Keyword: Jefferson County
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Columbine experience divides two survivors as gun debate reignites

Patrick Neville was outside, sneaking off to smoke with friends, inadvertently avoiding the outburst of gunfire at Columbine High School nearly two decades ago — but he did not dodge the … more

McLain welcomes all to a ‘school of hope’

The way that Chris Eberhardt, principal of Jefferson County’s McLain Community High School, sees it, his school does more than offer students of all ages an opportunity for a second chance at an … more

Child sex trafficker sentenced to 10 years in prison

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl, according to a news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. Mark … more

Five questions with Pam Bales

The West Chamber, which has served Jefferson County and the West Metro area for more than 70 years, has officially changed its name to the West Metro Chamber of Commerce. A board of director’s … more

Jeffco Platoon starts detailing 50th reunion

For a variety of reasons, many Vietnam veterans were reluctant to speak about their experiences in the controversial war. Many did not receive the warm welcome that veterans of previous wars did. … more

Ask a therapist: When a friend is facing addiction

Question — How do I talk to someone about substance use or addiction? I’m concerned about a friend who doesn’t think they have a problem but it’s becoming more apparent to everyone else that … more

Police launch Family Crimes Team

It’s difficult to imagine a crime more personal and damaging than domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse, and — as the ambush in Douglas County on Dec. 31 showed — these situations … more

Budget shortfall shutters Arapahoe House

A growing substance abuse problem but a lack of money to combat it has caught up with Denver-area treatment program Arapahoe House, forcing it close effective Jan. 2. “It's less about Arapahoe … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

A new home for women, children getting back on their feet

Raising four children on one’s own is challenging — and it’s unaccountably more difficult without a place to live. Marissa, who did not want her last name used for privacy reasons, remembers … more

Details for voting in Jefferson County

Ballots were sent by mail earlier this month to Jefferson County residents registered to vote in the coordinated election on Nov. 7. Ballots must be received by Nov. 7, not just postmarked. There are two walk-in ballot drop locations open … more

Mountain Side Gear Rental hosts inaugural drive to help those in need

Mountain Side Gear Rental's inaugural Share the Warmth Gear and Coat Drive was a huge success, according to business founder John Hildebrandt. “When we came up with the idea to hold a gear and coat drive, we knew the community would respond, … more

Denver Arts Week gathers cultural highlights from metro area

On any day of the week, you can find a unique cultural event happening in Denver and its surrounding cities. But for one week a year, cultural organizations all over put their best foot forward during Denver Arts Week. “The whole concept is to … more

Sound Jefferson County budget for 2018

Jefferson County is forward-thinking. And that includes the county’s budgeting. “We’re always looking to the future,” said Mary O’Neil, director of budget and risk management. Although there are some needs that can’t be addressed … more

Jeffco hopes for better funding for school safety training facility

In the six months since the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety opened, over 4,000 officer from 34 law enforcement agencies have trained there. Named after former Columbine High Principal Frank DeAngelis, the center is located at the … more

Center provides mental health training

Learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illness at Mental Health First Aid classes, provided free to the community by the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. The interactive eight-hour courses teach a five-step … more
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