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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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Jeffco lays out two-phased plan for return to normalcy

COVID-19 restrictions are about to get looser in Jeffco as the county charts what it hopes will be a path out of the pandemic and back to pre-COVID normalcy. On Tuesday, JCPH announced via its …
Nine individuals or organizations were awarded with an honoree plaque at the 26th annual Good News Breakfast at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Jefferson County Good News Breakfast virtual event April 20

Annual Jeffco Good News Event Set for Tues., April 20, 2021 This year’s event will be virtual   JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO April 6, 2021 – Due to the ongoing risk of the …

ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion …

Elk Creek Fire to rethink developer deal

A conflicted Elk Creek Fire Board on April 8 voted 3-2 not to approve an agreement with Foothills Housing 1 that would have allowed Foothills to buy the district a fire truck and pay part of the …

Open seats on Jeffco schools advisory committees

What do the DAC, the CAAC, and the TDPAC all have in common? They’re all Jeffco Schools advisory committees and they all have open seats for the 2021-22 school year. What they do. The District …
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Clear Creek High School students attach a balloon to a bag of chemicals as part of the airbag challenge experiment on April 1.

The right chemistry for Clear Creek students

Chemistry students at Clear Creek High School always are up for a challenge. The latest was to make a chemical reaction similar to the reaction that happens in a vehicle airbag. Not a huge reaction, …

Supporting our kids any way we can

Community. Connections. Coherence. We’ve been thinking a lot about these words over the last year. In Clear Creek, we’ve been fortunate to have kids in school for the majority of the …

Clear Creek board to decide on 4-day school week, Carlson Elementary renovations

April 20 is a big day for the Clear Creek school board when it is expected to decide on two issues: whether to move the district to a four-day school week and whether to renovate Carlson Elementary …

School district rolls out 2021 remote learning plan

Students enrolling in Jeffco Public Schools’ remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year can expect an equitable learning experience on par with in-person school, district officials told …

From left, Wilmot Elementary School fourth graders Kieran Gajajiva, Ayla Hughes, Nola DuRoss and Keira Beckton plant seeds in a starter tray. Once the plants sprout, they will be transplanted in a vertical indoor garden the students won for the school in an essay contest.

Green thumbs

If students learn more by doing, then the Wilmot Elementary School fourth graders are going to be well versed in gardening. The students won an indoor tower garden from Juice Plus through an essay …
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Conifer chamber executive director leaving for new job

Melanie Swearengin, the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, is leaving her position at the end of the month to join RPM Insurance Agency in Evergreen. Swearengin, 45, who has been …
The old Observatory Café location, along with the Foothills Fire facility (background) and the RTD Park-n-Ride lot have been eyed by a developer as the potential site of a hotel and commercial space project.

EMD updating water plan before giving the go-ahead for El Rancho development

The Evergreen Metropolitan District is continuing to update its water master plan to determine whether it can provide water to a proposed development in El Rancho. The EMD board met March 24 to …
A rendering of an aerial view of the proposed development, which is named Avere.

Developer proposing major mixed-use development off South Golden Road

A Chicago-based developer has high hopes for an underutilized section of South Golden Road. On Thursday, March 18, REVA Development will hold a community meeting to introduce and answer questions …
Betsy Hays, center, director of resource development at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, was named the Leader of the Year by Leadership Evergreen. She is flanked by Heather Aberg, left, who heads Resilience1220 and received the award last year, and Mary Jo Reinhard, president of Leadership Evergreen.

Evergreen chamber honors those who make a difference

Volunteers and organizations still found ways to help the Evergreen community in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Four individuals and one nonprofit were honored last week as part of the Evergreen …

A pepperoni pizza from the new Vito's Pizza and Pastas inside Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery in Golden.

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …
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