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Volunteers remember veterans at Fort Logan for Wreaths Across America

The hallowed marble rows of headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery were brightened the week before Christmas, as volunteers with Wreaths Across America honored the dead with bow-festooned balsam …
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Faith leaders talk of ‘opening people’s eyes’ to racism

Across the country, demonstrations over the past several months buoyed up a conversation about race and unequal treatment that protesters say still runs rampant in the lives of people of color. A …

City purchasing camera surveillance system for Clear Creek

Goldenites might want to smile on their next bike ride or walk along Clear Creek. Why? They may be on camera. The Golden City Council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a security camera …

County’s business resource center shuts down

A nonprofit that focused on providing low- and no-cost education and other resources to Jeffco businesses and entrepreneurs is shutting down at the end of January. However, its president said the …

Jeffco moves up grades 6-12 in-person start date

Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh has made the decision to return middle and high school students to the classroom in a hybrid model beginning Jan. 25, 2021. According to a press release from …

Arvada Police officer Alex DiDomenico confers with a patient as they drive up to the check-in for the COVID-19 vaccine shots at the Arvada Fire Protection District training center off Indiana Street on Jan. 21.

Drive-thru vaccination center set up for first responders, health care workers

COVID-19 vaccinations were available for first responders and health care workers - Coloradans in Phase 1A and 1B — who pre-registered in advance to receive the dose at a drive-thru distribution …
Education
A new auxiliary gym taking shape at Jeffco’s Green Mountain High School.

Jeffco Schools bond projects progressing

On Jan. 7, 2021, the Jeffco Board of Education held their first meeting of the new year. Up first on the agenda was a fourth quarter 2020 update on the 2018 Bond and Capital Improvement Projects …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …
Jeffco Public Schools food service employees Brittany Knight, Ronda Swenson and Asta Lock staff the Wilmot Elementary holiday food pick-up station in Evergreen. On Dec. 21 stations like this one provided multiple meals for Jeffco Public Schools students across the district.

Jeffco Schools pivot — expand Grab and Go food program

Amid criticism of its Grab and Go meals program, and in a move to be more nimble in providing food aid to students during the return to at-home learning, Jeffco schools rolled out a bus delivery …

Jeffco school board special session includes January restart plan

A plan to get some kids back in the classroom by late January was unveiled in a special session of the Jeffco School Board, Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020.  Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh started …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …
Business

Jeffco workforce center unveils new website as part of larger push to adapt to pandemic demands

As 2020 came to an end, Colorado unemployment claims began rising once again after months of steady declines following unprecedented increases in the spring and summer. In Jefferson County, that …

Help for Jeffco small businesses on the way

State Senate Bill 20B-001, passed in December’s extraordinary three-day legislative session, should soon yield a bit of financial relief for some Jeffco small businesses hurt by Covid restrictions. …

County accepting applications for small business grants

Jefferson County has opened up applications for a COVID-19 grant program that could provide small businesses with up to $7,000 in relief payments. On Dec. 7, Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill …
In the Jack’s Bar & Grill and Steamers Coffeehouse prep kitchen about half of the workers have intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and seizure disorders.

Arvada eatery with a mission keeps jamming along

During the pandemic, while Jack’s/Steamers is closed for indoor dining, it relies on selling handcrafted jams and jellies -- labeled “A Different Kind of Jam” — to help generate revenue. And …

Jefferson County has applied to implement a 5 Star variance program for restaurants

Jefferson County is awaiting word from the state about whether it will allow the county to offer a program that would pave the way for restaurants to reopen their dining rooms even as the county …
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