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Today's News

  • Local nonprofit offers a night off for parents of kids with special needs

    Through her own family’s journey, Kristin Steadman recognized the need for respite care in South Jefferson County.

    In an effort to combat this, she created Night Lights, a respite care organization for children with special needs and their siblings housed in Waterstone Community Church. Seven years later, the nonprofit organization regularly meets capacity and has expanded to Arvada and Parker with plans for continued growth.

  • Decision pushed back on Red Rocks Ranch rezoning

    Of the 20 or so Lakewood and Morrison residents who spoke at an April 12 Rooney Valley Commission hearing, not one supported the Red Rocks Ranch development – at least not its current version.

  • One suspect charged in murder of D’Evelyn graduate

    Charges have been filed against one of three suspects in the April 5 murder of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek.

    Devon Drizzt Howard, 20, is charged with a number of felonies, including first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery and more. Howard was arrested April 10 in a joint effort by the Edgewater Police Department, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

  • Gonzales found guilty of child abuse after injuring girlfriend’s daughter

    A Jefferson County jury, after three hours of deliberation, found 22-year-old Joshua Gonzales guilty on a felony charge of child abuse with serious bodily injury after seriously injuring the 2-year-old daughter of his former girlfriend.

    The trial began April 9 and lasted four days. Gonzales is facing anywhere from 10 to 32 years in prison and will be sentenced May 31.

  • Annual Courage Walk an opportunity for crime victims to join together

    Despite moving out of state, Tiffany Segura and her family return to Colorado every year for the Jefferson County Courage Walk.

    For Segura, the annual walk is a means of healing and way to remember her 2-year-old son, Donny Ro’Mello Romero, who was murdered in Lakewood in 2015. Last Saturday, she and a large group of family and friends made the short trek around the Jefferson County courthouse to the on-site courage garden, carrying flowers and a large banner honoring Donny.

  • Running series hopes to inspire kids to ‘get up and go’

    As runners and parents, Brooke and Robert Selb strive to promote exercise and activity for kids in South Jeffco.

    Because of this, the couple chose to coordinate a Healthy Kids Running Series event in Littleton. The national series was created by Jeff Long, founder and president of Pattison Sports Group, to provide kids with a positive, educational and fun experience in the world of running.

  • Lighting a spark: Chatfield Farms offers fun for those with memory loss

    June Reid held up a potted spearmint plant, relishing in its minty fresh scent.

    “Oh, I like that,” June said with glee. “I’d like to take that home.”

    On April 3, the 97-year-old Centennial resident was one of about eight participating in the Spark program at South Jeffco’s Chatfield Farms. The program is part of a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association and the Denver Botanic Gardens that offers sensory-friendly, garden-related activities for people with mild memory loss.

  • Renovating Jeffco schools would cost $647 million

    The Jeffco School Board has discussed using a bond issue on the November ballot to raise $647 million that experts said would be needed to make Jeffco schools more efficient, more equal and safer.

    The board has made no decision on whether to put a bond issue on the ballot, which would need to be done before late August, but board members asked for further information to take to upcoming community meetings.

  • Third suspect arrested in murder of D'Evelyn grad

     After a five-day search, the final suspect was arrested in connection with the Thursday night murder of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek.

    Devon Drizzt Howard, 20, was arrested around 4 p.m. Tuesday. For this arrest, the Edgewater Police Department worked in conjunction with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

  • Participating Jeffco agencies consolidate dispatch

    After seven years of conversation, including five years of planning, law enforcement agencies and fire departments across Jeffco are now officially dispatching through one consolidated dispatch center — Jeffcom 911 — housed at West Metro Fire Rescue.

    The final participating agencies went live last week, including Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and other mountain fire districts.

    Formally called the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority, the center provides services to eight member agencies and supports an additional 14.