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Today's News

  • Jeffco jail opens new housing unit for military veterans

    As soon as Dale Murphy heard about the new veterans’ housing unit at the Jefferson County Jail, he signed the papers to join.

    “I wanted to help perpetuate the program,” the four-year Army veteran said.

    “I don’t want to expect anything too much, but I do have high hopes. Man, I really have high hopes for people to come later,” Murphy added. “With it being so new, I’m not going to be able to get the full benefits, but I wanted to be here to help kick it off.”

  • Gonzales pleads not guilty to child abuse charges

    The man accused of seriously injuring a toddler pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of felony child abuse with seriously bodily harm.

    Joshua James Gonzales, 22, will return to court Jan. 17 for a motions hearing. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Gonzales posted a $100,000 cash or surety bond on Oct. 27 and is no longer in custody.

  • Red Rocks Elementary honors those who’ve served

    For students at Red Rocks Elementary School, last Friday was a day of remembrance as students, teachers and community members gathered for the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration.

    After a formal flag ceremony with an honor guard posting the flag outside of the school, various veterans stopped by classrooms to share stories of their time in the military.

  • No. 3 Columbine impressive in opening playoff win

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine didn’t waste any time getting into playoff form for the start of the Class 5A football postseason.

    The No. 3-seeded Rebels scored on every offensive possession in the first half against No. 13 Highlands Ranch on Friday at Jeffco Stadium. The Rebels cruised to a 45-14 victory to set up a state quarterfinal date with No. 6 Regis on Friday, Nov. 17. Columbine will host the Raiders (10-1 record) at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Morrison’s Flights Wine Café on the move

    While Flights Wine Café is not closing its doors for good, the Morrison business is saying goodbye to the quaint and quirky cottage it currently calls home.

  • Community solar garden is considered

    The town of Morrison may one day receive power from a community solar garden.

    After hearing a presentation from Oak Leaf Energy Partners of Denver in a Nov. 7 town meeting, the board of directors decided to move forward with the data-collection process. The company has been around for about 12 years and has completed approximately 70 projects similar to one it proposed for Morrison.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Math problem
    WEST QUINCY AVENUE
    — Not long ago, Cole replaced about 50 feet of his back fence with clean, new boards. Not long after that, he found the bright-red number “47” spray-painted across the pristine pickets. With no active feuds in the neighborhood and no idea what the significance of the number 47 might be, Cole asked JCSO to weigh in. Arriving in full investigation mode, deputies had nothing to investigate because the energetic Cole had already “sanded” away the evidence. Officers 86ed the case.

  • Vietnam vet sharing story through book

    In less than a year of service, Vietnam veteran Richard Hogue lost his left leg and 14 friends.

    But despite this, the Littleton resident and native Iowan doesn’t regret a moment of his service. Hogue now hopes to share his story through a self-published book called “A Soldier’s Story: Forever Changed.”

  • Allergy Free Baking Company provides option for those with allergies

    Step inside the Allergy Free Baking Company, and the aroma of cinnamon and freshly baked bread is enough to make the mouth water.

    The Morrison bakery opened about three months ago and aims to provide healthy options for those with allergies and other dietary restrictions. Hours before the business opens for the day, owner Nicole Kurland is there prepping and baking fresh goods – all of which are nut- and gluten-free, and some of which are dairy- and egg-free.

  • Morrison’s interim police chief hopes to connect with community

    Name a job in law enforcement, and George Mumma likely has held it.

    The Littleton resident has worked as a patrol and SWAT officer with the Littleton Police Department and spent time on the K9 unit with the Lakewood Police Department before joining the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office as a senior investigator.

    Now, he has taken on a new role as interim chief of the Morrison Police Department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.