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  • Man steals car, robs pharmacy and bank in South Jeffco

    A man has been arrested after stealing a car in Lakewood and robbing several businesses in South Jeffco over the weekend.

  • Morrison town board approves budget

    Morrison’s town board on Dec. 5 unanimously approved the 2018 budget, a spending plan that will require the town to transfer approximately $624,000 from its reserves.

    The town expects to begin 2018 with $4.45 million in its general fund balance and $1.38 million in its utility fund balance. With $2.34 million estimated in general fund revenues and $2.96 million estimated in expenditures, Morrison plan to transfer $624,261 from its general fund reserves. Doing so would leave approximately $3.82 million in the town’s general fund balance at the year’s end.

  • Pre-trial motions hearing continued for former Morrison officer

    The motions hearing has been continued in the case of a former Morrison police officer arrested in connection with theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, will return to court Monday for a pre-trial motions hearing, though there were talks of a plea deal in court on Thursday.

    Joiner, once second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town between December 2010 and February 2016. He was indicted in July on 29 counts and pleaded not guilty in October.

  • Students in Chatfield’s special needs program provide stockings for troops

    For the 12th year, students in Chatfield Senior High School’s special needs program gathered to stuff stockings for American troops at home and abroad.

    Toiletries, candy, snacks and toys filled the red and green stockings as Chatfield students, veterans and other community members worked in an assembly line to load each with care.

    Decked out in Santa hats, reindeer antlers and festive Christmas sweaters, Chatfield students laughed together before the event officially kicked off last Thursday.

  • Jeffco approves 2018 budget

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners adopted the proposed 2018 budget in which the county’s expenditures are projected to outpace its revenue. However, the commissioners urged at the Dec. 5 meeting that this cannot be a continuing trend.
    In the 2018 budget, the county has estimated $432.2 million in revenues and $556.1 million in expenses.
    Thus, Jeffco staff has budgeted $101.4 million in intra-county transactions and will withdraw $22.5 million from the county’s fund balance to make up the difference.

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  • West Metro replaces board member

    West Metro Fire Rescue has appointed Wheat Ridge native Jerry Cassel to its board of directors to replace Kent Johnson, who resigned in October because he moved to Texas.

    Cassel will represent District 2 until the May 2018 election. District 2 covers a portion of Lakewood that is east of South Kipling Street, south of 6th Avenue and west of Sheridan Boulevard.

    Johnson had been on the board since November 2016 when West Metro Fire Rescue and Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District merged and entered into an intergovernmental agreement.

  • Friendly Hills reacts to community garden idea

    On Nov. 28, residents of Friendly Hills in Morrison came armed with questions about a community garden that may soon be coming to their neighborhood.

    If approved, the project — a joint effort between nonprofit organization Feeding Many Inc. and Foothills Park and Recreation District — would develop a garden and orchard in a plot of land at Weaver Creek Park on South Cole Street, adjacent to Kendallvue Elementary. Initial plans allow for the garden to serve as a resource for Kendallvue students and the surrounding communities.

  • Community coming together to help family after house fire

    A Sunday morning fire gutted a South Jeffco home, but within hours the community rallied together to help.

    Marie and Keith Hughes woke around 3:30 a.m. to a loud noise in the backyard of their house in the 5900 block of South Quail Way in Littleton.

    “As soon as I opened my eyes, I saw our bedroom window completely covered in flames just on the other side of the glass,” Marie wrote on the Word of Mouth Littleton Facebook page.