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Jeffco Girl Scout troops ready to adapt cookie sales to pandemic year

Each year, Girl Scout troops place an initial order for cookie boxes to have on hand to start their annual selling frenzy. This time around, Golden's troops took the unusual step of placing initial …
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State Rep. Champion, of Littleton area, calls D.C. protests 'extremely polite'
After mobs objecting to the certification of the Electoral College vote stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, forcing the evacuation of both houses of Congress, outgoing Colorado State Rep. …

Green Mountain homicide discovered

Lakewood Police are investigating a homicide after being called to a home in the 2100 block of S. Coors Circle, Dec. 29, 2020. Upon their arrival at approximately 2:45 p.m., officers were informed by …

Jefferson County's 2020 year in review

Well, what can we say? 2020 will surely be a year no Jeffco resident who lived through it will soon forget — no matter how much we might want to. So, before we (finally) say good riddance, lets …

Fighting the good fight on Jeffco’s Mean Streets

He used to be a cowboy. In a different life. In a much different place. Cowboying is good work for someone who’s not a people person, he said, for the kind of person who prefers the company of …

Outdoor skating a holiday refuge amid pandemic

Bryan Rankin did his best to keep up with his daughter on the ice. Alora, the Ponderosa High School sophomore, darted around the Parker Ice Trail Dec. 3, at times lapping her father. Alora egged on …

School news

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

Jeffco school board special session includes January restart plan

A plan to get some kids back in the classroom by late January was unveiled in a special session of the Jeffco School Board, Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020.  Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh started …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …
Luke Martin was one of nearly a dozen Fitzmorris Elementary School students who are in the school's Autism Spectrum Disorder program to show off the school's Pumper Car.

Pumper Car provides an outlet and an incentive for ASD students at Arvada elementary school

Dalton Minor enjoys riding the Pumper Car, and “fast,” as he will tell you. The Fitzmorris Elementary School student is quite adept at showing how it works, pushing his hands out as if he is …
Rick Rush

Jeffco school board appoints Rick Rush to vacant seat

Rick Rush was appointed to fill the open seat on the Jeffco Board of Education by active board members in a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8. He was sworn in by Judge Jeffrey Pilkington during a …
General news

Polis blasts lack of vaccine influx

Top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, “spoke out of turn” and lied to Colorado and other states about an incoming influx of vaccines that didn't …
DeGette
House votes to impeach President Trump

DeGette: 'No one is above the law in this country'; Buck: Impeachment process was rushed

Following the U.S. House’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump the afternoon of Jan. 13, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, issued a statement calling Trump “one of the greatest …

Douglas County teenager who had been reported missing is located

A teenager from Douglas County who had been reported missing has been found, according to the Denver Police Department.

Holiday food share in Lakewood feeds hundreds

Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul poses with Maria Contreas with Adelante Jeffco at the Kaizen Food Rescue Holiday Food Share event on Dec. 21. Kaizen, in partnership with Adelante Jeffco helped provide 300 …
Congressman Ed Perlmutter poses for a photo in Lakewood in August. File photo

Perlmutter recounts Capitol insurrection

On Jan. 6, US legislators debated the merits of completing a perfunctory certification of the electoral college results in the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the House and Senate were …
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