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To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Arvada community garden has ‘room to grow’

Although the Rose Roots Community Garden has been open to gardeners since 2011, every year, almost a quarter of the garden — about 20 of its 89 plots — stays vacant, said gardener Laura Bennett, … more

Here's what remote learning looks like in Jeffco

March 12, Jeffco Public Schools announced it would be closing all school buildings the following week, leaving district and school employees a matter of days to ensure that, by March 17, tens of … more

Arvada businesses work to stay afloat through COVID-19

As Ray and Deanell Sandoval went for a walk through Olde Town the afternoon of March 17, the downtown area's empty streets and locked businesses didn't look like the Olde Town they've gotten used to. … more

Warren Tech student snowboards for sale after contest

For its seventh year, snowboard company Never Summer is selling boards created by Warren Tech students after about 90 teenagers from the school’s graphic design department competed to submit … more

Students ask council to invest in Lake Arbor project

With its upcoming plans to dredge Lake Arbor and remove excess sediment, the city is considering working a $10,000 proposal into the mix after the proposal’s authors — a sixth-grade class from … more

UPDATE: Day of Action cancellation means Jeffco Schools will be open March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancellation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

Student and teacher ideas awarded from Jeffco Innovation Fund

Last October, two Lakewood-based students each reached out to the school district with plans to get their peers involved in addressing climate change. At Lakewood High School, freshman Leigh Schmidt … more

School kitchen workers file class action grievance against Jeffco

Four years ago, Andrea Cisneros accepted a position as the kitchen manager at West Woods Elementary School in Arvada. She was told by those who hired her that, to maintain the school’s staff — a … more

Arvada businesses working to solve top local challenges

When catering company Bread Winners opened its restaurant in Olde Town about six years ago, the team was prepared for challenges to come with the transition. Of those challenges, however, one quickly … more

Arvada’s Don Allard remembered

Everybody who knew Don Allard, from colleagues to family members, could agree: the former public servant was never short on things to say about Arvada. “All you had to do is ask him `what’s going … more

Local Methodists grapple with national changes

When the Jardine family joined St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch in 2018, they were grateful to have a place where their oldest son would be accepted. Not long before, the then … more

Broomfield withdraws support for Jefferson Parkway

A Feb. 25 city council meeting in Broomfield attracted residents from across the Denver area, with individuals from Arvada, Jefferson County, Longmont, Boulder and Aurora addressing a council that … more

Couple seeks to build business in west Arvada

On March 2, city council will vote on a request that would pave the way for an Arvada couple to build a new business on the west side of town. If approved, the currently vacant property at 14982 W. … more

My Name Is... Emily Keener

Becoming a ninja warrior When I was about six or seven, I was doing gymnastics and I was a huge fan of the adult show, American Ninja Warrior. It’s a mix of upper-body, balance and agility … more

Firefighter remembered as a fighter

Throughout a battle with leukemia that lasted more than two years, Dan Moran was always optimistic about the future, his colleagues from West Metro Fire Rescue recall. The 50-year-old West Metro … more

For some, 2020 marks fifth year on city’s Section 8 waitlist

When Jane, a 45-year-old Arvada resident, applied for housing assistance in 2015, she was hoping to obtain a housing voucher to pay the rent, find her own apartment and quickly get back on her … more

Pomona student projects combine film with cancer awareness

Many of the students in Pomona High School’s video production elective grew up sharing their ideas with the world. Juniors Isaac Rosasco and Gage Fish posted videos on YouTube when they were … more

Jeffco students tackling youth issues at national conference

A group of 14 Jefferson County high school students — all interns with the county’s public health department — got to meet with the nation’s leaders, and conduct research on youth drug use as … more

My name is... Craig Blaser

Arvada connections My wife and I are both Arvada natives; we went to Pomona High School. I played a lot of sports but football was my first love, and I played two years at Adams State. My dad was a … more
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