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  • Deer Creek Middle School students showcase STEM projects

    What does a 21st-century classroom look like?

    This was the question students at Deer Creek Middle School were tasked with when they showcased STEM projects last Thursday to teachers, family members and friends. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    “Our sixth graders have spent the last month working on a problem-based learning project in which they have designed an effective 21st-century classroom,” said Brady Stambaugh, a Deer Creek sixth-grade teacher.

  • One arrested, another suspect at-large in connection with homicide

    One person has been arrested and an arrest warrant has been issued for a second in connection with a homicide in a South Jeffco neighborhood earlier this week.

    Jordan Lemarinel, 27, was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, 26. Lemarinel was initially arrested on unrelated drug and illegal weapons possessions charges and remains in police custody. Kenneth Crise, 55, remains at large.

  • South Jeffco shooting leaves one dead

    A man has died after a Friday night shooting in South Jeffco.

    Dominic Diego Perez, 20, was found in a car on the 7900 block of South Depew Street. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

    Around 6:25 p.m., the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of an argument and subsequent gunshot in the 6900 block of South Newland Court. About 15 minutes later, they received a call reporting a gunshot victim in a car in the 7900 block of South Depew Street, about 2 miles from the reports of the argument.

  • 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.

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  • 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.