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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

Jeffco school district considering tearing down old Columbine High School

Dear Jeffco Public Schools parents, staff, students, and community members, On April 20, 1999, the Jeffco community was rocked by the then unimaginable school shooting which took the lives of … more

Columbine survivor: 'Not a single one of us walked out the same'

Twenty years. Twenty years since the day hell opened beneath Columbine High School. Since students streamed out of the south Jefferson County school, their hands over their heads, fleeing two … more

Denver metro area holds architectural gems

As the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from … more

‘There’s really not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it’

David Walcher had just gotten back from a celebratory breakfast and was on his way to lunch with a fellow member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “Every year, the county leaders would … more

Ensuring victim’s voices are heard

“This is my Angel.” Glenda Gomez of Arvada looked down at the T-shirt she was wearing on April 4. “What’s important to me is not to remember what happened to her, but to remember her,” … more

Columbine remembrance events planned

Jeffco Public Schools and Columbine High School — in partnership with the Columbine Memorial Foundation, Waterstone Community Church, Foothills Park and Recreation District-Clement Park, and The … more

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

‘The chaos of all the different stuff you can find’

Thousands upon thousands of trinkets and knickknacks, gizmos and gadgets filled the 10,500 square-feet space of the Exhibit Hall at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. “You never know what … more

Annual homeless count tallies an elusive population

On a balmy January night this year, 5,116 people were counted as being homeless in the Denver metro area. In Jefferson County, 394 homeless individuals were counted. The annual Point in Time (PIT) survey is conducted on a January night across … more

Many faces, many facets to homelessness

In speaking with church groups, social workers and homelessness experts, a common refrain is that no one solution exists to homelessness, because there is no one cause. Each person facing homelessness often deals with multiple … more

Network of severe weather shelters has gap in Arvada area

On wintry nights, the homeless men and women in central Jefferson County can find shelter with a network of churches that open their doors — but those living in Arvadaare often left out in the cold. The Severe Weather Shelter Network is a … more
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