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Jeffco superintendent Jason Glass a finalist for Kentucky education commissioner

On July 1, Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent of about three years, Jason Glass, was named one of three finalists that are in the running to be Kentucky's next Commissioner of Education. … more

New online dashboard offers look at how pandemic is impacting Jeffco

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Jeffco residents can now get a clearer and more precise picture of how and where the pandemic is impacting the county by accessing a redesigned online dashboard. The … more

COVID-19 complicates Jefferson County budget situation

As Jefferson County begins its 2021 budgeting process, administrative staff is entering the process by warning county departments to cut a total of about $6.3 million from budgets to help maintain … more

JCPH says it will take legal action against Bandimere for July 4 show

Jefferson County Public Health is promising to pursue legal action against Bandimere Speedway's owner after the speedway held a racing event on July 4 that violated a court order that laid out crowd … more

Jeffco to seek second variance that would increase gathering limits

As Jefferson County’s COVID-19 case numbers continue to go down, the county commissioners have instructed county staff to seek a new variance from the state’s current Safer-at-Home rules that … more

Jefferson Parkway in months-long standstill

The city council of Broomfield — one of three entities who formed the original Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) more than a decade ago — unanimously voted to withdraw from … more

Jeffco announces elementary students can return full-time next school year

In a June 18 letter to staff members, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all elementary students will have the option to return for in-person learning five days a week next year. Until the June 18 … more

Malls, recreation facilities and more able to reopen under county variance

Although the crowds were sparse and many shops remained closed along with the food court dining area, June 11 was an important day for Colorado Mills as the Lakewood shopping center was able to … more

Candidate questionnaire for First Judicial District DA primary candidates

There are two Democrats on the June 2020 primary ballot, to run for the office of District Attorney, representing Jefferson and Gilpin countines. Current Republican DA Pete Weir is term limited. The … more

Health restrictions loosen for Jeffco

Jefferson County was granted certain variance to the statewide Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order, beginning June 8. The county’s variances allow for larger gathering sizes for … more

District's recommended cuts include option bussing, school improvement funds

As the school board and district team get closer to making final decisions on the 2020-2021 budget, the team has divided some of its potential districtwide cuts into recommended, disruptive and … more

Here's what you need to know for the June Primary in Jefferson County

It may feel like the March presidential primary election just ended, but the June 30 state primary is already here. While the COVID-19 outbreak means election officials must take new safety … more

Jefferson County offers grants to small businesses and nonprofits hurt by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to many Jefferson County residents and businesses. As individuals, the state’s “Stay at Home” and now “Safer at Home” orders … more

40 inmates positive for COVID-19 at Jeffco jail

Forty inmates at the Jefferson County jail have now tested positive for COVID-19, Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Michael Taplin said on May 28. Taplin said the jail has tested 126 … more

Varied Jeffco COVID case rates suggest disease hitting low-income areas

From highly populated suburbs like Lakewood and Arvada to more rural locations like Genesee and Indian Hills, COVID-19 has turned up in communities across Jefferson County. But while few corners of … more

Hunger pains in Jeffco during COVID-19

Lakewood resident Bev Noia was on a walk with her dog in mid-April when she saw a little free library with canned food in it. Little free libraries can typically be found in residential neighborhoods … more

Hundreds of Jefferson County businesses violated health orders

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jefferson County Public Health has had hundreds of contacts with businesses following complaints from the public about violations of current health orders. However, … more

Many Jeffco departments moving to four-day work week in June

When Jefferson County offices reopen to the public, they will also transition to a four-day work week as part of an effort to cut county costs. Under the new schedule, which is set to take effect … more

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did … more

Jefferson County, cities receive million in CARES Act funding

On April 30, Jefferson County has granted $101.7 million in relief funds to cover expenses related to COVID-19 and its recovery. The funds were made available to cities and states through the … more
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