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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Jeffco school board incumbents retain seats

    Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected incumbents Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert to the Jeffco school board in a race that pitted the latter two against last-minute challengers Erica Shields and Matt Van Gieson. Of the more than 423,000 people registered to vote in Jefferson County, only 30.1 percent — or about 130,000 people — turned out.
    As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, results showed:
    · Rupert in District 1 won 60.4 percent of the votes, compared to rival Van Gieson, who garnered 39.6 percent.

  • Foothills Park and Rec District mill levy gets voters’ approval

    South Jeffco voters approved a 2.75-mill increase for the Foothills Park and Recreation District, marking the district’s first successful bid for a mill levy increase since 2000.

    Though the ballot issue led in early returns, official results came in just before midnight Tuesday, showing 58.2 percent approval for the increase. Approximately 42 percent voted against the measure.

    Of the district’s 70,576 registered voters, 23,567 cast votes in the 2017 election.

  • Glass: Underspend dollars, reserves likely to fund sixth-grade transition

    Jeffco Public Schools will likely fund needed classroom additions at two South Jeffco schools impacted by the district’s shifting of sixth grade to middle school with surplus budget dollars and reserve funding next year, according to Superintendent Jason Glass.
    On Nov. 1, Glass said that while the Jeffco school board hasn’t yet approved funding for classroom additions at Summit Ridge and Ken Caryl middle schools, it isn’t because the money isn’t there.

  • South Jeffco robbery suspect pleads guilty

    The suspect in a 2016 robbery of a South Jeffco home pleaded guilty Monday to six counts, including aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and identity theft.

    David Ernest Mascarenas, 56, will return to court Dec. 19 for sentencing, where he faces 32 to 40 years in prison for robbing the home of Anthony Mott.

    In January 2016, Mascarenas and David Martinez, 38, arrived at Mott’s home on South Taft Court in unincorporated Jeffco. The pair had seen items Mott listed for sale on Craigslist and stopped by under the premise of purchasing them.

  • Area churches join together for interfaith concert

    Churches across South Jeffco came together last Friday for the annual Columbine Interfaith Concert, and church-goers from across the area packed St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish for an evening of musical delight.

  • Chatfield teacher receives honor

    Clark Stukey, a special education teacher at Chatfield High School, was recognized Thursday by the Jeffco school board for being named the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities’ 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
    Stukey, a 24-year teaching veteran, was honored in June 2017 with the annual award, which recognizes “outstanding performance and commitment by a professional who works in the field of learning disabilities in a role outside of the classroom.”

  • Former employee suing Jeffco Schools

    A Conifer man is suing Jeffco Public Schools over allegations that the school district, as well as one of its transportation directors, discriminated against him on the basis of a disability and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act while he was employed by the district last year.

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