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Local News

  • Leonard seeking re-election in HD 25

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, has confirmed he will run for re-election in 2018, saying that his primary focus will again be limited government and issues associated with the First, Second and 10th amendments.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No egg-scuse

  • Free admission for military to state parks

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering military veterans and active-duty military personnel, including active duty Reserve and National Guard members, free admission to all Colorado state parks during August.

    To take advantage of the promotion, veterans and active military are required to obtain a military hang-tag pass by showing Parks and Wildlife staff: active or retired military identification, a DD Form 2, DD Form 2765 or DD 214; or a Colorado driver’s license or state ID that specifies “veteran” may be presented.

  • Clowning around: Three South Jeffco residents make work out of fun

    While many don business wear and work in an office, three South Jeffco residents have traded formal attire for colorful costumes and silly expressions when they’re on the clock. The world is their playground.

    Dave Elstun, Susan Buckner and Andrea Michel work as clowns and magicians, performing at parties, schools, libraries and more. All agree that getting paid to perform is a pretty awesome gig.

    ‘Amazing Dave’

  • Teens get real-world experience in crime scene investigation

    With bright yellow tape, scattered bullets and blood-spattered fabric, the Bemis Library looked like a crime scene. And for all intents and purposes, last Thursday, it was.

    For the eighth year, area teenagers gathered at the library for a three-day CSI police program hosted in collaboration with the Littleton Police Department.

  • Dog days of summer: Puppy paddleboard lessons making a splash at Chatfield State Park

    There were dozens of paddleboards floating in the gravel ponds area of Chatfield State Park this past Sunday, but two looked a bit different. 

    These particular paddleboarders were joined by their furry friends. In a “paddleboard pup workshop,” hosted by Marji Marshall, the life-jacket-wearing pups learned to stay put while their owners paddled through the water.

  • Officials working to keep Morrison’s charm

    Drive into downtown Morrison, and the character of the town is undeniable. Eclectic local shops and eateries line Bear Creek Avenue, and the massive rock formations of nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre peep through the tree line.

    The charm of the town is not lost on its residents. But for many, the question remains: Is it possible to retain the character and preserve the history of Morrison while allowing for inevitable growth and change?

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Hate at first sight

  • Cutter joins race for HD 25

    Lisa Cutter, a longtime Jefferson County resident and 25-year public relations veteran, is challenging Republican Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat in 2018.
    Confirming her candidacy for office in a phone interview last Friday, Cutter said a desire to serve the community in a way that extends beyond volunteer work drove her decision to run for public office.

  • Sheriff: Increased staffing helping with response times

    As it nears 100 percent of its authorized staffing, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is also closing in on its targeted response times to priority one calls, Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the law enforcement authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Aug. 1 meeting, stating the office is still not where it would like to be on response to priority one calls, but it’s close.