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  • Sheriff's Calls

    Unhappy medium

  • Jeffco clearing up rules on RV and trailer parking

    RVs and trailers can no longer sit for more than 28 days on any right-of-way in Jefferson County.

    Jeffco commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the county’s ordinance that regulates the operation and parking of vehicles. Before the amendment, the ordinance prohibited the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers in residential and business areas.

  • West Metro finalizes 2018 spending plan

    As 2017 winds down, West Metro Fire Rescue finalized its spending plan for the upcoming year in a Dec. 5 board meeting.

    Not much has changed since budget talks first began for the fire protection district. It still expects approximately $68.2 million in revenues and expenditures.

  • Finding her spiritual calling: B’nai Chaim cantor ordained as rabbi

    Sunday was a day of celebration for Congregation B’nai Chaim in Morrison.

    After several years of studying and serving as the Reform synagogue’s cantor, Kim Harris officially became a rabbi, and there were plenty of smiles and tears, “Mazel Tovs” and prayers to go around.

  • CMHI withdraws request for unsupervised visits

    The Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo withdrew its request for temporary, unsupervised visits for Bruco Eastwood, the 39-year-old man found not guilty by reason of insanity in October 2011 for the February 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton.

    The withdrawal came after a Jefferson County judge granted expanded media coverage for the hearing, which was scheduled for last Friday, according to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.

  • Former Morrison officer pleads guilty to four felonies

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded guilty to four felony counts of embezzlement, attempt to influence a public servant, theft and forgery.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund.” He appeared in court Monday morning for a motions hearing but instead coordinated a plea deal with the prosecution.

  • Foothills Park and Rec approves budget

    Foothills Park and Recreation District adopted its 2018 budget, a balanced spending plan of approximately $31.1 million.

    The budget was unanimously approved in a Dec. 12 board meeting. Prior to adoption, the district held a brief public budget hearing in which no community members signed up to speak.

  • A glimpse at the day-to-day tasks of Colorado State Patrol

    Around 4 p.m. — only an hour into his 10-hour shift on Nov. 16 — dispatch called for coverage of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 93 between 82nd Avenue and Indian Head Road.

    Trooper Christian Poeppel, of Troop 1A Golden, responded that he was en route, turning on his lights as he drove north of Golden on Highway 93.

    The scene of the accident was plain, as firefighters and sheriff’s deputies were on-site, blocking off the affected area. Both drivers were still there, with no major injuries.

  • DeGette says ex-Calif. congressman groped her

    U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District, told MSNBC’s Katy Tur last month that former U.S. Rep. Bob Filner forced himself on her in an elevator during his tenure in Congress as a U.S. Representative for California, sometime between 1997 and 2012.

  • Local zoologist encourages Colorow students to do what they love

    Students at Colorow Elementary learned about animals of all sorts on Dec. 6 when Dave Johnson visited the school.

    Johnson, a zoologist at the Denver Zoo, conservationist and self-proclaimed “animal nerd,” shared his experiences working with animals in Colorado and across the world, and showed photos and treasures from his travels.