Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge students walk out to demonstrate peace, unity

    Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, senior Mat McCormick walked out of his Advanced Placement calculus class for 17 minutes.

    So did about 400 other students throughout Dakota Ridge High School.

    The crowd flooded out of the school toward the west side of the building, where McCormick — speaking through a megaphone — asked them to introduce themselves to someone new.

    There was a chorus of introductions before he addressed them again.

  • JCSO searching for suspects in coffee shop arson

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects accused of lighting chairs on fire and shooting guns outside of Tomari’s Coffee across the street from Tiny Town in late January.

    The suspects were caught on surveillance video lighting furniture on fire outside of the Morrison coffee shop around 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Before putting out the flames, the video shows the men shooting their guns at the ignited furniture.

  • Lemarinel found guilty of second-degree murder, other charges

    Jordan Lemarinel, one of two men arrested in connection with the May 1, 2017, death of 26-year-old Samuel Addison Stewart, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday.

    The 12-member jury, after more than a day of deliberation, also found Lemarinel, 27, guilty of felony murder, tampering with a deceased human body, tampering with physical evidence, aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery with the intent to kill, maim or wound, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and more. He was arrested May 5, 2017.

  • Proposed statewide tax increase could yield $1.6 billion for education

    Taxpayers across the state could see a $1.6 billion tax increase question on their November ballots this fall if backers of a new school funding measure are able to collect enough voter signatures between now and July 11.

  • Bill to allow permitless concealed carry passes Colorado Senate

    Roughly two weeks after state House Democrats rejected three gun control bills that would have allowed — among other things — concealed weapons in schools, the Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill last Thursday that would allow Coloradans to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

  • Chatfield students relishing chance to work on projects for NASA

    Have you ever wondered what astronauts do about trash? Or how they keep track of their belongings in a microgravity environment?

    These are legitimate problems NASA astronauts at the International Space Station face, and they are ones Chatfield Senior High School students aimed to solve through the HUNCH — high school students united with NASA to create hardware — program.

  • Morrison residents voice concerns about board executive sessions

    Some Morrison residents are displeased with the Morrison Town Board’s decision to hold regular executive sessions to discuss the pending Red Rocks Ranch development.

  • Morrison continuing strict enforcement of noise ordinance

    Noise has been a longstanding concern for the town of Morrison. After years of focusing on noise at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the town is now cracking down on noisy vehicles.

    The Morrison Police Department plans to strictly enforce the town’s current noise ordinance with a focus on the noise generated by vehicles and motorcycles.

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  • As long as there’s fabric

    On the first Saturday in March, colorful scraps of fabric and handmade quilts covered the tables and chairs in a room at Waterstone Community Church.

    But there is a method to the seemingly haphazard scattering of cloth, and it’s one that the Scraps to Treasure quilting group has been developing for more than a decade.