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Jeffco residents and organizations are offering help to those in need

Lakewood resident Bradley Cook has been busy running errands for his loved ones since the COVID-19 pandemic started. His mother, who lives in Arvada, is sick with a cold, and Cook has been going …
Three Jeffco schools awarded outdoor improvement grants
Board members of nonprofit Great Outdoors Colorado, or GOCO, have selected three Jeffco schools to receive grant funding for outdoor projects. The organization provides funding to schools that apply …
Seventh floor of Jeffco jail reopened to house inmates exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has reopened a portion of the seventh floor of the county jail and is using it to house inmates that are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. JCSO Public …

Arvada community garden has ‘room to grow’

Although the Rose Roots Community Garden has been open to gardeners since 2011, every year, almost a quarter of the garden — about 20 of its 89 plots — stays vacant, said gardener Laura Bennett, …

Look outdoors for boredom cure

Haven’t left the house in several days? Looking to get out, hopefully, sans crowds? As communities throughout the nation ban gatherings of 10 or more and urge people to practice social distancing …

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would …

Arvada businesses work to stay afloat through COVID-19

As Ray and Deanell Sandoval went for a walk through Olde Town the afternoon of March 17, the downtown area's empty streets and locked businesses didn't look like the Olde Town they've gotten used to. …

News

Major disaster declaration approved for Colorado

The federal government approved a major disaster declaration for the effects of COVID-19 in Colorado, the governor's office announced March 28. The declaration allows Colorado to receive assistance …

Life

Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've …

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Sports

Green Mountain’s girls hoops season ends with state semifinal loss

DENVER — Green Mountain’s greatest girls basketball season in the school’s history came to a close Thursday, March 12, at the Denver Coliseum. No. 3-seeded Rams lost to No. 7 Holy Family 38-31 …

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JEFFERSON PARKWAY

Parkway plans at standstill until end of 2019

An update on the City and County of Broomfield's website on Sept. 1 indicated that the construction of the Jefferson Parkway — which earlier this year seemed to be on the horizon — is farther …

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Work from home schooled: March 22, 2020

Editorial Cartoon for March 26

Letter to the editor: Seasonal situation?

  Now that the precedent has been set by panic-driven autocrats, to indefinitely shut down our state, nation, and the entire world for what may be a nasty seasonal respiratory illness, why …

Letter to the editor: Hidden heroes

  We worry about the folks who have had their jobs removed by the COVID-19 pandemic while our nation “shelters in place.” The doctors and nurses on the front line are in the …
Andrea Doray

The new language of laying low

To our valued customers ….” You’ve probably received emails or letters in the past couple of weeks that start with this language. Most of them follow with assurances such as: “Your health is …

A spreading message about COVID-19

Here’s how this works: Rudy Gobert is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz. Moments before the Jazz game two weeks ago in Oklahoma City, he was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus, …
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