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Wheat Ridge celebrates 49th Carnation Festival

The 49th annual Carnation Festival took over Anderson Park Aug. 10-12 with music, carnival rides, an art show, barbecue contest, a fireworks display and several performances by The Zoppe Family … more

Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter at Jeffco libraries

Wizard-loving muggles gathered throughout Jefferson County libraries last week to celebrate "the boy who lived" and the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” — which was … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the … more

Jeffco summer learning program focuses on literacy and math

Indie, a young alpaca, was the center of attention at Parr Elementary School. Incoming kindergarten through third grade students in the Jeffco Summer of Early Learning program took turns petting her … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

Mental Health nonprofits go head-to-head in pitch competition

Six nonprofits battled it out Tuesday, June 5 at the Innovators Society Community Pitch Showdown in which following a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, audience members voted in real time to give away … more

GoFarm expands to Arvada

Arvada residents will be able to participate in a 20-week local food share this summer, as GoFarm — a nonprofit based in Golden — is expanding its service. The organization focuses 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 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

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

It's showtime at Harkins Arvada 14

Paul Nicely hasn't been to the movie theater since Landmark Theater's Olde Town 14 closed its doors a year ago. But on April 26, Nicely was first in line at the grand opening of the Harkins Arvada … more

Jeffco teachers take to the Capitol in hopes of better education funding

Thousands of educators from Jefferson and Douglas counties descended on the state capitol April 26 to demand better funding for public education in the state of Colorado. “I am fed up with living … more

Jeffco educators join groundswell of teachers protesting for funding

Teachers from Jefferson County will join the hundreds who have already lobbied at the Colorado State Capitol this month pressuring lawmakers to address education funding and protect the Public … more

Flaggers close to being cleared along commuter rails

State regulators on March 28 said flaggers posted for two years along the Regional Transportation District's University of Colorado A Line will soon be allowed to go home. The decision by the … more

Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

Jeffco students participate in national walkout protest

Students across Jefferson County headed out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. on March 14, as part of a national protest against gun violence in schools. Students participated in the protest in at … more

Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Speech and debates teaches students confidence

For Faith Christian High School senior Mikayla Martin, participating in speech competitions has brought her confidence throughout her high school career. “People underestimate high school … more
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