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Jeffco schools consider changing start times

Following a presentation by the Jeffco Schools Start Time Task Force Feb. 7, the Board of Education will be considering changing school start times so that no school begins before 8 a.m. “I think … more

Robotics competition builds engineering skills

Kullerstrand Elementary School in Wheat Ridge was bustling Saturday, Feb. 9 with students third- though eighth-grade preparing their robots to take the playing field. The Vex IQ Robotics tournament … more

Survey measures homeless in Arvada

The day shelter at The Rising Church in Olde Town Arvada was buzzing the afternoon of Jan. 29 with men and women seeking showers, a meal and a place to shelter from the freezing temperatures. The … more

Warren Tech program trains next 911 dispatchers

A new program at Warren Tech is working to address the need for more emergency dispatchers nationwide. The program, held at the north campus at Arvada West High, teaches students the skills to become … more

Super Bowl ad features Arvada Police and armor donation

Arvada residents were surprised and excited to see their hometown police department featured in a commercial aired during Super Bowl LIII Feb. 3. The ad, paid for by Ford and aired regionally in … more

From groceries to a gathering place

As you walk into the lobby at Storyline Fellowship’s new home, you’re greeted with modern architecture, a fireplace and plenty of cozy seats to gather and drink coffee from local roaster Two … more

Jeffco schools looks at mill levy budget requests

Ballot language for 5A, the mill levy override approved by Jefferson County voters in November, provided five specific areas funds could be dedicated to. Now, Jefferson County Public Schools staff … more

Arvada open house helps gather resident input

Transportation, traffic, attainable housing and single trash haulers were among the topics discusses by residents with Arvada City Council Jan. 8 at a visioning open house held at city hall. This … more

Writing workshops pulls people out of hard times

The promise of food on Wednesday afternoons brought Patricia Lynveal and her fiancé, who were both experiencing homelessness, to the Arvada Library for the first Hard Times Writing Workshops last … more

Turning bond dollars into tangible projects

As principal of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colleen Owens spends a good chunk of her time dealing with facilities problems — a leaky roof, a flooding gymnasium floor, and the … more

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March … more

Q&A with Kimberly Field

How did you get into historical writing? My background is in history and archaeology and I’m involved in historic preservation in Colorado. I’ve always been drawn to dig into what lies beneath, … more

My name is... Benjamin Wolff

Getting into beer First I was in coffee and I worked at Starbucks for a decade. Then, I met my wife and decided that I was going to follow my dreams. Beer has been my passion. I was a huge … more

Foster Elementary expands dual language program

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Foster Elementary in Arvada will be expanding its K-6 duel language program to seventh grade. The pilot program hopes to continue to eighth grade the … more

Q&A with Bryan Wickoren, Adapted PE Teacher of the Year

What do you do in Jeffco Public Schools? I am the district’s adapted physical education coordinator and I also coordinate adapted athletic events. I work with all the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf … more

Arvada couple plans to open fast-casual pizza in Candelas

Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, a fast-casual pizza franchise based in St. Petersburg, Florida, will be coming to the greater Denver area. Arvada residents Andy and Jamie Gunther are the franchise … more

School leaders looks at future programming options

Leaders in Jefferson County Public Schools gathered Dec. 19 during study session to discuss future programming options and opportunities through group dialog and brainstorming. Some problems to work … more

Casey Coons: coach, mentor, motivator, hall of famer

As the athletic director at Arvada West, Casey Coons oversees about 20 sports programs — coaches, athletes and logistics. At 3 p.m. when may people are leaving the school, Coons' says the athletic … more

Students, teachers and voters raise voices for eduction in 2018

The education story of the year in Jefferson county was undeniably the outcome of the November 2018 general election, specifically, the county’s school district getting voter approval for a $567 … more

Arvada Chamber makes changes going into new year

Going into 2019 the Arvada Chamber of Commerce will be making changes in how they operate. The vision is to become what Arvada Chamber President Kami Welch called a three “C” chamber with a focus … more
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