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Local News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Sharper than a serpent’s tooth

  • Man convicted of attempted sexual assault in attack on teen

    A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of the attempted sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in South Jeffco who fought off her attacker. 

    A jury on Feb. 20 found Xavier McDaniel guilty of three felony charges stemming from the attack last April, which left the victim hospitalized for several days. 

  • Body found floating in Clear Creek

    A body was found in Clear Creek near the Golden History Museum on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Golden Police Department said the body of a male, believed to be in his 60s, had been discovered about 2 p.m. floating in Clear Creek.  

    No other information about the man’s identity and how he died was available.

  • A step closer to spring

    Unseasonably warm temperatures are providing the perfect weather for outdoor enthusiasts, including runners looking for a sunny sojourn.  

  • County approves creation of sustainability committee

    Jefferson County is on the verge of becoming a resource for residents who want to go green. 

    The county is forming a volunteer sustainability committee tasked with providing information and guidance to residents and businesses that wish to pursue environmentally sustainable projects and practices. 

  • Rash of vehicle break-ins reported at South Jeffco fitness centers

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office suspects a string of vehicle break-ins at fitness centers across the county are related.

    Over the last two months, more than 38 cars have been broken into while parked at fitness centers. According to the Sheriff’s Office, almost all the vehicles had their windows broken, and purses were stolen from inside. 

  • Developers win delay of vote on Open Space master plan

    A final vote on Jeffco Open Space’s master plan has been delayed for a month by the county commissioners to allow more comment. 

    The vote had been scheduled for Feb. 11, but a delay was requested by several real estate development groups. The commissioners voted 3-0 to delay final approval by a month. 

  • Jefferson County prohibits electronic-smoking devices in buildings

    Jeffco has banned electronic cigarettes and similar devices from county buildings.

    The addition of electronic smoking devices such as electronic cigarettes and tobacco and marijuana vaporizers to the current ban on smoking tobacco and marijuana is due in part to the increasing popularity of the products, said Deputy County Administrator Kate Newman. 

  • Jeffco native competing in Sochi Olympics

    Olympic cross-country skier Noah Hoffman has fond memories of his childhood in west Jefferson County, playing behind the Hiwan Homestead Museum and at Bergen Meadow Elementary School.

    Hoffman, 24, who lived in Indian Hills and then in Evergreen until he was 7, is a member of the U.S. Nordic ski team and is competing in three events in Sochi, Russia. So far, he has placed 35th in the cross-country men’s skiathlon and 31st in the cross-country men’s classic. He will compete in the 50K skate race on Feb. 23.

  • West Metro firefighter dies

    A West Metro firefighter died Saturday night while off duty.

    Mike Miller, a 39-year-old firefighter and paramedic with West Metro Fire Rescue, died in his sleep Feb. 15. Miller had served with West Metro for seven years.

    “(Miller) was a valued member who was committed to serving our citizens in a professional and caring manner,” West Metro Fire Rescue Fire Chief Don Lombardi said in a news release. “Mike will be greatly missed.”

    Miller is survived by his wife and daughter.