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  • Jeffco school board majority files for re-election

    Three members of the Jeffco school board are running for re-election.

    Board President Ron Mitchell, along with vice president Susan Harmon and treasurer Brad Rupert filed their intent to seek re-election with the Colorado Secretary of State earlier this week.

  • Annual Citizens’ Academy ‘connects’ the community with Sheriff’s Office

    After 10 weeks of learning about SWAT, K-9, forensics and patrol units, among others, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated 25 Jeffco residents from its 24th annual Citizens’ Academy on May 17.

    The academy, which kicked off in March, allowed participants to learn about the various departments within the Sheriff’s Office, including their duties, training, resources and protocols.

  • A life of loyalty

    George Lockwood has lived a life of loyalty — to his country, the Air Force and his family.

    Lockwood, 94, is a World War II veteran who frequents the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen twice a week, and he recently talked about his time in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic on Guam, his life since the war and his family.

    “If there was another world war, I’d do the same thing: Go back in the Air Force,” he said while sitting in a meeting room at the SRC.

  • 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.”