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Turning trees into mulch in Evergreen

Recycling Christmas trees and Styrofoam is a labor of love for the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance. The organization, formerly known as Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability + You, has been …
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Jefferson County has applied to implement a 5 Star variance program for restaurants
Jefferson County is awaiting word from the state about whether it will allow the county to offer a program that would pave the way for restaurants to reopen their dining rooms even as the county …

Jeffco Girl Scout troops ready to adapt cookie sales to pandemic year

Each year, Girl Scout troops place an initial order for cookie boxes to have on hand to start their annual selling frenzy. This time around, Golden's troops took the unusual step of placing initial …

Jeffco Schools bond projects progressing

On Jan. 7, 2021, the Jeffco Board of Education held their first meeting of the new year. Up first on the agenda was a fourth quarter 2020 update on the 2018 Bond and Capital Improvement Projects …

Law enforcement agencies say they are prepared to meet safety demands if unrest accompanies inauguration

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are making preparations to respond should any civil unrest accompany Jan. 20's presidential inauguration. In a statement posted last week on …

Braving the elements

Aaron Jarrett walked 38.2 miles through the night on Dec. 23, and while the feat may seem crazy, he says it’s all for Make-a-Wish Colorado. Jarrett braved zero-degree temperatures and high winds …

Polis blasts lack of vaccine influx

Top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, “spoke out of turn” and lied to Colorado and other states about an incoming influx of vaccines that didn't …

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House votes to impeach President Trump

DeGette: 'No one is above the law in this country'; Buck: Impeachment process was rushed

Following the U.S. House’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump the afternoon of Jan. 13, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, issued a statement calling Trump “one of the greatest …

Jeffco workforce center unveils new website as part of larger push to adapt to pandemic demands

As 2020 came to an end, Colorado unemployment claims began rising once again after months of steady declines following unprecedented increases in the spring and summer. In Jefferson County, that …

New slash site for Jeffco under discussion

Jefferson County is proposing to open a year-round, permanent slash recycling site adjacent to the Rooney Road Recycling Center in Golden. Slash is a term for materials like yard waste, tree …
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In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …

Lifelong learning for Jeffco seniors

Curiosity. Connection. Camaraderie. These are the words that participants in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute use to describe the program that provides classes to older adults on everything from …

Novels and self help: Evergreen authors cover wide-ranging topics in new books

`Falling Forward: A Woman’s Journey West’By Pat Jurgens They say people should write about what they know, and Pat Jurgens of Evergreen has done just that in her first historical fiction novel. …
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