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My Name Is... Cheri Jahn

About me I was born in Sterling, but I moved to Wheat Ridge when I was 13 and decided to stay here. I love planting my garden where I grow flowers and vegetables. I have three grand kids and I love … 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

Jeffco Library district introduces new Spanish-language website

The Jefferson County Public Library is now offering a website and online catalogue that have been enhanced to offer an improved user experience for Spanish-speakers. Sarah Rudman, the library's … 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

Jeffco Eats partners with school pantries

Lakewood resident Barb Moore recently received a phone call from McLain Community High School about a student whose family was being evicted, and father was losing his job. The student was worried … more

Police arrest alleged serial rapist

Darrell Wall is suspected of luring transient and homeless women to his trailer and then allegedly sexually assaulting them in the Lakewood area, according to law enforcement. He was arraigned in a … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

Mayors discuss building shelters, avoiding growth caps at annual roundtable

At the annual Mayors Roundtable hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Herb Atchison of Westminster focused his opening remarks on the relationship between metro Denver mayors. His point was … more

HUD to help Jeffco foster kids get started

Housing costs in the Denver metro area are hard enough, but imagine trying to get your first place without a parent’s help, or a childhood home to fall back to. “Trying to make it, with no home … more

Winter weather closures for Jeffco: Oct. 29

As a series of winter stormclouds pass through the Denver metro area on Oct. 29, deteriorating road conditions have led to multiple early closures, and some delayed openings for Oct. 30. Here's the … more

Severe weather shelters open in Jefferson County

Starting this month, Jefferson County's Severe Weather Shelter Network opened its doors with plans to continue hosting the homeless throughout the winter. Formed in 2013, the network is a nonprofit … more

It is easier than ever to vote in Jeffco

I was sworn in as Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder earlier this year, and our team has been working every day to expand dramatically the accessibility and transparency of our county’s … more

Three-time summer reading champion shares secrets to success

Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading program is nothing new. But every year, there’s something different to look forward to, said marketing manager Cindy Matthews - whether it’s … more

Lockheed wins contract for moon spacecraft

The spacecraft that could return astronauts to the moon got one step closer to liftoff in September, as NASA announced it finalized a contract to order up to 12 Orion space capsules from aerospace … more

Jeffco Sheriff and partner organizations solve 38-year-old cold case

Thanks to advancements in technology in genealogical DNA matching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has solved a cold case that was nearly four decades old. At a press conference on Sept. 10, … more

Stock up on books during annual Whale of a Sale

More than 80,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books and more will be for sale at the annual Whale of a Used Book Sale, which returns Oct. 17-20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. … more

Election Day is coming

Election Day falls on Nov. 5 this year. In Jefferson County, voters have a few options on how to register and vote. Register The first step to voting is to make sure you’re registered and that your … more

Raise a Reader Festival 'free, fun and good for you'

Programs manager Cindy Jaye and her colleagues at Jefferson County Public Library “had been dreaming about offering the Raise a Reader Festival” for years, Jaye said — and, after offering 10 … more

New retail development planned for Bowles Crossing

Retail stores, restaurants and service centers are part of new development plans for Bowles Crossing. The plan also calls for a refreshed exterior and multi-family development near the shopping … more
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