Today's News

  • The healing continues: Jefferson County hosts 24th annual Courage Walk

    It’s often said that grief is a silent burden to carry.

    For some, the grief was a little less burdensome last Saturday during the 24th annual Courage Walk. The walk, which coincides with Crime Victims’ Rights Week, honors crime victims and those who have lost loved ones to violence.

    Victim advocates and other supporters joined crime victims, families and loved ones for a half-mile walk around the Jeffco Courthouse to the onsite Courage Garden, where a short service recognized crime victims across Jefferson County.

  • Foothills recruiting residents to meet

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is recruiting residents to help champion a mill levy increase that will be posed to voters on the November ballot.
    On Friday, Foothills sent an email to 500 district residents inviting them to participate in the first meeting of the Foothills Citizens Committee, which will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m., at the Ridge Recreation Center. The group will be tasked with disseminating information to district residents about the ballot measure, as well as explaining why the district is seeking additional public funds.

  • Bank robbery suspect enters not guilty plea

    A man pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to felony charges of aggravated robbery.

    Gary Mark Crider, 50, was arrested in early January in connection with robberies at three South Jeffco banks, as well as at banks in Louisville and Westminster between Dec. 9 and Jan 6.

    According to the arrest affidavit, Crider is a suspect in the following robberies:

    • At a Bank of the West in the 800 block of East South Boulder Road in Louisville on Dec. 9.

  • Chatfield Senior High celebrates diversity

    Last week, a large multi-colored “coexist” sign greeted those who came to Chatfield Senior High School.

    That’s because last Thursday the school, for the very first time, organized “Coexist Day,” a celebration dedicated to diversity, inclusion and coexistence.

    At the heart of the day was the idea that “our experiences and differences define who we are,” said David Hashemi, who works in Chatfield’s English department.  

  • Agencies collaborate during emergency response training exercise

    Two overturned cars. Four blood-covered people. Nine responding agencies.

    The scene on Saturday at Lair o’ the Bear Park on Highway 74 looked like a tragic car accident, but in reality, it was the scene of a joint emergency response training exercise hosted by Jeffco Open Space. This was the first coordinated training of this magnitude in the Jeffco foothills.

  • Dog-friendly brewery in the works

    A new dog-friendly craft brewery has taken steps toward opening in South Jeffco.

    Coal Mine Ave. Brewing Company, to be located at 9719 W. Coal Mine Ave., met with the Jeffco Planning Commission last Wednesday, seeking approval for a rezoning that would add craft brewery as an allowed use and an off-leash area for dogs as an accessory use. After a nearly two-hour discussion, the motion passed with a vote of 6-1 to allow for the rezoning.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

     The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.

  • Mortensen Elementary fulfills Make-a-Wish presentation

    Amanda and Ethan Gehman know the value of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    When Ethan, now a third-grader at Mortensen Elementary, was going through cancer treatments two years ago, the Gehman family went to Disney World as part of a wish granted by the foundation.

    “It was a nice break from what life was like,” said his mother, Amanda.

  • Bestselling author, Netflix star talks kindness at Columbine High

    When Angela Krolicki contacted Leon Logothetis about speaking at Columbine High School, she did not expect to hear back. Logothetis, after all, has a Netflix TV show called “The Kindness Diaries.” He’s also a bestselling author, motivational speaker and philanthropist.

    “You don’t expect to send a message out like that and hear something back,” said Krolicki, a parent of a Columbine High School student.

    So imagine her surprise when Logothetis not only responded, but agreed to speak.

  • Sheriff’s Office graduates detention deputies

     The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated its first class of department-certified detention deputies Friday afternoon at the county courthouse in Golden.

    Thirteen deputies graduated from the nine-week academy. They will receive 10 more weeks of practical field training at the Jeffco jail. The graduates’ duties will be exclusive to the detention function.