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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • As long as there’s fabric

    On the first Saturday in March, colorful scraps of fabric and handmade quilts covered the tables and chairs in a room at Waterstone Community Church.

    But there is a method to the seemingly haphazard scattering of cloth, and it’s one that the Scraps to Treasure quilting group has been developing for more than a decade.

  • All around, in every way

    Every so often, a student-athlete comes around who perfectly embodies both aspects of that title. For D’Evelyn High School, senior Angi Reed checks all the boxes. 

    For the past four years, Reed has found balance in multiple sports and academics, in which she comfortably holds a 4.33 grade-point average. Outside of the classroom, she plays softball, basketball and tennis.

  • Jaguars’ season-ending loss follows familiar script

    By Kevin Carmody

    FALCON — In 32 minutes, coach Dan Zinn saw an entire 25-game season play out before his eyes.
    His D’Evelyn basketball team fell behind after a 9-0 Falcon run early in the second quarter, spent the rest of the game playing catch-up.
    But they couldn’t get clutch shots or stops late in a 75-67 loss in a Sweet 16 playoff game on Feb. 28 at Falcon High School.
    “This game was kind of our season,” said Zinn, the Jaguars’ third-year coach. “We seemed to get in trouble early, but we’d fight our way back. We just couldn’t fight all the way back this time.”

  • 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.

  • 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.