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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

Jeffco school district and employees need more time to find common ground

At their last scheduled bargaining session on May 15, school district leaders and employees continued to negotiate an agreement for their 2019-2020 contract — and scheduled a new final session for … more

Jeffco Eats looks for more donations to help feed children

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, some families face the fear of how they will feed their children. Often times, children receive two meals a day from school, but once the school year … more

‘Freedom at last’: Students excited about new STEM labs

The first time he visited Swanson Elementary School’s STEM Lab, second-grader Caleb Vo had one thing to say: “I am just blown away by this.” Alongside his classmates, Vo was exploring the new … more

Grads could learn what not to do from me

Tomorrow morning, some of my favorite people in the whole world will celebrate one of the more significant milestones in their life. Along with over 400 of her own classmates, and about 380 of her … more

Police officers do pushups for charity

On May 6, recruits from Jefferson County police departments came together to raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado. Recruits did pushups to raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado, an organization that … more

New laws affect voting in Jeffco

When I was sworn in as Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder four months ago, I outlined a vision of a 21st century office that delivers accessible, efficient, and transparent service for you – … more

Hunt leads Ralston Valley baseball in race to 5A Jeffco title

LITTLETON — Ralston Valley senior Calvin Hunt was a one-man wrecking crew on the baseball diamond May 2 at Dakota Ridge High School. Hunt pitched six innings, giving up just two runs on three hits. … more

Jeffco’s young readers, writers honored at annual ceremony

Todd Fahnestock writes because it makes magic. “And because it makes lives and because it saves lives,” he said. “Writers … created heroes to look up to when my real-life heroes had failed … more

Teens empower the younger generation to become leaders

Elizabeth Crim and Kaylyn Buchanan have been friends since the second grade. The two, now juniors at Lakewood High School, got together for coffee last year and started talking about how women are … more

Outdoor Lab Foundation donates to Jeffco schools

For generations of sixth graders growing up in Jefferson County, the annual Outdoor Lab trip experience has become a rite of passage. To ensure that the experience remains available to all children, … more

Bag-Off competition kicks off Jeffco Employee Food & Cash Drive

A little-known fact about the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is that its captains are excellent grocery baggers. In fact, they're good enough to have won this year's Bag-Off competition on April … more

Area students speak in threat aftermath

As the threat of violence kept students across Colorado from attending school on April 17, Colorado Community Media reached out to students in and around Jefferson County, ground zero for one of the … more

Drake seventh graders share ideas through editorial cartoons

Topics from political controversies to environmental issues and bullying were chosen by seventh-grade students at Drake Middle School in Arvada as they learned to express themselves through the art … more

Jeffco officials, former Columbine High School principal reflect on threat

After two days of disrupted schools, and a statewide hunt by law enforcement, Jefferson County Public Schools will be heading back to something closer to normal Thursday. Multiple Jeffco schools — … more

Spreading love, support in tragedy

Sandy Austin was a school counselor at Jefferson High in 1999. A few years before, she completed her student teaching across the district at Columbine High. So when the call came on April 20 asking … more
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