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Miles of secrets in the Mile High City

Most people are familiar with Rocky Flats in northwest Jefferson County, and the role it played in creating nuclear weapons parts. But if one lives on the east side of Denver, it’s entirely … more

No decision on Spero rezoning after seven-hour hearing

Jefferson County commissioners heard emotional testimony — but came to no decision — during a seven-hour hearing over whether Spero Recovery Center should be allowed to rezone two properties on … more

Call for applicants to Jeffco school board

Jeffco School Board members will soon be given the task of appointing a replacement to fill the seat of former member Ron Mitchell. Mitchell stepped down from his elected position, effective Nov. 12. … more

The women fighting hunger and homelessness in Jeffco

COVID-19 and tough economic times continue to take their toll on people everywhere, but for the hungry, homeless, or those on the brink, they’ve made an already difficult situation even more … more

Wildfire task force report IDs Evergreen/Conifer threat

Jefferson County’s mountain communities are literally a spark away from calamity, and it will take some serious money and coordination to avoid the worst of it.  That is the takeaway from the … more

Porta-Potty Pyro strikes South Jeffco

A mini crime-wave in south Jefferson County has seen five portable toilets set ablaze in area parks since late July. The most recent fire was set Oct. 16 at Marker Park on South Newland Street, where … more

Chief Jeffco judge suspends all jury trials until 2021

The First Judicial District, which includes Jefferson and Gilpin counties, is taking another pause on jury trials amid rising COVID-19 case numbers and an outbreak of the disease among court staff. … more

Democrats roll to victories in an increasingly blue Jeffco

It’s been over 100 years since there was a Jefferson County Board of Commissioners without a Republican commissioner. But that will be the case come January after Democrats won the two seats up for … more

Jeffco organization voting guides

There are several statewide ballot measures this year, and the issues and implications behind each of them are not always immediately apparent.Add to that a long list of potential candidates, and it is easy to see how most of us could use some guidance by a trusted source. more

New effort to get fentanyl testing strips, Narcan in hands of at-risk youth

Michael Miller knows what it means to overdose. He’s survived three of them after being revived by Narcan all three times. But he’s also known others who weren’t so lucky. “I have lost more … more

Mountain lion encounter sparks three-day closure of Deer Creek Canyon Park

Driving toward the trailhead, the natural beauty of the surroundings, like most of Colorado’s wild spaces, evokes a sense of peace that draws people in. It’s one of the reasons so many of us love … more

How we are planning on having a safe and secure election

In June, Jeffco voters proved that the Colorado election model is pandemic-proof, setting a state primary turnout record. Now, with voter registrations up, and more drop boxes and vote centers than … more

JCPH announces times and dates for free flu shots

Jefferson County Public Health has announced the dates and locations of several free flu clinics that it will put on around the county over the next few months. The agency stated in a press release … more

Reeling from COVID-19, RTD proposing to cut service

If you haven't been on the light rail or a bus for a while, you aren't alone. RTD officials say the system's ridership dropped steeply with the arrival of COVID-19 and remains about 60% lower than … more

Fire destroys garden honoring violent crime victims

A memorial garden for violent crime victims next to the Jefferson County courthouse has been destroyed by a fire that is being investigated as arson, according to Golden Public Information Officer … more

Some Jefferson County home-based business denied COVID-19 grant assistance

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its seventh month, it’s no secret that all sorts of businesses are struggling. But while many of those struggles are easy to see in the loss of a favorite restaurant … more

Elevated Jeffco COVID-19 case numbers keeping restrictions in place

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Jeffco has continued to be elevated from recent lows for the third straight week, leaving the county farther away from a potential loosening of restrictions. In … more

Winter is coming for struggling Jeffco restaurants

For nearly 15 years, Virgilio Urbano has served up some of the most acclaimed and popular pizzas in Jefferson County, first from a small storefront in Lakewood and later a much larger restaurant in … more

Man arrested on suspicion of committing three sex assaults in Jeffco

A man suspected of sexually assaulting at least three women he picked up along Colfax Avenue in Jefferson County has been arrested. On Sept. 18, Joseph Van Eck, 32, was booked into the Jefferson … more

Commissioners pass climate resolution

The Jeffco Commissioners voted 2-1 on Sept. 14 to pass a resolution acknowledging the nation’s global climate crisis and committing the county to taking certain local actions to help address the … more
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