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One thing not to fear about this year’s inaugural Halloween events in Boulder and Whitehall was failure. Organizers of both — “Big Rock Fright Nights” and “Screams Come True,” respectively — were pleased with how things went and plan to make them even better next year. Read Article

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A “strange noise” caught the attention of a Jefferson County Detention Officer and led to his discovery that inmate Tory Vincent Gee was “not in his cell” prior to his escape the night of Oct. 11, Sheriff Craig Doolittle said Friday morning a few hours prior to Gee’s capture in Lake County. Read Article

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Preparations have been underway for “Big Rock Fright Nights” at Jefferson County fairgrounds: Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 11 pm; Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Whitehall is celebrating Halloween, too, with “Screams Come True” at … Read Article

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On first glance, the Jefferson County budget seems straightforward: The County anticipates total spending of $22.1 million in the 2019-20 budget year, down 3.3% from its 2018-19 budget. State law limits how much counties can increase property taxes from year to year, so there are rarely big … Read Article

2019 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo
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How can you put a price on a good, home-baked pie? Actually, it’s not that hard: You put a fast-talking auctioneer on a table-top, fill a barn with a few dozen highly competitive folks, and let the bidding begin. At the Jefferson County Fair’s annual baked goods auction on Saturday night, th… Read Article

The Volunteer Gap
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Across rural America, public safety volunteers are in decline. Their dwindling ranks are determining how fires are fought and how emergency medical care is provided. Rural communities that have long relied heavily on volunteers for these services are struggling to fill the gap. Read Article

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The 27th annual Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24th at Veterans Park in Boulder. With over 80 classic cars expected and free admission, the show is part of the weekend of festivities surrounding the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo. Read Article

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