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Jeffco Schools budget crisis pushed off to next year

Jeffco Public Schools is no longer expecting the tens of millions in budget cuts it was bracing itself for in 2020-2021, instead anticipating that government aid can cover a loss of funding, at least … 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

Lakewood City Council gives thumbs up to nonprofit grants

Lakewood has launched a $375,000 grant program to assist nonprofits serving city residents. The program, known as the COVID-19 Nonprofit Impact Grant program, was approved at a May 11 Lakewood City … more

Jefferson County, cities receive million in CARES Act funding

On April 30, Jefferson County has granted $101.7 million in relief funds to cover expenses related to COVID-19 and its recovery. The funds were made available to cities and states through the … more

Lakewood grant program could help nonprofit organizations

The city of Lakewood is one step away from creating a one-time emergency grant program that would assist nonprofit organizations serving Lakewood residents. The program, known as the COVID-19 Impact … more

Jefferson County receives millions for COVID needs from feds

On April 27, Jefferson County was granted $101.7 million in federal relief funds to cover expenses related to the Coronavirus. Jefferson County applied for the funds that are available from the … more

Mile Hi Church/Action Center team up

At a time when it was trying to restock its grocery shelves, the Action Center received at least four pallets of food donations. The donations came from community members as the human-services … more

Former Lakewood councilmember donates dozens of masks

Like many, long-time Lakewood resident and former Lakewood City Councilmember Sue King has a lot of time on her hands while she is stuck at home. She is crafty and can often be seen at public … more

Homelessness in Jeffco during COVID-19

Life has not been easy for Wayne Graham since he came out to Colorado four years ago. The 60-year-old man came to the state from Georgia with hopes of joining the marijuana industry with his nephew. … more

Denver's theater scene speaks amid COVD-19 closures

I've written this column every week for more than two years, and I would be surprised if I went more than two entries during this tenure without mentioning some kind of theatrical production. There's … more

Lakewood grapples with COVID-19

As of March 12, there have been four residents who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county as Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has declared a state of emergency. Nikki Work, a … 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

UPDATE: Day of Action cancellation means Jeffco Schools will be open March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancellation 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

Student and teacher ideas awarded from Jeffco Innovation Fund

Last October, two Lakewood-based students each reached out to the school district with plans to get their peers involved in addressing climate change. At Lakewood High School, freshman Leigh Schmidt … more

Beautiful Junk Sale to benefit Action Center

A rummage sale for a cause returns to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to benefit residents in need and those experiencing homelessness. The Beautiful Junk Sale features treasures, trinkets, rare … 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

Let museum take you to the river

One of the best things about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is how it brings a world of discovery into one place. No matter what your interest is, there’s an exhibit for you. But this … more

Three gang members found guilty in 2018 murder in Golden

A Jefferson County jury has returned guilty verdicts for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the cases of three men charged with murdering 28-year-old Cymone Reyna Duran in … more

Launch Pad aims to improve students trajectory

For 11 Red Rocks Community College students, having a lot of roommates is the least of their worries. For one thing, they won’t have to worry about rent for an entire semester. For another thing, … more
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