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DisAbility vaccine event brings smiles and relief

A line of cars stretching through a parking garage near the Lakewood Wadsworth RTD station may have been the happiest place in the city on a rather dreary Wednesday morning last week. Because inside …
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Jeffco Schools names finalist for new Superintendent 
On March 25, the Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as their final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools. Dorland has served as Deputy …

Wheat Ridge’s Grammy’s Goodies keeping things real

You take 44th Avenue to Harlan Street, head north, look to your left and you’ll see it. A small Italian joint so authentic, it would fit right in to the opening credits of the Sopranos.  The story …

Jeffco cities saw 2020 crime numbers rise

Lakewood saw an increase in violent crime last year, with numbers climbing from 911 in 2019, to 950 in 2020, according to a state crime tracking website funded by the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention …

Lakewood man killed by SWAT during standoff identified

Lakewood Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place at approximately 5:54 a.m., April 1. According to the press release from Lakewood PD, Public Information Officer, …

Jeffco Public Library seeking input on location of new library in South Jeffco

Jefferson County currently has 10 libraries. But if you live in and around Ken Caryl and other areas of South Jeffco, you don’t live very close to any of them. But that won’t be the case for much …

Wheat Ridge alum in Tinseltown

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, a tale about dragon magic, a world torn apart and the redeeming power of trust, comes to Disney+ March 5. And when the final credits roll, folks from Wheat Ridge …

School news

ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion …

Red Rocks Theatre Department wins award

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has been selected by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) to be the recipient of the 2021 Bernice Joseph Award. The award, …

School district rolls out 2021 remote learning plan

Students enrolling in Jeffco Public Schools’ remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year can expect an equitable learning experience on par with in-person school, district officials told …

Possible closure ahead for Allendale Elementary

Families of students at Allendale Elementary recently received a letter from the school’s principal and several District officials, including Interim Superintendent, Kristopher Schuh, informing …
Journey Mueller, a former Colorado Christian University (CCU) student, who is suing the U.S. Department of Education for better protections for LGBTQ students at religiously affiliated colleges and universities. In the suit, filed by 33 plaintiffs altogether, Mueller talks about her experiences at CCU in Lakewood that caused her emotional distress, the suit says. The intent of the suit is to ensure the DOE enforces certain anti-discrimination laws for faith-based schools with sexual conduct policies.

Former Colorado Christian University student joins lawsuit against DOE

A former Colorado Christian University student is one of 33 plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education on Monday in an attempt to protect LGBTQ+ students at religiously …
General news

Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires

Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and …
A design of how the Alderfer/3 Sisters west parking lot is expected to be reconfigured next year.

More parking planned at Alderfer/3 Sisters

Additional parking is planned for Alderfer/3 Sisters Park in the next two years to alleviate some of the parking woes at the popular recreation area. Jefferson County Open Space, which owns the …
Heavy construction equipment used in the North System Renewal project.

North System Renewal project is in full swing in Applewood and Lakewood

In the 1930s, most of Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and surrounding areas were farmland. It’s during that time that Denver Water’s North System, which brings snowmelt from the mountains through Ralston …

Jeffco lays out two-phased plan for return to normalcy

COVID-19 restrictions are about to get looser in Jeffco as the county charts what it hopes will be a path out of the pandemic and back to pre-COVID normalcy. On Tuesday, JCPH announced via its …
Nine individuals or organizations were awarded with an honoree plaque at the 26th annual Good News Breakfast at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Jefferson County Good News Breakfast virtual event April 20

Annual Jeffco Good News Event Set for Tues., April 20, 2021 This year’s event will be virtual   JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO April 6, 2021 – Due to the ongoing risk of the …
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