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  • Jeffco collaborative promoting mental health training

    A collaborative group is working to destigmatize mental health in Jefferson County by promoting and coordinating a countywide expansion of Mental Health First Aid.

    The program, which is similar to CPR, trains the everyday person how to identify when someone is in crisis and then coaches the person through what to say and how to help with the intention of connecting the person to professional resources.

  • Ex-child welfare worker indicted on forgery charges

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker has been accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Tesoro Cultural Center hosts annual 1830s Rendezvous

    Hailey Hunt flashed a big smile as she posed with Henry Crawford — and a half-cooked buffalo tongue.

    The 8-year-old and her mother, Janet, last weekend for the first time attended the 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison. And they were not the only ones who marveled at Crawford’s boiling buffalo tongue, either.

    Janet and Hailey, who live in Littleton, eyed the piece of meat with curiosity. While it looked a bit strange, they both agreed they would give it a try.

  • Probable cause found in homicide

    A Jefferson County judge on Friday found probable cause to move forward with an arraignment for the two men arrested in May in connection with the murder of a Littleton man.

  • Sheriff's Office kicks off second detention deputy academy

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    First, he served as a marine. Then, he worked as a massage therapist. Now, Casey Buell-Schoenman is taking on a new challenge — becoming a Jeffco Sheriff’s detention deputy.

    After months of taking ride-alongs with various departments in the Denver metro area, Buell-Schoenman applied for JCSO’s detention deputy academy in the hopes of gaining valuable law enforcement experience.

  • Restaurants accepting donations for hurricane victims

    A set of restaurants in Clear Creek County and South Jeffco are accepting donations of household cleaning items and other supplies to help victims of the recent hurricanes.

    Idaho Springs’ MTN Prime and both LUCHA Cantina locations in Georgetown and South Jeffco are working with the Cajun Navy Relief, a non-profit based in Louisiana that helps hurricane and flood victims.

  • Suspect sought in connection with injured toddler turns himself in

     The man suspected of seriously injuring a Littleton toddler on Sept. 11 turned himself into the Jeffco Sheriff's Office Sunday night.

    Joshua James Gonzales, 21, is believed to have beaten the 2-year-old daughter of a woman authorities say he was romantically involved with at a home in the 1400 block of South Pierson Street last Monday. The victim and her mother were later discovered outside of a Denver school on Thursday afternoon, and the toddler was transported to Denver Health Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

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  • Two more enter race for Jeffco school board

    Two Jeffco school board members seeking re-election this fall will face competition after two last-minute candidates filed the required petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline.
    According to Helen Neal, Jeffco Public Schools’ election coordinator, Matt Van Gieson of Arvada and Erica Shields of Littleton each filed several pages of petition signatures after picking up the petitions Aug. 28. The school district certified Sept. 4 that each candidate met the required 50 verified signatures to get on the ballot.

  • Dahlkemper announces bid for county commissioner seat

    Former Jeffco school board president Lesley Dahlkemper is running for the District 3 seat on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners.

    Publicly announced last Friday, Dahlkemper’s campaign comes nearly two and half years after she said she wouldn’t seek a second term as president of the Jeffco school board.

    In an interview Monday, Dahlkemper, a Democrat, said her decision to re-enter politics was not unexpected and stems from a desire to increase her own community involvement.