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Free, call-in meditation service program offered through library

Every Wednesday morning, Littleton resident Steve Cohen looks forward to calling the Jefferson County Public Library. He's not calling to look for a book, find a movie, or other services libraries … more

Jefferson County Milestones - July 2019

In the Military West U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ashley A. Dyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dyer is the daughter of … more

Jeffco libraries offer access to genealogy database

Jefferson County Public Library now offers access to MyHeritage, an online database that helps people explore their family’s history. Jeffco residents can access the database from any district … more

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that … more

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with … more

Baby goats to provide one-of-a-kind experience for yoga class

There’s something about being around silly baby goats that brings a smile to people’s faces. “It makes people happy,” said Lili Shelton, the wellness and fitness director at Mount Vernon … more

Without low-cost adult ed classes, ‘I couldn’t have gone on in school’

It had been 29 years since Aimee Diehl had last taken a math class. Having struggled with math in high school, the Lakewood resident believed the subject would stand in the way of her going to … more

A resource for Spanish speakers in Jefferson County

Paulina Erices started working for Jefferson County Public Health a few years ago as a maternal child health specialist. Erices began to hear a common pattern with some of the Spanish speaking … more

Jeffco families welcome shift to free full-day kindergarten

In the week from May 21 to May 28, enrollment in Arvada’s Weber Elementary’s half-day kindergarten program dropped to zero — with each of the six families who had enrolled their children in … more

Used-book sale benefits Jefferson County libraries

Find good books at bargain prices at the Jefferson County Library Foundation’s spring Whale of a Used Book Sale, May 31 to June 2 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The sale, which has a more … more

Jeffco school district and employees need more time to find common ground

At their last scheduled bargaining session on May 15, school district leaders and employees continued to negotiate an agreement for their 2019-2020 contract — and scheduled a new final session for … more

Jeffco Eats looks for more donations to help feed children

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, some families face the fear of how they will feed their children. Often times, children receive two meals a day from school, but once the school year … more

Grads could learn what not to do from me

Tomorrow morning, some of my favorite people in the whole world will celebrate one of the more significant milestones in their life. Along with over 400 of her own classmates, and about 380 of her … more

Police officers do pushups for charity

On May 6, recruits from Jefferson County police departments came together to raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado. Recruits did pushups to raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado, an organization that … more

New laws affect voting in Jeffco

When I was sworn in as Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder four months ago, I outlined a vision of a 21st century office that delivers accessible, efficient, and transparent service for you – … more

Hunt leads Ralston Valley baseball in race to 5A Jeffco title

LITTLETON — Ralston Valley senior Calvin Hunt was a one-man wrecking crew on the baseball diamond May 2 at Dakota Ridge High School. Hunt pitched six innings, giving up just two runs on three hits. … more

Jeffco’s young readers, writers honored at annual ceremony

Todd Fahnestock writes because it makes magic. “And because it makes lives and because it saves lives,” he said. “Writers … created heroes to look up to when my real-life heroes had failed … more

Teens empower the younger generation to become leaders

Elizabeth Crim and Kaylyn Buchanan have been friends since the second grade. The two, now juniors at Lakewood High School, got together for coffee last year and started talking about how women are … more

Outdoor Lab Foundation donates to Jeffco schools

For generations of sixth graders growing up in Jefferson County, the annual Outdoor Lab trip experience has become a rite of passage. To ensure that the experience remains available to all children, … more

Mines and Mitchell team up for data gathering

An outlook on the bridge near the library so people can take in the scenery as they cross over Clear Creek. A rental shack where people can rent river sports equipment and proper safety gear. A Clear … more
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