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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 …

Red Rocks 9/11 stair climb in photos

After a virtual event last year, the Colorado Stair Climb to honor the 343 New York City firefighters who were killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center. on Sept. 11, 2001, was held in …
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 …

Colorado Mills making a post-pandemic comeback

After a year in which even the act of shopping was beset with precautions and anxiety, those who visited Colorado Mills mall on the last Friday in May and first in June found a scene that was …

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster …

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on …

Ralston Valley boys lacrosse gets bounce-back win over Chatfield

ARVADA — Ralston Valley boys lacrosse team responded in a big way Wednesday, May 26, after suffering its first league loss to the season. The Mustangs dominated Jeffco rival Chatfield to the tune …

School news

Tough opening night for Jeffco School Board over masks

The first assignment of the new school year for the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education was to delve into the debate around masking of school-age children.
A group of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students work together in a classroom at Emily Griffith Technical college.

‘The engine that powers Colorado’

As they walk through the halls of Emily Griffith Technical College, students are reminded that their future awaits them with one catchphrase: “Our mission is to prepare our students for today’s …
Frank DeAngelis, principal of Columbine during the April 1999 shootings, smiles at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Columbine VIPs celebrate new construction

Former Columbine Principals, Frank DeAngelis and Ron Mitchell, joined current Principal, Scott Christy at the renovated school’s ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 20. Jeffco Schools Superintendent, …
Principal Jessica Garza and sophomore Ronald Hurtado , at Jefferson Jr/Sr High in Edgewater.

New year; new leaders in Jeffco Schools

Sitting right across the street from one another in c are two of the oldest, most diverse schools you’ll find in the Jeffco School District. Both founded in 1955, the buildings have age and history …
Students learn about ukulele tuning in the new music room at Kendrick Lakes.

Kendrick Lakes Elementary ushers in the school year with a new building

Some students at Kendrick Lakes Elementary School will come back from summer vacation to a new school building. The new Kendrick Lakes Elementary School opened to students last April amid a mix of …
General news

Sheridan police officer under investigation for assault

Sheridan police officer Shawn Ralph was arrested Tuesday after choking a woman accused of shoplifting while the officer was on duty, police allege.

Fort Lupton leans toward sign enforcement moratorium

Fort Lupton City Council encouraged a moratorium on new parts of the city's sign code ordinances during a Sept. 14 study session. Several business owners complained about unfair enforcement of the …
President Joe Biden speaks on Tuesday in Jefferson County.

Biden touts need for bolder response to climate change

“Folks, we've got to pick up the pace.” That was US President Joe Biden's message as he spoke Tuesday about his plans to address climate change while creating new jobs during a visit to the …

Armed student arrested at Arvada High School

School resource officers with the Arvada Police Department arrested an armed student without incident at Arvada High School Sept. 14. The incident began at the school shortly before 10 a.m. A …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
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