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  • Jeffco DA’s office investigating former Morrison police officer

    The Jefferson County District Attorney's office is investigating improprieties by a former Morrison police officer.

    Lt. Anthony Joiner resigned from his position with the Morrison Police Department in January after the town hired an outside firm to conduct an internal investigation.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Two-bit punk

  • Get what you want as a LID

    Greg Dobbs

  • Rec district pitches financial needs to citizens committee at meeting

    About 35 people attended the first Foothills Citizens Committee meeting last week at The Ridge Recreation Center where they learned the park district would be forced to reduce programs and cut expenses for infrastructure improvements by 2020 if it doesn’t generate additional funding from property taxes.

  • Second Navigating the World of Addiction event set for Saturday

    Rob Lohman with Lifted from the Rut will host the second Navigating the World of Addiction event on Saturday.

    Schedules for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Front Range Christian School’s Performing Arts Center, the event will feature educational opportunities, speakers, informational booths, an author table and more. The all-day event centers on addiction and recovery with a focus on the family.

    Lohman sees the family as an integral part of addiction recovery.

  • Fire destroys Morrison home

    An afternoon house fire destroyed a Morrison home on Tuesday.

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District was dispatched at 2 p.m. to 9703 Jennings Road with reports of a structure fire.

    “The (911) caller reported that the home was already fully involved,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman with Inter-Canyon.

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District, Indian Hills Fire Rescue, Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office provided aid to Inter-Canyon.

    The homeowner and pets were not in the home at the time of the fire.

  • 'We got this'

    A couple weeks after Christian Lyons, 16, wrapped up his freshman football season at Dakota Ridge High School, he began to notice something was not right.

    “I was working out with the football team and really couldn’t do anything,” he said. “I could walk like 10 steps, and then I’d be ready to pass out. And I was getting a lot of migraines.”

    He slept all the time and could barely eat.

  • The long haul

    The story begins long before high school for Derek Valdez.

    The senior at Chatfield Senior High School, who turns 19 in a few days, has beaten cancer not once, not twice, but three times.

    He was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was about 5 years old. He fought it, beat it and was in remission for six years before the cancer returned when he was halfway through seventh grade. He beat that round too, and then, during his sophomore year at Chatfield, the doctors realized the leukemia had returned. This time, the cancer took a different form.

  • An everyday battle

    For Quinn Reynolds, it began in drama class.

    Quinn, 17, was a sophomore at Chatfield Senior High School, when a friend noticed her neck appeared to be swollen. When Quinn went to the doctor, he assumed it was tonsillitis.

    But antibiotics just did not seem to work, so Quinn returned to the hospital for a second time and was given a CAT scan.

    That’s when the doctors caught it.

    “They said, ‘I’m pretty sure you have lymphoma,’” Quinn said.

  • Search continues for suspects in 2016 burglary of S. Jeffco home

    A year-old burglary is still under investigation by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, and the department hopes a new call for information will lead to answers.

    In early April 2016, while the South Jeffco homeowners were on vacation, a burglar broke into a home in the 8700 block of South Jellison Court.