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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

Jefferson County Sheriff implements Stage 1 fire restrictions

High fire danger has led Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader to put in place temporary Stage 1 fire restrictions for all of unincorporated Jefferson County. The restrictions, which took effect … 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A day after announcing stay-at-home orders, three metro area public health departments have rescinded those orders and adopted the set of rules handed down by the state.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

Jeffco Sheriff’s office releasing inmates, prohibiting jail visits in response to COVID-19

County officials have continued to respond to the COVID-19 crisis this week by announcing several operational changes aimed at helping to contain the spread of the disease. The Jefferson County … more

Seventh floor of Jeffco jail reopened to house inmates exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has reopened a portion of the seventh floor of the county jail and is using it to house inmates that are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. JCSO Public … more

Jefferson County issues a stay-at-home order effective Thursday

Jefferson County's response to the pandemic threat of COVID-19 ramped up today, with a countywide order for residents to shelter in place, only leaving their houmes for essential activities, work and … 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

How COVID-19 is impacting Jeffco

Following the identification of several cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County and Gov. Jared Polis' announcement that community spread of the disease has occurred in Colorado, Jefferson County Public … more

Jeffco community faces new obstacles as school goes online for COVID-19

Six months ago, John Ford wouldn’t have believed that one day, the entire district would transfer all schools to temporary online learning, said Ford, a Jeffco parent and president of teachers … more

Jeffco up to nine confirmed COVID-19 cases

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has identified the first case of COVID-19 in a Jefferson County resident. On Tuesday, Jefferson County Public Health was notified that … more

Trade zone to allow businesses to save on tariffs

Jefferson County companies that import materials and export products now have a new tool for saving on tariffs, including the high-profile ones currently imposed on China. On Feb. 20, the Jefferson … more

School district seeking feedback with budget reductions possible

During an initial 2020-2021 budget presentation at the March 5 Board of Education meeting, board members were asked to name one or two budget priorities they have for this year. The four present … more

A tale of two caucuses in Jeffco

Like many people, Ghada Wahan says she has always paid more attention to national politics than local ones. But that's begun to change recently for Wahan, who said she decided to participate in the … more

Jeffco high schoolers resting their case

Although the courts of Jefferson County usually go dark on weekends, they buzzed with activity on Saturday, Feb. 29 as lawyers made arguments and cross-examined witnesses about Gayle Gergich, a … more

Broomfield withdraws support for Jefferson Parkway

A Feb. 25 city council meeting in Broomfield attracted residents from across the Denver area, with individuals from Arvada, Jefferson County, Longmont, Boulder and Aurora addressing a council that … more

The Party Caucuses on March 7: A Guide

Colorado has historically chosen candidates for public office, including president, during caucus meetings. But that all changed, as many voters likely remember, in 2016 when the state's voters … 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

Jeffco commissioners on budget situation

Jefferson County has a reputation as a wonderful place for all to thrive. Taxpayer dollars allow the county to deliver vital services. But as our population grows, so does demand for public safety, … more

Jefferson County cities call for more jail funding

On Feb. 13, the municipal police chiefs of Jefferson County — representing Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Mountain View, Westminster and Wheat Ridge — submitted a letter to the … more

A primary primer for Jefferson County

Now that we are in the middle of the first presidential primary in Colorado in 20 years, the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder’s office has been getting a lot of questions. Here are some answers: … more
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