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Clear Creek under an overcast sky, after the rain, does not look so dangerous. But, it only takes a few minutes for a flash flood to happen under these conditions.

10 ways to prepare for flood season in Jefferson County

May to October is the annual flood season in Colorado. And, like most of the natural happenings around the state, the swollen rivers and creeks are naturally beautiful, but they are also powerful and very dangerous.
Former Campbell teachers reunite.

Campbell Elementary School hosts End of an Era event to commemorate 60 years

The slated-to-closed school had one last hurrah with community members and families.
Contestants in the 2023 Colorado Civics Bee.

Arvada 7th grader wins Colorado Civics Bee

Local 7th grader Sriram Yalavarthy had an impressive showing at the first-ever Colorado Civics Bee, besting 15 finalists to win first place and win the $1,000 prize at the May 19 Civics Bee finals. …
Alameda International High School Marching Band director was the honored faculty speaker for graduation 2023.

Q&A with Alameda International High School Graduation's Honored Faculty Speaker Andrew Cogswell

Among the proud educators supporting students at the Alameda International High School Graduation is Andrew Cogswell, the Head of Instrumental Music and Marching Band Director. This year, he is also the honored faculty speaker for the AIHS graduation.

Twin brothers, Juan Lopez Garcia and Edwin Lopez Garcia, said graduation is the beginning of a "new season" for their entire family. The teens are first-generation grads and will be the first generation of their family in college.

Graduation Day is about more than a diploma at Alameda International High School

High schools all over Jefferson County are holding graduations through the end of May. For most of those graduating seniors, that diploma means a passage to the next stage of life. For Alameda International High School seniors, graduation comes with even higher stakes.
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You can score a Casa Bonita or South Park-themed license plate at the May 15 auction hosted by the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.

What's happening in Jeffco: Casa Bonita, ice cream and a field day

Casa Bonita license plates, ice cream and a field day are just a few things happening around Jefferson County. Here's what you need to know going into May. 
Host, artist, and instructor for the evening, Heather Abreu, has been doing these events for 6 years. She will be leading the second Casa Bonita Paint N' Sip on May 3 at 6 PM.

Casa Bonita Sip & Paint captures and celebrates the monument before the line forms

The residents of Lakewood and surrounding communities await “The Great Wait in Line Event,” also known as the grand reopening of Casa Bonita restaurant. For those impatient for the May 23 opening, there are events like the recent Casa Bonita Sip & Paint, hosted by Westfax Brewery and Arts in the Open.
Folklorico dancers from Edgewater Elementary School perform for Welchester Elementary School's Multicultural Night on April 27.

Welchester Elementary School students host annual Multicultural Night

For Welchester Elementary School students and their families, the world was at their fingertips during the school’s annual Multicultural Night on April 27.
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Denver Fashion Week returns to city’s runways

Everybody has an outfit or two they love but don’t have the occasion or courage to pull out of the closest. Celebrating style like that — and providing an opportunity to bust out these gems — …

The City of Lakewood summer jobs include opportunities to earn while educating the public.

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Column: The U.S. national mammal: Introducing the red dog

Arguably cuter than an Irish setter, unmistakably larger than a Vizsla, and with shorter ears than a bloodhound, this species of red dog is found in a 2,000-acre fenced habitat surrounded by intimidatingly large, fiercely protective mothers.
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A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest …
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Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen …
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Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still …

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An LGBTQ+ history lesson

There’s no way for a single exhibit to fully detail the history of LGBTQ+ Coloradoans, but it’s still important to take steps to share the stories of people whose experiences have largely been …
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