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Jeffco schools receive 2019 standardized test scores

With the August release of Colorado Measurement of Academic Success scores, or CMAS — a standardized math, English and science test for third through eighth graders, and a science test for 11th … more

Jeffco teachers to be paid back for 2010 pay freeze

For many Jeffco teachers, the final bell on the first day of school didn't quite signal the end of the day; rather, it signaled a shift to an impassioned discussion as teachers continued to negotiate … 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

Morning celebration welcomes Thomson Tigers back to school

Beth and Matt House didn't know everything to expect for their oldest daughter's first day of kindergarten at Thomson Elementary School. But as the couple stood in front of the school with their … more

Old-fashioned Arvada Days festival looks to create new traditions

In the past, Arvada Days has been about embracing the old ways and “taking a walk back in time,” Nina Piccinini of the Arvada Festivals Commission said. But with its third annual celebration on … more

Developer, citizens lay claim to same stretch of property

A property line dispute around what could be as little as one and a half feet may have large implications for the city. The dispute was one of several matters that took center stage at the Arvada … more

Arvada business makes driving an ‘exotic’ attainable

When the phone rings at Drives at Mile High, an exotic luxury car rental service, business owners Roman and Ryan Romero know the person on the other end of the line is looking for a car that’s … more

My Name Is ... Betty Haligas

Weekly volunteer work I volunteer every Thursday. I just do whatever’s needed — I work in the office and if need be, I take the girls shopping for clothes and shoes. We also go through the … more

Groups take legal action over missing Rocky Flats records

Several groups have filed a motion in federal court calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to locate more than 60 boxes of case records related to Rocky Flats, said a release from Pat Mellen Law, … more

Teacher survey results provide ‘opportunity to learn from each other’

“This school is led by an effective team.” “I would recommend this school as a good place to work.” “I would recommend this school as a good place for students to learn.” For some … more

Locals eager to speak out as Jefferson Parkway plans progress

When Arvada resident Brett Vernon learned the Jefferson Parkway project was moving forward, he began to learn as much as he could about the incoming road. The parkway, a roughly 10-mile toll road … more

Arvada communicates about 72nd Avenue delays

Some had hoped construction on the Indiana Street and 72nd Avenue intersection had finished when 72nd opened back up near the beginning of 2019. Others looked to May, the construction’s scheduled … more

Arvada-grown food helps low-income families all over Denver

Veronica Lewis, Abby Wagner and Cailin Osborne have “been farming together for years,” Lewis said. But when the women met roughly five years ago, they weren’t farmers — they were students at … more

Three suspects found guilty in murder of 27-year-old D'Evelyn grad

A Jefferson County jury has found Alicia Elena Valdez guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek, a graduate of D'Evelyn Senior High School. The shooting occurred in … 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

Community grows stronger in Arvada garden

At Arvada’s Sunshine Community Garden, everyone agrees: “It’s OK not to know anything,” said gardener Deborah Kerr. The community garden has been all about the learning experience for Kerr … more

Action Center school supply event approaches in August

Jefferson County residents, district students and Colorado families in need have all been invited to the Action Center’s School Supply Distribution event. Families will receive school supplies … more

.5K race `for all ages' will help stop child abuse

Wheat Ridge resident Halley Gruber may “not be running a real 5K any time soon,” she said, but she's fully prepared for Ralston House's .5K Endurance Challenge coming up in August. “I've been … more

Fitness in the Square makes exercise fun and free

When Maureen Sotoohi and her daughter, Ana, decided they wanted to take a fitness class, the next step was easy. By Saturday morning, the two found themselves standing in Olde Town Square, prepared … more

Arvada contest asks residents to identify heroes next door

This summer, neighborhood block parties will double as a chance for residents to reveal their hidden talents — all in the name of emergency preparedness. The city has launched the Neighborhood … more
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