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Jeffco Libraries offering curbside pickup of materials

On May 16, Jeffco residents were again able to do one of many things they hadn’t been able to in nearly 10 weeks: drive away from the library with a new book to read. But while the end experience … more

Denver metro area arts go online

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton was just about to start its spring kids’ classes when the arrival of COVID-19 changed everything. “Once that all came apart, I, like everybody else, sort of sat … more

4-H turning obstacles into opportunities

While we are all adjusting to a new and different way of life, members of the Jeffco 4-H youth development program are using this challenging situation to practice several life skills taught by the … more

In-person learning will not resume this school year in Jeffco

After previously suspending in-person learning through April 30, Jeffco Public Schools sent out an April 3 letter announcing that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Jefferson County issues a stay-at-home order effective Thursday

Jefferson County's response to the pandemic threat of COVID-19 ramped up today, with a countywide order for residents to shelter in place, only leaving their houmes for essential activities, work and … more

Here's what remote learning looks like in Jeffco

March 12, Jeffco Public Schools announced it would be closing all school buildings the following week, leaving district and school employees a matter of days to ensure that, by March 17, tens of … more

County would sell Heritage Square under latest land swap proposal

Jefferson County Open Space wants to move forward with a proposed land swap involving Heritage Square and some of the surrounding hillside, even though it might not be feasible to turn the former … more

How COVID-19 is impacting Jeffco

Following the identification of several cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County and Gov. Jared Polis' announcement that community spread of the disease has occurred in Colorado, Jefferson County Public … more

Jeffco community faces new obstacles as school goes online for COVID-19

Six months ago, John Ford wouldn’t have believed that one day, the entire district would transfer all schools to temporary online learning, said Ford, a Jeffco parent and president of teachers … more

School no longer canceled March 19 in Jeffco

There will be school as normal for Jefferson County Public School students on March 19. After announcing that all Jeffco schools would close Thursday, March 19 because of a lack of available teachers … more

Jeffco high schoolers resting their case

Although the courts of Jefferson County usually go dark on weekends, they buzzed with activity on Saturday, Feb. 29 as lawyers made arguments and cross-examined witnesses about Gayle Gergich, a … more

*UPDATE* Jeffco schools to no longer close March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancelation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

Young Jeffco artists finding their voice

The new “Power of Process” exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden contains everything from a series of photos of a popping water balloon to monster faces made from recycled cans. But … more

Not waiting for the midnight hour: Area residents, businesses share alternative traditions for New Year’s Eve

Every three years or so, fire engineer Wendi Smith with the Denver Fire Department finds herself working on New Year’s Eve — a 24-hour shift starting at 7:30 a.m., usually entailing a constant … more

With suicidal ideation high in Jeffco, groups launch community trainings

Before attending a community QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer Training), former educator Cecelia Lange would never have considered directly asking if an individual was feeling suicidal, she … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Annual homeless count tallies an elusive population

On a balmy January night this year, 5,116 people were counted as being homeless in the Denver metro area. In Jefferson County, 394 homeless individuals were counted. The annual Point in Time (PIT) survey is conducted on a January night across … more

'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more
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