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Some Jeffco Parents Petitioning School District To Mandate Masks In Alignment With CDC

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Some parents in Jefferson County weren’t waiting for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to come out with new guidelines. They started working weeks ago to try and change the school district’s policy around masks when school starts next month. “It’s not an issue of personal choice, it’s an issue of public health and safety,” said Kathryn Eterno, a parent and former Jeffco Public Schools educator. “It very quickly started to feel like the schoolboard was not going to be making science-based decisions, that they were going to making pressure-based decisions or politically-based decisions.” (credit: CBS)   Eterno and...
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Purple reigns at Chatfield Farms

Some 2,000 lavender plants are showing off their color these days at the Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms location adjacent to the Jefferson County part of Littleton, and butterflies are an added attraction. The Lavender Garden was first installed in 2015 and features two species of lavender that thrive in...
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Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles of history. And as the newly announced Colorado State Historian, that passion has clearly served her well.
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Deputies Patrolling Highway 285 Friday For Speeding And Aggressive Driving

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be watching drivers on Highway 285 — saying it has been identified as “a problem road for speed and accidents for several years.” (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff) Deputies will be watching for speeding and aggressive driving along Highway 285 from Morrison to Park County. “Highway 285 has a high volume of traffic and some drivers use excessive speed and other aggressive driving behaviors to shorten their travel times,” the sheriff’s office tweeted. “Let this be a reminder for everyone to drive in a courteous and safe manner. We’ll be here if you need us,” officials wrote.

Colorado districts scramble for workers before school year starts

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado districts are scrambling to cover staffing shortages a month out from start of the school year. The main focus for many districts is filling hourly positions that a number of people left during the pandemic. The Jefferson County School District is focused on finding...
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Jefferson County Welcomes Your Feedback

What housing and community needs exist in Jeffco because of the COVID-19 pandemic? What policies would make Jeffco a healthier place to live, work and play? Let us know this and more by taking BOTH the Health/Wellbeing Survey and the Community Needs Assessment Survey!. We’ll be using your feedback to...
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Rare Videos: ‘Ranger Tiffany’ Captures Footage Of Mountain Lion Family Life In Roxborough State Park

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — You can feel the love in the air in Roxborough State Park. Mountain lions are pairing up and cubs are being born — and Ranger Tiffany McCauley has captured some incredible videos of their private moments. (credit: CPW Ranger Tiffany McCauley) On Sunday, McCauley shared a video of a solitary mountain lion passing a wildlife camera — and noted they travel alone, “except for females with young or while mating.” Mountain lions live very solitary lives, they travel alone except for females with young or while mating. 📍#roxboroughstatepark — Ranger Tiffany (@RangerTMcCauley) July 18, 2021 Just a few days...