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  • Morrison petition nominations due soon for elections

    The submittal deadline for Morrison’s upcoming April election is fast approaching.
    Those interested in running for one of the four open positions must submit a nomination petition to the town clerk by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
    The position of Mayor Sean Forey and three trustees – Brewster Caesar, Debora Jerome and Allen Williams – will be up for election in April. To run, a person must be 21 years old, a registered elector and a resident of Morrison for at least a year, according to Town Administrator Kara Winters.

  • Voter deadline for March caucuses next week

    The 2018 precinct caucuses are still more than eight weeks away, but voters who wish to participate must be affiliated with either the Republican Party or Democratic Party by no later than Monday and register to vote by no later than Monday, Feb. 5. In order to vote in any precinct caucus, a voter must also have been a resident of said precinct for at least 30 days.

  • Morrison donates to Parrish memorial fund

    The town of Morrison will donate $500 to Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish’s memorial fund.
    Parrish, 29, who was killed in Sunday’s officer-involved shooting in Highlands Ranch, served as a reserve officer for the Morrison Police Department in 2014.
    The Morrison Board of Trustees voted unanimously to make the donation during its Tuesday meeting, after Mayor Pro Tem Brewster Caesar informed his fellow board members of Parrish’s work for Morrison.

  • Preliminary hearing set after early December carjacking, robbery

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the man accused of stealing a car in Lakewood and robbing several businesses in South Jeffco on Dec. 9.

    Edward Roy Barron, 31, will return to court Jan. 17 after appearing Dec. 22 for a preliminary demand. In Colorado, those in custody for a felony are entitled to have a judicial determination of probable cause. The demand hearing is an opportunity to formally request that a preliminary hearing be set, according to information on Avvo, a website that answers legal questions, provides attorney suggestions and more.

  • Lakewood mother pleads not guilty to felony child abuse

    The Lakewood woman arrested in October in connection with the alleged assault of her then 2-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty to all charges on Dec. 11.
    Melissa Mangeri, 28, will return to court for a motions hearing on Feb. 8.
    According to the arrest affidavit, Mangeri was present during one or more of the reported assaults on her daughter and failed to seek assistance. This placed the child “in a situation that posed a threat of injury or death,” according to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

  • New program at Jeffco Jail benefits Foothills Animal Shelter

    Dogs at the Foothills Animal Shelter now have new beds to lie in thanks to a new program for inmates at the Jefferson County Jail.

    The program, which began in September, teaches inmates to sew by refurbishing old bedding materials into dog beds.

    “This is product that would otherwise be going to landfills,” said Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader. “It just makes sense that we would partner with an organization like (Foothills Animal Shelter).”

  • South Jeffco attempted kidnapping incident a misunderstanding

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has determined there was no-ill intent in a reported attempted kidnapping of a young boy on Tuesday.
    According to sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, around 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 2, an 11-year-old boy was walking home from a martial arts class at a shopping center near West Chatfield Avenue and South Kipling Parkway.
    A father of a fellow martial arts classmate offered him a ride home, Fulton detailed, however, the boy didn't recognize the man and refused.

  • Attempted kidnapping reported near Chatfield and Kipling

    Law enforcement is searching for a man who reportedly attempted to kidnap a young boy on Tuesday near West Chatfield Avenue and South Kipling Parkway.
    According to Jeffco Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jenny Fulton,  around 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 2, an 11-year-old boy was walking alone from a shopping center to his home when a man he didn't recognize approached him and offered a ride home.
    When the boy refused, the man told him he'd seen him before and again offered to give him a ride. The boy refused again and ran home from the shopping center.

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