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Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

Mayors discuss building shelters, avoiding growth caps at annual roundtable

At the annual Mayors Roundtable hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Herb Atchison of Westminster focused his opening remarks on the relationship between metro Denver mayors. His point was … more

HUD to help Jeffco foster kids get started

Housing costs in the Denver metro area are hard enough, but imagine trying to get your first place without a parent’s help, or a childhood home to fall back to. “Trying to make it, with no home … more

Winter weather closures for Jeffco: Oct. 29

As a series of winter stormclouds pass through the Denver metro area on Oct. 29, deteriorating road conditions have led to multiple early closures, and some delayed openings for Oct. 30. Here's the … more

Severe weather shelters open in Jefferson County

Starting this month, Jefferson County's Severe Weather Shelter Network opened its doors with plans to continue hosting the homeless throughout the winter. Formed in 2013, the network is a nonprofit … more

It is easier than ever to vote in Jeffco

I was sworn in as Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder earlier this year, and our team has been working every day to expand dramatically the accessibility and transparency of our county’s … more

Three-time summer reading champion shares secrets to success

Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading program is nothing new. But every year, there’s something different to look forward to, said marketing manager Cindy Matthews - whether it’s … more

Lockheed wins contract for moon spacecraft

The spacecraft that could return astronauts to the moon got one step closer to liftoff in September, as NASA announced it finalized a contract to order up to 12 Orion space capsules from aerospace … more

Jeffco Sheriff and partner organizations solve 38-year-old cold case

Thanks to advancements in technology in genealogical DNA matching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has solved a cold case that was nearly four decades old. At a press conference on Sept. 10, … more

Stock up on books during annual Whale of a Sale

More than 80,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books and more will be for sale at the annual Whale of a Used Book Sale, which returns Oct. 17-20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. … more

Election Day is coming

Election Day falls on Nov. 5 this year. In Jefferson County, voters have a few options on how to register and vote. Register The first step to voting is to make sure you’re registered and that your … more

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 … more

Raise a Reader Festival 'free, fun and good for you'

Programs manager Cindy Jaye and her colleagues at Jefferson County Public Library “had been dreaming about offering the Raise a Reader Festival” for years, Jaye said — and, after offering 10 … more

Reporter Stories: A road on the table

Community Editor Christy Steadman sits down to discuss the long-awaited and often delayed Jefferson Parkway, which would link the northern Metro Denver area to the rest of the 470 beltway -- if it … more

Donations needed for CASA charity gala

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties is looking for donations and sponsorships for its annual A Night for CASA gala. At 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Arvada Center for the Arts … more

Community grows stronger in Arvada garden

At Arvada’s Sunshine Community Garden, everyone agrees: “It’s OK not to know anything,” said gardener Deborah Kerr. The community garden has been all about the learning experience for Kerr … more

Creative solutions needed to meet workforce needs, Ivanka Trump told during area visit

Keeping Colorado's aerospace industry booming and competitive will require creative approaches to education, officials at Lockheed Martin told Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and the … more

Local historian, journalist Irma Wyhs dies

Editor’s note: This story is ongoing, and will be updated as more information is available. Irma Wyhs, a local historian and accomplished writer, died on June 29 in Iowa. A former Jefferson … more

County considers sale of New York Building in Lakewood

The county could save about $7 million in capital funding over the next few years should it go forward with selling the New York Building in Lakewood to its current tenants. The building, which … more
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