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Virginia 'Ginny' Hawkins passes away on Friday, August 17, 2018 in Broomfield, Colorado.

August 21, 2018 by Maureen Mulberry Davis (Register to contact)

Sadly, Virginia 'Ginny' Hawkins passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 in Broomfield, Colorado. No funeral arrangements announced yet.

Stolen 1974 Class Ring

July 26, 2013 by Maureen Mulberry Davis (Register to contact)

My 1974 Arvada West High Ring was stolen on the 4th of July. Just a notice in case it turns up.

It is an Oval Faceted Green Tourmaline, and has my first name engraved inside the band in a facsimile of my handwriting. :(

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Mt. Juliet orchestra director wins award  Mtjulietnews

Staff Reports NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association Foundation announced Tuesday that Mt. Juliet High School Band of Gold and orchestra director ...



Dierks Bentley to Host CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence Awards  Broadway World

The CMA Foundation, a national music education nonprofit and the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, will hold its fourth annual Music ...



Arvada West graduates 55th class  Arvada Press

Close to 400 seniors graduated from Arvada West High School May 18 in a commencement ceremony held at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield.



Dierks Bentley Set to Host Fourth Annual CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence Awards  Music Mayhem Magazine

Kicking-Off National Music in our Schools Month, 30 Music Teachers to be Honored for Their Passion and Commitment to Music Education. The CMA ...



Jefferson's Nick Gallegos grabs title at Arvada West Invitational  Golden Transcript

ARVADA — The evidence was overwhelming how competitive and challenging the two-day Arvada West Wrestling Invitational was as it wrapped up Jan. 12.



Arvada West Vocal Showcase wins The American Prize in Choral Performance  Arvada Press

The Arvada West High School Vocal Showcase was named the 2017-18 winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance in the high school division.



A-West principal announces departure  Arvada Press

A-West principal Dr. Robert Bishop announced his departure from Arvada West High School Friday, June 8. Bishop, who has been the principal at Arvada West ...



‘He Was An Example’: Arvada West Family Remembers Halladay  CBS Denver

By Shawn Chitnis. ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – The current baseball team, former players, and the family of Roy Halladay honored the major league star before a ...



Arvada West remembers dominant pitcher Roy Halladay  9News.com KUSA

ARVADA - In 1994, Roy Halladay and his teammates brought a state baseball championship trophy to Arvada West High School. They lost only one game that ...



Jeffco student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent  Arvada Press

JEFFERSON COUNTY — It was another banner day for student-athletes in Jefferson County on Wednesday, Feb. 6. More than 100 signed their National Letter ...



Sun shines as two million line the streets for 150 parades  Independent.ie

Up to two million people attended more than 150 St Patrick's Day parades, big and small, as Ireland basked in spring sunshine.



Colorado All State Choir Performs In Hotel Balcony  News On 6

Members of the Colorado All State Choir wowed hotel guests, by singing songs from the hotel's balconies.



Half of all Colorado high schools don't send majority of their graduates to college  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Half of all Colorado high schools don't send a majority of their graduates to a college, trade school or any other variety of postsecondary program, according to a ...



Arvada West head choral director nominated for Grammy educator award  The Denver Post

The teacher was named one of 25 semi-finalists from across the country for the Grammy Music Educator Award.



Remembering Roy Halladay, Ex-Arvada West Pitcher Turned Baseball Legend  Westword

News that two-time Cy Young Award winning pitcher Roy Halladay had died on Tuesday, November 7, after a plane crash into the Gulf of Mexico shook the ...



Police find Jeffco high school threats not credible, but they still spun out of control on social media  The Denver Post

Two separate threats at Jefferson County high schools spun out of control on social media in the past few days as the nation remains on edge following the Feb.



Parents, students say there is culture of racism at private high school in Arvada  FOX 31 Denver

ARVADA, Colo. -- Students and parents protested Tuesday night outside Faith Christian Academy because they say there is a culture of racism at the private ...



Arvada West invited to 'national championship of choirs'  9NEWS.com

For students like Sage Peterson and Ian Rowzee, being a part of the choir gives them an outlet at school they cherish.



