Local News

  • Probable cause found in case of fatal U.S. 285 accident

    After a lengthy preliminary hearing on Dec. 22, a Jefferson County judge found probable cause to move forward with a case against the man accused of causing an Aug. 28 crash on U.S. 285 that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist.

  • Mascarenas gets 33 years for South Jeffco Craigslist robbery

    David Mascarenas will spend 33 years in prison for the 2016 robbery of a South Jeffco home.

    Mascarenas, 56, came before Judge Laura Tighe on Dec. 19 for a sentencing hearing where he faced 32 to 40 years. He pleaded guilty in early November to six counts, including aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and identity theft.

  • Stepping Stone Support Center provides training for adults with developmental disabilities

    Every Thursday morning, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and baked goods wafts through the air of Columbine Hills Church, and warm smiles welcome those who enter.

    Latte Love, the weekly coffee shop housed at Columbine Hills, is a part of Stepping Stone Support Center, and is run by adults with developmental disabilities. These adults take orders, make a variety of coffee beverages, distribute orders and work the cash register. A nearby table sells lip balms, lotions and candles, and another holds an array of baked goods.

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  • Jeffco clearing up rules on RV and trailer parking

    RVs and trailers can no longer sit for more than 28 days on any right-of-way in Jefferson County.

    Jeffco commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the county’s ordinance that regulates the operation and parking of vehicles. Before the amendment, the ordinance prohibited the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers in residential and business areas.

  • West Metro finalizes 2018 spending plan

    As 2017 winds down, West Metro Fire Rescue finalized its spending plan for the upcoming year in a Dec. 5 board meeting.

    Not much has changed since budget talks first began for the fire protection district. It still expects approximately $68.2 million in revenues and expenditures.

  • Finding her spiritual calling: B’nai Chaim cantor ordained as rabbi

    Sunday was a day of celebration for Congregation B’nai Chaim in Morrison.

    After several years of studying and serving as the Reform synagogue’s cantor, Kim Harris officially became a rabbi, and there were plenty of smiles and tears, “Mazel Tovs” and prayers to go around.

  • CMHI withdraws request for unsupervised visits

    The Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo withdrew its request for temporary, unsupervised visits for Bruco Eastwood, the 39-year-old man found not guilty by reason of insanity in October 2011 for the February 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton.

    The withdrawal came after a Jefferson County judge granted expanded media coverage for the hearing, which was scheduled for last Friday, according to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.

  • Former Morrison officer pleads guilty to four felonies

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded guilty to four felony counts of embezzlement, attempt to influence a public servant, theft and forgery.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund.” He appeared in court Monday morning for a motions hearing but instead coordinated a plea deal with the prosecution.