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  • Leonard faces sentencing for contempt of court in divorce case

    Republican Tim Leonard may have won his election in state House District 25, but a lingering divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica, has resulted in a contempt-of-court citation against him.

  • Jeffco ordered to pay family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million in jail death suit

    A federal judge awarded the family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit against Jefferson County.

    Lobato, 37, and a mother of seven, was booked March 2, 2015, into the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of shoplifting $57 worth of merchandise from a Lakewood Old Navy story with her 16-year-old son. The following day, Lobato complained of feeling ill and reportedly vomited several times. She died in her cell the night of March 3, 2015, after waiting hours in vain for medical attention.

  • High lead levels found in water at over 100 schools

    The number of Jeffco schools affected by unsafe levels of lead in drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain has risen to 109.

    According to documents posted to the district’s website, approximately 7,500 samples have been taken from 144 schools since June 3, and more than 500 of those samples showed lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum allowable level, which is 15 parts per billion.

  • D’Evelyn principal arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    The principal of D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of domestic violence and has been placed on leave from his position at the school.

    Anthony Edwards, 36, faces misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and domestic violence, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton.

    Sheriff’s officers were called to Edwards’ South Jeffco home about midnight Wednesday.

  • Variety of services available to victims of domestic violence

    Editor’s note: This is one installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    For every domestic violence crime that’s reported, countless others aren’t — but they don’t go unnoticed. 

  • ‘Top responder’ retires from Inter-Canyon

    After 33 years of service, volunteer firefighter Mark Bigler is bidding farewell to the Inter-Canyon Fire Department.

    Bigler, who joined the department in 1983, first saw firefighting as a way to give back to the foothills community. But ultimately the gig helped him feel at home in an area where it can be tough to meet new people.

  • Jeffco announces local government job fair

    Jefferson County government announced this week it is hosting a local government job fair.

    The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave. Frontage Road in Golden. Representatives from the county, the American Job Center and several other local government organizations and municipalities will be on hand to discuss available job opportunities in the Jeffco community.

  • Foothills Park District revenues up, expenses down through third quarter

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is in a positive financial position as revenues are up and expenses are down through the third quarter, according to a financial update presented Oct. 25 by administrative services director Dennis Weiner.

  • Foothills seeks GOCO grant for ‘destination’ playground at Clement Park

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board on Oct. 25 approved a resolution for staff to apply for a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for the construction of a “destination” playground at Clement Park.

  • Community meetings slated on Columbine Library remodel

    The Jeffco Public Library is inviting local residents to preview the proposed design for the 2017 Columbine Library remodel.

    Two meetings are scheduled later this month in the meeting room at the Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave. in South Jeffco. The will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12. The second is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Representatives from Denver-based Humphries Poli Architects will attend the meetings to present designs and gather feedback from residents.