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Two women indicted in fatal Arvada fire

A Jefferson County grand jury is reviewing a May fire in Arvada that killed three people. Pam Russell, a spokesperson for the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, confirmed last week that …
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Arvada brewers talk industry

The concept of cooperation is not a new thing to those in the beer industry. Craft brewers in particular are very collaborative, said Chris Hill, owner of Odyssey Beerwerks Brewery & Taproom in Arvada. “If you don’t know something about a …
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Little library, lots of community

After the bus drops her off from school, London Branch, 5, runs to her Little Free Library box to look for a new book. “It is almost like a treasure box, you never know what you are going to discover,” said Fernando Branch, London’s …
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    • Art show inspires students to keep creating

      The work of 120 student artists from 12 North Jefferson County elementary schools is on display alongside work from artists age 50 and up in a collaborative show at the Community Recreation Center. “Art for the Young at Heart” opened to the …

    • Pleasant View Elementary will close

      Jeffco Board of Education will move forward with closing Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden next school year. Other schools that had been considered for closure — Peck Elementary in Arvada, Pennington Elementary in Wheat Ridge, Stober …

    • Sixth-grade shift does not move ahead of schedule

      Sixth graders in Arvada and Wheat Ridge articulation areas will stay at elementary school in the fall — following Jeffco Board of Education’s original plan. At the Feb. 9 board of …

    • A year in the life of two amphibious friends

      The story of "A Year With Frog and Toad" is a simple one — a glimpse at four seasons with two best friends. There are some laughs along the way, a few adventures to be had, and good times for all. And those good times applies to the characters …

    • My name is… Rhonda Cratty

      Retiring from teaching I'm a lifetime teacher in Jefferson County. I absolutely loved the profession. I taught elementary school. But it was time to move on with my creative life. While teaching, I started writing. Online blogs mostly, preparing …