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  • Lemarinel sentenced to life plus 12 years in murder of Littleton man

     A Jefferson County judge sentenced Jordan Lemarinel to life in prison plus 12 years after a 12-member jury in early March found him guilty of murdering a 26-year-old Littleton man. 

  • Evergreen Newspapers honored by CPA, Top of the Rockies

     

    Evergreen Newspapers recently won 61 awards — 47 from the Colorado Press Association, including sweepstakes honors for photography and design for the Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant, and 14 more from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies contest.

    The Colorado Press Association awards banquet was held April 14 at The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. The Top of the Rockies awards ceremony was Friday night at the Denver Press Club.

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  • Glass defends multimillion bond issue conversations

    Nearly two years after Jeffco voters rejected a $535 million bond issue and $33 million property-tax increase campaigned for by Jeffco Public Schools, the school district is again considering a multi-million dollar bond issue — this time to the tune of $647 million over six years.

    Publicly discussed for the first time during the April 5 school board meeting, the district positioned the possibility of a bond issue as the answer to what it says are widespread maintenance, programming and safety issues at every Jeffco school, including charters.

  • PERA, school funding behind walkouts

    As teachers in Jeffco, Clear Creek and across the state plan to walk out of classrooms and demonstrate at the state Capitol later this week, many are asking why.

  • Toy and Trade show teaches students entrepreneurship

    Students at Westridge Elementary School received a lesson in entrepreneurship and economics during the annual toy and trade show held on April 16.

    The show is a showcase of a six-week unit that provides students an understanding of economic concepts through a fun and engaging hands-on simulation. For the project, students had to design their own companies, create interesting toy products, do market research, write a business proposal, create info graphics and commercials, host board meetings, make a prototype and participate in a school-wide trade show.

  • Chatfield State Park’s swim beach closed for the summer

    The swim beach at Chatfield State Park, a popular summer spot in South Jeffco, will not open for the 2018 season due to construction delays with the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project.

    “They’re still working there, but they ran into some soil issues,” said Scott Roush, Chatfield State Park manager. “That’s the one piece that’s not going to open this summer.”

  • Suspect arrested in SW Plaza burglary

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one suspect in connection with an October crime spree that included a smash-and-grab burglary at J.C. Penney Co. in Southwest Plaza.

    Lance David Segura, 19, was arrested April 18 for his involvement in a multi-jurisdictional crime spree overnight on Oct. 25 and 26, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Jeffco searching for suspects accused of stealing guitars

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man and woman accused of stealing two Les Paul acoustic guitars from Music Go Round in the 8000 block of West Bowles Avenue.

    According to the sheriff’s office, the two suspects went into the store during business hours on April 5 and perused the acoustic guitar section.

    They spoke to an employee and took the guitars when the employee left to help another customer, said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Town of Morrison appoints officials

    The town of Morrison last week appointed town officials, and planning commission and board of adjustment members after the town conducted municipal election earlier in April.

    Town Manager Kara Winters, Town Attorney Gerald Dahl, Judge Ford Wheatley and water attorney Cindy Covell retained their positions with the town. Winters previously held the title of town administrator.

    Per Morrison’s home-rule charter, these positions are appointed by the board in election years, according to Lyndsey Davis, Morrison town clerk.