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Today's News

  • Public input sought on possible C-470 upgrades

    Public input is now being sought on potential improvements to C-470 from Kipling Parkway to Interstate 70.

    After completing the beginning stages of an 18-month study, CDOT and the WestConnect Coalition want to know what motorists and residents think about possible future improvements to the highway.

    The “planning and environmental linkages” study is designed to develop short- and long-term transportation alternatives, help reduce traffic congestion, and improve safety for all users.

  • Columbine Kiwanis Club sees growth in ’16

    As the Columbine Kiwanis Club wraps up another year, its members reflect on the growth experienced in 2016, as well as the many service projects accomplished.

    The 69-member club, which was formed in 1978, added nine members in 2016 and donated $18,000 to various groups, including the the Jeffco Action Center; the Outdoor Lab Foundation, which supports the Jeffco Public Schools program that provides hands-on learning in an outdoor setting; and more.

  • Students fling frozen fowl for a fine cause

    Cheers erupted across the cafeteria as Falcon Bluffs Middle School principal Tom Burns knocked down every pin in the school’s makeshift bowling alley.

    But this was not a typical game of bowling. Instead of bowling balls, students launched frozen turkeys down the alleys, attempting to knock down pins that were decorated to look like Thanksgiving birds as well.

  • High lead levels found in water at over 100 schools

    The number of Jeffco schools affected by unsafe levels of lead in drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain has risen to 109.

    According to documents posted to the district’s website, approximately 7,500 samples have been taken from 144 schools since June 3, and more than 500 of those samples showed lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum allowable level, which is 15 parts per billion.

  • Jeffco library receives grant of $131,272

    The Jeffco Public library announced last week it has received a state grant that will be used for the purchase of educational materials.

    The grant, which totals $131,272, was awarded by the Colorado State Library through the State Grants to Libraries Act. The funds will be budgeted as 2017 revenue and will be used to purchase books for the library’s childhood literacy programs, a Jeffco Public Library news release stated.

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  • Jeffco ordered to pay family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million in jail death suit

    A federal judge awarded the family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit against Jefferson County.

    Lobato, 37, and a mother of seven, was booked March 2, 2015, into the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of shoplifting $57 worth of merchandise from a Lakewood Old Navy story with her 16-year-old son. The following day, Lobato complained of feeling ill and reportedly vomited several times. She died in her cell the night of March 3, 2015, after waiting hours in vain for medical attention.

  • D’Evelyn principal arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    The principal of D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of domestic violence and has been placed on leave from his position at the school.

    Anthony Edwards, 36, faces misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and domestic violence, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton.

    Sheriff’s officers were called to Edwards’ South Jeffco home about midnight Wednesday.

  • Leonard faces sentencing for contempt of court in divorce case

    Republican Tim Leonard may have won his election in state House District 25, but a lingering divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica, has resulted in a contempt-of-court citation against him.

  • Variety of services available to victims of domestic violence

    Editor’s note: This is one installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    For every domestic violence crime that’s reported, countless others aren’t — but they don’t go unnoticed.