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Colorado Community Media earns honors in multi-state contest

Colorado Community Media reporters won seven awards, including three first-place honors, in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2020 Top of the Rockies Contest. The contest matched papers from … more

Testing eligibility expands to all with symptoms

After months of limits on who can undergo testing to detect COVID-19 — along with test-supply shortages that also stood in Coloradans' way — the state announced that test capacity has grown to … more

A different kind of daily grind

Some people find that working from home goes just fine for them. But Golden resident Eric Rasch says he isn’t one of them. That’s why, after a year and a half of working from home, Rasch said he … more

State now has ability to test for COVID-19

The State Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment can now test for COVID-19 — the technical name for novel coronavirus. Testing had previously been done only by the … more

'Everybody's dream grandma'

Evelyn Berkey didn't let the COVID-19 crisis stand in the way of celebrating her first century: “I never expected to live this long. I think it's wonderful.” more

TV's 'Sheriff Scotty,' former Englewood mayor, dies

Edward Smith Scott, a graduate of Englewood High School and a former Englewood city councilmember and mayor, has died at the age of 91. Scott, who was born on Aug. 4, 1928 in Denver, died at his home … more

Jeffco Schools preparing for roughly $34 million in cuts

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, school district officials have been prepared to make some reductions to the budget for 2020-2021. But an April 21 letter to the community from Superintendent … more

Jefferson County to try and preserve youth activities at fairgrounds

The Jefferson County Commissioners have directed county staff to pursue options for the fairgrounds that would allow the preservation of youth, equine and agricultural activities that currently take … more

Colorado Legislature to shut down for at least two weeks amid COVID-19 concerns; Capitol closed to public indefinitely

As Colorado's number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 77 — and amid the state's first death due to the disease — the state Legislature will shut down until at least March 30. Lawmakers will … more

Jeffco high schoolers resting their case

Although the courts of Jefferson County usually go dark on weekends, they buzzed with activity on Saturday, Feb. 29 as lawyers made arguments and cross-examined witnesses about Gayle Gergich, a … more

Jeffco Treasurer’s office unveils new property tax search site before tax season

The Jefferson County Treasurer’s office hopes the upcoming property tax payment season will be less painful than usual thanks to the improved version of its property tax search website it recently … more

Suspension of spring sports prompts mixed reactions

The Colorado High School Activities Association has made the tough decision to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and has suspended all spring activities and sports games and practices through April 6. … more

COVID and crime: Jeffco sees overall drop but domestic violence calls up

From work practices to eating and drinking habits, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be impacting nearly every aspect of current life. In Jefferson County, that also seems to include lowering crime … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Charter, private schools navigate weeks of online learning

Up until March 2020, Golden-based charter school Golden View Classical Academy relied on a mostly analog approach to education, said principal Robert Garrow. And when the school decided to transition … more

Jeffco fairgrounds may be closed as a budget cut

The Jefferson County Commissioners will consider next month whether to shut down the county fairgrounds in Golden to save money as the county is faced with budget cuts. On Jan. 21, County Manager Don … more

”The (point-in-time survey) is always a humbling and heartbreaking experience”

Robert sat with a blanket and a few jackets on outside an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar on a 32-degree night, in Lakewood on Jan. 27. Across the street from him sat his bike, locked to a pole … more

Beautiful Junk Sale to benefit Action Center

A rummage sale for a cause returns to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to benefit residents in need and those experiencing homelessness. The Beautiful Junk Sale features treasures, trinkets, rare … more

Colorado's statewide stay-at-home order extended to April 26

Just as Gov. Jared Polis invoked Americans' sacrifice in World War II when he announced Colorado's stay-at-home order nearly two weeks earlier, he again called up the dire and communal spirit of that … more

Jeffco Sheriff says residents should expect jail releases to continue at least through 2020

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader said county residents should expect to see inmates released early from the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for the rest of the year. The Sheriff’s … more
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