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Jeffco moved to Level Blue as COVID-19 case numbers case numbers continue to drop

Continued decreases in the three metrics used to measure the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed Jeffco to move down to the second least restrictive level on the COVID-19 dial, Jefferson … more

Jeffco on verge of Level Blue as COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop

As the COVID-19 pandemic nears the one-year mark in Jeffco, the new executive director of Jefferson County Public Health says the situation is trending in the right direction with new cases … more

JCPH names new executive director

As the COVID-19 pandemic nears the one-year mark in Jeffco, the agency in charge of leading the county's response is getting a new leader. Last week, former epidemiology professor Dr. Dawn Comstock … more

Progress in vaccinating Jeffco seniors

Jeffco recently reached an important milestone in its initial COVID-19 vaccination efforts as more than 50% of Jeffco residents over the age of 70 have now received at least one vaccination shot, a … more

Stars rising in Lakewood talent show

One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver … more

JCPH now offering vaccine to residents 70 and over

After previously limiting its vaccination program to health care workers and first responders, Jefferson County Public Health will now be offering vaccinations at its Arvada site to those 70 and … more

Denver metro counties move to looser rules in level yellow

In the latest ratcheting down of Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions, the state public-health department confirmed it would drastically ease the limits that allow counties to remain in certain … more

DJFF leans in to on-demand viewing

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only changed the way film festivals screen their films for audiences, but the kinds of films they want to highlight. When getting the programming in place for the 25th … more

Colorado to loosen restrictions in color-coded COVID-19 dial

In the latest ratcheting down of Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions, the state public-health department announced plans to drastically ease the limits that allow counties to remain in certain … more

Level yellow could be weeks away for 5-Star businesses

In mid-December, businesses across Colorado saw state officials throw them what appeared to be an extra lifeline with the arrival of the “5-Star” program to allow them to operate with expanded … more

JCPH says it will soon be able to give out more vaccine, but acknowledges challenges of process

A Jefferson County Public Health official said the county's COVID-19 vaccine providers will soon be able to give residents their first vaccine dose at a faster rate than they have so far. That change … more

Jeffco workforce center unveils new website as part of larger push to adapt to pandemic demands

As 2020 came to an end, Colorado unemployment claims began rising once again after months of steady declines following unprecedented increases in the spring and summer. In Jefferson County, that … more

Don’t go stumbling now that we’re in the home stretch

I’m sure I wasn’t alone in breathing a sigh of relief this past New Year’s Eve when 2020 finally came to an end. It’s been a tough year for so many people in so many ways. For me, personally, … more

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 … more

Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the … more

Jeffco given greenlight to implement 5-star program for restaurants

Jefferson County has been given the green light from the state to offer a program that would allow restaurants to bring more customers into their dining rooms. However, restaurants will not yet be … more

Jeffco’s most vulnerable begin receiving Covid vaccine

With U.S. coronavirus deaths topping 68,000 for the month of December, Jeffco’s long-term care providers and the residents they take care of, deemed to be at the highest risk of mortality in the … more

Jefferson County's 2020 year in review

Well, what can we say? 2020 will surely be a year no Jeffco resident who lived through it will soon forget — no matter how much we might want to. So, before we (finally) say good riddance, lets … more

Jeffco COVID-19 numbers improving, but not yet enough to move county out of Level Red

Although new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Jeffco were continuing to decrease heading into Christmas, the county’s numbers were not yet where they need to be to move out of Level Red, the … more

Scenes from the mall

To say there were few people shopping at Southwest Plaza on Dec. 14, less than two weeks from Christmas, would be an inadequate description. A number of storefronts are closed. Those that are open … more
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