Local News

  • Foothills Park and Rec approves budget

    Foothills Park and Recreation District adopted its 2018 budget, a balanced spending plan of approximately $31.1 million.

    The budget was unanimously approved in a Dec. 12 board meeting. Prior to adoption, the district held a brief public budget hearing in which no community members signed up to speak.

  • A glimpse at the day-to-day tasks of Colorado State Patrol

    Around 4 p.m. — only an hour into his 10-hour shift on Nov. 16 — dispatch called for coverage of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 93 between 82nd Avenue and Indian Head Road.

    Trooper Christian Poeppel, of Troop 1A Golden, responded that he was en route, turning on his lights as he drove north of Golden on Highway 93.

    The scene of the accident was plain, as firefighters and sheriff’s deputies were on-site, blocking off the affected area. Both drivers were still there, with no major injuries.

  • DeGette says ex-Calif. congressman groped her

    U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District, told MSNBC’s Katy Tur last month that former U.S. Rep. Bob Filner forced himself on her in an elevator during his tenure in Congress as a U.S. Representative for California, sometime between 1997 and 2012.

  • Local zoologist encourages Colorow students to do what they love

    Students at Colorow Elementary learned about animals of all sorts on Dec. 6 when Dave Johnson visited the school.

    Johnson, a zoologist at the Denver Zoo, conservationist and self-proclaimed “animal nerd,” shared his experiences working with animals in Colorado and across the world, and showed photos and treasures from his travels.

  • Two South Jeffco teachers win Jeffco Hero Awards

    A teacher can influence a student for a lifetime.

    This year, two South Jeffco teachers — Barb Weisiger, a gifted and talented teacher at Coronado Elementary School, and Alisha Lindsey, a middle school teacher from Bradford K-8 North — were recognized with a Jeffco Hero Award last month. It’s the second year in a row that two of the winners have come from the area.

  • Suspect sought in beauty supply store robbery

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of robbing a Sally Beauty in South Jeffco on Monday morning.

    The suspect, described by the sheriff’s office as a thin, black male, was armed when he robbed the beauty supply store around 9:20 a.m. He was last seen wearing a black cap, black bandana, black pants and a light beige coat and carrying a white plastic bag with a red heart on it. The suspect is said to be around 6 feet tall and in his 20s.

  • Man steals car, robs pharmacy and bank in South Jeffco

    A man has been arrested after stealing a car in Lakewood and robbing several businesses in South Jeffco over the weekend.

  • Morrison town board approves budget

    Morrison’s town board on Dec. 5 unanimously approved the 2018 budget, a spending plan that will require the town to transfer approximately $624,000 from its reserves.

    The town expects to begin 2018 with $4.45 million in its general fund balance and $1.38 million in its utility fund balance. With $2.34 million estimated in general fund revenues and $2.96 million estimated in expenditures, Morrison plan to transfer $624,261 from its general fund reserves. Doing so would leave approximately $3.82 million in the town’s general fund balance at the year’s end.

  • Pre-trial motions hearing continued for former Morrison officer

    The motions hearing has been continued in the case of a former Morrison police officer arrested in connection with theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, will return to court Monday for a pre-trial motions hearing, though there were talks of a plea deal in court on Thursday.

    Joiner, once second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town between December 2010 and February 2016. He was indicted in July on 29 counts and pleaded not guilty in October.

  • Students in Chatfield’s special needs program provide stockings for troops

    For the 12th year, students in Chatfield Senior High School’s special needs program gathered to stuff stockings for American troops at home and abroad.

    Toiletries, candy, snacks and toys filled the red and green stockings as Chatfield students, veterans and other community members worked in an assembly line to load each with care.

    Decked out in Santa hats, reindeer antlers and festive Christmas sweaters, Chatfield students laughed together before the event officially kicked off last Thursday.