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  • Drug ring operating in Jefferson County busted

    An interstate amphetamine and cocaine ring selling drugs in Jefferson County has been broken up after a seven-month investigation by Colorado law enforcement agencies.

    The investigation, named Operation Blood Sport, led to the arrests of 10 suspects Dec. 6 in the Denver area. Throughout the course of the investigation, authorities seized four handguns; 13 pounds of meth valued at $150,000 to $200,000; 3 kilograms of cocaine valued at $96,000; and an unknown amount of cash.

  • Jeffco eyes change in water regulations for developers

    Jefferson County is looking to revise regulations that determine how developers show adequate water supplies exist for various projects.

    The county is considering altering the timing by which rezoning applicants must show proof of an adequate water supply for a development, giving developers of smaller projects more time to prove adequate supplies exist.

    Basically, under the new requirements, a development requiring more than 0.67

  • Foothills' deal to sell two parcels falls through

      Drake Investment Partners has withdrawn from an agreement to buy 10.2 acres of land from the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

    A contract for $1.5 million for the purchase of open space at the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue has been terminated. The contract had been approved by the Foothills board at a meeting Oct. 25.

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    Like taking candy from a baby

  • Jeffco deputies kill gunman outside King Soopers

    A gunman was fatally shot by Jeffco sheriff's deputies on Saturday night outside the King Soopers at West Belleview Avenue and South Kipling Street.

    The man with the gun was identified as Evan H. Bynum, 40, a resident of South Jeffco. No other injuries were reported among customers, employees or sheriff's officers.

    Deputies responded at 9:15 p.m. after a caller reported that a man with a handgun was wandering around the store talking to himself.

  • Man arrested after leading authorities on chase from Jeffco to Denver

    A man suspected of ramming a police car and then leading Jeffco deputies and state troopers on a high-speed chase has been arrested.

    Jarrett Stoner, 26, is suspected of leading law enforcement on a chase through southern Jefferson County and into Denver on Wednesday morning, ramming a deputy’s patrol car and hitting two other vehicles in the process.

    The deputy whose car was hit and the other motorists were not injured, said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • Sigg to be tried as adult in Jessica Ridgeway slaying

    Austin Sigg, 17, who is accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, will be tried as an adult. A Jefferson County judge also ordered Sigg to be transferred from the Mount View Youth Services Center to a special housing unit in the Jeffco jail. 

    At a hearing Tuesday morning, a prosecutor presented two witnesses from the Division of Youth Corrections who asked the judge to approve the transfer. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    The sound and the fury

  • Sheriff's Office questions credibility of report on body in cave

    After two extensive searches for a body that a man reported seeing in a cave near Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is questioning the credibility of the report, sheriff’s spokesperson Jacki Kelley said Tuesday.

    “Our witness has been very uncooperative and untruthful about some of the things he shared,” Kelley said.

  • Tighe upsets incumbent Odom in county commission race

    Democratic challenger Casey Tighe upset incumbent Republican John Odom by 738 votes in their race for a seat on the county commission, a contest so close the results weren’t finalized until two weeks after Election Day.

    Tighe becomes only the second Democrat in more than a decade to join the three-member commission, in a stunning win for a political newcomer in a county that has traditionally leaned Republican.

    “I'm happy with the outcome,” Tighe said. “I guess I can say I'm pleased with the way it turned out.”