Colorado native Roy Halladay elected to Baseball Hall of Fame  FOX 31 Denver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQEjLSgmq6s DENVER -- Roy Halladay, a Colorado native and Arvada West High School graduate, has been elected to the ...



Former MLB pitcher, Arvada West grad Roy Halladay dies in plane crash  9NEWS.com

Eight-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday afternoon after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, according to ...



Student walkouts occur at Pomona, Arvada, Arvada West, Ralston Valley and Golden high schools  The Denver Channel

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Hundreds of students poured out of at least five Jefferson County schools on Tuesday to protest what they say is the Jeffco ...



Colorado students to take part in nationwide pro-gun walkouts Wednesday  The Denver Channel

BOULDER, Colo. – Students at several Colorado schools plan to walk out of class Wednesday to show their support for gun ownership and the Second ...



Denver Restaurant Week 2019: Here Are Arvada Eateries Involved  Patch.com

Denver Restaurant Week 2019: Arvada Eateries - Arvada, CO - More than 220 restaurants posted their menus for Denver Restaurant Week 2019. Here are the ...



No hiding: This Colorado teacher doesn't hold back his feelings about how music moves him  Chalkbeat Colorado

A high school choir director talks about how vulnerability helps him teach, why he decided to switch his college major and what he does to encourage peer ...



Public Invited To View Plans For New Luxury Senior Development  Patch.com

Public Meeting For New Arvada Luxury Senior Homes - Arvada, CO - Find out more about a $50 million 158-unit senior living residence proposed near Ralston ...



Lockheed Martin To Bring 550 High Paying Jobs To Jefferson County  Patch.com

Lockheed Martin To Bring 550 Jobs To Jeff Co. - Arvada, CO - The company's space division is relocating some of its "Fleet Ballistic Missile" program to its ...



Art Of The State 2019 Opens At Arvada Center  Patch.com

ARVADA, CO – Every three years, staff at Arvada Center's galleries undertake an enormous task: To bring state-wide works from the best Colorado artists under ...



Freshmen required to purchase laptops from school  9NEWS.com

What used to be a luxury is now a requirement at Arvada West High School. Every incoming freshman must purchase a laptop computer from the school for an ...



Payless To Begin Liquidation Sales At U.S., Colorado Stores: Co  Patch.com

Payless To Begin Liquidation Sales At CO Stores - Arvada, CO - The shoe retailer may no longer have a presence in the U.S. Look for liquidation sales to begin ...



Arvada Primary Results 2018: JeffCo, Metro-Denver Races  Patch.com

Colo. Primary Election 2018 Results: Arvada - Arvada, CO - Stapleton, Polis declared winners, Weiser ahead in AG race. Treasurer: Young vs Watson. Jeffco ...



Bomb dogs to get training at Arvada West High School  The Denver Channel

ARVADA, Colo. - Police dogs from around the country are being trained to sniff out homemade explosives at Arvada West High School. Members of the Denver ...



Jeffco students say `enough,' plan walkout events  Golden Transcript

After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Golden High School senior Emmy Adams said her heart was ...



$929,900 Brick 3-Story In Scenic Heights, Arvada  Patch.com

ARVADA, CO -- For Sale in Arvada: $929,900 gets you this brick three-story home, built in 1996 but well maintained. the house features a multi-level private ...



'Really scared and extremely angry': Why Colorado students are walking out of school Wednesday  Chalkbeat Colorado

Wednesday's walkouts are part of a national movement after the Parkland shooting.



National Cheeseburger Day: Freebies And Deals In Metro Denver  Patch.com

National Cheeseburger Day: Deals In Metro Denver - Arvada, CO - Local restaurants are offering discounts and deals, and some shops are offering deals on ...



Roy Halladay honored by his high school in moving ceremony  AOL

The late pitcher's high school paid tribute to him on Monday with a special ceremony in his honor.



Cherry Creek Arts Festival shows off local talent through Emerging Artist Program  The Denver Post

Lakewood-based painter Keith Oelschlager, left, explains how he identifies, photographs and then paints his work while talking with Emma McDuff, lower right, ...



Arvada West Choir Teacher Semifinalist For 2018 Grammy Music Educator Award  Patch.com

Arvada West Choir Teacher Semifinalist For Award - Arvada, CO - Chris Maunu, director, brought the AWHS Vocal Showcase Choir to a national championship ...



