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Jeffco, Clear Creek and Gilpin to receive millions in opioid settlement

When it comes to the current state of the opioid crisis in Jefferson County, there is both good news and bad, state and county leaders say. First, the bad. Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said the county … more

JCOS seeks mountain site instead of Heritage Square in modified exchange

Jefferson County Open Space is now looking to acquire another property via a proposed land exchange with mining company Martin Marietta. On July 7, JCOS announced in a news release that it has been … more

NAAC stadium managers serve on groundbreaking U.S. Open crew

A.J. Hill was the only woman on the maintenance team at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open. This year, at the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, she was joined by 28 female … more

Discouted Lyft fares to four Jeffco trailheads

Anyone who has done much hiking or biking on a Jefferson County Open Space trail lately likely knows that the already-busy trail system seems to be more popular than ever. And if you've had the … more

Inmate dies after being found unresponsive in Jeffco jail

An inmate has died while in custody at the Jefferson County jail, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday. According to a press release, Abby Angelo, 29, was found unresponsive … more

A mountain memory: New site on South Table Mountain dedicated to Applewood lawyer and conservationist

When Carl Eiberger received a knock on the door of his Applewood home in late 1974, he never could have imagined how much the trajectory of his life was about to change. After all, the person … more

Collaboration in Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

As the 2020-21 school year drew to a close, a number of community organizations were concerned that summer supports for students would need to be more robust than ever to give students who struggled … more

Jeffco SLASH sites open through October

Jeffco Sustainable Lands and Safer Homes (SLASH) is hosting a summer-long program of collection sites where you can drop off tree debris and other organic material. The 2021 slash collection will be … more

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster … more

Shots in before schools out

When the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in kids ages 12-15 just three weeks before the end of the school year in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health was faced with its latest challenge in a … more

Funding boon to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program

The Outdoor Lab Foundation announced a donation of $235,000 to Jefferson County public schools for Outdoor Lab. The money will help sustain the popular program that’s been part of the district for … more

PHOTOS: Wheat Ridge High School's Class of 2021 graduation

Wheat Ridge High School Farmers' Class of 2021 celebrated  their graduation on May 21 at the North Area Athletic Complex.  more

Jeffco’s summer school plan

After surviving what’s arguably been the strangest school year in modern history, this year’s summer learning options will be a bit different as well. Asked about the District’s plans for … more

Council considering parking permits near Lubahn Trail

Anyone who has tried to park on the residential streets around the Lubahn Trail on South Table Mountain knows what a challenge it can be. But that situation could soon change if the Golden City … more

Jeffco teachers rally for equity, new contract

Cars honked, signs waved and a large banner was draped above a westbound stretch of I-70 as a boisterous group of Jeffco teachers and support staff rallied outside of the Jeffco Public Schools’ … more

Jeffco “heading in wrong direction” as COVID cases still rising

“We are still going in the very wrong direction.” That was the bottom line takeaway from the COVID-19 update Jeffco Public Health Executive Director Dawn Comstock gave to the Jefferson County on … more

Rattlesnake season is here again

If you’ve been hiking, running or general sight-seeing around Golden or the Western foothills, you probably know this time of year is when rattlesnakes come out of their winter dens. And in the … more

Jeffco’s CIP: Who is calling the shots?

Jeffco Schools’ Capital Improvement Program, on-track to cost more than three quarters of a billion dollars, has a relatively small number of people making the lion’s share of critical … more

Jeffco teens speak up for themselves on heady topics

Teen drinking and partying was front and center at the April 22 Jefferson County Communities That Care Youth Voices event. For the past four-and-half-months, 35 high school and college students have … more

Meet the new Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

The position of superintendent for the Jeffco Public Schools district can be harrowing. It is a that invite public scrutiny of your every action. It is a position that is often a lightning rod for … more
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