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 …

Couples find love amid pandemic whirlwind

On Oct. 21, Chuck Coughlin was visiting his wife’s grave in a Boulder cemetery when he noticed a woman visiting her husband’s grave. He saw her name — Marj O’Reilly — on the tombstone next …

Jeffco Girl Scout troops ready to adapt cookie sales to pandemic year

Each year, Girl Scout troops place an initial order for cookie boxes to have on hand to start their annual selling frenzy. This time around, Golden's troops took the unusual step of placing initial …

Apex holds groundbreaking for all-inclusive Secrest Park playground

When the new Secrest Recreation Center opened in October 2018 not only did it replace the previous facility on 66th Avenue, but it phased out the neighboring playground due to its construction. A …

A high-tech tour of Jeffco’s DeAngelis Center

The alarm is jarring. It sounds like a high-pitched metallic banging put through an electronic synthesizer. It jangles your nerves and causes an almost physical reaction with every pulse. The voices …

News

Many Denver metro area businesses now in level blue under 5-Star rules

Colorado's arrival at the milestone of getting COVID-19 vaccine shots to 70% of people ages 70 and older opened the door for some businesses in Denver metro counties to open up to larger crowds. …
A proposed site plan for NexMetro Communities’ proposed new Avilla Homes development at 54th Avenue and McIntyre Street. The site plan shows 26 one-bedroom duplexes in gray, 67 two-bedroom homes in brown and 49 three-bedroom homes in tan.

Avilla developer NexMetro sets sights on McIntyre

An Arizona-based developer has abandoned its proposal to construct 236 rentable homes on the north flank of North Table Mountain. Instead, is now exploring the possibility of locating a small rental …

Testing takes center stage in school board session

In a Feb. 23, meeting of the Jeffco School Board, assessment tests and the possibility of their results having a punitive effect on the District and teachers were the main topic of concern. Matthew …

Jeffco Family Navigator reaches out

If you’re a young mother, father or family raising young kids in Jeffco,Claudia Benavidez wants you to know she’s got your back. Benavidez is a Family Navigator for Jeffco Public Health. As part …

Jeffco Capital Improvement Program: The numbers

In the beginning, there was the flipbook. Before bringing the 2018 Bond vote to the people, the Jeffco Public Schools district created a document known as the flipbook. It was a comprehensive index …
Life
Music teacher Aleaha Harkins and art teacher Pam Jackson, who both teach at Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood, pick up music instruments for student use during the 2020-2021 school year.

Providing the opportunity for every child to play a musical instrument

For years, students in the music program at the Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood had to share musical instruments because the school simply did not have …
Raya and Sisu from Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon.

Wheat Ridge alum in Tinseltown

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, a tale about dragon magic, a world torn apart and the redeeming power of trust, comes to Disney+ March 5. And when the final credits roll, folks from Wheat Ridge …
Coming Attractions

Dragon Boat Film Festival fosters conversations

Conversation is one of the best ways to build a bond with another person. Not only that, but it provides a wonderful opportunity to enlighten and educate. And conversation doesn’t just have to be …
Tamara Mahoney Kneisel's entry in the Casa Bonita Art Show at Next Gallery in Lakewood, Colorado.

Quirky art show celebrates Lakewood icon

It’s back. And we may need it now, more than ever. The fourth-annual Casa Bonita art show at Lakewood’s Next gallery kicked off Feb. 19, and will be open for your viewing pleasure through March …
Coming Attractions

A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …
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Sports

State wrestling schedule announced

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the schedule for next week's state wrestling tournaments. They will be at the Southwest Motor Events Center in Pueblo. The …

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Voices

Praise for Stern words

  Hats off to George Stern. I didn’t vote for him in 2018 and don’t agree with him on all (or even most) policy areas, but after seeing his response article in last week’s …

Letter to the editor: Not so fast no filibuster

  I am amazed by how many people think that changing our constitution and rules will make America a better place. Careful changes have been made during our history. Such as the amendments to …

Letter to the editor: One victory at a time

  I am beginning to worry about the haves and have-nots of COVID-19 vaccinations. People who get vaccinated are rightfully very glad and excited, which is right and good. It is a victory …

Letter to the editor: 1964 fact check

  In a recent letter to the editor, a letter writer made the assertion that Republicans were opposed to the 1964 Civil Right Act and tried to filibuster the legislation to prevent its …

Going all-in can be hard to get all the way out of

I sometimes play poker with buddies of mine. I’m not very good at it, it turns out, which is why I only play it sometimes. But I do know the game enough to know that there may come a time in the …
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