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  • Gas leak shuts down Bowles Avenue near Southwest Plaza

    A natural gas leak closed down a section of West Bowles Avenue next to Southwest Plaza on Tuesday afternoon.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office shut down Bowles from South Wadsworth Boulevard to Cross Drive after a natural gas line in the area was cut, according to West Metro Fire Rescue. Later the Sheriff's Office reported that only the eastbound lanes would be affected.

  • Suspect identified in standoff that spurred evacuation of South Jeffco neighborhood

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office took a man into custody Wednesday evening after a neighborhood was evacuated following reports of a gas leak and that a despondent resident was making threats against himself and others.

  • Jeffco Public Health consolidating facilities

    Jeffco Public Health is consolidating its Golden and Lakewood offices into a new location at 645 Parfet St. in Lakewood. The facility is on the north side of West Sixth Avenue. 

    It’s the first time in 23 years that Public Health has had the majority of its services under one roof, said spokeswoman Nancy Braden.

    “The building will offer a lot better collaboration,” she said.

  • West Bowles bike lanes put on hold

    Bike lanes won’t be showing up on West Bowles Avenue anytime soon. 

    Jeffco has tabled a proposal to paint on-street bicycle lanes on Bowles from C-470 to east of South Pierce Street. While the plan is feasible, public sentiment was mixed on the project, said Jeffco Transportation and Engineering Director Kevin French. 

    Bowles had been identified in the county’s 2012 bicycle-pedestrian plan as a potential east-west corridor for two-wheeled vehicles. 

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  • Fallen officer ‘the embodiment’ of dedication

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of its own this week, a man whose passion for serving the community didn’t end when he clocked out for the day.

    More than a thousand people, many of them law officers, came to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield on Monday to remember sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin, 50. Baldwin was killed while on duty Jan. 27 when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle reportedly was struck on Colorado 93 by a vehicle driving in the oncoming lane.

  • Two men held in connection with vehicle trespass

    Two men suspected of planning to break into parked vehicles were arrested recently in South Jeffco. 

    Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 5800 block of West Roxbury Place, in the Columbine Knolls neighborhood, on Jan. 16 after neighbors spotted two men looking into the windows of vehicles parked along the street. 

    Deputies arrested Derrick Hawkes, 19, and William Bisson, 23, in the neighborhood a short time later. 

  • MacBean trial slated to begin in July 7

    The trial of former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean is scheduled to begin July 7.

    MacBean is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from the Morrison-based fire district. The charges include three counts of theft of $20,000 or more and three counts of embezzlement of public property, both felonies.

    MacBean’s jury trial is scheduled from July 7 through 11.

  • Deer Creek shooter won’t be released for day trips

    The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has rescinded its request to allow Deer Creek Middle School shooter Bruco Eastwood to take limited, supervised trips as part of his treatment. 

    Eastwood was found not guilty by reason of insanity in October 2011 of attempted murder in the shootings of Deer Creek students Matt Thieu and Reagan Weber on Feb. 23, 2010.

  • EDC has new plan to get help from county

    The Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has received positive feedback on a proposal to partner with the county on an initiative to find real estate that could serve as areas for economic development.

    The EDC is seeking a shared-services agreement to identify those properties and work to turn them into potential sites for business expansion. The county would provide an employee to act as a liaison to planning and zoning departments in the county for developers looking to expand in Jeffco.