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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

Colorado joins Super Tuesday presidential primaries

Colorado is moving up its 2020 presidential primaries from June to Super Tuesday in March, hoping to lure major party contenders to the purple state. Gov. Jared Polis made the announcement on April … 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

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

Police officers do pushups for charity

On May 6, recruits from Jefferson County police departments came together to raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado. Recruits did pushups to raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado, an organization that … more

Celebration of life for Kendrick Castillo scheduled for May 15

A celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo will start at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Boulevard. The service is open to the public. Castillo was … 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

Three teachers honored with crystal apples

Birthdays, retirements and crystal apples. The Golden Schools Foundation hosted its annual Teacher Recognition Award ceremonies on May 10 this year. This year’s recipients are Patti Nielson, art … 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

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 kids compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

The week of May 26 saw 562 students travel to Maryland for the Scripps National Spelling Bee — but for second-time national competitor Lauren Guo, 13, the trip was becoming a tradition. “I’ve … 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

Multiple students injured, one killed in shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch

Eight students were wounded and one was killed in a shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The two suspects were in custody. more

Jeffco families welcome shift to free full-day kindergarten

In the week from May 21 to May 28, enrollment in Arvada’s Weber Elementary’s half-day kindergarten program dropped to zero — with each of the six families who had enrolled their children in … more

Tiny House Festival returns for third year

More than 40 small living structures, from tiny houses on wheels to container homes, will be on display at the Colorado Tiny House Festival, returning for its third year June 21-23 at the Adams … more

School’s Styrofoam Stoppers accomplish their mission

Ask Christopher Sorency’s fifth grade class at South Lakewood Elementary School about Styrofoam, and you’ll see their expertise on display. The fifth grade “Styrofoam Stoppers” class will … more

Trading in her longboard for a Lumina

A young Arvada mom will find caring for her son and getting to school and work easier, thanks to a car donated by Westminster’s Lake Arbor Auto. This is the third year the shop has donated a used … more
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