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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

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

4-H youths shine at Jeffco Fair & Festival

From cake decorating to raising chickens, Jefferson County’s 4-H youths work hard on their projects all year to showcase them annually at the Jeffco Fair & Festival. The 2019 fair was Aug. 9 to … more

Estimated 5,000 students receive needed school supplies

The day started with a series of lines for Loretta Ornelas and her three grandchildren: a line to get around the parking lot of Wheat Ridge's Stevens Elementary, where cars had begun piling up along … 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

Celebrating breastfeeding with Jeffco Public Health

Northglenn resident Lauren Hafer is raising a toddler son and now she has her hands full with her infant daughter. Hafer, one of dozens of mothers who attended Jefferson County Public Health's … more

Firefly Autism coming to Lakewood

Nicole Taylor was watching “Monsters, Inc.” three months ago with her three-year-old grandson, Bubba. He suffers from Autism, a developmental disorder that can impair the ability to communicate … 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

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

Free, call-in meditation service program offered through library

Every Wednesday morning, Littleton resident Steve Cohen looks forward to calling the Jefferson County Public Library. He's not calling to look for a book, find a movie, or other services libraries … more

New facilities will even playing field for Arvada High

After seasons full of surprise indoor training days, when Arvada High School athletes trained in the hallways to avoid a muddy track, the school is celebrating the construction of its new track and … more

Jefferson County Milestones - July 2019

In the Military West U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ashley A. Dyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dyer is the daughter of … more

Jeffco libraries offer access to genealogy database

Jefferson County Public Library now offers access to MyHeritage, an online database that helps people explore their family’s history. Jeffco residents can access the database from any district … more

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 … more

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 … more

Baby goats to provide one-of-a-kind experience for yoga class

There’s something about being around silly baby goats that brings a smile to people’s faces. “It makes people happy,” said Lili Shelton, the wellness and fitness director at Mount Vernon … more

Without low-cost adult ed classes, ‘I couldn’t have gone on in school’

It had been 29 years since Aimee Diehl had last taken a math class. Having struggled with math in high school, the Lakewood resident believed the subject would stand in the way of her going to … more

A resource for Spanish speakers in Jefferson County

Paulina Erices started working for Jefferson County Public Health a few years ago as a maternal child health specialist. Erices began to hear a common pattern with some of the Spanish speaking … more

Jeffco families welcome shift to free full-day kindergarten

In the week from May 21 to May 28, enrollment in Arvada’s Weber Elementary’s half-day kindergarten program dropped to zero — with each of the six families who had enrolled their children in … more

Used-book sale benefits Jefferson County libraries

Find good books at bargain prices at the Jefferson County Library Foundation’s spring Whale of a Used Book Sale, May 31 to June 2 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The sale, which has a more … more
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