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Today's News

  • The top of the world: Morrison slackliner breaks world record

    At the top of a mountain, gazing out at the vast wilderness below, there is a sense of stillness.

    For many, there also is a rush of adrenaline, and maybe — for some — a bit of fear.

    As Taylor VanAllen harnesses himself in, removes his shoes, balances on a 1-inch piece of webbing and takes his first step away from solid ground, he draws on these very feelings. Despite more than seven years of practice, the 26-year-old slackliner is not without fear.

  • Former Morrison officer arrested, facing 29 counts of theft

    A former Morrison police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being indicted on 29 counts of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Between December 2010 and February 2016, Anthony Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the Town of Morrison through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

  • Community turns out to meet Jeffco’s new superintendent

    Ten days into his tenure as Jeffco Public Schools’ new superintendent, Jason Glass hit the ground running July 10 with a whirlwind of hour-long community meetings across the entirety of Jeffco.

    Aimed at giving the public an opportunity to meet Glass and ask questions town hall-style, the tour began at a Westminster Village Inn restaurant and wound down at The Wild Game in Evergreen.

  • Summerhill agrees to plea deal in Deer Creek Canyon shooting

    An Englewood pro cyclist accused of recklessly firing a gun earlier this year near homes in the Deer Creek Canyon area has agreed to a plea deal.
    Daniel H. Summerhill, 28, pleaded guilty July 12 in Jefferson County court to one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct involving discharge of a weapon in exchange for a reduced sentence.

  • New app set to benefit Colorado anglers

    Colorado anglers soon will have a new resource to find fishing spots, learn state regulations and keep track of their personal progress. 

    CPW Fishing, an app being developed by Littleton-based Crestone Digital, is set to launch in early August. It is the brainchild of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • County allows use of off-highway vehicles for road maintenance

    Residents in unincorporated Jeffco will be permitted to use off-highway vehicles for road maintenance.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution adopting the policy at its regular meeting on Tuesday, and staff told the commissioners the OHVs must be used for road maintenance on county-owned roads that are unpaved and haven’t been accepted for maintenance by Jeffco.

    The vehicles may only be used for road maintenance, and only in unincorporated areas, staff emphasized.

  • Preliminary hearing to be set in Brooks case

    A preliminary hearing will be set on Friday for the woman accused of driving erratically and starting a police chase that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour last week.

    Around noon on July 10, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a green Jeep Cherokee swerving in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. Deputies Gary Whitesides and Brian Spery were dispatched to the scene. Whitesides began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.

  • Arraignment continued for man accused of N. Turkey Creek Fire

    Arraignment continued for man accused of N. Turkey Creek Fire

    The arraignment for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22 has been continued.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire switching financial institutions

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will switch financial institutions in an attempt to stop fraudulent withdrawals from the district’s Wells Fargo checking account.

    Although Wells Fargo reimbursed all of the money, Inter-Canyon’s board of directors determined it had no choice but to make a change. 

    “The account is definitely contaminated,” Karl Firor, Inter-Canyon’s treasurer, said of the Wells Fargo account. “(The bank) caught them. We obviously stopped them, but we need to stop this account.”

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