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Golden closing downtown blocks to make space for dining, shopping

The Golden City Council is partially closing four downtown blocks to vehicle traffic during the week and fully closing them to vehicles on weekends to give downtown businesses more room to serve … more

Polis encourages protesters to get COVID-19 test

“What happened to George Floyd was not only wrong; it was brutal, it was inhumane and it was murder,” Polis said at a June 2 news conference. more

Protest in Castle Rock focuses on race inequality

Nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis reached Castle Rock June 2. more

Survey finds support for making Astor House a community event space

A new community survey shows a majority of respondents would like the Astor House to be used for a community event or meeting space. Of the 146 residents that completed the online survey, which asked … more

40 inmates positive for COVID-19 at Jeffco jail

Forty inmates at the Jefferson County jail have now tested positive for COVID-19, Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Michael Taplin said on May 28. Taplin said the jail has tested 126 … more

Varied Jeffco COVID case rates suggest disease hitting low-income areas

From highly populated suburbs like Lakewood and Arvada to more rural locations like Genesee and Indian Hills, COVID-19 has turned up in communities across Jefferson County. But while few corners of … more

Jeffco summer camps closing, going virtual in 2020

When Camp Granite Lake in Coal Creek made an April announcement that summer camp would be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the decision, which seemed premature to some, drew significant … more

Jeffco Libraries offering curbside pickup of materials

On May 16, Jeffco residents were again able to do one of many things they hadn’t been able to in nearly 10 weeks: drive away from the library with a new book to read. But while the end experience … more

Polis, Hancock condemn Trump’s threat of military force against protesters

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock rejected President Donald Trump’s warnings on Monday to send troops against demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, … more

Education professionals take action with parade at Capitol

The morning of May 26, the state capitol served as the grounds for a car and school bus parade put together by Colorado education support professionals. The parade was a kickoff of two weeks of … more

4th night of confrontations in Denver after calm protests during the day

A fourth day of peaceful protests again devolved into confrontations with police after Sunday's 8 p.m. curfew, with tear gas and pepper pellets again filling the air in downtown Denver. more

Colorado may consider small-business relief fund

Eateries across Colorado are now allowed to resume sit-down service, but Gov. Jared Polis acknowledged “the pain our restaurants have been through” during the state's closure of dine-in service. … more

Castle Rock coffee shop files lawsuit over shutdown

The Castle Rock restaurant that drew national attention for opening to in-person dining on Mother's Day in defiance of state and public health orders is suing the governor along with state and local … more

Denver protest over George Floyd's death leads to confrontation

Colorado Community Media staff report A demonstration in downtown Denver late Thursday over a death of a black man at the hands of police in Minneapolis evolved into a melee, with gunshots, … more

Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Centennial

A suspect was killed by officer gunfire and two deputies were unharmed after an incident at a Days Inn hotel in central Centennial on Thursday. more

'Every day is Memorial Day for me'

On a mountainside in Afghanistan in 2005, Heritage High School graduate and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz gave his life for his country.Nearly 15 years later, his father, Danny Dietz Sr., spent Memorial Day … more

Mines student working on low-cost ventilator

A Colorado School of Mines student is developing a low-cost ventilator that could be used in health care facilities around the world where traditional ventilators are too costly and cumbersome or … more

Jefferson County Class of 2020: Together, apart

A lesson that I will take away from all of this is to live in the moment and never take things for granted. Thank you for recognizing the Seniors and the graduating Class of 2020. - Charlotte Favre, … more

Council agrees to use fire station as collateral for Coors loans

The Golden city council has passed an ordinance allowing the city to modify its agreement with the bank that holds the loans for the Coors office building property it purchased last year so that the … more

Mines professors building app to predict likelihood of catching COVID-19

Colorado School of Mines professors have received two National Science Foundation grants for projects related to COVID-19, including one effort to produce a mobile app that could be used to predict … more
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