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JCPH seeking injunction to require Bandimere to submit safety plan for events

After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a … more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. more

All Jeffco students can return for in-person schooling this fall

On July 8, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all students will have the option to attend school in-person every day next school year. The district's plan for next year, Restart Jeffco, outlines … more

My name is... Christopher Arlen

I grew up in Ontario, California with a mother who was a nurse and a father who was an auto-shop teacher. He later became a minister and pastor. I joined the Army when I was 17. I remember I turned … more

Tri-County Health Department adopts COVID-19 masking order

Tri-County's Board of Health acknowledged that masks have become a political issue but said their value as public health tools mattered more as they narrowly adopted a masking order July 8. In a … more

Letters to the editor: Jefferson County, July 7 edition

Don’t blame the victim Letter writer Russell Haas shown that with a quick visit to Wikipedia, one can find anything to blame a prone, handcuffed man for dying under the weight of three police … more

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at … more

Commemorating Eva Levine and what she stood for

People reporting other people to the authorities. Entire faiths, entire ethnicities demonized, attacked. Ghettos. Mobs. Looting. Uniforms. Gassing. Rampant disease. These are the circumstances in … more

Virtual notary process makes our lives easier

I recently participated in an event appropriate for the times: a virtual signing for my bill to allow for remote notarization. Over a Webex call broadcast on YouTube, my fellow bill sponsors and I … more

Small wonders: Catching up nature’s favorite avian gems

It is one of the most intriguing, visually sought-after bird species no matter where we might live. Virtually everything about the hummingbird fascinates birders and families in general — its size, … more

America could certainly use a Gandalf right about now

Happy Fourth, everybody! As any of the long-time readers know, I am a geek. Or a nerd, depending on whatever definition of those two terms you ken. Which, it seems, is solely the purview of the … more

A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from … more

Jeffco superintendent Jason Glass a finalist for Kentucky education commissioner

On July 1, Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent of about three years, Jason Glass, was named one of three finalists that are in the running to be Kentucky's next Commissioner of Education. … more

Places are opening up, but it’s far from normal

It’s been a really strange weekend for me. As everyone knows, things have started to open up around town and people are finally getting out of the house and happy to have a few things returning … more

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by … more

The reopening rollercoaster continues

I have to tell you, this is one heck of a roller coaster ride we’re all on. One minute things are opening up again, then the next they’re shutting down again, but it’s only certain things that … more

Jeffco teachers face a 'curveball' with online summer learning

Jeffco Public Schools typically runs its Jeffco Summer of Early Leaning (JSEL), a summer learning program for incoming first through third graders, at schools and in person. But as June rolled around … more

Golden City Council closing creek, reconsidering mask rules

Concerns about crowds led the Golden City Council to take new actions to require face masks and limit access to Clear Creek during a special meeting held ahead of the busy July 4 weekend. The council … more

Man arrested in Arvada assault case from 2002

Arvada Police Department detectives have arrested a 63-year-old man who they said is suspected in an assault case that occurred in Arvada in 2002. According to a release from the APD, Brent W. … more
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