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Both challengers in the Jefferson County Board of Education race oppose the shift of sixth-graders to middle school and are concerned about the stress school closures brings to a community. “I know the devastation closing Pleasant View caused … more
The goal for all Jefferson County Schools graduates is for them to not only master the Colorado academic standards, but also excel in civic and global engagement; communication; critical thinking and creativity; and self direction and personal … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education adopted it 2017-2018 budget June 1 with a unanimous vote. The $978.9 million budget comes with an increase of $18.9 million of funding from the state. … more
Summer break has officially come to an end, and students' moods heading back into the halls of Wheat Ridge High School on Thursday, Aug. 17 ran the gamut. Ivan Stanton, incoming freshman with a … more
Every year, thousands of people walk up and down Dinosaur Ridge to get a glimpse into a world millions of years in the past. But little did anyone know, until last year, that all the people walking on the southeast side of West Alameda Parkway … more
New and expecting moms throughout the Colorado now have access to free, safe place for babies to sleep with the Colorado launch of the baby box. The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting families with vital … more
A novel by Boulder author Jenny Shank was chosen for this year’s Wheat Ridge Reads community reads program. ‘The Ringer’ tells of a Latino man who is shot and killed during a no-knock raid in Denver. The story is told from the point of view of … more
Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more
Incumbents in the Jefferson County Board of Education race have garnered significantly more financial support than their challengers, as reported by the Oct. 17 contributions and expenditures report filed with the Colorado Secretary of … more
Brady High School student Melody Soto wasn’t sure what to expect the first time she met with her mentor, Ashley Becker. “I thought I could only talk about certain things and had to be a certain way,” said Soto, who aims to graduate from … more
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