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  • Jeffco bids farewell to Commissioner Rosier

    In his seven years as Jeffco commissioner, Don Rosier has worn a lot of hats, literally.

    A cowboy hat, a Cat-in-the-Hat hat, a chef’s hat, a hard hat, a bike helmet, a Slash wig and hat, scuba goggles and snorkel, and a Darth Vader mask.

  • 15-year-old Chatfield High student seriously injured in hit-and-run

    A 15-year-old Chatfield High School student was seriously injured after being involved in a hit-and-run accident Thursday afternoon.

    Around 2:44 p.m., the male, who hasn't been identified, was crossing at a crosswalk near the intersection of West Chatfield Avenue and West Ken Caryl Avenue close to Chatfield Senior High School. According to witnesses who spoke with the Colorado State Patrol, a blue/grayish Toyota Prius hit the 15-year-old and drove off.

  • Six men indicted, accused of operating heroin trafficking ring

    Six men accused of operating a heroin trafficking ring throughout metro Denver have been indicted by the Jefferson County district grand jury.

  • Permanent principal positions open

    Jeffco Public Schools is seeking to permanently fill principal positions this fall at both D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School and Columbine High School after contracts for interim principals at both schools expire later this year.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No-Schwinn situation

  • Construction project causes gas leak

    West Bowles Avenue has been reopened after a gas leak shut down the road for about an hour Thursday morning.
    The leak, which has since been capped, was caused by a construction project near South Jellison Street and West Bowles Avenue, according to Ronda Scholting with West Metro Fire Rescue.
    “(The construction project) … nicked a gas line, which, of course, caused it to spew gas in the area,” Scholting said.
    While she couldn't specify how much gas was spilled, she said there was “a pretty good amount.”

  • Morrison discusses moving municipal elections to November

    The Morrison Town Board is considering putting amendments to the town charter up to vote this April, including moving town elections from April to November.

    Based on board discussion during its Jan. 2 meeting, staff will bring forward two questions for the board to discuss at next Tuesday’s meeting, which would then be put on the April 3 ballot if approved by the board.

    One question would be moving the election date to November. The second would be clearing up some inconsistent language in the town charter.

  • Assistant West Metro chief accepted into fire institute

    An assistant chief with West Metro Fire Rescue has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute.

    Clint Fey, who joined West Metro in 1995, competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country for a position in the 2018 class. He was awarded a scholarship to cover expenses.

  • Ex-Jeffco employee pleads guilty

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery.

  • An unbreakable bond: A year in the life of an adoptive couple in South Jeffco

    The moment Kalyn entered their lives, Bret and Aron realized two things to be true.

    First, their newly adopted daughter was a perfect fit, an exact piece for their family puzzle. Second, despite this, the moment they made the family official on Adoption Day in 2016, the South Jeffco couple knew they wanted to begin the adoption process again — and as soon as possible.