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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

ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion … more

Third time definitely not the charm for Jefferson County

I’d hoped the third time would be the charm. But the Jefferson County Board of Education disappointed me and insulted all Jefferson County taxpayers by naming a single finalist for its … more

Jeffco moving to Level Yellow following increase in COVID-19 cases

      While COVID-19-related restrictions continue to loosen in many Colorado counties, they are tightening in Jeffco after the state informed the county that it would be … more

CASA of Jeffco and Gilpin celebrate 20 years with stickers

In celebration of 20 years of advocacy, CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties announced the winners of its new sticker design competition. CASA children were encouraged to design a sticker (or … more

Jeffco Public Library seeking input on location of new library in South Jeffco

Jefferson County currently has 10 libraries. But if you live in and around Ken Caryl and other areas of South Jeffco, you don’t live very close to any of them. But that won’t be the case for much … more

Jeffco Schools names superintendent finalist

Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as its final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools on March 25. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Jeffco Schools accountability board calls for minimum in-person testing

Jefferson County's own District Accountability Committee has unanimously called for the district to do a minimum of in-person testing for this school year as possible. The DAC, a group of volunteer … more

Jeffco Schools names finalist for new Superintendent 

On March 25, the Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as their final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

County health head optimistic as Jeffco surpasses 200,000 shots

A few weeks ago, Jefferson County Public Health executive director Dawn Comstock told the Jefferson County commissioners that she couldn’t yet see “the light at the end of the tunnel” of the … more

Jeffco schools looking at $54 million in cuts for 2021-22

At a recent Jeffco School Board meeting, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Nicole Stewart, gave a presentation asking board members for input on where to make needed cuts in the 2021-22 budget.  The … more

Testing takes center stage in school board session

In a Feb. 23, meeting of the Jeffco School Board, assessment tests and the possibility of their results having a punitive effect on the District and teachers were the main topic of concern. Matthew … more

Jeffco Capital Improvement Program: The numbers

In the beginning, there was the flipbook. Before bringing the 2018 Bond vote to the people, the Jeffco Public Schools district created a document known as the flipbook. It was a comprehensive index … more

Saturday sledding brings out smiles

No hours were spent in bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic to ride this hill. Families took advantage of good weekend weather and last week’s snow to have some fun at South Jeffco’s Sledding Hill … more

Region's largest family justice center now serving abuse victims in Jeffco

Cynthia Kornegey knows first-hand the many challenges faced by victims of domestic abuse. “When you are pregnant and you are pushed down the stairs, you don't know how to keep that secret in your … more

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
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