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Today's News

  • South Jeffco residents join Women’s March in Denver

    A divorced mother of two.

    A veteran and member of the first class of women to graduate from West Point.

    A breast cancer survivor.

    A Jewish native of Florida.

    An LGBT woman.

    Some are passionate about the environment; others feel strongly about human rights or health care or education.

  • Commissioners favor rezoning for development at Dinosaur Ridge — without car dealerships

    Jeffco’s county commissioners were poised to vote Tuesday on a rezoning that could bring auto dealerships, hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge, but after a marathon meeting they instead showed support for a substitute motion by Commissioner Libby Szabo to eliminate vehicle dealerships from the controversial development.

  • Former medical director at jail sues Correct Care over 2014 firing

    A former medical director at the Jeffco jail is suing his former employer, Correct Care Solutions LLC, for wrongful termination after testifying in a 2014 case involving a past inmate who suffered a stroke while incarcerated.

    Dr. James Brill was first hired as the Jeffco jail’s medical director in September 2011 and was an employee of Correct Care Solutions, a Tennessee-based company contracted to provide medical services to inmates.

  • Ex-inmate sues county, Correct Care claiming lack of medical attention

    A former Jeffco jail inmate is suing Jefferson County, the Sheriff’s Office and the jail’s medical provider, Correct Care Solutions LLC, over stomach ulcers he developed because of an alleged lack of medical attention.

  • Nostalgic songs bring smiles to Willowbrook Place residents

    Smiles lit up Willowbrook Place last week when Josh Brookstein played classic tunes by John Denver, Elvis Presley, Simon and Garfunkel, and more.

    The joy in the room was palpable as Willowbrook residents, all of whom have Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia, sat enthralled, tapping their toes, bobbing their heads and singing along.

    “… The power of music is amazing,” said Brookstein, a Broomfield resident who performs at the South Jeffco memory care facility twice a month.

  • Jeffco cautions public on proliferation of counterfeit bills

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning consumers and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money after seeing an increase in its use in 2016.

    The use of fraudulent money was reported nearly 30 times in November and December 2016, a fairly dramatic increase from 2015, when four cases were reported in the county.

    Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said use of counterfeit cash tends to increase later in the year amid the holiday-shopping frenzy.

  • Jeffco school board votes to search for new superintendent

    The Jeffco school board voted unanimously Thursday night to search for a replacement for Superintendent Dan McMinimee.

    Citing weaknesses in McMinimee's performance — including his communication skills and management expertise — as well as a lack of trust among the “district's constituents,” school board members expressed a desire for a leader that can take Jeffco Public Schools “to the next level.”

  • Protesters rally against Rooney Valley rezoning

    Some dressed in full-on dinosaur costumes, others wore dinosaur hats, and many carried signs proclaiming, “No car dealerships, no rezoning” — all to protest a rezoning application that would have allowed auto dealerships, hotels and retail on the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge.

  • County sustainability panel hoping to encourage use of solar power

    The Jeffco Sustainability Commission is considering pursuing a designation known as SolSmart that would make it easier for homes and businesses in the county to use solar power.

    SolSmart, a U.S. Department of Energy initiative, helps local governments reduce barriers to solar energy growth. The designation aims to minimize the soft costs of solar energy, such as for permitting and costly delays.

  • Lockheed Martin will build spacecraft for mission to study primordial asteroids

    Lockheed Martin has been selected to design, build and operate the spacecraft for a NASA mission to study asteroids near Jupiter.

    One of NASA’s two new Discovery Program missions, the Lucy spacecraft will perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, which orbit the sun in tandem with the gas giant. Lucy will launch in 2021 to study six individual asteroids, according to a Lockheed Martin news release.