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The lead-up to next year’s official opening of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge has earned some protests, as dozens turned out at a recent public meeting in Arvada to argue against the opening of the site — sixty-five years after Rocky … more
Jefferson County students are well on their way to becoming the next generation of famed authors. On May 10, the Education Nonprofit Corporation (ENC) had its awards ceremony for the fourth annual Jeffco Writing Challenge and the first I Love to … more
A common concern about online schools is whether students get the same opportunities to socialize as their peers in traditional ones. But they showed they can have just as much fun when students from four online schools recently enjoyed the … more
A bill that increases penalties for drivers convicted of distracted driving passed the full Legislature on April 24 and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper at the end of May. Under the legislation, a law enforcement … more
To conduct a nationwide search for a new superintendent in 2014, Jefferson County Public Schools hired consulting company Ray & Associates. The firm notified hundreds of potential candidates and received more than 60 applications, then used feedback … more
The state Legislature has passed a measure to address pent-up demand for more housing by promoting condominium construction. The Senate on May 4 unanimously passed House Bill 1279, which makes it harder for homeowners associations to sue builders … more
We hear a lot about our emotional intelligence these days. Do you take time to increase your Happiness Intelligence? This is much more important to your longstanding success and satisfaction than your EI or IQ. Let’s explore this … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education announced Dr. Jason E. Glass, current Superintendent of Eagle County Schools, as its sole finalist for the position of Jeffco Schools newest superintendent … more
Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school … more
Rising home equity and decreasing property tax rates sound like a win-win for Colorado homeowners. But Douglas County Assessor Lisa Frizell warns there is a downside. “It’s kind of a nice thing because our taxes won’t increase,” she said. … more
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