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Today's News

  • Denver man facing new charges in fatal crash

    The initial case against a Denver man accused of causing an Aug. 28 crash on U.S. 285 that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist has been dismissed, but new charges have been filed, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

    Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, previously was facing various felony charges, including leaving the scene involving death and vehicular homicide. He appeared in Jeffco court on Friday and will return for a continued preliminary hearing on Dec. 22.

  • Zombies take to the streets of Littleton for annual downtown crawl

    Dripping in blood and dressed in ripped clothing, dozens of zombies gathered last Saturday at the Woodlawn Shopping Center.

    The dead then hit the streets, creeping through downtown Littleton and shocking those who unknowingly passed by. The horde of zombies ultimately ended its trek outside of the Reinke Brothers store on Prince Street for a celebratory pig roast.

  • 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.