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Latest congressional map keeps House members apart

The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map avoids putting the state’s current U.S. House members into the same district, while creating a sweeping district across most of the Western Slope …
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Jeffco Public Schools to require in-school masking for ages 3-11
Jeffco Public Schools students will still be seeing their fair share of masks once they return to classrooms this fall. In fact, up through 12 years of age (around sixth grade), student masks will be …

On a holy day, congregation pushes reset on the past year

On the holiest day of the year for people of Jewish faith, congregants of Beth Evergreen Synagogue gathered for one of the first times in more than 18 months.

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …

Jeffco golfers go low at Homestead GC

LAKEWOOD — Columbine sophomore Matai Naqica had a round that every golf dreams of … bogey-free. Naqica shot a 4-under-par, 61 on the short championship course at Homestead Golf Course on …

No. 3 Columbine rumbles past No. 9 Cherokee Trail

LAKEWOOD — The story continues to be the same year-after-year … Columbine is pretty at running the football, maybe the best. Longtime Rebel football coach Andy Lowry doesn’t look to mix in the …

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At almost 50 years old, Arvada’s Meyers Pool is nearing the end of its useful life.

Pool discussion center stage at Jeffco School Board meeting

Meyers pool in Arvada is home to five Jeffco school swim and dive teams. In fact, Jeffco Public Schools is one of Meyers’ largest users, with more than 900 Jeffco students swimming there. The …
A first-year Jeffco band student holds his new saxophone.

Let’s hear it for the band - and orchestra too!

Football, soccer — a lot of fall school activities get a lot of press coverage every year while another pursuit that requires practice, dedication, teamwork and a lot of hard work goes relatively …
First-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where …

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week …

Jeffco assessment results are in — and not great

2020-21 state assessment data is incomplete but combined with information from MAP (Measure of Academic Progress), CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success), Acadience and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude …
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New subdivision approved for West 38th Ave

A resolution approving a major subdivision at 5725 - 5787 W. 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge passed by a vote of 5-3 during a Sept. 13 Wheat Ridge City Council meeting. The resolution’s passing allows …
Flowers and flags adorn an impromptu memorial for Johnny Hurley in Olde Town Arvada the day after shooting that left three dead.

Autopsy done on Olde Town hero

Johnny Hurley, the “good Samaritan” from Golden who acted to stop the gunman on June 21 in Olde Town Arvada, was killed by a single bullet. As first reported by the Denver Post, the details of …
A view onto the ridge where the Three Hills subdivision will be built.

New subdivision moving forward at C-470 and Quincy

A plan to build 286 homes near the interchange of C-470 and Highway 285 is moving forward after the Jefferson County commissioners approved a plat for the site on Sept. 14. Last month, the …

Big Jeffco employers await more info on vaccine mandate

Businesses across Jefferson County will soon be responsible for verifying that their employees have been vaccinated — and requiring weekly COVID-19 testing for those that are not. That’s because …

Delta variant brings cautious update from Weld Re-8 district

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, especially among those for whom a vaccine is not available, the Weld Re-8 School District posted a note of cautious pleasure Sept. 17. The …
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