Today's News

  • Lemarinel trial heads toward a conclusion

    The interaction between Jordan Lemarinel and Samuel Addison Stewart in the moments before Stewart’s death took the front seat on Wednesday, the seventh day of the Lemarinel murder trial.

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found non-responsive

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an inmate, who was found non-responsive in her cell early Thursday morning.
    Jennifer Marie Brooks, the 46-year-old Bailey resident who reportedly led Jeffco Sheriff's deputies on a chase that shut down U.S. 285 for about an hour last July, was found non-responsive with a trash bag over her head in her cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility.

  • Commissioner Briefs: From the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners

    Final plat for Willow Springs
    During its Feb. 27 hearing, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a final plat for 18 houses in Morrison.
    While members of the public who commented said they weren’t opposed to the development, they were concerned about the lot’s single access point. They described the entrance/exit as being at the bottom of a steep hill where vehicles frequently exceed 40 mph, and the visibility is low.

  • Columbine High is the first Jeffco school to take on ‘Rent’

    Columbine High School officials promised Tracy Schwartz an opportunity to direct her dream show in honor of her end-of-the-year retirement.

    For Schwartz, the decision was a no brainer: “Rent.” The musical has been a dream for as long as the English and theater teacher can remember, and for 20 years, she has been playing its soundtrack for inspiration prior to every show she’s directed at Columbine.

  • Feeding Many community garden, orchard all a go

    After weeks of back-and-forth discussion, the Feeding Many community garden and orchard project is officially a go. Foothills Park and Recreation District and Feeding Many reached a contract agreement last Thursday, and Kendallvue Elementary School has organized a groundbreaking ceremony to be held Friday afternoon.

  • Ex-child welfare caseworker sentenced to probation

    A former Jefferson County Human Services caseworker will serve two years of probation and 96 hours of community service for falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Trail connecting Morrison with nearby parks in the works

    The Colorado Mountain Bike Association is working with the town of Morrison, Jefferson County Open Space and Denver Mountain Parks to find a way to connect commercial downtown Morrison to existing trails in Red Rocks and Matthews/Winters Park.

    The project is in the preliminary phase, and if approved, wouldn’t be complete for approximately two years. If approved, however, the multi-use trail would be built from the town of Morrison to Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks entrance two along Highway 93 with the potential to extend further to Matthews/Winters.

  • Trial underway for South Jeffco murder suspect

    The prosecutor in the Jordan Lemarinel murder trial on Friday told the jury that video surveillance showed the defendant attempting to put the victim’s body into a vehicle.

    Lemarinel’s defense attorney, however, said in opening statements that his client acted in self-defense when he shot Stewart.

    The trial of Lemarinel, one of two suspects in the May 2017 murder of a Littleton man, will continue Monday at the Jefferson County courthouse with witnesses from the prosecution. It is scheduled to go through March 9.

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  • SPECIAL SECTION: West Metro firefighter combatting not just fires, but gender barrier

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Being a firefighter is about much more than putting out flames.

    Lakota Beckhorn, 32, knows this firsthand.