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Today's News

  • Construction project causes gas leak

    West Bowles Avenue has been reopened after a gas leak shut down the road for about an hour Thursday morning.
    The leak, which has since been capped, was caused by a construction project near South Jellison Street and West Bowles Avenue, according to Ronda Scholting with West Metro Fire Rescue.
    “(The construction project) … nicked a gas line, which, of course, caused it to spew gas in the area,” Scholting said.
    While she couldn't specify how much gas was spilled, she said there was “a pretty good amount.”

  • Ex-Jeffco employee pleads guilty

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery.

  • Assistant West Metro chief accepted into fire institute

    An assistant chief with West Metro Fire Rescue has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute.

    Clint Fey, who joined West Metro in 1995, competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country for a position in the 2018 class. He was awarded a scholarship to cover expenses.

  • For more than 30 years, A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital have partnered to provide a scuba experience for patients

    Deep beneath the surface of a crystal blue pool or a dark green ocean, differences tend to fade. As a former physical therapist at Craig Hospital of Englewood and longtime scuba diver, Scott Taylor knows this better than most.

    “Water is the great equalizer,” he frequently says.

    He and his wife, Lynn, own and operate A-1 Scuba and Travel Aquatics Center in Littleton, a business Lynn’s father opened more than 58 years ago.

  • Morrison remembers former reserve officer Parrish 

    The Morrison Police Department, and the town as a whole, are honoring Douglas County Sheriff Deputy Zackari Parrish, who served Morrison as a reserve officer in 2014.

    Parrish, 29, was killed in a Dec. 31 officer-involved shooting in Highlands Ranch. A funeral was held Friday. Multiple officers from Morrison attended.

  • Morrison discusses moving municipal elections to November

    The Morrison Town Board is considering putting amendments to the town charter up to vote this April, including moving town elections from April to November.

    Based on board discussion during its Jan. 2 meeting, staff will bring forward two questions for the board to discuss at next Tuesday’s meeting, which would then be put on the April 3 ballot if approved by the board.

    One question would be moving the election date to November. The second would be clearing up some inconsistent language in the town charter.

  • Lakewood mother pleads not guilty to felony child abuse

    The Lakewood woman arrested in October in connection with the alleged assault of her then 2-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty to all charges on Dec. 11.
    Melissa Mangeri, 28, will return to court for a motions hearing on Feb. 8.
    According to the arrest affidavit, Mangeri was present during one or more of the reported assaults on her daughter and failed to seek assistance. This placed the child “in a situation that posed a threat of injury or death,” according to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

  • South Jeffco attempted kidnapping incident a misunderstanding

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has determined there was no-ill intent in a reported attempted kidnapping of a young boy on Tuesday.
    According to sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, around 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 2, an 11-year-old boy was walking home from a martial arts class at a shopping center near West Chatfield Avenue and South Kipling Parkway.
    A father of a fellow martial arts classmate offered him a ride home, Fulton detailed, however, the boy didn't recognize the man and refused.

  • 2017: The year in review

    Lockheed Martin expands facilities

  • Preliminary hearing set after early December carjacking, robbery

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the man accused of stealing a car in Lakewood and robbing several businesses in South Jeffco on Dec. 9.

    Edward Roy Barron, 31, will return to court Jan. 17 after appearing Dec. 22 for a preliminary demand. In Colorado, those in custody for a felony are entitled to have a judicial determination of probable cause. The demand hearing is an opportunity to formally request that a preliminary hearing be set, according to information on Avvo, a website that answers legal questions, provides attorney suggestions and more.