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Today's News

  • Second suspect in South Jeffco murder to be tried in March

    The second suspect in the 2017 murder of a Littleton man will be tried before a Jefferson County jury in March.

    Kenneth Crise, 56, was arrested in May in connection with the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, a 26-year-old Dakota Ridge High School graduate and Littleton native. Crise was in court last week for a motions hearing and will return for a jury trial on March 14. His trial comes about two weeks after the other suspect, 27-year-old Jordan Lemarinel, is tried.

  • Through faith and activity, one man finds hope

    It hasn’t been easy, and it may never be. But with every step and every stretch, Wayne Wolf finds healing.

    Nine years ago, at the healthy age of 45, Wolf had a stroke. Within minutes, he went from being being an active and successful business owner to being immobile and incapable of putting his thoughts into words. But after years of inpatient and outpatient therapy, Wolf decided to toss his wheelchair aside and take matters into his own hands.

    “I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t talk,” he said. “Now, I can do everything.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Worrisome walkabout

  • Follow the money

    Congress passed a budget bill and the President sent his budget request to Congress where the differences between the two must be resolved. All signs point to much higher spending as Congress has voted to eliminate the sequestration imposed in 2013 to limit the growth of government spending. It’s not remotely possible that the total will represent a balanced budget as spending will again exceed revenues.

  • Feelings versus reality

    John Newkirk

  • Local church provides convenient way to mark Ash Wednesday

    The Rev. Todd Sorensen and two of his church’s lay members stand in the parking lot of King Soopers, ashes in hand. The wind whips at their St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church banner, and the bright sun beats down.

    A large van drives up to the corner of the parking lot where the three had erected a table, some chairs and pamphlets. The driver, Amy Hansen, a parishioner of St. Gregory’s, gets out, but the four youngsters in the back of the van only open the doors.

  • Open Space planning to deed Clement Park to Foothills

    Jeffco Open Space is planning to deed ownership of Clement Park to Foothills Park & Recreation District this May.

    According to Jeffco Parks Director Tom Hoby, Clement Park was first acquired in the late 1980s, when Open Space intended to have more developed parks. Open Space purchased the land with Open Space tax funds and initially managed it.

  • Open Space launches e-bike pilot program

    Mountain bikers will now be able to use e-bikes at any Jeffco Open Space park.

    The agency announced Tuesday night at its annual Trails Talk Forum, which addresses e-bikes and four other topics, that it will be launching its e-bike pilot program through the rest of 2018. The program will evaluate the impact of class 1 e-bikes on both the trails and other park-users, and then Open Space will determine how to address their usage into 2019 and beyond.

  • Chatfield’s Manzanares earns fifth at state

    DENVER — Following a tough go in the semifinals and subsequent consolation round, Chatfield’s E.C. Manzanares was thrilled when he won his final match of the 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center to secure fifth place.

    “I’m feeling on cloud nine because I had to rebound after that tough loss in the consolation semis,” Manzanares said. “Then to come back and win after that, that was huge for me. I’m feeling really good.”

    Getting the win for Chatfield, he said, made it all the more sweet.

  • DRHS girls hoops defeats Chatfield, earns No. 15 seed

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — Feb. 20 marked the start of the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament.

    However, Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson didn’t mind that the Eagles weren’t on the court in the opening round.

    “It is one of those things were I don’t remember when Dakota Ridge was that high of a seed,” Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson said before the Eagles were seeded No. 15 which garnered a first-round bye.