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New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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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 …
A new auxiliary gym taking shape at Jeffco’s Green Mountain High School.

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 …
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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 …
Deanna Baysinger holds a container on a stick that she used to collect donations for the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance during the Christmas tree recycling event at Evergreen Lutheran Church.

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 …

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 …
Education

RMAE pledge irks some parents

Some Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen parents are upset about a pledge they were asked to sign stating they would stay away from events that might lead to a COVID-19 outbreak at the school, or …
A map of the proposed trail that will go along the perimeter of the Clear Creek High/Middle School property.

Blazing a trail: Groups creating a hiking, biking path on CCHS property

A trail planned along the perimeter of the Clear Creek High/Middle School property is more than a trail — it’s a partnership. Stakeholders from the Mountain Youth Network, Clear Creek County and …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

Jeffco school board special session includes January restart plan

A plan to get some kids back in the classroom by late January was unveiled in a special session of the Jeffco School Board, Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020.  Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh started …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …
Business

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 …
Artist Laura Burrell Garden prepares hummingbird feeders for mailing. Garden has painted original designs that are on a special plastic that she adheres to the feeder.

Nectar of the birds

If you hang the right hummingbird feeder, the tiny creatures will come. That is the philosophy of artist Laura Burrell Garden, who lives off of Highway 73. She found what she calls the perfect …
The Happy Cooker's front area offers a small bit of sunny outdoor eating, though the interior of the restaurant had to stay completely closed in recent weeks, due to Level Red restrictions.

Clear Creek County restaurants open up to 25% indoor capacity

Clear Creek County's restaurants are allowed to have 25% indoor capacity, with a cap of 50 people, as of Monday morning. The restaurants only have been moved to Level Orange on the state's …
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Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to …

Evergreen Takeout looking for support

A group of Evergreen restaurants — concerned about the devastating impacts of no inside dining because of the pandemic — has formed a coalition to get people to order takeout. Evergreen Takeout …
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