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Today's News

  • School board finalizes bond issue, property-tax increase questions

    The Jeffco school board has finalized ballot language for a $535 million bond issue and a property-tax increase for the Nov. 8 ballot.

  • DA warns of scams posing as charities

    In the wake of recent national and global disasters, law enforcement and judicial authorities are warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams posing as charities.

    “When disaster strikes, people naturally feel compelled to do something to help,” Jeffco District Attorney Peter Weir says. “As unthinkable as it is, there will be fraudulent attempts to solicit money on behalf of those whose lives are in ruin. People should take care as they make their giving choices.” 

  • HD 22 candidates offer different approaches

    The two South Jeffco residents running in state House District 22 have as priorities education and transportation, even if their approaches to those issues differ.

    Two-term Republican incumbent Justin Everett said he also is committed to changing the culture at the Capitol, while independent candidate Mary Parker said she also is focused on small businesses and the economy.

  • Passionate prairie dog debate dominates Foothills board meeting

    The Aug. 23 board meeting of the Foothills Park & Recreation District was dominated by a passionate debate about how to ethically and efficiently manage the district’s growing prairie dog population.

    The nearly two-hour conversation was requested by Gina Writz and Tina Gurdikian, who are members of the Prairie Dog Task Force Team. The local volunteer group began working with Foothills on a prairie dog conservation plan when construction of a BMX bike course was proposed at the Schaefer Athletic Complex.

  • HOA seeks approval for already-established disc golf course

    The Mesa View Estates Homeowners Association in Golden has filed a site-approval application with Jeffco Planning and Zoning for a disc golf course that was installed more than a year ago.

    The 9-hole, par-3 course is located at Estates Park, 16164 W. Ellsworth Drive. Estates Park is owned by the Foothills Park & Recreation District but is maintained by the Mesa View Estates HOA.

  • County, Foothills officials talking playground build

    Earlier last month, about 300 volunteers participated in a playground build at West Laurel Park in South Jeffco, and county officials are already lining up their next park project.

  • Lifeguard shortage forces closure of Lilley Gulch indoor pool

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has been forced to close one of its indoor pools due to a shortage of aquatics staff.

    Foothills officials had already planned to close on Monday the pool at the Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, 6147 S. Holland Way, for its annual cleaning. But district officials decided not to reopen the pool due to a shortage of lifeguards. District officials announced the staff shortage also would affect open swim hours at the pools at The Ridge Recreation Center, 6613 S. Ward St.

  • Vandals cause thousands of dollars in damage at Montessori Peaks Academy

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two teenagers suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage to a school in South Jeffco.

    At 6 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a call about a suspicious incident at Montessori Peaks Academy, 9904 W. Capri Ave. A neighbor of the school reported to 911 dispatchers hearing glass breaking and a consistent banging noise. The neighbor also said there were two people outside the school.

  • Jeffco begins live-streaming county commission meetings

    Jeffco has announced it will begin live-streaming county commissioners’ meetings on the Jefferson County website. 

    During the hearings, which typically take place Tuesday mornings, commissioners address public policies and issues that affect the Jeffco community. In addition to attending in person, residents can watch the hearings live online to stay informed and engaged about what is happening in the county.

  • Improvements planned at Wadsworth, Waterton Road

    The Jeffco Transportation & Engineering Division accepted bids Aug. 2 for a construction project at one of the county’s most congested intersections.