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With every step closer to Standley Lake, the sounds of the city recede farther and farther away. The breeze glides through tall grass and the leaves of trees shimmer in the sunlight. Birds sing their summer songs as butterflies float above the … more
The end of the 2013-2014 school year saw 710 of Jefferson County Schools’ 4,830 teachers leave their jobs — the highest teacher turnover rate in an eight-year period and a 5.4 percentage-point increase since the 2010-2011 school year. The … more
After five months of contract negotiations, Jeffco teachers will have an agreement in place when they show up to work on Monday, but one teacher and union negotiator echoed the sentiments of many … more
Northglenn residents looking for financial information on their city will now have a much easier experience. Instead of searching through hundreds of documents online, people will have access to a new website, which will transform volumes of raw … more
As a teacher at Standley Lake High School, it’s typical for Ben Reed to come across students with pretty high ambitions. But none compare to senior Chaye Gutierrez. “I have kids with hopes and dreams, but Chaye has something more than those … more
A new life As I write this column, the date is July 22, the first anniversary of Bob’s death and my second week of living at San Marino Retirement Center. My, how things have changed. I also turned 83 on July 20 and I observed our 61st … more
One of the most generous acts of kindness we can give as human beings is to help someone we don’t even know. Such has been the case for some 37 years at Brothers Redevelopment, Inc., a nonprofit organization, which provides affordable housing for … more
This year the Westy Fest will celebrate its 25th year anniversary with more activities, more entertainment and more fan favorites than it showcased at last year’s event. The event is slated to continue to improve based on the momentum it gained … more
Elizabeth Archer's dream to be in the Peace Corps started as a child. But it wasn't until a day in her high school math class that the fire to serve was ignited. Her Standley Lake teacher showed a slideshow of his time in the Peace Corps. Archer, … more
Tabor is still alive Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) is still kicking. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the constitutionality case back to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This means that the lower court will need to take a … more
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