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  • Second arrest made in Maplewood Drive homicide

    A second arrest has been made in connection with a May 1 homicide in a South Jeffco neighborhood.

    Kenneth Crise, 55, was arrested Thursday by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, 26. Crise was taken into custody by the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force in the area of Interstate 25 and Dry Creek Road, where he had been staying in a hotel. Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, declined to specify the name of the hotel in the Centennial area where Crise had been staying.

  • Jackknifed semi causes traffic detour on U.S. 285

    A jackknifed semi-truck caused traffic to be rerouted on southbound U.S. 285 for about two hours Thursday afternoon, and the highway has since reopened.

    Around 1:40 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol received a call about a jackknifed truck near Brookmont Road in Morrison, according to Trooper Josh Lewis.

    CSP troopers and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

    “We had to get the heavy wrecker to basically straighten it out and get it moved,” Lewis said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    He wasn’t genuflecting on purpose

  • Weather changes graduation plans for South Jeffco high schools

    Snowy weather and poor driving conditions have changed graduation plans for three South Jeffco high schools. 

    Columbine, Chatfield Senior and Dakota Ridge high schools originally planned to hold graduations at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre but have since altered plans due to weather. 

    The new schedule for graduations is as follows:

    9 a.m. Friday at the Denver Coliseum - Dakota Ridge High School

    7 p.m. Friday at the Denver Coliseum - Chatfield Senior High School

  • Under the sea

    Mortensen Elementary School ventured under the sea last week during its drama club’s production of “The Little Mermaid.”

    The Disney musical tells the familiar tale of a young mermaid named Ariel, who falls in love with a human prince and longs to live on land. She then acquires a pair of legs against her father’s will in a deal with Ursula, an evil sea witch.

  • Inter-Canyon considering cancer program

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is considering participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Chatfield alum continuing humanitarian efforts

    When Kristin Cover returned from volunteering in Uganda last summer, she knew she would return.

    “It was going to be hard for me not go back,” she said. “The kids there … they were just so welcoming and so loving. They just welcomed us (and) acted like we had been friends our whole lives.”

  • DeGette addresses health care and more in South Jeffco

    In a country that seems more divided than ever, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette says it’s important to remember there is more bipartisan common ground than some would think.

    “We have a two-party system,” she said. “You can have those disagreements without being disagreeable. I always try to keep civility when I disagree with people.”

  • Honoring those battling cancer

    As the last beams of evening sun drifted behind the Front Range, people from across South Jeffco walked around the track at Chatfield Senior High School, casting shadows in the grass.

    Their walk last Saturday was a part of Relay for Life, the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, and it was a symbolic one. Participants take turns walking throughout the night without sleeping to signify the sleeplessness of cancer.

  • School district approves agreements with employee unions

    Jeffco Public Schools has reached and approved a contract agreement with its teachers union after several months of negotiations.