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Colorado finds “forever chemicals” PFAS in 100% of fish sampled in three big counties 

In another alarming report about the spread of the toxic waterproofing chemicals, the state says all fish sampled in El Paso, Adams and Jefferson counties were contaminated. Is any level of human consumption safe?

Environment

Conservative moms fed up with the past two years started organizing. Now they’re winning — and they don’t plan to stop. 

After two years of pandemic frustrations, new conservative groups are sprouting across Colorado as women lead the GOP ballot for statewide elections

Politics and Government

Opinion: The culture war is the easy, less important, education story

Stories that matter don’t get the clicks. They need to be told anyway.

Opinion Columns

Jefferson County Public Health Executive Director Dawn Comstock resigns

Comstock offered her resignation during a closed-door Board of Health meeting on Monday

Health

Southeastern Colorado struggles to attract home builders. Now federal stimulus will help add 127 homes.

Colorado counties received nearly $1.3 billion through the American Rescue Plan Act, and many are tackling their wish lists

Politics and Government

Jefferson County judge sets hearing to reconsider trucker’s 110-year sentence

Judge Bruce Jones scheduled a hearing for Jan. 13 to reconsider Rogel Aguilera-Mederos' sentence

Crime and Courts

How Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence could be shortened by the court, and the power Colorado’s governor has to intervene

The truck driver’s sentence may be reconsidered after prosecutors made an unusual request for the penalty to be reexamined. Gov. Jared Polis could also use his broad clemency powers if he feels it’s necessary.

Crime and Courts

The next big move to solve homelessness is a metro Denver recovery campus. But which city will host it?

The governor’s plan is still in the works, but advocates want a residential campus with drug treatment and peer support, where people who are homeless could live for up to two years.

News

4,000 cars, one exit: Residents in growing neighborhoods worry their new neighbors could crowd wildfire escape routes

Proposed developments in Conifer and Colorado Springs have raised concern over wildfire preparedness as fires become more intense and the state continues to grow.

Wildfire

Nicolais: Masks and muscles must coexist at the gym

Reintroduced mask mandates may be a burden, but that's a weight worth lifting as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase

Opinion Columns

Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties will have indoor mask mandates starting Wednesday

As coronavirus surges, the three suburban counties voted Monday to enact indoor mask mandates.

Coronavirus

More competition means more spending in Colorado school board elections this year

Teachers unions and wealthy individuals are donating large sums to candidates, while nonprofits that don’t have to disclose their donors are funding independent committee spending

Politics and Government

Truck driver convicted in fiery I-70 pileup west of Denver that killed 4

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera Mederos, 25, was convicted by a Jefferson County jury on Friday

Crime and Courts

Not enough kids are using Colorado’s school COVID testing program for it to work, governor says

Fewer than 5,000 kids — less than 1% of Colorado’s K-12 student population — are signed up for the state’s weekly testing program launched earlier this month

Coronavirus

Security workers called in to protect Jefferson County’s mobile vaccine units

Last weekend, the agency was forced to pull vans off the street after a driver in Gilpin County, which contracts Jefferson County’s health agency, drove towards and destroyed signage around the van

Coronavirus

Man shot, killed after pulling gun on Jefferson County deputy

The suspect, a 33-year-old man, was shot when he pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at a deputy

Crime and Courts

Opinion: The health risks of fracking justify Adams County’s new regulations

This JeffCo resident thanks you for being a good neighbor

Opinion Columns

Jeffco Public Schools shelved a $170,000 report on school closures. Four years later, the district faces the same challenges.

The report wasn’t presented to the school board or the community, and no policies changed

Education

Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing

Camps will make a big return this summer, with parents and kids alike eager for more carefree days. Many camps, catering to fewer kids, have already hit capacity.

Education

Jeffco Public Schools will bring middle and high school students back to classrooms in late January

Around the state, districts that have been remote since November are bringing students back in phases

Education
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