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When Ralph Schell became Jefferson County manager seven years ago, the county was in the midst of a recession and facing lawsuits for the actions of former commissioners. But he navigated through the crises with the thoughtful leadership for … more
Before heading to the Little Elementary father-daughter dance on Feb. 24, Chris Woodruff took his daughter out to a special dinner. “It's not many times in your life you can have a date with your daughter,” Woodruff said while taking a break … more
Foster Elementary in Arvada is one of six dual language elementary school in the Jefferson County School District, teaching students both English- and Spanish-language skills. But even if the students from that program continue their language … more
When Bernie, the mascot for the Colorado Avalanche, walked into the gymnasium at the Gold Crown Field House on a recent morning, students athletes in the Jeffco Schools adaptive athletics program got excited. High fives, hugs and fist bumps … more
The same radiation that saved Wheat Ridge resident and veteran Clarence “Ozzy” Osborne’s life when he was battling throat cancer in 2014 may well have contributed, he believes, to the myelodysplastic syndrome leukemia he is now … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education is in negotiations with the Jefferson County Educators Association and the Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association to increase salaries. Increasing compensation for teachers and staff has been at … more
In Jefferson County, the percentage of students performing in the high and high-average ranges in math has increased in all grade levels except for fourth grade, according to recent data released by Jeffco Public Schools. Fourth-grade math scores … more
Some students take a gap year between high school and college, but not many spend it like Max Spiegel has — diving into a tropical lagoon every 15 minutes or so at Lakewood’s Casa Bonita. “I was a diver all four years at Cherry Creek High … more
Sixth graders in Arvada and Wheat Ridge articulation areas will stay at elementary school in the fall — following Jeffco Board of Education’s original plan. At the Feb. 9 board of education meeting, Superintendent Dan McMinimee recommended … more
Dennis Reijnders' American-born wife Anna was about six months away from gaining Dutch citizenship when his job with a cell phone company was transferred to a different city in the Netherlands. But the couple, who met when Anna was going to … more
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