SUBMITTED BY: Mark Smiley, Director, Public Relations & Marketing, Seniors’ Resource Center
JEFFERSON COUNTY – County Commissioners Kathy Hartman, Faye Griffin, and Kevin McCasky presented Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) with a proclamation declaring May as Older Americans Month on Tuesday, May 25.
Adult Protective Services and the Jefferson County Council on Aging (JCCoA) joined SRC at the [...]
Jefferson County – The Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its 2010 Youth Academy. The academy, which is free, is designed a to provide a sample of the operations of local law enforcement.for people between the ages of 14 and 20, and offers them .
The academy offers “a fun-filled, week long academy with class topics [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Jeffco School District Communications Office
Jeffco Public Schools offers a variety of summer school programs to help students with special academic needs and promote student enrichment. The district’s Summer School Office is sponsoring core programs in math, language arts, science and [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Steve Davis, Lakewood Police Department Public Information Officer
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Police Department will test the city’s outdoor siren warning system on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The test will be from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Police will activate all 25 sirens in the system with a long wail, followed by a voice test [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Kris Kinzli, GCDF, Marketing & Communications, Jefferson County Human Services
JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Jeffco Workforce Center will host the Fifth Annual Casino Job Fair at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, May 11 from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Interested job seekers will meet directly with Black Hawk and Central City casino employers who are [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Colorado Christian University
LAKEWOOD – Working adults who dream of getting a nursing degree but can’t juggle school along with their jobs and families can now keep working and pursue their degree in a trailblazing nursing program designed just for them by Colorado Christian University.
“No other nursing program in Colorado offers both instruction and [...]
JEFFERSON COUNTY – Victim advocates invite the public to celebrate the “strength and courage” of crime victims Saturday, April 17, in the annual Courage Walk for victim’s rights at the Jeffco Administration and Courts Building.
The 17th annual Courage coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and is open to everyone in the community who want [...]
Submitted by Colorado State Parks
DENVER – Colorado State Parks has drafted several alternatives to designate and fence dog off-leash areas at Chatfield State Park and Cherry Creek State Park as part of a several year process to protect natural resources, avoid user conflicts and develop a unique amenity for metropolitan area dog owners. Detailed information [...]
LAKEWOOD – Motorists who rely on West 6th Avenue as they head to and from the foothills and mountains to take advantage of spring snow sports can expect a few traffic-induced headaches from a trio of light rail closures covering much of April.
The first leg of the triple-threat will be early next week when prep [...]
JEFFERSON COUNTY – Pam Anderson, Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, is among a baker’s dozen of Colorado citizens appointed to serve on the state’s first Elections Best Practices and Vision Commission.
Secretary of State Bernie Buescher last week announced the members of the panel, which will meet for the first time as a commission on April [...]
LAKEWOOD – FasTracks construction will limit the use of the center lanes along a stretch of West 6th Avenue for about 10 days next month while crews relocate a signboard, the Denver Transit Construction Group announced Thursday.
Work crews will close the east- and west-bound center lanes of the heavily traveled highway between the Simms/Union exit [...]
JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office is beefing up its force of volunteer reserves, but applicants must apply by March 12.
Reserve deputies donate at least 16 hours a month, performing law enforcement services and assisting during emergencies. All reserve deputies are required to maintain the same high standards of conduct required of any deputy sheriff.
JEFFERSON COUNTY – If you plan to visit the county government campus on Johnson Road in the coming weeks, watch for delays or detours due to West Corridor light rail construction.
Crews moved in Monday to begin operations that include excavation for retaining walls and the parking garage, underground utility relocations, station construction and roadwork. During [...]
The Seniors’ Resource Center has some grant money available to pay for in-home services at little or no cost to qualifying senior citizens in Jefferson, Adams and Denver counties, the center announced.
The grant funds were provided through the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
The funding became available March 1 and the amount is limited, so the [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Kodi Bryant, Public Health Information Specialist, Jefferson County Public Health
This February, American Heart Month, take some time to consider the health of your heart and begin reducing your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in the U.S. The American Heart Association estimates that [...]
JEFFERSON COUNTY – Registration for Jefferson County Schools’ 2010-2011 kindergarten, pre-school and school-choice enrollment begins this month, the district announced Monday.
Families who want their children to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, can begin enrolling children in grades 9-12 in their schools of choice Wednesday, Jan. 6. That first-round registration period ends Monday, [...]
JEFFERSON COUNTY – County Assessor Jim Everson and his staff will conduct a series of Business Property Tax Forums across the county in early 2010.
“We want to get the word out to the business community about our new on-line business personal property tax reporting option and help business owners better understand business property taxes in [...]
LAKEWOOD – Stein Elementary students Thursday were recognized for their hard work, diversity and academic achievement when the Colorado Department of Education recognized the school as a Title I Distinguished School of the Year.
The honor emphasizes Stein’s effort to close “the achievement gap associated with race and poverty,” the state education agency said.
The school received [...]