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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Office kicks off second detention deputy academy

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    First, he served as a marine. Then, he worked as a message therapist. Now, Casey Buell-Shoenman is taking on a new challenge — becoming a Jeffco Sheriff’s detention deputy.

    After months of taking ride-alongs with various departments in the Denver metro area, Buell-Shoenman applied for JCSO’s detention deputy academy in the hopes of gaining valuable law enforcement experience.

  • Tesoro Cultural Center hosts annual 1830s Rendezvous

    Hailey Hunt flashed a big smile as she posed with Henry Crawford — and a half-cooked buffalo tongue.

    The 8-year-old and her mother, Janet, last weekend for the first time attended the 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison. And they were not the only ones who marveled at Crawford’s boiling buffalo tongue, either.

    Janet and Hailey, who live in Littleton, eyed the piece of meat with curiosity. While it looked a bit strange, they both agreed they would give it a try.

  • Chatfield football stampedes past Wheat Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It was the Ben Frenette Show on Thursday night at Jeffco Stadium.

    Chatfield’s senior running back rushed 17 times for 228 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers’ 52-7 win over Wheat Ridge on Sept. 14. It was the first home game of the season for Chatfield (2-1 record), who was ranked No. 5 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A football poll coming into the non-league game.

  • Chatfield volleyball downs ThunderRidge in three sets

    By Seth Kahn

    The 4-2 Chatfield Chargers faced off against the ThunderRidge Grizzlies Monday night in a deceptively close match that saw the Chargers pull out the victory in the three-set sweep.

    With the student section donning its best ‘80s attire for spirit week, the Chargers roared onto the court and snagged the first set 25-19.

  • Probable cause found in homicide

    A Jefferson County judge on Friday found probable cause to move forward with an arraignment for the two men arrested in May in connection with the murder of a Littleton man.

  • Suspect sought in connection with injured toddler turns himself in

     The man suspected of seriously injuring a Littleton toddler on Sept. 11 turned himself into the Jeffco Sheriff's Office Sunday night.

    Joshua James Gonzales, 21, is believed to have beaten the 2-year-old daughter of a woman authorities say he was romantically involved with at a home in the 1400 block of South Pierson Street last Monday. The victim and her mother were later discovered outside of a Denver school on Thursday afternoon, and the toddler was transported to Denver Health Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

  • Jeffco collaborative promoting mental health training

    A collaborative group is working to destigmatize mental health in Jefferson County by promoting and coordinating a countywide expansion of Mental Health First Aid.

    The program, which is similar to CPR, trains the everyday person how to identify when someone is in crisis and then coaches the person through what to say and how to help with the intention of connecting the person to professional resources.

  • Restaurants accepting donations for hurricane victims

    A set of restaurants in Clear Creek County and South Jeffco are accepting donations of household cleaning items and other supplies to help victims of the recent hurricanes.

    Idaho Springs’ MTN Prime and both LUCHA Cantina locations in Georgetown and South Jeffco are working with the Cajun Navy Relief, a non-profit based in Louisiana that helps hurricane and flood victims.

  • Despite changes, Summerset Festival still a community staple

    Summerset Festival looked a bit different this year, but that didn’t stop South Jeffco residents from swarming Clement Park for the 33rd annual event.

    The festival serves as a fund-raiser for the Foothills Foundation, which in turn helps support Foothills Park and Recreation District. While the event typically is a multi-day extravaganza, it was condensed to one day this year and included a craft-beer tasting, vendors, a car show, live music from the Left Hand Shakes and entertainment for kids.

    While there were some changes, one key part remained the same.

  • Ex-child welfare worker indicted on forgery charges

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker has been accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.