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First day of school a "mixed bag" of emotion at Wheat Ridge's Prospect Valley

Ask the McSheeny family of Wheat Ridge how their first day of school back at Prospect Valley Elementary went, and you get a variety of responses. First grader Ethan and second grader Matthew both shout “Awesome!” Sophia, now in fifth grade …
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Families on the fast track

About 40,000 people in the world are licensed to compete in drag racing, and for many of them, racing is a family tradition. The modern sport was established in 1951 and was designed for adult drivers. But the National Hot Rod Association looked …
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    • Year starts on happy note

      The first day of school at Welchester Elementary went smoothly. “So far, so good,” said Principal Bethany Robinson shortly after 8 a.m. when students were accounted for and in their appropriate classrooms. About 275 children from Lakewood …

    • Jeffco schools open doors to new year

      From new playgrounds and schools to a new way to help credit-deficient students graduate, Jefferson County Schools have myriad new programs for its 86,000 students as they start the new school year. “There’s always that excitement about the …

    • Jeffco voters asked to ‘close gap’ in funding

      Jefferson County voters will be asked to approve a $568 million bond and mill levy package to repair the school district’s aging schools, build new ones, hire new mental health staff and update technology and other school operations. “We have …

    • Story behind the shoes

      The Brothers Grimm may have written some of the most famous stories in history, but sometimes they skimped on details when it came to character. Rory Pierce, writer and director of Miners Alley Playhouse’s children’s theater, says one of his …

    • RRCC offers master's in health science

      History was made at the Arvada Campus of Red Rocks Community College recently, when the newly rebuilt facility became the first community college in the nation to offer a master’s degree program. Ed Perlmutter recognized the significance and …

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