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The Jefferson County Board of Education will hold its first special meeting of the school year, Saturday, Aug. 23. The meeting, held at 9 a.m., in the Education Center, 1829 Denver West Dr., Golden, will focus on the role of the superintendent, … more
Jeffco students test in top 50 percentile in math, reading and writing. According to a recent release, the 2013-2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) results for Jeffco showed proficient and advanced students scoring above or at … more
The Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted Jeffco Superintendent, Dan McMinimee at the organization’s monthly, third Friday breakfast.  McMinimee spoke about his past; what he’s been up to since taking office July, 1; the district’s core … more
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty or Animals (ASPCA)/Rachel Ray $100K Challenge asked shelters across the U.S. to adopt more homeless cats and dogs, transfer animals to rescue partners and reunited lost pets with their owners. The … more
Fairs and festivals are plentiful this time of year, but not many of them are based on providing safety resources to the people who visit them. That is until this weekend when the sixth annual Safety Fair by the Jefferson County District … more
A well-documented shortage of long-term care providers exists; high turnover rates, large numbers of job vacancies and difficulties in recruiting new workers characterize the industry. It is predicted that insufficient training in Alzheimer’s and … more
Colorado's first-ever statewide mental-health crisis hotline went live on Aug. 12, an effort that state leaders hope will save lives. The 24/7 Colorado Crisis and Support Line was born from legislation aimed at curbing mental health-related … more
A law that temporarily prohibits lottery tickets from being sold online took effect earlier this month. The law was a response to a 2011 decision by the U.S. Department of Justice that opened the door for states to allow lottery ticket sales over … more
An effort to require school boards to open up collective bargaining negotiations to the public has earned a place on the November ballot. The Secretary of State's Office confirmed Aug. 13 that Initiative 124 earned enough valid petition … more
A growing population in Northwest Jeffco is increasing student enrollment, and may mean new school construction. According to the Jeffco School District’s Chief Operations Officer, Steve Bell, the influx of population and growth in the area has … more
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