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Columbine class of 2020's resiliency celebrated at delayed ceremony

On the last day that Columbine High School’s class of 2020 would gather together, Columbine principal Scott Christy harkened back to the students’ first day at the school. 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

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

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

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

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

Jeffco will adopt Safer-at-Home rules May 9

Jefferson County's stay-at-home order is set to expire at midnight on May 8 and officials from Jefferson County Public Health have indicated they will not be extending it. Once the order expires at … 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

Jeffco extending Stay-At-Home order through May 8

Jefferson County will continue to be under a Stay-At-Home order even after the statewide order expires on Saturday thanks to a countywide extension of the state's order announced by Jefferson County … more

Genetic genealogy testing leads to suspect in 1963 murder

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has announced it has identified a suspect in another longstanding cold case homicide using genetic genealogy testing. On April 23, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff … more

Jefferson County party candidates for primary ballot selected in assemblies altered by COVID-19

One of the local milestones of any major election year was set to take place on March 26 with Republican party loyalists meeting at the School of Mines’ Green Center in Golden to vote on which … more

COVID-19 cases in Jeffco senior living facilities

According to the Jefferson County Public Health department, these are the facilities where outbreaks have been identified as of the end of the day on April 9. Lakewood Granville Assisted Living … 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

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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