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Today's News

  • Chargers surge late to beat Aurora Central

    LITTLETON — While early 3-pointers ripping through the nylon nets brought Chatfield’s student section into a frenzy, it was four shots at the rim that gave the Charger faithful something to really cheer about in the end on Feb. 27.

    Baskets in the paint by Chatfield’s Titus Reed, Josh Frenette, Riley Welch and Cameron Pearson in the final minutes allowed the Class 5A Jeffco League champions to escape with a 78-71 second-round state playoff victory against Aurora Central.

  • Sheriff’s Office urges foothills residents to join neighborhood website

    Jeffco sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Neuenfeldt said county residents should consider joining Nextdoor.com, a neighborhood-based social media site that can help residents stay in touch with law enforcement.

    Neuenfeldt, speaking at the Feb. 17 Conifer town hall meeting at West Jefferson Middle School, said the site provides residents information about what is happening in their neighborhoods, which can include anything from lost dogs to bake sales to break-ins.

  • Sheriff’s Office receiving complaints about apparent IRS scam

     The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office over the weekend received six complaints about an apparent scammer claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service, a spokesman said.

    The scammer reportedly called and in some cases left voice-mails telling county residents they were behind in their tax payments and threatening arrest, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. 

  • Foothills won’t seek tax hike this year

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has decided not to ask voters to approve a property-tax increase in May, after a focus group suggested taxpayers would reject the measure this year.

    Despite preliminary plans to seek a 1.75-mill increase to generate an additional $1.9 million in revenue annually, district Executive Director Ron Hopp said the district will delay asking taxpayers for a hike until possibly November 2017.

  • Shootout erupts when Parkco deputies serve ‘high-risk’ eviction notice

    The shootout Feb. 24 in Bailey that left one Park County sheriff’s officer dead and two others wounded came after they attempted to serve a "high-risk" eviction notice to a Friendship Ranch resident, according to the Park County Sheriff's Office.

    Sheriff’s Cpl. Nate Carrigan, a 13-year veteran of the department, died at the scene. 

  • Dakota Ridge girls soars in playoff opener

    LITTLETON — It was a complete team effort by Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team in its Class 5A postseason opener Feb. 23.

    The No. 5-seeded Eagles blitzed No. 12 seed Boulder for a 68-35 victory at Dakota Ridge High School. Nine different Dakota Ridge players scored in the first half as the Eagles grabbed a 39-13 lead at halftime.

  • Pay-for-performance for teachers could be rolled back

    Early conversations between the Jeffco school district and its teachers union hint that a controversial pay-for-performance plan for teachers instituted by the ousted conservative school board majority might be partially rolled back.

  • Area students compete in Regional Braille Challenge

    Gathered around a table, students listened to a passage from a book and then typed it in Braille to test their speed and accuracy during a recent academic competition at the Colorado Center for the Blind.

    “It’s fun when you get the words right,” said Lexi Mink, a second-grader at Vista Peak School in Aurora. “Braille is also cool.”

  • West Metro fire board approves agreement for centralized dispatch service

    The West Metro fire board has unanimously approved a multi-agency agreement to establish Jeffcom, an authority that will create a centralized dispatch center serving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and area fire districts.

    “All the chiefs have worked hard to accomplish this,” said Fire Chief Don Lombardi, presenting the intergovernmental agreement to fire board members on Feb. 16.
    “I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t think it would be a much better product,” he remarked. “The benefits for citizens are great.”

  • Morrison, Denver negotiating agreement for water service to Red Rocks Park

    The town of Morrison and city of Denver are negotiating an agreement to provide water service to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, which is owned and operated by Denver Parks and Recreation.