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Today's News

  • Story joins state Senate race in District 16

    Tammy Story, the Conifer woman who last year challenged State Rep. Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat, is running for state Senate.

    Story, whose campaign officially kicks off June 27, said Sunday that while she considered running again for Leonard’s seat in 2018 she felt she could better serve the public at a district level.

  • Interim principal at D’Evelyn High School ready for the challenge

    Change — both personally and professionally — has come quickly for Josh Griffin.

    In the span of just a few years, he’s gotten married, he and his wife have a baby daughter, and he has shifted from being a history teacher to assistant principal to interim principal at D’Evelyn High School.

    When former principal Anthony Edwards left mid-year, the school’s steering committee brought Griffin on as a temporary fill. He then was asked to stay for the 2017-18 school year.

  • Motorcyclist killed in C-470 accident

    A Golden woman has died after losing control of her motorcycle while merging onto westbound C-470 on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 4 p.m., Susan Hartley, 53, came around the loop from northbound U.S. 285, hit gravel on the left side of the ramp and lost control, according to Steve Davis, spokesman with the Lakewood Police Department.

    “She crossed a couple of lanes and hit a Honda Pilot that was already heading westbound,” Davis said.

  • Getting a glimpse: Camp Ember offers teenage girls a look at fire service

    If you can’t see it, you can’t be it.

    As a female firefighter, Rachel Kohler knows this struggle firsthand. And because of it, the 16-year West Metro Fire Rescue firefighter worked with Red Rocks Community College and the Arvada Fire Department to host the inaugural Camp Ember, a four-day immersive fire-based camp for girls.

  • Superintendent search process encouraged Harmon to run for re-election

    Two years ago, Susan Harmon was one of 12 people vying for a spot on the Jeffco school board ahead of what would be a successful recall of three members of the then-school board. At the time, the University of Colorado graduate and family law attorney sought to rebuild trust between the district and the growing community it served, as well as address facilities issues within the district and improve the district’s relations with its teachers.

  • Garden provides food for needy, solace for volunteers

    On a warm, sunny day in early June, volunteers gather at the Chatfield Community Garden to weed, water, plant and prepare the soil for the upcoming season.

    An array of colorful flowers in shades of orange, pink, purple and yellow greet visitors as they enter the dirt-lined paths.

    The garden, which just entered its seventh year, is a Denver Urban Gardens affiliate, and it is housed at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in South Jeffco — but it’s open to all.

  • Arraignment set for man accused of starting North Turkey Creek Fire

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

    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.

    He appeared before a county judge for a June 7 disposition hearing, and the case was bound over to district court, according to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

  • Investigation into deadly crash ongoing

    A deadly collision between a car and a bicycle closed southbound Wadsworth Boulevard from C-470 to Deer Creek Canyon Road for more than two hours on June 8.

    According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis, an adult female driver in a Toyota SUV was traveling southbound in the right lane on Highway 121. There were two bicyclists traveling along the shoulder, one of which went into the right lane of traffic. Lewis said it was unclear if the cyclist fell or swerved into the traffic.

  • Mitchell cites goals in bid for re-election

    Nearly two years ago, veteran Jeffco teacher and former Columbine High principal Ron Mitchell announced his bid for a seat on the Jeffco school board as three members of the then-school board faced a recall election. One of 12 candidates for the three seats targeted by the recall, Mitchell was ultimately elected as president of the board and replaced Ken Witt.

  • Biz briefs

    Outlaw Yoga returns to Bega Park

    For the second year, Outlaw Yoga will host a summer live music and charity yoga series in Littleton’s Bega Park.

    Taught by Outlaw Yoga instructors, the classes feature music by local musicians Seth Larson, KenK and Marco Di Ferreira and will be held June 18, July 16 and Aug. 6 at 10 a.m.