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Today's News

  • Woman lost sense of well-being; friend lost her life

    Editor’s note: This is one installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    Darkness shrouds the door to Jenn’s home to such an extent that you don’t realize there’s a door there at all — until the porch light flickers on abruptly, betraying your presence to anyone and everyone nearby.

    Perhaps it’s just a default setting, but maybe it’s something more.

    Maybe it’s fear.

  • Art studio promotes creativity, critical thinking

    After co-teaching art at Montessori Peaks Academy for six years, Andrea Rollins and Michele Hardesty decided it was time to expand their reach and act on an idea that had been brewing for years.

    The pair recently opened artSPARK Creative Studio, a downtown Littleton studio where they teach classes and host camps and parties.

  • South precinct’s new captain looks to connect with community

    Scott Happ always knew he would one day be involved in public service; he just didn’t know how.

    Happ, a former military policeman and California native, was promoted in early September to captain of the south precinct of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office after serving as deputy sheriff and lieutenant for 15 years. As captain, he hopes to build better relationships with the community.

  • Bonfils Blood Center opens South Jeffco location

    Blood donors in South Jeffco now have a new place to give after Bonfils Blood Center opened its eighth community donation center on South Wadsworth Boulevard.

    Bonfils, which has been operating in Colorado since 1943, collects blood to provide to patients in about 100 different hospitals across the state.

    “When we’re able, we also provide blood to patients in other states, but Colorado’s needs always come first,” said Liz Lambert, a Bonfils spokeswoman.

  • Trick-or-treaters haunt Dakota Ridge halls

    Ladybugs, zombies, superheroes and Paul Blart the mall cop packed Dakota Ridge High School on Oct. 27 for the school’s annual Trick or Treat Street.

    The event, which has been held for approximately nine years, aims to provide a fun Halloween event for the community while also showing off the high school where many of the youngsters one day will attend.

  • Ballot question could prohibit new rooftop patios in Morrison

    New rooftop patios might soon be prohibited in downtown Morrison, depending on how residents vote in next week’s election.

    One of the town’s two ballot questions asks voters to choose whether to prohibit future rooftop patios at local establishments or set strict regulations for those built in the future.

    “It was a concern of some of the board and some residents, and the board just decided to refer it to the residents,” said Town Administrator Kara Zabilansky.

  • Thieves break into South Jeffco liquor store

    Three men reportedly broke into a South Jeffco liquor store about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, stole $1,150 worth of liquor and caused $3,100 in damage.

    After arriving at the Arrow Liquor Mart in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center in the 8000 block of West Bowles Avenue, two of the men smashed the front window with a large rock. 

    The thieves took 18 bottles of liquor, damaging other bottles and one of the store’s cash registers, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton. 

  • Trump slams Clinton, corruption and Colorado balloting in Jeffco appearance

    At a Jeffco rally on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump compared Hillary Clinton's e-mail troubles to the Watergate-level corruption and voiced suspicions about the validity of the state's mail-in balloting.

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Trump addressed thousands at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon, hoping to sway undecided voters and solidify his supporters in this battleground state. 

  • Foes of school district's bond, mill levy criticize facilities plan, shift of sixth-graders

    In the race up to Election Day, Jeffco Public Schools is facing some detractors regarding its proposed bond issue and mill levy — largely tied to apprehension over the total payback amount for the $535 million bond package; plans to move sixth-graders to middle schools; and a facilities plan that some parents believe was not well thought out.

  • CD 1’s taxicab congressional hopeful looking forward to election

    It might not have been part of the plan, but for about the last year Casper Stockham has been talking a lot of politics with Denver area residents.

    Born and raised in Bridgeport, Conn., Stockham, 56, is an Air Force veteran who was a noncommissioned officer who specialized in crypto-communications. Stockham served in the Air Force for 17 years and was transferred to Colorado in 1989 just before his military career came to an end.