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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 … more

Two new builds and a fixer-upper in Jeffco

Three projects taking place within a few miles of each other add up to a lot of new retail, residential and rehab being built between west Crown Hill and Applewood. It’s getting hard to find places … more

As pressure mounts around state, Jeffco hospitals have not reached capacity

As the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases is pushing hospitals across the state to their capacity, officials from Jefferson County’s two major hospitals say they are also dealing with an increase … more

Miles of secrets in the Mile High City

Most people are familiar with Rocky Flats in northwest Jefferson County, and the role it played in creating nuclear weapons parts. But if one lives on the east side of Denver, it’s entirely … more

Wildfire task force report IDs Evergreen/Conifer threat

Jefferson County’s mountain communities are literally a spark away from calamity, and it will take some serious money and coordination to avoid the worst of it.  That is the takeaway from the … more

Porta-Potty Pyro strikes South Jeffco

A mini crime-wave in south Jefferson County has seen five portable toilets set ablaze in area parks since late July. The most recent fire was set Oct. 16 at Marker Park on South Newland Street, where … more

Chief Jeffco judge suspends all jury trials until 2021

The First Judicial District, which includes Jefferson and Gilpin counties, is taking another pause on jury trials amid rising COVID-19 case numbers and an outbreak of the disease among court staff. … more

Democrats roll to victories in an increasingly blue Jeffco

It’s been over 100 years since there was a Jefferson County Board of Commissioners without a Republican commissioner. But that will be the case come January after Democrats won the two seats up for … more

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. more

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 … more

Mountain lion encounter sparks three-day closure of Deer Creek Canyon Park

Driving toward the trailhead, the natural beauty of the surroundings, like most of Colorado’s wild spaces, evokes a sense of peace that draws people in. It’s one of the reasons so many of us love … more

My Name Is ... Chesney Midcap

Capturing people’s best moments I am 31 and live in the west Littleton area (south Jefferson County). 2012 is when I began my photography business, Chesney Louie Photography. My path began when I … more

JCPH announces times and dates for free flu shots

Jefferson County Public Health has announced the dates and locations of several free flu clinics that it will put on around the county over the next few months. The agency stated in a press release … more

Reeling from COVID-19, RTD proposing to cut service

If you haven't been on the light rail or a bus for a while, you aren't alone. RTD officials say the system's ridership dropped steeply with the arrival of COVID-19 and remains about 60% lower than … more

Fire destroys garden honoring violent crime victims

A memorial garden for violent crime victims next to the Jefferson County courthouse has been destroyed by a fire that is being investigated as arson, according to Golden Public Information Officer … more

Winter is coming for struggling Jeffco restaurants

For nearly 15 years, Virgilio Urbano has served up some of the most acclaimed and popular pizzas in Jefferson County, first from a small storefront in Lakewood and later a much larger restaurant in … more

Man arrested on suspicion of committing three sex assaults in Jeffco

A man suspected of sexually assaulting at least three women he picked up along Colfax Avenue in Jefferson County has been arrested. On Sept. 18, Joseph Van Eck, 32, was booked into the Jefferson … more

Lakewood road rage shooter sentenced to 14 years

Kile Joshua Chaca, 22, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Sept. 22, where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting a man in the parking lot of a Walmart in Lakewood. On … more

Jeffco trials resume with precautions and an unprecedented backlog

On Aug. 3, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges alike returned to the Jefferson County courthouse for the first jury trials in nearly five months to find a court system that, like the community … more

Dakota Ridge Class of 2020 comes together one last time

The class of 2020 graduated from Dakota Ridge High School on Aug. 7 with a rescheduled ceremony held at Jeffco Stadium. The ceremony included a musical performance by a graduating senior and speeches … more
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