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Hunger pains in Jeffco during COVID-19

Lakewood resident Bev Noia was on a walk with her dog in mid-April when she saw a little free library with canned food in it. Little free libraries can typically be found in residential neighborhoods … more

Hundreds of Jefferson County businesses violated health orders

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jefferson County Public Health has had hundreds of contacts with businesses following complaints from the public about violations of current health orders. However, … more

Many Jeffco departments moving to four-day work week in June

When Jefferson County offices reopen to the public, they will also transition to a four-day work week as part of an effort to cut county costs. Under the new schedule, which is set to take effect … more

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did … more

Jefferson County, cities receive million in CARES Act funding

On April 30, Jefferson County has granted $101.7 million in relief funds to cover expenses related to COVID-19 and its recovery. The funds were made available to cities and states through the … more

What $60 milllion in budget cuts could mean for Jeffco students

Less than four months from next school year, Jeffco has begun brainstorming ways learning might change to protect staff and students from a second wave of the coronavirus. While exact changes are … more

Jeffco will adopt Safer-at-Home rules May 9

Jefferson County's stay-at-home order is set to expire at midnight on May 8 and officials from Jefferson County Public Health have indicated they will not be extending it. Once the order expires at … more

Jeffco Hispanics hit harder by COVID-19

During the week of April 20, 48-year-old Arvada resident Shannon Bonilla began to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19: shortness of breath when she talked, a cough and nonstop congestion. She didn’t think … more

Jefferson County receives millions for COVID needs from feds

On April 27, Jefferson County was granted $101.7 million in federal relief funds to cover expenses related to the Coronavirus. Jefferson County applied for the funds that are available from the … more

Jefferson County optimistic stay-at-home order will not be extended past May 8

With the statewide stay-at-home order that had been in place for the past month set to expire on April 26, Jefferson County Public Health joined agencies in Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Broomfield … more

Jefferson County jail inmate with COVID-19-related symptoms dies

An inmate in the Jefferson County Jail who had self-reported experiencing COVID-19 symptoms has died after being found unresponsive in his cell. According to a press release from the Jefferson County … more

Jeffco Public Schools recognized for music programming, access

In choir director Chris Maunu’s experience, few places lend themselves to discussion about social issues quite as well as the music room does. While some may picture a choir classroom as a place to … more

Jefferson County financial picture not yet impacted by COVID-19 but existing challenges remain

While city officials in Golden, Wheat Ridge and other Jeffco cities are making plans to tighten their belts in response to major COVID-related hits to city revenues, Jeffco isn’t seeing a major … more

Genetic genealogy testing leads to suspect in 1963 murder

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has announced it has identified a suspect in another longstanding cold case homicide using genetic genealogy testing. On April 23, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff … more

Helping the helpers during COVID-19 crisis

From food banks to providers of services for seniors, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen non-profits all over Jefferson County step up to fill community needs created by the diseases spread. Yet just … more

Jefferson County party candidates for primary ballot selected in assemblies altered by COVID-19

One of the local milestones of any major election year was set to take place on March 26 with Republican party loyalists meeting at the School of Mines’ Green Center in Golden to vote on which … more

Homelessness in Jeffco during COVID-19

Life has not been easy for Wayne Graham since he came out to Colorado four years ago. The 60-year-old man came to the state from Georgia with hopes of joining the marijuana industry with his nephew. … more

A dozen Jeffco jail deputies test positive for COVID-19 antibodies

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced on April 16 that 12 deputies who work in the county jail have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 antibodies, which indicate they either currently … more

COVID-19 cases in Jeffco senior living facilities

According to the Jefferson County Public Health department, these are the facilities where outbreaks have been identified as of the end of the day on April 9. Lakewood Granville Assisted Living … 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
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