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Mothers’ Milk Bank collects milk for preemies on Colorado Gives Day

In a unique way to give back, breastfeeding moms across the metro area donated 2,545 ounces of their milk through the first Pump for Preemies event, held Dec. 4 on Colorado Gives Day. Mothers’ Milk … more

Hope House resource center framed, blessed

Sixteen-year-old Aiyana Rowe didn’t think that school mattered. She frequently cut class in middle school to hang out with friends and smoke pot. She started running away from home at age 12. For … more

Building community the goal of growing group for Dads

When Paul Smith moved to Arvada a couple months ago, he was looking for a way to connect with his neighbors and other fathers in the area. That’s why he created the Ar-DAD-a group, a community … more

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left … more

Colorado-based 98th Signal Battalion prepares for deployment

For Capt. Justin Brown, an Arvada resident, deployment means leaving his family and friends behind. It means leaving beautiful Colorado, missing ski season and racking up his mountain bike. But it … more

Arvadan seeks to be first openly transgender person to hold state office

Brianna Titone, an Arvada resident seeking election to represent House District 27 in Jefferson County, is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender person to hold state office in … more

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all … more

$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth … more

Arvada West Vocal Showcase wins The American Prize in Choral Performance

The Arvada West High School Vocal Showcase was named the 2017-18 winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance in the high school division. “I would say that any accolades that come our way … more

Camp gives adults with cancer new zest for life

After a year and a half of intense immunotherapy treatments with a clinical trial to treat melanoma, Tiffany Wolf was at the “end of her rope.” “I had had it with the pain, the fatigue, the … more

Arvada family finds live yellowjacket nest in ceiling

For several weeks, the Tidd family in West Arvada heard a sound coming from the ceiling above their dinning table. “It was kind of a creepy sound, but we thought that maybe it was water … more

Jeffco sheriff assigns four more deputies to schools

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is allocating four additional deputies to serve as school resource officers (SROs) for Jefferson County Public Schools in … more

Jeffco schools seek to engage, connect community

A group of parents, community members and district staff has spent the summer trying to determine the best way to connect the larger Jefferson County community to its schools. “I think everyone has … 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

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
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