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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Worrisome walkabout

  • Moore is retiring from Columbine, but his legacy will live on

    As students and faculty gathered in the gymnasium at Chatfield Senior High School in the aftermath of the April 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, Ivory Moore led the crowd in a chant that has since become recognizable to all.

    “We are… Columbine!”

  • Francone takes over as District 3 county commissioner

    In a formal swearing-in ceremony, Tina Francone last week officially replaced former Commissioner Don Rosier on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners.

    Friends, family members, Jeffco employees and an assortment of politicians packed the hearing room in the county building for the Feb. 6 event.

  • Lot near Coal Mine, Kipling rezoned

    Despite recommendation to deny from staff and neighbors, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to rezone a 3-acre lot in South Jeffco to allow for a gas station.
    The lot, which sits on the northeast corner of Coal Mine Avenue and Kipling Parkway, is undeveloped and was zoned for agricultural use. Blakeland Drive Investors LLP owns the lot, but Murphy Oil USA, Inc., plans to lease the north half for a gas station. The other half would remain undeveloped, but, with the board’s approval, the whole lot now has been rezoned as Planned Development.

  • Red Rocks Beer Garden poised to open in Morrison

    A new beer garden featuring local drinks and food is poised to open in downtown Morrison later this year.

    The business — called Red Rocks Beer Garden — will be housed in the former location of Flights Wine Cafe on Stone Street. The wine cafe moved from the quaint cottage to its current location on Bear Creek Avenue in early 2018 when owners Rhonda and Carl Benton decided to sell the building.

  • Morrison looking to ensure ADA compliance

    The Morrison Town Board is working towards ensuring its historic town facilities are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    To do so, the town is considering a variety of options and partnering with Meeting the Challenge and architecture students at the University of Colorado Denver. Meeting the Challenge is a Colorado Springs-based consulting firm that will be conducting an ADA evaluation of town facilities.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Stalk report

  • ‘In it for the athletes’

    Sheila Rea held her breath as her daughter, Gina, tipped forward, gliding along the ice on one skate.

    “Now I can breathe again,” Sheila said after Gina triumphantly took a bow, signaling the end of her routine.

    The 25-year-old South Jeffco resident was one of many athletes from across the metro area who last Saturday competed in the Colorado Special Olympics Figure and Speed Skating Competition at South Suburban Ice Rink in Centennial.

  • Residents concerned about car-dealership proposal at C-470 and Kipling

    Residents in neighboring Chatfield Bluffs South, Ken-Caryl and Deer Creek Canyon are concerned about a plan to bring two indoor, high-end car dealerships to a plot of land south of C-470 and South Kipling Parkway.

    Many residents are opposed to the proposal, fearing the effects of additional traffic in an area that is heavily used by cyclists. Others worry rezoning five acres of a 20-acre lot might set a precedent and make it easier for the remaining 15 acres to be rezoned in the future.

  • Locals participate in Denver, national pro-life marches

    A cross-section of Colorado — young, old, men, women, and people of various racial and ethnic groups — participated in mid-January’s Celebrate Life March & Rally in Denver.

    “There were families pushing young kids in strollers and very elderly people who had a hard time walking,” Janet Hill of South Jeffco said, adding that she marched near a group of dancers in traditional Mexican garb. “It was a very diverse group. It makes you realize how these issues touch us all throughout our society.”