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  • Bill to allow permitless concealed carry passes Colorado Senate

    Roughly two weeks after state House Democrats rejected three gun control bills that would have allowed — among other things — concealed weapons in schools, the Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill last Thursday that would allow Coloradans to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

  • Proposed statewide tax increase could yield $1.6 billion for education

    Taxpayers across the state could see a $1.6 billion tax increase question on their November ballots this fall if backers of a new school funding measure are able to collect enough voter signatures between now and July 11.

  • Dakota Ridge students walk out to demonstrate peace, unity

    Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, senior Mat McCormick walked out of his Advanced Placement calculus class for 17 minutes.

    So did about 400 other students throughout Dakota Ridge High School.

    The crowd flooded out of the school toward the west side of the building, where McCormick — speaking through a megaphone — asked them to introduce themselves to someone new.

    There was a chorus of introductions before he addressed them again.

  • Lemarinel found guilty of second-degree murder, other charges

    Jordan Lemarinel, one of two men arrested in connection with the May 1, 2017, death of 26-year-old Samuel Addison Stewart, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday.

    The 12-member jury, after more than a day of deliberation, also found Lemarinel, 27, guilty of felony murder, tampering with a deceased human body, tampering with physical evidence, aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery with the intent to kill, maim or wound, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and more. He was arrested May 5, 2017.

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  • Commissioner Briefs: From the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners

    Final plat for Willow Springs
    During its Feb. 27 hearing, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a final plat for 18 houses in Morrison.
    While members of the public who commented said they weren’t opposed to the development, they were concerned about the lot’s single access point. They described the entrance/exit as being at the bottom of a steep hill where vehicles frequently exceed 40 mph, and the visibility is low.

  • Columbine High is the first Jeffco school to take on ‘Rent’

    Columbine High School officials promised Tracy Schwartz an opportunity to direct her dream show in honor of her end-of-the-year retirement.

    For Schwartz, the decision was a no brainer: “Rent.” The musical has been a dream for as long as the English and theater teacher can remember, and for 20 years, she has been playing its soundtrack for inspiration prior to every show she’s directed at Columbine.

  • Trail connecting Morrison with nearby parks in the works

    The Colorado Mountain Bike Association is working with the town of Morrison, Jefferson County Open Space and Denver Mountain Parks to find a way to connect commercial downtown Morrison to existing trails in Red Rocks and Matthews/Winters Park.

    The project is in the preliminary phase, and if approved, wouldn’t be complete for approximately two years. If approved, however, the multi-use trail would be built from the town of Morrison to Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks entrance two along Highway 93 with the potential to extend further to Matthews/Winters.

  • Ex-child welfare caseworker sentenced to probation

    A former Jefferson County Human Services caseworker will serve two years of probation and 96 hours of community service for falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Feeding Many community garden, orchard all a go

    After weeks of back-and-forth discussion, the Feeding Many community garden and orchard project is officially a go. Foothills Park and Recreation District and Feeding Many reached a contract agreement last Thursday, and Kendallvue Elementary School has organized a groundbreaking ceremony to be held Friday afternoon.