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Rabies-positive skunk found in Jefferson County

A skunk found in the foothills area of unincorporated Jefferson County, near I-70 and Paradise Road in the Mount Vernon area has tested positive for rabies, according to a news release from Jefferson … more

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. … more

Call not to name mass killers gaining traction

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face … more

Talnua brings nearly extinct style of whiskey to Arvada

What is likely the only distillery outside of Ireland to make triple distilled single pot still whiskey officially opened in Arvada St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Opening Talnua Distillery was a dream … more

Arvada talks solving homelessness at Community Impact Breakfast

Experts working with individuals experiencing homelessness agree that lack of affordable housing and services, stigma and a “not in my backyard” attitude are some of the greatest challenges in … more

Mussel tussle: Contamination worries lead to motorboat ban

Powered watercraft, jet skis and any boat that needs to be brought in on a trailer will be banned from Standley Lake this summer for fears that non-native mussel species could be introduced. The city … more

The road to Mars includes a detour through Lakewood

In Robert Zubrin’s Lakewood office hangs a photo he took in 2009 of a space shuttle taking off to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a mission he strongly advocated for, despite pushback from … more

Hoping to bowl over the neighborhood - Teriyaki Madness opens in Applewood

A new fast-casual eating establishment, focused on Asian fusion bowls, is opening today in Wheat Ridge.Teriyaki Madness, the second in the state, opens today, March 20, at 11 a.m., at 3500 Youngfield … more

Local hospitals strive for changes in approach to opioid use

In June 2017 the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) quietly launched the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, a six-month program aimed at reducing the amount of opioids hospitals prescribe to patients. … more

State of the County highlights successes and community challenges

Jefferson County is an engaged community. About 330 attendees braved blizzard conditions to attend the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation’s (Jeffco EDC) inaugural State of the County … more

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The … more

Family Tree announces name change

Jefferson County-based Family Tree is pleased to announce the name change of Women In Crisis, the domestic violence emergency shelter, to Roots of Courage. In a statement, the organization stated … more

Hyland Hills getting FIT

For a district that’s used to making a splash with big operations like Water World or the Clear Valley Park, the Hyland Hills Recreation District’s latest effort is a little more down to earth. … more

Applewood's Carl F. Eiberger II dies at age 88

Education, open space and helping others. Those are three of Carl Eiberger's passions that he will be remembered for. “Carl was a great friend and an outstanding lawyer,” said U.S. Rep. Ed … more

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the … more

CDOT campaign works to curb marijuana-impaired driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching the second phase of its marijuana traffic safety campaign, The Cannabis Conversation. Introduced in 2018, The Cannabis Conversation is an … more

Open Space considers land exchange for Heritage Square property

The news that Jefferson County Open Space is considering a proposal for a land swap from Martin Marietta Materials, concerning Heritage Square, has gotten people curious about what may become of the … more

Road closures, power outages reported as storm wreaks havoc on Denver metro area and beyond

Gov. Jared Polis authorized the activation of the Colorado National Guard and declared an emergency as a blizzard continued to sweep across the Front Range the afternoon of March 13. more

Schools, offices and roads closed in Jeffco by blizzard

All Jeffco Public Schools will be closed Thursday, March 14 due to weather and power outages in multiple schools building following the blizzard. more

It’s test time again for Jeffco students

This month students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is … more
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