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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge uses late goal-line stand in win over Wheat Ridge

     By Dennis Pleuss

    ARVADA — Defense was the name of the game from start to finish Sept. 28 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

    Dakota Ridge’s goal-line stand in the final seconds preserved a much-needed 14-7 victory over rival Wheat Ridge in the non-league football game. 

  • D’Evelyn boys soccer makes adjustment in win over Wheat Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — Jockeying for postseason position is well underway on the soccer fields across Colorado.

    D’Evelyn took a nice step in the right direction Sept. 27 with a 4-1 victory over Wheat Ridge in Class 4A Jeffco League action.

  • Former Morrison police officer pleads not guilty

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to charges of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Joiner, 38, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in July on 29 counts. He is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.

  • A taxing situation that shouldn’t have been

    Joe Webb

  • Journalists gathering the info you want

    One night last month, when Hurricane Irma was beginning to bear down on Florida, I was being honored along with five other far-more deserving journalists by being inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame. But at the last minute, three friends who had bought tickets to the banquet, all journalists themselves, had to cancel. They were on their way instead to Florida.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pain in the grass

  • Budget preparation begins for Indian Hills

    Budget talks have begun for Indian Hills Fire Rescue, and the fire department is expecting to bring in $48,314 more than it planned for in 2017.
    In the first draft of its 2018 budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $22,094. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.

  • GJ executive named new Jeffco EDC head

    A Grand Junction woman with ties to the U.S. Senate has been named the new president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp.

    Kristi Pollard, the outgoing executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, was appointed the EDC’s new head by the board of directors Sept. 22 after a months-long national search.

  • West Metro, Army Corps agree to extend easement

    An easement between the Army Corps of Engineers and West Metro Fire Rescue has been extended.

    The West Metro board of directors unanimously approved the decision in a Sept. 26 meeting.

    The agreement allows West Metro to house its station nine on property owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. The station is located on the northeast corner of C-470 and Morrison Road, north of Bear Creek Lake Park. It serves the town of Morrison, as well as various other entities such as Bandimere Speedway and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

  • Drizzle doesn’t dampen spirits

    Despite a cold day and a consistent drizzle, there were chest bumps, high-fives and cheers galore at Dakota Ridge High School’s annual powder-puff football game.

    Dozens filled the school’s baseball field for one of the kickoff events for this year’s homecoming celebration. Eight creatively named teams of Dakota Ridge females battled it out for the championship, taking breaks in between snaps to blow on their fingertips for warmth.

    The powder-puff game is a tradition at Dakota Ridge, and the junior class organizes it yearly.