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Keeping wildlife wild: Wild Aware’s expert panel explains how to live in harmony with wildlife

The best way to cut down on human/wild animal conflict is to decrease human involvement: pay attention to where the animals are, don’t get too close, secure your trash and if you come upon a wild … more

Big Jeffco employers await more info on vaccine mandate

Businesses across Jefferson County will soon be responsible for verifying that their employees have been vaccinated — and requiring weekly COVID-19 testing for those that are not. That’s because … more

Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film … more

Armed student arrested at Arvada High School

School resource officers with the Arvada Police Department arrested an armed student without incident at Arvada High School Sept. 14. The incident began at the school shortly before 10 a.m. A … more

JCPH nixes masking requirement for 2-year-olds

Two weeks after issuing an order requiring students and staff to wear masks in all Jefferson County school and childcare settings to wear masks, JCPH Executive Director Dawn Comstock announced she … more

Pandemic entering new stage as county, employers work to respond to Delta

With just four days to go until the first day of school across Jeffco, JCPH Executive Director Dawn Comstock said there was one word that described her feelings about local kids returning to the … more

Rocky Mountain airport plan scrutiny intensifies

A community group and neighboring municipalities asked the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport to pump the brakes after the airport published a draft of a new strategic business plan The airport … more

Land swap proposal a big deal for Jeffco Open Space

A large land swap deal being considered by Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) and Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (Martin Marietta) just came one step closer to getting done. Jefferson County Open … more

Great to see fair play - Jefferson County Fair wraps up with 4-H camaraderie

There were twice as many animal entries in this year's Jefferson County Fair as there usually are. For Emily DeMayo, the mother of a first-time 4-H participant, she isn't surprised. "The way things … more

In Jeffco, Hispanic residents lag far behind whites on vaccinations

In June, Jefferson County reached a pivotal moment in the effort to protect the community from COVID-19 when it surpassed President Biden’s goal of 70% residents receiving at least one shot days by … more

Redistricting Commission holds public meeting in Arvada

As a state commission moves closer to redrawing Colorado’s congressional districts, residents of Adams and Jefferson counties made their voices heard on how they want to be represented in … more

County waiving overdue property tax interest through Sept. 15

If you are a Jeffco property owner who is behind on paying your 2021 property taxes, listen up. The county will waive all interest owed on overdue taxes if you pay those taxes by Sept. 15. In a press … more

Rebuilt Jeffco courage garden rises from the ashes

For well over two decades, the Courage Garden that sits outside the Jefferson County Government Center has been a source of courage, healing and resilience. But going forward, the garden’s … more

Rocky Mountain Metro neighbors fear strategic plan

Air traffic to and from the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport already upsets residents in Westminster and other nearby areas. Proposed future development at the site would only make it worse, many … more

$1.7 million grant to fight hunger in Jeffco

To help those who need a consistent food supply, Jefferson County is planning on giving a $1.7 million grant to help build a resilient food system. Community First Foundation (CFF) and Jefferson … more

Jeffco SLASH sites open through October

Jeffco Sustainable Lands and Safer Homes (SLASH) is hosting a summer-long program of collection sites where you can drop off tree debris and other organic material. The 2021 slash collection will be … more

Jeffco, Golden restricting tubing on Clear Creek due to unsafe flows

If you were planning to cool off this weekend with some tubing on Clear Creek, think again. Unsafe water flows have led the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Golden Police to partner on issue new … more

Free Fishing Weekend is back

For those who’ve recently dreamed about hanging a “Gone Fishing” sign on the window and heading to the great outdoors, this weekend is the perfect time to do it. Colorado’s annual Free … more

Masks, schools and rescue plan funds all topics at Jefferson County Q&A

Yes, anyone who shows COVID-19 symptoms should still be tested for the virus. No, schools likely will not be able to stop all virus mitigation strategies by the start of next school year. And yes, it … more

Assessor process may be delayed this year

Every two years, real property is assessed to begin the process that determines how much property owners will pay in taxes. Assessments in Jefferson County were mailed May 1 and owners have until … more
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