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Today's News

  • Jeffco slash program looking for greater outreach, efficiency

    The Jeffco Slash Program will start looking for ways to reach people who don’t know about the program or who are unmotivated or unable to bring slash in for collection.

    The Jeffco Facilities Management Team updated the county commissioners on its 2017 collections at the Aug. 8 staff meeting. Out of its 12 sites or collection weekends, 3,096 separate loads of slash have been brought in thus far, the team said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Drown and dirty

  • Leonard seeking re-election in HD 25

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, has confirmed he will run for re-election in 2018, saying that his primary focus will again be limited government and issues associated with the First, Second and 10th amendments.

  • Dog days of summer: Puppy paddleboard lessons making a splash at Chatfield State Park

    There were dozens of paddleboards floating in the gravel ponds area of Chatfield State Park this past Sunday, but two looked a bit different. 

    These particular paddleboarders were joined by their furry friends. In a “paddleboard pup workshop,” hosted by Marji Marshall, the life-jacket-wearing pups learned to stay put while their owners paddled through the water.

  • Head of Jeffco EDC resigns after seven months

    Seven months after he was appointed to the role of president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp., Sam Bailey has resigned to join the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. as vice president of economic development.
    Formally announced July 26, Bailey’s decision to exit the organization after less than a year came as a shock and surprise to the EDC’s board of directors and staff.

  • Teens get real-world experience in crime scene investigation

    With bright yellow tape, scattered bullets and blood-spattered fabric, the Bemis Library looked like a crime scene. And for all intents and purposes, last Thursday, it was.

    For the eighth year, area teenagers gathered at the library for a three-day CSI police program hosted in collaboration with the Littleton Police Department.

  • Clowning around: Three South Jeffco residents make work out of fun

    While many don business wear and work in an office, three South Jeffco residents have traded formal attire for colorful costumes and silly expressions when they’re on the clock. The world is their playground.

    Dave Elstun, Susan Buckner and Andrea Michel work as clowns and magicians, performing at parties, schools, libraries and more. All agree that getting paid to perform is a pretty awesome gig.

    ‘Amazing Dave’

  • Officials working to keep Morrison’s charm

    Drive into downtown Morrison, and the character of the town is undeniable. Eclectic local shops and eateries line Bear Creek Avenue, and the massive rock formations of nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre peep through the tree line.

    The charm of the town is not lost on its residents. But for many, the question remains: Is it possible to retain the character and preserve the history of Morrison while allowing for inevitable growth and change?

  • Free admission for military to state parks

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering military veterans and active-duty military personnel, including active duty Reserve and National Guard members, free admission to all Colorado state parks during August.

    To take advantage of the promotion, veterans and active military are required to obtain a military hang-tag pass by showing Parks and Wildlife staff: active or retired military identification, a DD Form 2, DD Form 2765 or DD 214; or a Colorado driver’s license or state ID that specifies “veteran” may be presented.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No egg-scuse