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Today's News

  • Krats, Lammers lead Dakota Ridge past Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — The seventh-ranked Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team flexed its muscle on April 27 in a 20-9 victory over Evergreen.

    “I’m very pleased with our team after today,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “We have a very young team, first year program and I’m proud of how good this young team played against a strong program like Dakota Ridge.”

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office investigating Maplewood Drive death

    A death in a South Jeffco neighborhood is being investigated as a homicide by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The body of Samuel Addison Stewart, 26, was discovered Monday afternoon in a white Ford Explorer parked in the 11300 block of Maplewood Drive in Littleton.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call noting a “suspicious car” parked on Maplewood Drive. The Ford Explorer was unfamiliar in the neighborhood and was first noticed by residents who became concerned when it did not move for several hours.

  • Jeffco names Glass as sole finalist for superintendent job

    Current Eagle County Schools superintendent Jason E. Glass has been named as the sole finalist for the Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent position.

    Voted on at a special meeting of the Jeffco school board Monday night, Glass was one of 11 candidates recommended by executive search firm Ray and Associates last month and one of six individuals interviewed over two days last week.

  • SUV crashes into garage of Morrison home

    An SUV smashed into the garage of a Morrison home Sunday night.
    Jessica Trujillo, 32, was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.
    “She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to a detox facility and released to them,” Reid said.
    Nobody was injured in the crash.

  • Jeffco to allocate millions for middle school classrooms

    Jeffco Public Schools is considering reallocating more than $27 million from its reserves and 2016-17 underspend to build classroom additions at four middle schools that will be affected by the district’s decision to move sixth graders from elementary school to middle school.
    Discussed at Thursday’s school board meeting, the proposal calls for the school board to approve funding $27.5 million in capital construction projects at Creighton Middle School in Arvada, Drake and Dunstan middle schools in Lakewood, and Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton.

  • Rezoning request for Coal Mine Ave. Brewing company approved

    A local couple received this week the green light to move forward with their plans to open a dog-friendly craft brewery in south Jeffco.
    On Tuesday, Manuel and Erica Baca appeared before the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners seeking final approval of their rezoning request for a craft brewery at 9719 W. Coal Mine Ave. The 11,000 square-foot site occupying a corner lot at the Meadows Shopping Center, which previously housed a daycare center, was already zoned for similar uses, such as a restaurant or a tavern.

  • The first hundred days of a Trump presidency

    The president is coming up on the 100th day of his term. Much is being made of this waypoint because of his many campaign promises. He ran on a change agenda and told his followers that he would act swiftly to make America great again. The inflation adjusted medium income in America has been basically flat since Ronald Reagan was in office. I think it is fair to say that President Trump was elected by many looking for positive change to their financial fortunes.

  • An injustice with superintendent hiring secrecy

    I wonder if there’s something in the water at the Jefferson County School Board headquarters that makes people averse to transparency and compliance with Colorado’s Open Meetings Law. How else could you explain a Board of Education that came into office on the heels of a recall election where one of the biggest issues was lack of transparency, saying at a public board meeting that ensuring candidates to head the district can apply without fear that their names will become public is a high priority?

  • Remembering Columbine 18 years later

    The phone rang at my one-bedroom apartment. It was my wife-to-be, even though at this point we weren’t dating. I could hear the tremble in her voice. Tears trickled down her cheeks. The horror was all too real for her to bear.
    We were a world away it seemed, residing in Rock Hill, S.C. It was where we met, but, on this day — April 20, 1999 — we were more than a couple-to-be. We were a part of a much bigger being — a nation mourning the most horrific high school shooting that our country had ever witnessed.

  • Burglaries, vehicle crimes down compared to ’16

    Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and vehicle trespasses all took a dip in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Authority quarterly report.
    Commissioner Don Rosier noted the steep declines across all three categories during the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, adding that it was a good sign following the first quarter of 2016, which experienced stark upticks in burglaries and crimes involving motor vehicles.