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Econ report shows Jeffco added jobs in 2020 despite pandemic

Given that the last 14 months have been dominated by a major pandemic that resulted in Colorado reaching the highest unemployment rate (14.4%) ever recorded in April 2020, one might naturally assume … 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

Jefferson County Good News Breakfast virtual event April 20

Annual Jeffco Good News Event Set for Tues., April 20, 2021 This year’s event will be virtual   JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO April 6, 2021 – Due to the ongoing risk of the … more

Denver metro counties may see patchwork of COVID restrictions in April

As state public health officials prepare to step back and let local health agencies decide what coronavirus restrictions to enact going forward, it's unclear what the resulting landscape of policies … more

JCPH closing large Arvada vaccination site to focus efforts

As COVID-19 vaccinations got underway in December, one of the first locations to begin offering the shots was Jefferson County Public Health’s vaccination center in Arvada. The drive-thru site, … more

Working Together to Reduce Wildfire Risk in Jefferson County

Colorado watched last year the devastating impact of catastrophic fires. Homes were destroyed, families displaced and more than 625,000 acres of land scorched. Firefighters and law enforcement put … more

NREL software engineer helps folks find available COVID-19 vaccines

It wasn't long after the first COVID-19 vaccines went into arms that NREL software engineer Nick Muerdter started hearing constantly about the difficulties faced by his coworkers that trying to set … more

Vaccination efforts missing minority groups in Jeffco

Over the last 13 weeks, more than 175,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Jefferson County. But in that time, a rather troubling picture has begun to emerge about those who are receiving … 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

A response from the DMV

I read last week’s letter about DMV “bureaucrats” who have “no motivation – zero – to serve customers” with great interest. After all, I’m the bureaucrat in charge of Jeffco’s … 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

New era in Jeffco underway following officials’ swearing-in

A new era officially has officially dawned in Jefferson County with the swearing-in of the new Democratic district attorney and county commissioners, whose arrival has cemented the county’s … 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

Bringing experience to the table for Jefferson County

In the more than 23 years that I’ve lived in Jefferson County and the almost 40 that I’ve paid close attention to county politics, there have never been new county commissioners who were better … more

Jeffco seeking residents ideas for disaster mitigation projects, priorities

Anyone who has spent much time in Evergreen or Conifer likely knows the area has a long list of needs when it comes to reducing the potential harm posed by wildfires. However, they also likely … 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

New slash site for Jeffco under discussion

Jefferson County is proposing to open a year-round, permanent slash recycling site adjacent to the Rooney Road Recycling Center in Golden. Slash is a term for materials like yard waste, tree … more

Not all was doom and gloom in 2020

Lost in wall-to-wall negativity about a year that, frankly many would rather forget, stories of life-affirming good news about 2020 have been hard to come by. But if you look closely, you’ll find … more
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