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Today's News

  • Inter-Canyon fire truck damaged while responding to wildland fire

    An Inter-Canyon Fire Department fire truck was damaged last week when it slid off an icy road while on a call.

    About 8 p.m. Feb. 28, firefighters responded to a wildland fire call on McKinney Road off South Deer Creek Canyon Road.

    Inter-Canyon spokesman Dan Hatlestad said the driver parked Engine 631 when he arrived. The truck at some point then slid backward about 100 yards on the snowy road and into the creek bed.

    The driver, whose name was not released, sustained no injures, but there was damage to the body and undercarriage of the fire engine.

  • Yo ho! A pirate’s life for them

    Not many can put professional pirate on their resume — but Michael and Sarah Sheridan of Littleton are two of the few.

    The couple met in costume at the Larkspur Renaissance Festival, and a love for pirate garb, antiques and other “old, beat-up, dirty things” led to their creation of The Castaway Trading Co., an Etsy shop “chock full of strange and exotic creations for the urban adventurer.”

  • Area senior citizens get lessons in firearms safety

    Seniors from Jefferson and Gilpin counties received a lesson in gun safety last week.

    The session was a part of the district attorney’s Triad program, a partnership among those in the criminal justice system, community groups and volunteer senior citizens designed to prevent the victimization of older adults while providing with them with law enforcement services.

    George Mumma, a senior investigator with the Jeffco DA’s office, shared information about various types of guns and rehashed Colorado’s gun laws to a filled conference room.

  • Memo from Jeffco school board lists Stevenson as superintendent

    A memo dated Feb. 23 on Jeffco school board stationery lists ex-superintendent Cindy Stevenson as the district’s current leader — but the district’s spokeswoman denied that the former longtime superintendent is poised to return.

  • Performance gaps among minorities persist in Jeffco schools

    New results from Jeffco Public Schools’ year-long Measures of Academic Progress test show that while overall student performance is improving, many minority students in the district continue to struggle with math and reading compared to their Caucasian counterparts.

  • Valero on West Quincy robbed at gunpoint

    A man wielding a semi-automatic weapon robbed a South Jeffco convenience store Wednesday night and escaped with several hundred dollars.

    A clerk at the Valero at 14011 W. Quincy Ave. — formerly a Diamond Shamrock — called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office about 9:45 p.m. after being robbed at gunpoint. The clerk was not physically harmed. 

  • South Jeffco man shot in 'marijuana deal gone bad'

    A South Jeffco resident was shot outside his home late Tuesday in an incident the Sheriff’s Office described as “a marijuana deal gone bad.”

    The shooting victim’s wounds were described as non-life-threatening, but he was taken to a local hospital for surgery. The Sheriff’s Office reported that two suspects in the shooting fled the scene and remained at large.

  • Breast cancer survivor teaching her sons to ‘stand up for something you believe in’

    A thick scar lines Tracey Randolph’s waistline, and two more adorn her breasts.

    The scars are forever a part of her, and Randolph isn’t afraid to show them.

    For the 44-year-old, the scars have come to represent much more than a victory over breast cancer. They serve as a constant reminder of her goal to spread awareness about the disease, her desire to maintain a positive outlook on life, and her fight for justice.

    A devastating diagnosis

  • Crews contain two wildfires on Green Mountain

    Crews from West Metro Fire contained two blazes on Green Mountain in Lakewood early Monday. As of Monday afternoon, the fire department had reported that its investigators said both fires are suspicious, however there is no official cause released.

    According to West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting, the first fire was on the north side of the mountain. It was reported about 1:30 a.m., and ended up burning about 1.7 acres, she said. The second was on the east side and started about 5 a.m., charring approximately 5.8 acres.

  • Dulcimer Festival hammers out musical connections

    The melodic sound of the hammered dulcimer echoes through the halls of St. James Presbyterian Church, floating toward the sanctuary to combine with the gentle strum of the mountain dulcimer.

    Though the two instruments technically have no relation outside of a shared name, both were celebrated at the 14th annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival. The event originated in Fort Collins but has since moved to Littleton.