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Union wants new Jeffco restart plan

Just two weeks before Jeffco’s 2020-2021 school year will begin, Jefferson County Education Association or JCEA, the local teachers union, plans to call on the district to change its process for …
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A resident who declined to give her name for privacy reasons selects a binder. The Action Center hosted its annual school supply distribution event at Stevens Elementary in Wheat Ridge from Aug. 10 to Aug. 15.

Action Center carries on with school supply distribution in Jeffco

At least 4,000 Jefferson County students won't have to worry about how they are getting their school supplies this year, thanks to the Action Center. From Aug. 10 to Aug. 15, the Action Center, a …
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Jeffco schoolboard appoints interim superintendent

The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education has appointed Kristopher Schuh as the district's interim superintendent. Current superintendent, Jason Glass, will leave his position Sept. 13 to take …

Jeffco Public Schools teacher's union in negotiations with district for 1% raise

The Jeffco teachers union, JCEA, is still working to negotiate a salary arrangement as part of its Collective Bargaining Agreement with Jeffco Public Schools. At the union’s recent bargaining …

Lakewood drive-by shooting critically injures two

Lakewood Police say they found two men with apparent gunshot wounds after officers responded to an incident in the 5400 block of the 6th Avenue Frontage Road. On Aug. 9 at 10:37 p.m., police received …

Jennie Shipman of Littleton said her family adopted Lucky, a collie puppy, motivated in part by how much time they're spending at home during the pandemic.

Animal adoptions brighten life during pandemic

The novel coronavirus has meant a lot more time at home for many people, which has some perks — including an increase in pet adoptions. “Since we knew we'd be home all summer, and since we limit …
Education

Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association …
Among concerns expressed by protesters at a rally to reopen Douglas County schools on July 31 was childcare for families with working parents.

Parent protesters urge full reopening of Douglas County schools

Parents rallied in Castle Rock Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year.
Lakewood High sophomore Morgan Fritzler completes classwork from her Arvada home back in March. Under the current Jeffco Public Schools plan, middle and high school students will be back to distance learning at least half the time, for the 2020-2021 school year.

In-person school delayed in Jeffco schools

Jeffco Public Schools’ July 23 announcement that in-person learning would be postponed sparked mixed reactions in the community. The reactions didn’t only differ from family to family — many …
Two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left. On right, a third respirator, an N100-type mask.

Teachers across Colorado to get supply of masks

Colorado will provide hundreds of thousands of medical-grade masks to schools in every district across the state, Gov. Jared Polis has announced. “We will be supplying every teacher in the state …

Then-fifth-grader Ryland Aden and pre-schooler Gwen Basinger chose backpacks and binders for the 2019-2020 school year at last year's school supply event.

Changes to Action Center's annual school supplies event

Starting school off with the right supplies is important for students every year, said said Pam Brier, the center's executive director. And that's especially true as students are preparing to return …
Business
Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine are interviewed in the lobby of their restaurant.

Owners on demise of a Denver food landmark

Formed on a foundation of friendship and the love of good food, after 38 years, Racines is closing its doors for good. This transition into retirement has been in the works for a while, but wasn’t …
The Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge Olde Town location opened for dine-in service on May 29.

Second Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge opening in Arvada

After months spent eagerly awaiting the opening of a second Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge across town, Arvadans can now mark their calendars for the coffeehouse and bar’s opening next month. …
Serasana Littleton has been offering free yoga classes to the community at Shaffer Elementary School. Molly Thorne, owner of Serasana Littleton, said 50 to 70 residents have been attending each class.

Surviving a pandemic as a new business

After working in marketing and sales for nearly 20 years, Molly Thorne grew restless and knew she wanted to do something that made people feel good. She always had a dream in the back of her mind to …

Restaurant, bar owners sue to overturn Colorado's COVID-19 capacity limits

The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state public-health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an …

Jeffco variance in danger as COVID-19 cases rise, JCPH says

As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise sharply in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health's Executive Director is warning the county is in danger of losing a variance that allows larger gatherings …
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