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Multiple agencies respond to Bald Mountain Fire

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, as of 2:45 p.m. Sept. 21, the Bald Mountain Fire is 50% contained. U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon Park reopened at 1:45 p.m. Sept. … more

Colorado confirms six cases of vaping-related illness

Colorado health officials have confirmed six cases of vaping-related illness since the state announced its first case last month. The state Department of Health previously announced four known … more

Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with … more

Belmar Library to close for extensive redesign

Belmar Library in central Lakewood will be closed through spring 2020 for a major redesign starting Sept. 30. The Jefferson County Public Library at 555 S. Allison Parkway first opened in 2000, and … more

500+ people seek to clean up trash in Clear Creek Canyon

Allan Reid, who has lived in Jefferson County for about 50 years, identifies with the saying that goes like this: If not me, who? And if not now, when? “I’m retired,” said the 74-year-old … more

100 trips to the grocery store and counting

On Sept. 14, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held his 100th of his Government in the Grocery events. He started the Government in the Grocery program when he first took office in 2007 to meet … more

District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — … more

A place for cooling down in class

Sometimes we all need to step away and take a moment for a breather to calm our emotions and refocus. This is the idea behind a Cool Down Corner. “The idea resonates with people,” said Golden … more

Effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen fails

An effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, has failed. Lakewood native and Republican Nancy Pallozzi propelled a petition to recall Pettersen over the summer. The … more

Jeffco Sheriff and partner organizations solve 38-year-old cold case

Thanks to advancements in technology in genealogical DNA matching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has solved a cold case that was nearly four decades old. At a press conference on Sept. 10, … more

Action Center announces reopening of Lakewood shelter

The past couple of years were testing times for The Action Center. Toward the end of 2017, The Action Center's Executive Director Mag Strittmatter resigned from her position that she held for over 15 … more

Parents appeal decision not to designate feeder for option school

Neighboring schools Maple Grove Elementary for kindergarteners through fifth graders and the Manning School of Academics and Arts for sixth through eighth graders are at odds over a decision on … more

2020 National Merit semifinalists named

Semifinals in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program have been announced. The program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous … more

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with … more

Some Democrats on shaky political ground with proposed fracking bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural … more

Help choose Wheat Ridge’s next chief of police

Wheat Ridge recently launched a national search for its next chief of police, following the retirement of Chief Dan Brennan, who had served in that role since 2004. The city has hired Public Sector … more

Hope House center for teen moms sets Arvada apart

Six years ago, 6475 Benton St., on the corner of Benton and 64th Avenue, was empty. But come Sept. 5, the location flooded with a bigger crowd than ever before as the community came together to … more

Candidates set for Golden election

Voters in Golden will be electing a new mayor and two city councilmembers this Nov. 5. Golden’s city council consists of seven members — one mayor, one representative for each of Golden’s two … more

Back to school also means elections around the corner

With Labor Day behind us, the days are getting shorter which means summer is winding down and fall is just ahead. This also means we are coming up on the scariest time of year. That’s right, folks … more

Two new members to be elected to school board

For voters in the Jefferson County School District, Nov. 5 will see them select two representatives to sit on the school board, which is made up of five seats total. The representatives will serve a … more
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