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Jefferson County cities call for more jail funding

On Feb. 13, the municipal police chiefs of Jefferson County — representing Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Mountain View, Westminster and Wheat Ridge — submitted a letter to the … more

A primary primer for Jefferson County

Now that we are in the middle of the first presidential primary in Colorado in 20 years, the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder’s office has been getting a lot of questions. Here are some answers: … more

Jeffco DA cites ‘significant concerns’ about jail releases

On Feb. 12, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced it would be releasing 23 inmates early as the jail population was once again two percent above its capacity of 1,148 beds. Those releases … more

Jefferson County wrestling with more budget cuts

From the ongoing release of jail inmates following the closure of a floor of the county jail to a heated discussion about the future of the Jeffco fairgrounds, budget cuts and their fallout have been … more

Jefferson County Sheriff, County Commissioners discuss lingering jail crisis

When Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader told the county Board of Commissioners that the county was nearing the next stage of its jail crowding crisis, it provided an opportunity for Shrader and … more

”The (point-in-time survey) is always a humbling and heartbreaking experience”

Robert sat with a blanket and a few jackets on outside an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar on a 32-degree night, in Lakewood on Jan. 27. Across the street from him sat his bike, locked to a pole … more

Reporter Stories: Jefferson County Budget ax falls on the jail, fairgrounds too?

CCM Golden Community Editor Paul Albani-Burgio talks about the Jefferson County budget fallout from November's ballot and what that means for the jail and for the county fairgrounds. You can read … more

Jeffco fairgrounds may be closed as a budget cut

The Jefferson County Commissioners will consider next month whether to shut down the county fairgrounds in Golden to save money as the county is faced with budget cuts. On Jan. 21, County Manager Don … more

Jeffco Sheriff says residents should expect jail releases to continue at least through 2020

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader said county residents should expect to see inmates released early from the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for the rest of the year. The Sheriff’s … more

My Name Is... Cheri Jahn

About me I was born in Sterling, but I moved to Wheat Ridge when I was 13 and decided to stay here. I love planting my garden where I grow flowers and vegetables. I have three grand kids and I love … more

Jeffco Treasurer’s office unveils new property tax search site before tax season

The Jefferson County Treasurer’s office hopes the upcoming property tax payment season will be less painful than usual thanks to the improved version of its property tax search website it recently … more

Reporter Stories: Talking about Colorado's new Red Flag law

Community Editor Elliott Wenzler discusses what she learned about how the Front Range county sheriff's plan to enforce Colorado's controversial new Red Flag law, allowing the courts and law enforcement to confiscate someones' firearms. more

Jeffco Library district introduces new Spanish-language website

The Jefferson County Public Library is now offering a website and online catalogue that have been enhanced to offer an improved user experience for Spanish-speakers. Sarah Rudman, the library's … more

Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a … more

Shopping List: Milk, eggs, vehicle registration

Jefferson County residents can now avoid a dreaded trip to the DMV in favor of renewing their vehicle registration and tags at a location many of them already visit every week: King Soopers. Last … more

Jeffco Eats partners with school pantries

Lakewood resident Barb Moore recently received a phone call from McLain Community High School about a student whose family was being evicted, and father was losing his job. The student was worried … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

Jefferson County commissioners approve 2020 budget

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo on Nov. 12 pointed out that Jefferson County is not the first jurisdiction to face budget cuts. “And it won’t be the last,” she said. “But I think … more

Mayors discuss building shelters, avoiding growth caps at annual roundtable

At the annual Mayors Roundtable hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Herb Atchison of Westminster focused his opening remarks on the relationship between metro Denver mayors. His point was … more
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