburg, north … more

Looking for a new home? Consider health and safety

Ashley Sever and her husband recently married and set their eyes on purchasing their first home together. The two looked to make Lakewood their home, and they accomplished that, but it didn’t come … more

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. … more

Arvadans can see ‘inner workings of community’ in parallel programs

The Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its two Leadership Arvada programs, Leadership Bootcamp and Community Immersion, which will begin in September and run through May 2020. Started … more

Robbie’s Hope grants $20,000 to Second Wind Fund

A $20,000 grant from Robbie’s Hope Foundation will help Second Wind Fund provide mental health services and suicide prevention resources for at-risk teens and youth. Denver-based Second Wind Fund … more

Area Walmart, Sam’s stores kick off fundraising

All Denver Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs have kicked off their Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign to help treat local children who are sick or injured. All money raised … more

With 5A money, district accelerates digital learning plan

From conducting virtual dissections to putting together podcasts, students at Arvada West High School find themselves on their devices “in every single subject for every grade,” said librarian … more

10 Ways to Love your Brain

This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association is hoping to raise awareness of this devastating disease by sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain. Nearly 6 … more
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