Keyword: Jefferson County
71 results total, viewing 1 - 20

County possibly facing loss of $29 million in revenue in 2022

Preliminary forecasts suggest Jefferson County could lose as much as $29 million in property tax revenue in 2022 because of anticipated reductions in the property tax assessment rate, County … more

Jefferson County files lawsuit against Bandimere over rally

Jefferson County Public Health is taking Bandimere Speedway back to court after the speedway held a rally opposing COVID-19 public health orders that JCPH says violated those orders. The lawsuit, … more

Bandimere draws unmasked crowd to oppose health orders

Face masks were rare and MAGA hats and red, white and blue were plentiful on Sept. 1 at Bandimere Speedway as a crowd descended on the race track to protest what organizers called “unconstitutional … more

Some Stern advice from Jefferson County

County clerk and recorders aren’t usually in the business of chasing headlines. But in the past few months Jeffco Clerk and Recorder George Stern has been a subject of stories in not only local … more

Telephone town hall about COVID-19 and county budget

The Jefferson County Commissioners are hosting a telephone town hall to discuss issues related to the county budget on Monday, August, 31, at 6 p.m. According to a press release, the commissioners … more

Jeffco COVID-19 case numbers look better ahead of Labor Day

Jefferson County’s new COVID-19 case numbers are again under the threshold for the county to keep its variance from the state’s safer-at-home order. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Jefferson County Public … more

Jeffco trials resume with precautions and an unprecedented backlog

On Aug. 3, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges alike returned to the Jefferson County courthouse for the first jury trials in nearly five months to find a court system that, like the community … more

Signs of recovery in Jefferson economy but challenges remain

There are signs Jefferson County’s economy is recovering from the depths it reached earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, although several indicators suggest the county has a long way to go before … more

Sheriff: Jeffco seeing increase in violent crime

As law enforcement nationwide operates in an environment beset by issues ranging from the COVID-19 crisis and continuing unrest about racial justice and policing practices, Jefferson County’s … more

Bandimere reaches agreement with JCPH to resume races without crowds

A Jefferson County Public Health official said the agency has reached an agreement with the Bandimere family to allow races to be held at the speedway this week, albeit in a limited capacity without … more

Hate crime charge filed in Lakewood attack

As an investigation into an alleged assault on Lakhwant Singh continues, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has filed a class five felony bias-motivated crime charge against Eric … more

Jefferson County sees slight increase in point-in-time survey results

Robert Bosch spends around four days a week at Mean Street Ministry in Lakewood — a place that offers services to the homeless like clothing, a food bank, a café and its severe weather shelter. He … more

Jeffco calls for new mask order, mitigation plan with reopening at risk

Jefferson County Public Health says the county is at risk of having some of its reopening allowances for larger gatherings be removed as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. On July 24, JCPH announced … more

Jeffco variance in danger as COVID-19 cases rise, JCPH says

As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise sharply in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health's Executive Director is warning the county is in danger of losing a variance that allows larger gatherings … more

Judge declines to issue injunction against Bandimere

A judge declined to issue a permanent injunction against the owners of Bandimere Speedway on Tuesday, citing the issuance of a new public health order that would have rendered such an injunction … more

JCPH pleads with public to follow recommendations

After weeks of decreases, an increase in the rates of both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Jefferson County is creating new a concern for Jefferson County's top public health official, who is … more

Jefferson County Public Health issues emergency order requiring face masks

After previously encouraging face coverings but stopping short of requiring them, Jefferson County Public Health has issued a public health order requiring people in Jeffco to wear a face mask in public situations where six feet of social distance cannot be maintained. more

Golden City Council mandate masks be worn in public

The Golden City Council has unanimously voted to pass an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings to be worn inside businesses and in public situations where social distancing cannot be … more

Pair of brothers launch franchise of sanitization business in Jeffco

When COVID-19 brothers Miguel and Tomas Zepeda to shut down the flag football leagues they operate in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri last spring, they began looking for new business opportunities that … more

Judge allowing Bandimere to continue operating for now, but COVID-19-related restraining order to remain in place

After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a … more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 6 months.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.
Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.