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Today's News

  • JCSO’s detention deputy academy in full swing

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series.

    The instructor shouted, “Taser, Taser, Taser.”

    There was a short pop as probes shot into Casey Buell-Schoenman’s left hamstring. Thousands of volts of electricity coursed through his body, and his muscles went rigid.

    After a few seconds, the voltage ceased and his fellow recruits gave him a small round of applause as Buell-Schoenman pushed himself off the mat and stood up.

  • JCHS says alleged forgery had little impact

    Jefferson County Human Services says the alleged forgery by its former employee had no negative implications for the children and families it serves.

    Richelle Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury, Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare casework with the county.

  • Event commemorates teenagers lost to suicide

    On a beautiful October morning, hundreds gathered at Clement Park to honor teenagers lost by suicide and to help raise money to prevent it.

    Although last Saturday’s 16th annual Second Wind Run/Walk did include a run and a walk, there was more to the day than that. Second Wind Fund staff, volunteers and community members congregated in South Jeffco for a fun-filled day, which included a short program, a memorial dove release, live music, family entertainment, sponsored booths and food. Mostly, though, the event was one of remembrance.

  • Morrison combating vehicle noise

    To some extent, noise will always be a concern for the town of Morrison.

    In a tourist-driven town that is home to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and Bandimere Speedway, much of it is to be expected.

    Now board members are discussing ways to combat a different type of noise – sound from vehicles and altered exhaust systems. The idea has come up in board meetings before but was reinforced by a recent letter from a resident.

  • 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