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Volunteers remember veterans at Fort Logan for Wreaths Across America

The hallowed marble rows of headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery were brightened the week before Christmas, as volunteers with Wreaths Across America honored the dead with bow-festooned balsam …
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Law enforcement agencies say they are prepared to meet safety demands if unrest accompanies inauguration

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are making preparations to respond should any civil unrest accompany Jan. 20's presidential inauguration. In a statement posted last week on …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is shown addressing a chamber of commerce luncheon in January in Adams County. File photo

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 …
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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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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 …

Adelante Jeffco changing names

Adelante Jeffco, a network of Spanish speaking families and local agencies, announced last week that the network will begin operating under a new name and will be known as Conectando, effective …
Education

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 Public Schools food service employees Brittany Knight, Ronda Swenson and Asta Lock staff the Wilmot Elementary holiday food pick-up station in Evergreen. On Dec. 21 stations like this one provided multiple meals for Jeffco Public Schools students across the district.

Jeffco Schools pivot — expand Grab and Go food program

Amid criticism of its Grab and Go meals program, and in a move to be more nimble in providing food aid to students during the return to at-home learning, Jeffco schools rolled out a bus delivery …

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 …
Business

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. …

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 …
In the Jack’s Bar & Grill and Steamers Coffeehouse prep kitchen about half of the workers have intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and seizure disorders.

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 …

Jefferson County has applied to implement a 5 Star variance program for restaurants

Jefferson County is awaiting word from the state about whether it will allow the county to offer a program that would pave the way for restaurants to reopen their dining rooms even as the county …

Artist Laura Burrell Garden prepares hummingbird feeders for mailing. Garden has painted original designs that are on a special plastic that she adheres to the feeder.

Nectar of the birds

If you hang the right hummingbird feeder, the tiny creatures will come. That is the philosophy of artist Laura Burrell Garden, who lives off of Highway 73. She found what she calls the perfect …
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