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JCPH announces times and dates for free flu shots

Jefferson County Public Health has announced the dates and locations of several free flu clinics that it will put on around the county over the next few months. The agency stated in a press release … more

Reeling from COVID-19, RTD proposing to cut service

If you haven't been on the light rail or a bus for a while, you aren't alone. RTD officials say the system's ridership dropped steeply with the arrival of COVID-19 and remains about 60% lower than … more

Fire destroys garden honoring violent crime victims

A memorial garden for violent crime victims next to the Jefferson County courthouse has been destroyed by a fire that is being investigated as arson, according to Golden Public Information Officer … more

Winter is coming for struggling Jeffco restaurants

For nearly 15 years, Virgilio Urbano has served up some of the most acclaimed and popular pizzas in Jefferson County, first from a small storefront in Lakewood and later a much larger restaurant in … more

Lakewood road rage shooter sentenced to 14 years

Kile Joshua Chaca, 22, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Sept. 22, where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting a man in the parking lot of a Walmart in Lakewood. On … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 optimistic stay-at-home order will not be extended past May 8

With the statewide stay-at-home order that had been in place for the past month set to expire on April 26, Jefferson County Public Health joined agencies in Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Broomfield … more

Jefferson County jail inmate with COVID-19-related symptoms dies

An inmate in the Jefferson County Jail who had self-reported experiencing COVID-19 symptoms has died after being found unresponsive in his cell. According to a press release from the Jefferson County … 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
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