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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

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

Jeffco judge now postponing all jury trials through mid-February

All jury trials in Jefferson and Gilpin counties will now be suspended through Feb. 15 after First Judicial District Chief Judge Jeffrey Pilkington issued an amendment to an existing order suspending … more

County accepting applications for small business grants

Jefferson County has opened up applications for a COVID-19 grant program that could provide small businesses with up to $7,000 in relief payments. On Dec. 7, Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill … more

Sheriff’s Office decision to extend sentences impacts 200 inmates

After spending more than 400 days and $30,000 completing a work release sentence for a DUI, Chalmers Bradbury was eagerly counting the days till Dec. 9, when that sentence was set to end. But when … more

Jeffco given greenlight to implement 5-star program for restaurants

Jefferson County has been given the green light from the state to offer a program that would allow restaurants to bring more customers into their dining rooms. However, restaurants will not yet be … more

Jefferson County's 2020 year in review

Well, what can we say? 2020 will surely be a year no Jeffco resident who lived through it will soon forget — no matter how much we might want to. So, before we (finally) say good riddance, lets … more

Jeffco COVID-19 numbers improving, but not yet enough to move county out of Level Red

Although new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Jeffco were continuing to decrease heading into Christmas, the county’s numbers were not yet where they need to be to move out of Level Red, the … more

Checking in on Jeffco’s Latino community

On a chilly Saturday afternoon in Arvada, lines of cars wind around the corner and out into the street as drivers wait their turn to receive a box of food and a holiday turkey. Volunteers of all … more

Two new builds and a fixer-upper in Jeffco

Three projects taking place within a few miles of each other add up to a lot of new retail, residential and rehab being built between west Crown Hill and Applewood. It’s getting hard to find places … more

As pressure mounts around state, Jeffco hospitals have not reached capacity

As the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases is pushing hospitals across the state to their capacity, officials from Jefferson County’s two major hospitals say they are also dealing with an increase … more
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