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Former Bridgeway director sentenced for sexually assaulting youth at the Lakewood group home

On June 24, William Wayne Sexton, former director of the Lakewood juvenile group home Bridgeway, was sentenced to 54 years to life in prison. Sexton, who served as director for Bridgeway between 2015 … more

Hickenlooper ends bid for White House

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Aug. 15 ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may instead challenge one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in … more

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that … more

Environment, safety at center of Jefferson Parkway toll road debate

In September 2017, Randy Stafford walked into a public forum of the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA), prepared to ask several questions about the public safety and environmental … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

Susan Miller, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: School district and financial adviser, former WRHS PTSA President Contact: millerforjeffcostudents.com and www.facebook.com/Miller4Students and susan@millerforjeffcostudents.com Why are … more

Austin Boutain and wife return to Jeffco on murder charges

Following a conviction for the murder of an international student studying at the University of Utah, Austin Jeffrey Boutain has returned to Jefferson County to face charges in the death of a man in … more

Joan Chávez-Lee, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: Retired teacher and school administrator Contact: jchavezleeforjeffcoschools.com or llaves81@yahoo.com Why are you seeking this office? As a former Jeffco teacher and principal, and as a … more

Jefferson Parkway: Long-planned toll road on verge of being built

For those who support the proposed four-lane toll road intended to close the gap between State Highway 128 in Broomfield and State Highway 93 north of Golden, it is a major economic and … more

Stephanie Schooley, Candidate for Jefferson County School Board District 3

Profession: Executive Director for a higher education nonprofit City: Lakewood Contact: www.stephanieschooleyforjeffcoschools.com Why are you seeking this office? All children can succeed if they are … more

Rob Applegate, Jefferson County School Board District 3 candidate

Profession: Research and Analysis Associate Director City/neighborhood: Applewood Contact: www.applegateforjeffcokids.com and rob@applegateforjeffcokids.com Why are you seeking this office? I was … more

Lockheed wins contract for moon spacecraft

The spacecraft that could return astronauts to the moon got one step closer to liftoff in September, as NASA announced it finalized a contract to order up to 12 Orion space capsules from aerospace … more

Parents appeal decision not to designate feeder for option school

Neighboring schools Maple Grove Elementary for kindergarteners through fifth graders and the Manning School of Academics and Arts for sixth through eighth graders are at odds over a decision on … more

Maple Grove students will not have Manning enrollment priority

At the Oct. 10 school board meeting, both sides of the ongoing Maple Grove and Manning debate — a question of whether neighborhood elementary school Maple Grove should feed into Manning, an option … more

STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that the school's climate and culture are out of control. "I can't even fathom … more

Meet Jeff Cannon, city council at-large candidate

Jeff Cannon has never been one to limit his options: “Still I wonder what I’m going to do when I grow up,” said the Arvada resident, who attended multiple colleges including CU Denver, CU … more

Meet Bob Fifer, city council at-large candidate

Bob Fifer’s road to city council started from inside a children’s toys and games shop, which he ran in Olde Town for three years. Local government wasn’t on the agenda. But running a business … more

'We need to grieve'

Mountainview Christian Church in Highlands Ranch held a prayer service and candlelight vigil May 8 memorializing the victims of the STEM School shooting the day before. Senior pastor Ken Hensley led … more

Multiple agencies responded to Bald Mountain Fire

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, as of 2:45 p.m. Sept. 21, the Bald Mountain Fire is 50% contained. U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon Park reopened at 1:45 p.m. Sept. … more

Arvada fire chief, accounting clerk under investigation

The Arvada Fire Protection District has launched an internal investigation of Fire Chief Jon Greer and his wife, accounting clerk Lauri Greer, placing the couple on paid administrative leave as the … more
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