Anti-racism community groups have sprung up in Jeffco in wake of summer protests

When demonstrations began springing up in cities around the nation in response to the killing of George Floyd, Zenat Shariff Belkin was troubled to find no such protests in her home city of Lakewood. …
Jefferson County sees need for more data as COVID-19 cases continue to increase
Jeffco officials asked for more specific data from Jeffco Public Health about where and among whom COVID-19 is spreading in Jeffco during a meeting held to discuss how the county should address a …

Pandemic interrupted by joy bomb in Lakewood

One Lakewood independent living community got a much-needed injection of color, life and frivolity amidst the isolation of the pandemic on Friday thanks to a man in a raincoat and a giant …

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Fall colors still impress on these easy in-town hikes

Even though the leaves are falling fast, it’s not too late to see some beautiful fall colors on an easy, close-in hike. But you’d better hurry. If you want to get away from it all for an hour or …

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A Douglas County School District school bus.

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts.
VIP's shovel dirt at the groundbreaking for Warren Tech South.
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Warren Tech South construction underway

Warren Tech, Jeffco Public Schools’ designated Career and Technical Education (CTE) school, officially broke ground on its third campus on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Warren Tech …
Reading Specialist Monica Mendez sits beside new teaching materials she’s been able to purchase for her Molholm Elementary classroom, using funds raised through an online program called Donors Choose.

Molholm teacher lands funding for projects large and small

Between COVID-19, a cratering economy and another rough start for the Broncos, it can be difficult to find a lot of things to be thankful for these days. But for Monica Mendez it’s not difficult at …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released …
A screenshot of Jeffco Schools new COVID-19 case tracking dashboard, available on the district website.

Jeffco Schools facing trickle of COVID-19 cases

After the first four weeks of in-person learning across Jeffco Public Schools, 51 schools of the district's 155 schools have had at least one confirmed COVID-19 case among either a student or …
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Ex-Broncos player pleads not guilty to assault in Douglas County

A former Denver Broncos player who was arrested in May in Douglas County has pleaded not guilty to four felonies and four misdemeanors related to the incident. Cody Latimer, 28, who was on the …
election 2020

Jeffco organization voting guides

There are several statewide ballot measures this year, and the issues and implications behind each of them are not always immediately apparent.Add to that a long list of potential candidates, and it is easy to see how most of us could use some guidance by a trusted source.
South Metro fire crews pose next to a Type 3 brush engine, which is designed to fight urban wildland fires.

Snow pauses wildfire growth, officials cautious

Parts of northern Colorado around the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires received up to a foot of snow between Oct. 25 and 26, pausing the growth of the two largest wildfires in state history. …
Michael Miller, the opioids iniatives coordinator at JCPH and Pamela Gould, Jefferson County’s Communities That Care coordinator, distributed “Save A Life” kits at O’Keefe Park in Lakewood on Oct. 25.

New effort to get fentanyl testing strips, Narcan in hands of at-risk youth

Michael Miller knows what it means to overdose. He’s survived three of them after being revived by Narcan all three times. But he’s also known others who weren’t so lucky. “I have lost more …
Lawyer and election law professor, Chris Jackson.

My Name Is... Chris Jackson

About me I’m a lawyer and a partner at Holland and Hart in Denver, specializing in appellate issues. I’ve argued cases in court dozens of times, and have handled work at the US Supreme Court, the …
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