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Wheat Ridge High School Class of 2018 Graduation

Wheat Ridge High School Principal Joshua Cooley gave the class of 2018 some advice at the graduation ceremony on May 18 at the Buell Theater. There are three attributes that high school students … more

Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform

In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on … more

Pomona High School's Class of 2018 Graduation

Pomona High School celebrated the graduating class of 2018 on Thursday, at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. more

Jeffco parents get a tech talk on child safety

Sgt. Mike Harris looks out into the crowd of about 100 Jefferson County parents who attended a Technology Safety Night on May 10 at Falcon Bluffs Middle School in Littleton. The event was hosted by … more

Jeffco BOE puts value on employees in proposed budget

The Jefferson County Board of Education is putting value on its educators in its proposed 2018-19 budget with increased pay and cost of living increases for teachers and an increase to long-term … more

WRHS STEM looks beyond the horizon as senior year ends

After four years in high school graduates come away with new skills, horizons to chase, and accomplishments to celebrate. Looking back at the end of Wheat Ridge High School’s STEM program fourth … more

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … more

Early honors for honored veterans

The Senior Resource Center got an early start on celebrating Memorial Day this year, with a flag pinning ceremony of veteran residents on May 11.  "This is an opportunity for us to pause and reflect … more

Lawmakers conclude session with pension deal

Colorado lawmakers narrowly passed an ambitious plan to rescue the state pension fund from the fiscal brink just minutes before the 2018 legislative session gaveled to a close at midnight May 9. … more

Bill on mental health, guns stalls in Legislature

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others — people, he said, … more

Body of missing Arvada senior found

James Mitchell, an 87-year-old Arvada resident, was found dead on May 7 after being missing since December. more

Dents still show on anniversary of major hail storm

A year ago, the most damaging hailstorm in state history struck the Denver metro area.   The western end of town, along the Colfax corridor seemed to received the worst of the damage, … more

Golden resident inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

Retired Col. Warren A. Spaulding said he’s very moved to be inducted into the University of Colorado’s (CU) Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Golden Buffalo Battalion Hall of Fame. But … more

Amputees make strides toward goals at adaptive clinic

Traci Miller, 52, has been an above-the-knee amputee for 31 years. The one thing she hasn’t been able to do since losing her leg to a rare vascular disorder is run. “Now, I just really want to … more

Jeffco youth help inform county's efforts to become a community that cares

Youth today have a lot to deal with. They face the pressures of fitting in among their peers and the stressors of succeeding in academics and extracurricular activities. And all this at an age when … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

St. Anthony has strokes on the mind

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Lakewood's St. Anthony Hospital kicked off the month by hosting its Stroke Aware Fair on May 4.  The event provided hospital staff and visitors the … more

Jefferson Center celebrates 60 years

Back when 75 percent of people diagnosed with a mental illness were sent to hospitals — or were kept in isolation in family homes as an embarrassing secret — three part-time administrators and … more

Standing up for Colorado daughters

Every morning as I get ready to go into work, I’m doing so while taking care of my 10-month-old daughter Isabelle. I routinely catch myself thinking about how inspired by her I am. Working toward a … more

West Metro chamber inducts 2018 hall of fame class

Leaders from all over Jefferson County gathered to honor five of their peers who have spent a lifetime giving back to the county and its residents at the West Metro Chamber’s fourth annual … more
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