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2000 Stories by Julie Jargon

Archives: 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Cutting Class

    published December 14, 2000

    All teachers dream of having smaller classes so that they can give more attention to their students, and in Denver, at least, average class sizes... More >>

  • Wild Goose Chase

    published December 7, 2000

    Friday, May 5, started out cloudless and hot. By 8:30 a.m., Ron Ruhr's girlfriend had left for work and her ten-year-old daughter had gone to... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published December 7, 2000

    The hair-netted men and women who prepare and serve lunch every day in school cafeterias across Denver are fed up. They have been for years. Until... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published November 16, 2000

    Denver District Juvenile Court Judge Dana Wakefield surprised everyone and baffled some last week when he ruled on the 21-month-old Ponciano... More >>

  • Telling Tales Out of School

    published October 19, 2000

    Penelope Jones was born with spastic cerebral palsy and is unable to control the right side of her body; she is also deaf in one ear and mentally... More >>

  • Graded on a Curve

    published September 21, 2000

    The small neighborhood where David Rapier lives used to be a quiet place. The ranch homes in this agricultural area west of Old Wadsworth... More >>

  • Baby Formula

    published September 7, 2000

    Ponciano Lazaro-Avina is a shy 26-year-old with a soft smile and an even softer voice. He works six days a week mowing grass, trimming hedges and... More >>

  • P.S. I Hate You

    published August 10, 2000

    Mendel and Mindle Glouberman were born and raised in the tiny Polish town of Stolin. There was never any question that after they married they... More >>

  • Language Barrier

    published August 10, 2000

    Anyone who knows Rita Montero and Joseph C'de Baca knows they're persistent. Some might describe them in less diplomatic terms: arrogant,... More >>

  • An Expensive Education

    published July 6, 2000

    A week after the University of Northern Colorado Laboratory School let out, Kristen Anderson's mind was on the summer activities that would keep... More >>

  • Welcome Home

    published June 8, 2000

    Five months after Jay Schlaks was sentenced to prison for conning more than 200 people out of $3.2 million in a land-investment scam, his wife and... More >>

  • Reading, Writing and Recall

    published June 8, 2000

    In the weeks following the January 27 decision by the Boulder Valley Board of Education to consolidate five elementary schools, it was hard to... More >>

  • Pay at the Pump

    published June 1, 2000

    Marilyn Forrest managed the Bradley Petroleum filling station at 8875 Washington Street in Thornton for almost three years. She only made $6.50 an... More >>

  • One More Time Around

    published May 18, 2000

    The driver of a black Ford Bronco heads west toward a traffic circle on 15th and Pine Streets in Boulder. Visibly confused, he fails to slow down... More >>

  • The First Step

    published May 4, 2000

    Tuesday, September 7, 1999. It's the beginning of a new school year, and it's going to be a big one for P.S.1, Denver's oldest charter... More >>

  • Insurrection Rejection

    published April 20, 2000

    When five slow-growth advocates decided to take on town hall in Erie's April 4 election, they had grand plans for establishing a new order in this... More >>

  • Honor Rolled

    published April 6, 2000

    On December 13, 1999, Scott LeRoy's seven-year-olddaughter came home from Majestic Heights Elementary with a letter explaining that her school... More >>

  • Class Wars

    published April 6, 2000

    Parents in northeast Denver have had enough. They're sick of learning every year that their schools are failing, they're tired of hearing that... More >>

  • City Parked

    published March 16, 2000

    One frigid night in December, hundreds of people stood shivering in what seemed to be an endless line outside the Denver Zoo. The people driving... More >>

  • A Royal Pain

    published March 16, 2000

    The strange fate of one of Colorado's most treasured historic inns is uncertain once again. The Redstone Castle, a century-old bed-and-breakfast... More >>

  • Pest of the West

    published March 9, 2000

    People either love them or hate them. And according to the lovers, the haters have spent the last year and a half getting rid of as many Colorado... More >>

  • Breaking Away

    published February 17, 2000

    On nights when the Idalia Wolves challenge the Liberty Knights in basketball, farmers and ranchers get in their pickups and head to town. They... More >>

  • The Erie Insurgency

    published February 17, 2000

    The tiny of town of Erie rests at the end of a long stretch of farmland west of I-25. Signs of expansion in this old coal-mining town are... More >>

  • Organized Chaos

    published February 10, 2000

    Nurses at two of Denver's biggest hospitals, Saint Joseph Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center, are following the lead of nurses at Swedish... More >>

  • Take the Money and Run

    published February 3, 2000

    The three-story Victorian house in the Humboldt Street Historic District looks like something out of a fairy tale: Balconies jut out from its... More >>

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