Today's News

  • Colorado Assisted Living resident reflects on her 109 years of life

    Mabel Elisabeth Nesmith’s blueprint to living a long life is really quite simple: Dance.

    “Just stay active,” she said, smiling, “and dance a lot.”

    If there is anyone’s word to take, it’s Nesmith’s. The resident at Colorado Assisted Living in South Jeffco recently turned 109. Nesmith might not dance much anymore, but in her younger years, she loved it. And as a Texan, she preferred the country western variety.

  • Jeffco students say ‘never again’ when it comes to school gun violence

    They came in shirts bearing the phrase “Never Again” in block letters. They came in suit jackets with legislative name tags. They came in the shoes of their departed children. Teenagers, parents, teachers, politicians, survivors.

    Last Wednesday evening, hundreds of Jeffco residents gathered at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada to share in one message: No child should ever have to experience gun violence in school ever again.

  • Seventeen is more than just a number

    By Cairo Suniga
    Dakota Ridge High School

  • CDOT contractor dies in Clear Creek Canyon accident

    A CDOT contractor died after falling in Clear Creek Canyon on Tuesday afternoon.

    Jaime Sarinana-Herrera, 40, was part of a crew doing rockfall mitigation work along U.S. 6 when the accident occurred. Sarinana-Herrera fell between 50-70 feet.

    The scene of the incident was initially investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The specific cause of the accident will be determined during a future OSHA investigation.

    The rockfall work included rock-scaling efforts, rock anchors and adding 285,000 square feet of wire mesh.

  • Meadowbrook Heights lot rezoned for 82 homes

    An undeveloped 18-acre lot near West Chatfield Avenue and South Carr Street has been rezoned to planned development to allow 82 single-family detached residences.
    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning Tuesday after both county staff and the Planning Commission recommended approving the application.

  • JCSO asks for $1 million more in overtime to meet call demand

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is asking the county to authorize an adjusted 2018 budget to pay for more overtime and/or more full-time employees.

    Sheriff Jeff Shrader has recommended the county hire an additional 42 deputies — 20 on patrol, 22 in the jail — to meet increasing demand. Alternatively, he suggested Jeffco approve an overtime budget of approximately $3.2 million, which is about $1 million more than what was in the county’s 2018 proposed budget.

  • Crise trial heads to jury deliberation

    When Kenneth Crise began detailing his recollection of events on May 1, 2017, his former cellmate at the Jefferson County Jail began writing.

    “I’m one to try and make sense of everything,” the cellmate, who isn’t being named for privacy, said Monday while on the stand at Crise’s murder trial. “ … Part of me was like there’s more to the story.”

  • Catlin selected local RTD Director

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners selected Peggy Catlin to serve as Regional Transportation Director for District N.
    She will replace Tina Francone, who resigned the position after she was appointed to replace Commissioner Don Rosier in late January.
    Catlin, who was officially appointed at Tuesday’s board hearing, will serve until January, when the winner of the November election is sworn in.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bike abandoned

  • Judge denies unsupervised visits for Eastwood

    The man who shot a high-powered rifle at Deer Creek Middle School, injuring two students, will not be allowed temporary, unsupervised visits from the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo.