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500+ people seek to clean up trash in Clear Creek Canyon

Allan Reid, who has lived in Jefferson County for about 50 years, identifies with the saying that goes like this: If not me, who? And if not now, when? “I’m retired,” said the 74-year-old … more

Back to school also means elections around the corner

With Labor Day behind us, the days are getting shorter which means summer is winding down and fall is just ahead. This also means we are coming up on the scariest time of year. That’s right, folks … more

Jeffco Stadium celebrates 60th with old-school cross-town football rivalry

The stadium celebrated its opening 60 years ago with an old-school Jeffco rivalry. Friday night the lights shined yet again to begin another season as Bear Creek and Lakewood opened up the season at … more

Jeffco Stadium celebrates 60th with old-school cross-town football rivalry

The stadium celebrated its opening 60 years ago with an old-school Jeffco rivalry. Friday night the lights shined yet again to begin another season as Bear Creek and Lakewood opened up the season at … more

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for … more

Know when to get out of your own way

On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, I had a couple nighttime events that, really, I have no way to explain. I think the closest analogy to them is, maybe, the Moscow Circus. Without a ringleader. Or, … more

Jefferson County Public Health tackles drug overdose crisis

Ninety-eight candles flickered and 98 seconds of silence were observed for the 98 lives lost from drug overdose in Jefferson County in 2017. A death from a drug overdose is “something that’s 100% … more

Trail stewardship, bikes and community celebrated

Across its entire trail network, Jefferson County Open Space attracts about seven million people annually. This can take a toll on the trails, said Jeff Watrobka, executive director of the Golden … more

Jeffco teachers to be paid back for 2010 pay freeze

For many Jeffco teachers, the final bell on the first day of school didn't quite signal the end of the day; rather, it signaled a shift to an impassioned discussion as teachers continued to negotiate … more

4-H youths shine at Jeffco Fair & Festival

From cake decorating to raising chickens, Jefferson County’s 4-H youths work hard on their projects all year to showcase them annually at the Jeffco Fair & Festival. The 2019 fair was Aug. 9 to … more

Estimated 5,000 students receive needed school supplies

The day started with a series of lines for Loretta Ornelas and her three grandchildren: a line to get around the parking lot of Wheat Ridge's Stevens Elementary, where cars had begun piling up along … more

Teacher survey results provide ‘opportunity to learn from each other’

“This school is led by an effective team.” “I would recommend this school as a good place to work.” “I would recommend this school as a good place for students to learn.” For some … more

Celebrating breastfeeding with Jeffco Public Health

Northglenn resident Lauren Hafer is raising a toddler son and now she has her hands full with her infant daughter. Hafer, one of dozens of mothers who attended Jefferson County Public Health's … more

Firefly Autism coming to Lakewood

Nicole Taylor was watching “Monsters, Inc.” three months ago with her three-year-old grandson, Bubba. He suffers from Autism, a developmental disorder that can impair the ability to communicate … more

Action Center school supply event approaches in August

Jefferson County residents, district students and Colorado families in need have all been invited to the Action Center’s School Supply Distribution event. Families will receive school supplies … more

Free, call-in meditation service program offered through library

Every Wednesday morning, Littleton resident Steve Cohen looks forward to calling the Jefferson County Public Library. He's not calling to look for a book, find a movie, or other services libraries … more

Jefferson County Milestones - July 2019

In the Military West U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ashley A. Dyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dyer is the daughter of … more

Jeffco libraries offer access to genealogy database

Jefferson County Public Library now offers access to MyHeritage, an online database that helps people explore their family’s history. Jeffco residents can access the database from any district … more

Fourth of July in Lakewood

On July 4, the city of Lakewood hosted its Fourth of July celebration — Big Boom Bash! By Lakewood. Rain delayed some activities, but it didn't stop residents from enjoying children activities, … more

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that … more
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