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CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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A flagger stands at an at-grade crossing in Olde Town Arvada along the RTD G Line back in 2018, while the crossing gate technology was still being scrutinized by regulators.

G Line flaggers removed

After years at their posts, those flaggers at G Line train crossings are finally headed home. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) obtained initial approval from the Federal Railroad …
Children from the Peck Elementary area enjoy snacks during a Peck Elementary Summer Playdate, which the school has hosted for the past two summers.

Community effort makes schools ‘the best they can be’

It was a Saturday, and Peck Elementary Principal Deborah Pearce was knocking on one door after another alongside dozens of Arvada residents, with the goal of learning more about the community. …

Jeffco commissioners urge residents to provide input on possible TABOR ballot question

Jefferson County is looking at the excess revenue from the limits set by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) as a possible solution to its financial challenges. “This is something I want …
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Preliminary hearing waived, arraignment scheduled in ‘chemical bomb’ incident

Four defendants in this year’s so-called “chemical bomb” case, in which five suspects allegedly injured an officer with a homemade explosive, waived their preliminary hearing on July 12. The …

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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 …
Education

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 …

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 …
District glazier John Miller installs Laminated Security Glass, known for being difficult to break through, in the front doors at Arvada’s Lawrence Elementary School.

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with …

Former Faith Christian Academy teacher sues school for wrongful termination

A former teacher at Arvada’s Faith Christian Academy filed a lawsuit against the school on June 7, alleging the school wrongfully terminated him when he organized a symposium to address what he …

Jefferson County Schools currently ranks fourth among comparable districts in bandwidth per student with an average of .13 Mbps per second. The State Educational Technology Directors Association recommends schools support .25 Mbps per student, and the district aims to support 1 Mbps per student by the end of the project.

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 …
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Chamber members Jeremy Gregory and Kami Welch enjoy the program graduation with graduate Kyle van Zyl and program facilitator Hazel Hartbarger. From left to right: Gregory, Welch, van Zyl, Hartbarger.

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 …
RTD General Manager and CEO Dave Genova announces the opening day for the G Line April 1 at RTD headquarters in Denver.

RTD celebrates 50 years with party at Union Station

RTD has been moving people for 50 years. To celebrate, the Regional Transportation District will host a 50th anniversary party from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 at Union Station Plaza, 17th …
Sam Bailey, economic development vice president for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, listens as former Denver mayoral candidate Lisa Calderon makes a point June 13 at the at Anythink Library’s Wright Farms Branch Better Arguments workshop. The two sat on a panel discussing impacts from Denver’s tech boom.

Effort seeks civic discourse, civility among different views

When Coloradans hear news reports that Amazon or any national tech giant is coming to to the state, Sam Bailey figures they imagine an invasion. “When you saw something on the news, like Amazon’s …
Kami Welch, sixth from right, and the team from the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, with the team from the Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center, host an informational event for business owners.

Chamber of Commerce program refines Arvada workforce

When local employers came to the Chamber of Commerce, president Kami Welch noticed that, for years, many of them were saying the same thing. “They were concerned about the quantity of prospective …

Oil, gas drilling can proceed while regulations are made

Colorado officials said May 21 that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top …
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