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Today's News

  • Mixed reactions to mixed decision on Rooney Valley rezoning

    A week after the county commissioners' mixed decision on a rezoning application that could have brought auto dealerships, hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge, the parties involved say they remain uncertain about their next move.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    'Nuff said

  • South Jeffco residents join Women’s March in Denver

    A divorced mother of two.

    A veteran and member of the first class of women to graduate from West Point.

    A breast cancer survivor.

    A Jewish native of Florida.

    An LGBT woman.

    Some are passionate about the environment; others feel strongly about human rights or health care or education.

  • DA’s office forms rapid-response team for sex assault cases

    The Jeffco DA’s office recently unveiled a new rapid-response team to deal with cases of sexual assault.

    Funded by a $191,838 federal grant through the Violence Against Women Act, the unit — officially dubbed the Sexual Assault Rapid Response Team — consists of a group of experts that will work collaboratively with law enforcement and use research-based practices to strengthen the response in sexual assault cases.

  • ACC to build campus in Castle Rock

    Arapahoe Community College will work with Colorado State University and the Douglas County School District to establish a $40 million collaborative campus in Castle Rock.

    The 14-acre site will be in the Meadows, a planned community, and will consist of two 54,000-square-foot buildings. The first phase of the two-phase project is expected to open in the fall of 2019.

  • Jeffco cautions public on proliferation of counterfeit bills

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning consumers and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money after seeing an increase in its use in 2016.

    The use of fraudulent money was reported nearly 30 times in November and December 2016, a fairly dramatic increase from 2015, when four cases were reported in the county.

    Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said use of counterfeit cash tends to increase later in the year amid the holiday-shopping frenzy.

  • Former medical director at jail sues Correct Care over 2014 firing

    A former medical director at the Jeffco jail is suing his former employer, Correct Care Solutions LLC, for wrongful termination after testifying in a 2014 case involving a past inmate who suffered a stroke while incarcerated.

    Dr. James Brill was first hired as the Jeffco jail’s medical director in September 2011 and was an employee of Correct Care Solutions, a Tennessee-based company contracted to provide medical services to inmates.

  • Ex-inmate sues county, Correct Care claiming lack of medical attention

    A former Jeffco jail inmate is suing Jefferson County, the Sheriff’s Office and the jail’s medical provider, Correct Care Solutions LLC, over stomach ulcers he developed because of an alleged lack of medical attention.

  • Protesters rally against Rooney Valley rezoning

    Some dressed in full-on dinosaur costumes, others wore dinosaur hats, and many carried signs proclaiming, “No car dealerships, no rezoning” — all to protest a rezoning application that would have allowed auto dealerships, hotels and retail on the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge.

  • Network offers help, sense of community for homeless

    On one of the first official nights of winter, the frosty breath of a dozen people filled the air outside the Charles Whitlock Recreation Center in Lakewood.

    Bundled in winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats, they tote trash bags, rolling suitcases or large backpacks filled with extra clothes, shoes and other possessions.