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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

With state directive in place, local health departments rescind stay-at-home orders

A day after announcing stay-at-home orders, three metro area public health departments have rescinded those orders and adopted the set of rules handed down by the state. The morning of March 25, … 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

Q&A with Jeffco Public Health about the coronavirus

It is a difficult task to surf the web or turn on the TV and not see or hear about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — and during this time, it is important to know what the facts are. … more

Jefferson County Sheriff, County Commissioners discuss lingering jail crisis

When Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader told the county Board of Commissioners that the county was nearing the next stage of its jail crowding crisis, it provided an opportunity for Shrader and … more

Reporter Stories: Jefferson County Budget ax falls on the jail, fairgrounds too?

CCM Golden Community Editor Paul Albani-Burgio talks about the Jefferson County budget fallout from November's ballot and what that means for the jail and for the county fairgrounds. You can read … more

Reporter Stories: Talking about Colorado's new Red Flag law

Community Editor Elliott Wenzler discusses what she learned about how the Front Range county sheriff's plan to enforce Colorado's controversial new Red Flag law, allowing the courts and law enforcement to confiscate someones' firearms. more

Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a … more
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