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  • Former human services worker pleads not guilty

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker pleaded not guilty Monday morning to 22 counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery.

    Richelle Schultz, 53, has been accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. She was indicted by a Jeffco grand jury in September and will return to court on Dec. 11 for a pre-trial conference.

  • Annual farolito lighting and pinecone ceremony welcomes a new holiday season

    With a fiery sunset blazing in the sky, dozens of farolitos flickered on, shining a light on the adobe walls of The Fort in Morrison and marking the beginning of another holiday season.

    Held annually on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the farolito lighting and pinecone ceremony serves as a kickoff to holiday festivities. The lights will illuminate The Fort throughout the holiday season.

    “It’s an evening to celebrate and usher in the holiday season,” Brooke Traylor, director of the Tesoro Cultural Center, said.

  • Proposed Jeffco arts magnet school gets pushback from school board

    A proposal for a dedicated arts school in Jefferson County received significant pushback from the Jeffco school board earlier this month after board members felt it not only lacked enough community input, but would also be an irresponsible use of current resources.

  • Jeffco exploring later school start times district-wide

    After more than a year of conversations with parents and community members in Evergreen, Jeffco Public Schools is considering moving back school start times — both at mountain area schools and across the rest of the school district.

    According to achievement director Dan Cohan, the district first began exploring later school start times in April 2016 after Evergreen High School changed its bell schedule to eliminate block scheduling two days a week.

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  • Jeffco searching for suspects in SW Plaza robbery

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects accused of stealing merchandise from Macy’s at Southwest Plaza Mall.
    Around 5:30 p.m. Nov 18, the two suspects — a male and female — reportedly stole lingerie, clothing and a fragrance set, according to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. These items are valued between $400 and $500.
    Several loss prevention employees tried to stop the two as they left the store, causing the suspects to drop some of the items on their way out.

  • Giant indoor sandbox opens in south Jeffco

    There is a new sandbox in town, and chances are, it’s much larger than any you have seen before.

    Kids Dig, an interactive play area featuring more than 40 tons of sand, opened last weekend in Littleton, just north of Southwest Plaza. The business is the first of its kind in Colorado, and owner Garry Wolff is excited to bring something fresh to an area he once called home.

  • Askins arraignment continued again

    The arraignment for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22 has been continued for the fourth time.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two Class 4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

    He appeared before the court Monday afternoon for an arraignment but asked for a continuance. At an arraignment, the rights of the defendant are formally read and a plea is entered. Askins will return to court at 1 p.m. Jan. 16.

  • Sharing kindness in South Jeffco

    For many, the holiday season reinvigorates a desire to donate to a charity, volunteer with a local nonprofit organization or lend a helping hand to a neighbor.

    But for these individuals, every day is an opportunity to give back.

    The Ken-Caryl Kindness Crew

    When Sarah Quirke received two notices about her front yard from the Ken-Caryl Homeowners’ Association, it got her thinking. How many others were receiving similar notices but struggling to fix the problem?

  • Meals on Wheels creates relationships

    Riggs and Bobbi Smith of Littleton pull up to an apartment complex in South Jeffco and park their sedan.

    It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, and the backseat is filled with empty grocery bags and a cooler full of packaged meals. Riggs hops out, grabbing a bag with a steaming hot chicken dinner and a cup of apple slices. Bobbi decides she’ll wait in the car for this stop.

    Knock. Knock. Knock.