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A love (language) letter to America

Dear America, my most beloved America … The events of last week – pretty much all of them, including the astonishing, distressing and mostly overlooked COVID-19 numbers – left me speechless for … more

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 … more

Lifelong learning for Jeffco seniors

Curiosity. Connection. Camaraderie. These are the words that participants in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute use to describe the program that provides classes to older adults on everything from … more

Snowshoeing: ‘Viewing the world in a different lens’

With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially … more

Jeffco workforce center unveils new website as part of larger push to adapt to pandemic demands

As 2020 came to an end, Colorado unemployment claims began rising once again after months of steady declines following unprecedented increases in the spring and summer. In Jefferson County, that … more

Don’t go stumbling now that we’re in the home stretch

I’m sure I wasn’t alone in breathing a sigh of relief this past New Year’s Eve when 2020 finally came to an end. It’s been a tough year for so many people in so many ways. For me, personally, … more

Not all was doom and gloom in 2020

Lost in wall-to-wall negativity about a year that, frankly many would rather forget, stories of life-affirming good news about 2020 have been hard to come by. But if you look closely, you’ll find … more

Help for Jeffco small businesses on the way

State Senate Bill 20B-001, passed in December’s extraordinary three-day legislative session, should soon yield a bit of financial relief for some Jeffco small businesses hurt by Covid restrictions. … more

County, state launch vaccine information webpages

Jefferson County Public Health has launched a new webpage with information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The webpage, which can be accessed at, consists of FAQs … more

Jeffco judge now postponing all jury trials through mid-February

All jury trials in Jefferson and Gilpin counties will now be suspended through Feb. 15 after First Judicial District Chief Judge Jeffrey Pilkington issued an amendment to an existing order suspending … more

County accepting applications for small business grants

Jefferson County has opened up applications for a COVID-19 grant program that could provide small businesses with up to $7,000 in relief payments. On Dec. 7, Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill … more

Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the … more

Arvada eatery with a mission keeps jamming along

During the pandemic, while Jack’s/Steamers is closed for indoor dining, it relies on selling handcrafted jams and jellies -- labeled “A Different Kind of Jam” — to help generate revenue. And … more

Jeffco given greenlight to implement 5-star program for restaurants

Jefferson County has been given the green light from the state to offer a program that would allow restaurants to bring more customers into their dining rooms. However, restaurants will not yet be … more

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 … more

New year's resolutions: Experts say to 'set small goals' and 'find the joy'

After the most disruptive year in generations upended the social, financial and mental well-being of billions across the world, the question many face with the arrival of the new year is: What’s … more

Jeffco’s most vulnerable begin receiving Covid vaccine

With U.S. coronavirus deaths topping 68,000 for the month of December, Jeffco’s long-term care providers and the residents they take care of, deemed to be at the highest risk of mortality in the … more

Confusion abounds as metro-area counties' COVID-19 restrictions loosened

Public health restrictions in Denver metro counties will loosen Jan. 4, even though many don't qualify for a lower level of restrictions. Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties, which are … more

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

Polis seeks to ease COVID-19 restrictions in counties at level red

Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday he is asking the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to move Colorado counties that are currently in Level Red on the COVID-19 dial down to … more
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