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Jeffco moved to Level Blue as COVID-19 case numbers case numbers continue to drop

Continued decreases in the three metrics used to measure the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed Jeffco to move down to the second least restrictive level on the COVID-19 dial, Jefferson … more

A response from the DMV

I read last week’s letter about DMV “bureaucrats” who have “no motivation – zero – to serve customers” with great interest. After all, I’m the bureaucrat in charge of Jeffco’s … more

JCPH names new executive director

As the COVID-19 pandemic nears the one-year mark in Jeffco, the agency in charge of leading the county's response is getting a new leader. Last week, former epidemiology professor Dr. Dawn Comstock … more

New slash site for Jeffco under discussion

Jefferson County is proposing to open a year-round, permanent slash recycling site adjacent to the Rooney Road Recycling Center in Golden. Slash is a term for materials like yard waste, tree … more

Not all was doom and gloom in 2020

Lost in wall-to-wall negativity about a year that, frankly many would rather forget, stories of life-affirming good news about 2020 have been hard to come by. But if you look closely, you’ll find … more

Jeffco judge now postponing all jury trials through mid-February

All jury trials in Jefferson and Gilpin counties will now be suspended through Feb. 15 after First Judicial District Chief Judge Jeffrey Pilkington issued an amendment to an existing order suspending … 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

Two new builds and a fixer-upper in Jeffco

Three projects taking place within a few miles of each other add up to a lot of new retail, residential and rehab being built between west Crown Hill and Applewood. It’s getting hard to find places … more

As pressure mounts around state, Jeffco hospitals have not reached capacity

As the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases is pushing hospitals across the state to their capacity, officials from Jefferson County’s two major hospitals say they are also dealing with an increase … more

Miles of secrets in the Mile High City

Most people are familiar with Rocky Flats in northwest Jefferson County, and the role it played in creating nuclear weapons parts. But if one lives on the east side of Denver, it’s entirely … more

No decision on Spero rezoning after seven-hour hearing

Jefferson County commissioners heard emotional testimony — but came to no decision — during a seven-hour hearing over whether Spero Recovery Center should be allowed to rezone two properties on … more

Call for applicants to Jeffco school board

Jeffco School Board members will soon be given the task of appointing a replacement to fill the seat of former member Ron Mitchell. Mitchell stepped down from his elected position, effective Nov. 12. … more

The women fighting hunger and homelessness in Jeffco

COVID-19 and tough economic times continue to take their toll on people everywhere, but for the hungry, homeless, or those on the brink, they’ve made an already difficult situation even more … more

Wildfire task force report IDs Evergreen/Conifer threat

Jefferson County’s mountain communities are literally a spark away from calamity, and it will take some serious money and coordination to avoid the worst of it.  That is the takeaway from the … more

Porta-Potty Pyro strikes South Jeffco

A mini crime-wave in south Jefferson County has seen five portable toilets set ablaze in area parks since late July. The most recent fire was set Oct. 16 at Marker Park on South Newland Street, where … more

Chief Jeffco judge suspends all jury trials until 2021

The First Judicial District, which includes Jefferson and Gilpin counties, is taking another pause on jury trials amid rising COVID-19 case numbers and an outbreak of the disease among court staff. … more

Democrats roll to victories in an increasingly blue Jeffco

It’s been over 100 years since there was a Jefferson County Board of Commissioners without a Republican commissioner. But that will be the case come January after Democrats won the two seats up for … more

Jeffco organization voting guides

There are several statewide ballot measures this year, and the issues and implications behind each of them are not always immediately apparent.Add to that a long list of potential candidates, and it is easy to see how most of us could use some guidance by a trusted source. more

New effort to get fentanyl testing strips, Narcan in hands of at-risk youth

Michael Miller knows what it means to overdose. He’s survived three of them after being revived by Narcan all three times. But he’s also known others who weren’t so lucky. “I have lost more … more
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