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District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and … more

Details of fire chief's departure

After placing Fire Chief Jon Greer and accounting clerk Lauri Greer on paid leave in August, the Arvada Fire Protection District announced that the chief has taken retirement and Greer's wife has … more

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and … more

'Jeffco Generations' tactics under review before January revision

With the end of the year approaching, the Board of Education conducted its annual discussion around the district's strategic plan, Jeffco Generations, during the annual Colorado Association of School … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … 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

Leafing a good impression

Every couple of weeks or so, Arvada High athletes psyche themselves up for a different type of competition, with each of them picking up a rake and preparing to clear the most leaves from nearby … more

Santa House gift drive seeking donations for families in need

When Duane Youse and Joel Folk first launched the Santa House, a gift drive for low-income families in Arvada and Wheat Ridge, the project wasn’t without its challenges. The first year, organizers … more

Jefferson County school district data highlights need for longer lunch times

A Nov. 13 presentation to the Board of Education from leaders with the district’s Food & Nutrition Services sparked some board members to call for a change in how much time students have to eat … more

Planning commission OKs plans for Grandview Station

After months of activity, an effort to preserve two historic houses on Grandview Avenue came to a head Nov. 5, when the planning commission heard an appeal associated with the fate of the houses. … more

Foster to become district’s first dual language option school

Next school year will mark the establishment of Jeffco’s first Dual Language Option School, with Arvada’s Foster Elementary transforming into Foster Dual Language PK-8 School. That decision was … more

With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events … more

Schooley wins District 3, but running mate loses to Miller

When first results came in at 7:08 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 5, Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was shown to be leading over Rob Applegate, while Susan Miller led over … more

Artistry up close

Dancer Killian von Holdt of the Hannah Kahn Dance Company performs a dance about water during Inside the Orchestra. The event, run by a local nonprofit of the same name, came to Lamar Street Center … more

G Line ridership builds, but could stall with service cuts

Six months after opening, the G Line is still building toward its projected weekday average ridership, which RTD officials had estimated at 9,000. According to RTD’s latest available numbers, taken … more

With investigation closed, fire chief retires, accounting clerk resigns

After placing Fire Chief Jon Greer and accounting clerk Lauri Greer on paid leave in August, the Arvada Fire Protection District has announced that the chief has taken retirement effective Oct. 21. … more

Code changes in Arvada for 2020

In addition to council’s decision on short-term rentals, it is conducting a full update of its Land Development Code (LDC), which lays out guidelines for future developments. City staff chose to … more

Survivalists offer range of options for uncertain future

Castle Rock resident Kiki Bandilla wanted to live a self-reliant life — the kind of life, as she describes it, in which she could sustain herself without depending on “institutions or grocery … more

Olde Town named APA Colorado's first `Great Place'

This October, the Colorado chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) launched its annual Great Places in Colorado award, naming Olde Town Arvada its first Great Place. “The program … more

Class is in session for Little Elementary parents

When Little Elementary School kindergarten teachers talk with parents, they don't shy away from using words like schema, metacognition and phonemic awareness — and it doesn't take long for parents … more
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