Schools across Colorado seeing more and more threats of violence following last week’s shooting at a Florida high school  The Denver Post

A growing number of schools have been shaken by threats of violence in Colorado and across the nation following the shooting at a Florida high school.



Maybe next year, Larry Walker  Purple Row

Hope remains for former Rockies after not being elected to Hall of Fame | Mile High Sports. Another year has passed with no Rockies player making it into the ...



A look back at the top issues in Jefferson County Public Schools in 2017  Lakewood Sentinel

Despite small raise, teacher pay continues to lag With the failure of the $33 million mill levy override and $535 million bond package that the Jefferson County ...



Dallas Walton on the road to recovery for CU basketball  Boulder Daily Camera

Dallas Walton had been through it before. Twice before, actually. If anyone has ever been perfectly suited to face the trials that come with rebounding from a torn ...



'The Nutcracker' storytime with Boulder Ballet and other Boulder-area events Nov. 11, 2018  Boulder Daily Camera

'The Nutcracker' storytime with Boulder Ballet. Join a special storytime reading of "The Nutcracker," presented by ballerinas from the Boulder Ballet Company, ...



Bear Creek High School student in custody after making violent threat on Snapchat  The Denver Post

A Bear Creek High School student is in police custody after he made a violent threat about the high school via Snapchat late Tuesday night.



Luke Neff of Arvada West commits to Denver men’s basketball  The Denver Post

As the phone call veered in the direction of a scholarship offer, Luke Neff thought about his brother. “In high school, we always talked about what it would be like ...



Arvadas Lagniappe (lawn-yap): What The Heck Is That?  Patch.com

In New Orleans, it's an expression meaning, "a little something extra" -- but in Arvada, it's an Olde Town holiday celebration Dec. 5. By Jean Lotus, Patch Staff ...



Attempted Child Abductions In JeffCo: Sheriff Issues Update  Patch.com

Attempted Child Abductions In JeffCo: Update - Arvada, CO - An alleged attempted child abduction in Conifer was found to be false, the JeffCo Sheriff's office ...



Arvada’s first hotel opens doors, but not everyone is welcoming  The Denver Post

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Colorado districts giving students more ways to prove they deserve a high school diploma  Chalkbeat Colorado

School districts across Colorado are revising their high school graduation requirements to comply with new state guidelines that mandate students prove their ...



Roy Halladay's Father opens up about his son, baseball and flying  The Denver Channel

Denver7's Jason Gruenauer sat down with the father of the MLB all star who was killed in a plane crash two weeks ago.



Historic $1.4 M Mission-Style Compound Near Olde Town Arvada  Patch.com

Historic $1.4 M Mission-Style Compound - Arvada, CO - WOW House: This historic 1900 Spanish-style home and outbuildings have housed a family business ...



Jeffcon teaches students tech opportunities  Arvada Press

Technology Trivia got about 200 Jefferson County high school students rowdy during lunch Jan. 31 at the first ever Jeffcon, technology conference held at the ...



Randi's Pizza is 'kind of like going to Cheers'  Arvada Press

Randi's Pizza in West Arvada opens at 11 a.m. But its owners, Randy Harmon and Jeff Dumont, arrive at 6:30 every morning to start preparing food: The ...



HS Girls Basketball: Snyder, Gall named to All-Star teams  KKCO-TV

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Fruita Monument seniors Riley Snyder and Angelique Gall were selected to the Colorado Coaches Girls Sports 5A ...



Find your Colorado 2018 SAT and PSAT results  Chalkbeat Colorado

Use Chalkbeat's tool to compare school results and statewide averages for PSAT and SAT test results.



Colorado’s school graduation rate stagnant for first time in 5 years  The Denver Post

Colorado's graduation rate failed to improve last year, and the dropout rate increased for the first time in nine years. Public school officials aren't sure why.



19-year-old Arvada woman, Shannon Maureen Conley, charged with aiding ISIS terror group, FBI says  The Denver Channel

The FBI says a 19-year-old Colorado woman has been arrested while trying to board a Denver flight with the goal of meeting with a terrorist group called Islamic ...



