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Level yellow could be weeks away for 5-Star businesses

In mid-December, businesses across Colorado saw state officials throw them what appeared to be an extra lifeline with the arrival of the “5-Star” program to allow them to operate with expanded … more

JCPH says it will soon be able to give out more vaccine, but acknowledges challenges of process

A Jefferson County Public Health official said the county's COVID-19 vaccine providers will soon be able to give residents their first vaccine dose at a faster rate than they have so far. That change … more

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 … more

Don’t go stumbling now that we’re in the home stretch

I’m sure I wasn’t alone in breathing a sigh of relief this past New Year’s Eve when 2020 finally came to an end. It’s been a tough year for so many people in so many ways. For me, personally, … more

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 … more

Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the … more

Jeffco given greenlight to implement 5-star program for restaurants

Jefferson County has been given the green light from the state to offer a program that would allow restaurants to bring more customers into their dining rooms. However, restaurants will not yet be … more

Jefferson County's 2020 year in review

Well, what can we say? 2020 will surely be a year no Jeffco resident who lived through it will soon forget — no matter how much we might want to. So, before we (finally) say good riddance, lets … more

Jeffco COVID-19 numbers improving, but not yet enough to move county out of Level Red

Although new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Jeffco were continuing to decrease heading into Christmas, the county’s numbers were not yet where they need to be to move out of Level Red, the … more

Scenes from the mall

To say there were few people shopping at Southwest Plaza on Dec. 14, less than two weeks from Christmas, would be an inadequate description. A number of storefronts are closed. Those that are open … more

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 … more

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 … more

Colorado now classifies worship, ceremonies as essential

In light of federal court input on capacity limits at houses of worship, the state public-health department has reclassified worship and related ceremonies such as weddings to be “critical … more

Let’s not lose our humanity to this strange new world

Have you ever stopped to think about what a conversation would be like between a couple aliens sent to observe us? Alien 1: “What are they doing?” Alien 2: “What do you mean? This, apparently, … more

Colorado lawmakers churn out 10 COVID relief bills

The Colorado General Assembly approved a COVID-19 relief package of 10 bills on Dec. 2, ending a three-day special session that Gov. Jared Polis called to fill the gaps left by Congress' inaction. … more

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants … more

Fundraiser keeps Golden eatery afloat

Over the last nine years, the owners of JC’s Cafe in Golden have worked to create a greasy spoon that is known as much for supporting the community as tasty burgers and the colorful writing on the … more

School of Mines taking all classes, exams virtual after Thanksgiving break

There will be no need for Colorado School of Mines students who headed home before Thanksgiving to return to campus until after the school’s winter break. In a letter sent to students and staff on … more

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from … more

Colorado Legislature eyes small-business, housing relief amid COVID-19 restrictions

As Gov. Jared Polis announced a new round of coronavirus-related restrictions that harken back to the kinds of orders Coloradans saw near the start of the pandemic, the governor announced he would … more
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