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Jeffco schools plans 1:1 device roll out

In August Jeffco Public Schools will begin getting a touchscreen device into the hands of every student, from fifth grade and up. The initiative will take four years to implement for all fifth-12th …
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'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at …

Girls & Science event picks up STEAM

Girls and their families will learn about STEAM fields at the fifth annual Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Career mentors working in the science, technology, …
Representatives from nonprofit Commuting Solutions and the Waze Carpool app engage with commuters waiting for buses at US 36 & Table Mesa Station.

Carpools meet social media on along the Boulder Turnpike

For Boulder turnpike commuters, the US 36 and Table Mesa Station has its regulars on early mornings, many of them headed to different places and waiting for different buses. However, there is one …

Suburbanites show political divide based on background

America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that …

Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan addresses the couple hundred attendees of the 2018 Jeffco International Women’s Day. This year, the event takes place from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. March 8 at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon St., in Lakewood.

A day to acknowledge wonderful women

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo believes women can do anything they want. “Whether it is staying home and raising your children or being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is …
Education

Hiring in Jeffco schools

Jeffco Public Schools is in the process amping up its recruiting and hiring efforts for the 2019-20 school year. With 5A funds, the district plans to hire 39 social emotions learning specialists; …

State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get …
A chart showing the results of a public survey about potentially moving middle and high school start times back.

Jeffco schools consider changing start times

Following a presentation by the Jeffco Schools Start Time Task Force Feb. 7, the Board of Education will be considering changing school start times so that no school begins before 8 a.m. “I think …

Increasing mental health support in schools stirs debate

With the addition of mill levy dollars Jeffco Public Schools will receive the district will be increasing mental health supports for students. However, the way in which the district has designated …

The Vex IQ Robotics tournament drew 30 teams from seven schools.

Robotics competition builds engineering skills

Kullerstrand Elementary School in Wheat Ridge was bustling Saturday, Feb. 9 with students third- though eighth-grade preparing their robots to take the playing field. The Vex IQ Robotics tournament …
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Kevin Horky named VP of business development at Boulder iQ

Boulder iQ has named Kevin Horky of Arvada vice president of business development. Horky brings extensive experience in the medical device field to Boulder iQ. The company is an expert contract …
Idaly, 15, left, and Hilary Wilcher, a mother-and-daughter team, are passionate about helping adults, and especially youth, with mental health issues. Hilary Wilcher’s Loco Caballo offers horse experience programs that focus on energy work with horses to help push out a person’s self-doubt.

Removing self-doubt through horses

Horses can help us as humans be balanced. “Horses provide confidence within,” said Hilary Wilcher, founder of Loco Caballo, “and it filters out from there.” Loco Caballo offers horse …
Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation (RMCHF) of Colorado was awarded the Arvada Chamber’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year.

Steuben's and children's health foundation honored by Arvada Chamber

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce awarded Steuben's Arvada as the 2018 Business of the Year recipient and Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation (RMCHF) the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year on Jan. 25, …
Eric Johnson opened Electric City Repair two years ago.

Electric City keeps vintage audio alive

The customers at Electric City Repair go there for one thing — quality sounding music. Whether it’s someone who wants their long-owned vintage stereo repaired or a millennial who has discovered …

Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …
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