Helping higher education faculty practice (not preach) equity  The Denver Post

The higher education policy environment is squarely focused on equitable outcomes for black, Latino and Native American students. This is a necessary ...



2018 was the Year of Champions  YumaPioneer

State championships, the team and individual variety, highlighted the local sports scene in 2018. Let's take a look back at the past 12 months. January 2018.



Creepy clown spotting site launched by Jefferson County teen  The Denver Channel

A new website has been launched by a Jefferson County teenager allowing you to report creepy clown sightings and see other reported locations on a map.



MLB all-star Roy Halladay had morphine, other drugs in system when plane crashed  9NEWS.com

An autopsy on the major leaguer who died in a plane crash last November has revealed Roy Halladay died with a mix of drugs including morphine and sleeping ...



Victims Of Fatal Fire At Home For Disabled ID’d As Adult Man, 4-Year-Old Girl  CBS Local

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County Coroner's Office confirmed that the two people killed in a fire at a home for the developmentally disabled were a ...



Haley Lewis lands with Lopers track and field  Fort Morgan Times

Options were aplenty for Fort Morgan senior Haley Lewis to continue her education and athletic career, but she wanted to have an early answer for her future ...



MusclePharm founder Brad Pyatt resigns as CEO after federal investigation  The Denver Post

Brad Pyatt has resigned as CEO of MusclePharm, six months after a federal investigation of the Denver-based nutritional supplement company he founded.



Aspen High's Jamison Fuentes signs with Division II Adams State for baseball  Aspen Times

Jamison Fuentes had other offers, notably from the junior college ranks, but none of those schools had a coach pursue him like Jim Capra of Adams State ...



Tori Jordan the second Morgan County player invited to CCGS All-State game  Fort Morgan Times

Another Morgan County volleyball player will be on the court one last time at Arvada West High School this Sunday.



Hatler named new Bobcats football coach  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

NORTH PORT. North Port High's latest quest to find a successful, long-lasting football coach landed in Colorado, where the Bobcats have secured Brian Hatler.



Granada's Vanderpool to play in Class 1A all-state basketball game  The Lamar Ledger

Kirby Vanderpool from Granada High School has been chosen to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls' Sports (CCGS) All-State Basketball Games.



Cañon City High School gymnastics team sends three to state  Canon City Daily Record

The Cañon City High School gymnastics team is heading to state. Three gymnasts — sophomore Makaela Clifton and freshmen Hollie Minto and Alyssa Goff ...



Hantavirus Rare, Grand County Man Thanks 'Nagging' Wife For Saving Life  CBS Denver

A rare virus nearly ended the life of a Grand County man who says his wife “nagging” him to go to the doctor is what likely saved his life.



Jeffco homeowners vexed by new flood-map spurred insurance spikes  Denver Post

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Prep Roundup for Feb. 10: Windsor's dominant top placement among a series of Weld County highlights during first day of regional wrestling  Greeley Tribune

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Jeffco Students for Change rally, but delay recall drive  The Denver Post

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A small crowd of students and adults waved posters and gave speeches at a rally opposing the Jefferson County school board ...



Makenzie Ault picked for CCSG game  Journal-Advocate

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CU coach Casey Malone sets sights on third Olympic berth  The Daily Camera

Standing in a darkened, near-empty Balch Fieldhouse Tuesday afternoon, Casey Malone pulled a well-worn discus from its blue storage bag.



Local artist 'is painting the Salida that's gone'  Mountain Mail Newspaper

When David Passarelli visited his parents in Salida after growing up here in the 1940s and '50s, he often drove around town snapping pictures of the old ...



Roy Halladay dies at 40: The world of baseball reacts on Twitter  The Denver Post

Former Arvada West and Major League Baseball star pitcher Roy Halliday died in a small-plane crash off the Florida Coast Wednesday. He was 40.



Find your 2017 PARCC scores Colorado in our database  Chalkbeat Colorado

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County School Notes: Platte Valley's comeback against Kent Denver certainly not run-of-the-mill  Greeley Tribune

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MSU names 2017 Presidential Scholars  Montana State University

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Harrington officially signs with CSU softball program  Greeley Tribune

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