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Today's News

  • Community turns out to meet Jeffco’s new superintendent

    Ten days into his tenure as Jeffco Public Schools’ new superintendent, Jason Glass hit the ground running July 10 with a whirlwind of hour-long community meetings across the entirety of Jeffco.

    Aimed at giving the public an opportunity to meet Glass and ask questions town hall-style, the tour began at a Westminster Village Inn restaurant and wound down at The Wild Game in Evergreen.

  • Summerhill agrees to plea deal in Deer Creek Canyon shooting

    An Englewood pro cyclist accused of recklessly firing a gun earlier this year near homes in the Deer Creek Canyon area has agreed to a plea deal.
    Daniel H. Summerhill, 28, pleaded guilty July 12 in Jefferson County court to one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct involving discharge of a weapon in exchange for a reduced sentence.

  • New app set to benefit Colorado anglers

    Colorado anglers soon will have a new resource to find fishing spots, learn state regulations and keep track of their personal progress. 

    CPW Fishing, an app being developed by Littleton-based Crestone Digital, is set to launch in early August. It is the brainchild of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • County allows use of off-highway vehicles for road maintenance

    Residents in unincorporated Jeffco will be permitted to use off-highway vehicles for road maintenance.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution adopting the policy at its regular meeting on Tuesday, and staff told the commissioners the OHVs must be used for road maintenance on county-owned roads that are unpaved and haven’t been accepted for maintenance by Jeffco.

    The vehicles may only be used for road maintenance, and only in unincorporated areas, staff emphasized.

  • Arraignment continued for man accused of N. Turkey Creek Fire

    Arraignment continued for man accused of N. Turkey Creek Fire

    The arraignment for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22 has been continued.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire switching financial institutions

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will switch financial institutions in an attempt to stop fraudulent withdrawals from the district’s Wells Fargo checking account.

    Although Wells Fargo reimbursed all of the money, Inter-Canyon’s board of directors determined it had no choice but to make a change. 

    “The account is definitely contaminated,” Karl Firor, Inter-Canyon’s treasurer, said of the Wells Fargo account. “(The bank) caught them. We obviously stopped them, but we need to stop this account.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The fob-goblin of little minds

  • Round One — A place for fun

    The flash of colorful lights and persistent beat of popular music is enough to draw those walking through Southwest Plaza into Round One Entertainment.

    But take a step inside, and the fun really begins.

    Round One offers arcade games galore, as well as bowling, karaoke rooms, ping-pong, pool, darts and more. The amusement center has roots in Japan but opened in South Jeffco just over six months ago. The company, which has 17 locations in the United States, has plans to expand to 50 in total in the next five years.

  • Moving to the hogback: Debate begins among Ken-Caryl residents on relocating prairie dogs

    Each time a development pops up across South Jeffco, the debate begins again: What to do with the prairie dog colonies?

    In the case of a colony located on the southwest corner of South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue, some Ken-Caryl residents feel they have the perfect solution. They hope to transfer the animals to the south hogback on a plot of land owned by the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District.

  • Black Bear Trail set to connect two parks

    Construction has begun on a trail that will one day connect Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park.

    Two weeks ago, the Board of County Commissioners approved a $213,892 contract with Arrowhead Trails Inc. to help construct the Black Bear Trail.