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Today's News

  • School district hit with wire-fraud scam

    Jeffco Public Schools was the victim of a wire-fraud scam that cost the district thousands of dollars early this year.

    Disclosed during a Dec. 15 presentation by accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, which provided an independent audit of the school district’s financials for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the incident involved an e-mail that appeared to come from Superintendent Dan McMinimee and resulted in a loss of $26,564.

  • Jeffco DA agrees to suspend investigations of online child sex predators

    Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir has agreed to suspend his office’s investigations of online child sexual predators following an ethics complaint by a Denver defense attorney.

  • Jeffco EDC names new president

    The board of directors of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has appointed Sam Bailey as the EDC's new president and chief executive officer.

    "I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization,” Bailey said in a news release. “Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well‐positioned for significant growth.”

  • Foothills board finally approves BMX track at Schaefer complex

    A long-proposed and highly controversial plan to build a BMX track at the Schaefer Athletic Complex finally received the green light Tuesday when the Foothills Park & Recreation District board voted in favor of constructing the facility.

  • Bemis Library celebrates 2017 in 2016 with Noon Year’s Eve

    The new year came early for those at the Noon Year’s Eve celebration at the Bemis Library in Littleton.

    Though New Year’s Eve is typically thought of as an adult holiday with alcohol and late-night parties galore, Val Fetters, head of children’s services at the library, wanted to host a celebratory event for kids. That’s how she created the idea for a Noon Year’s Eve party.

  • South Jeffco author seeks help with his latest children’s book

    Curtis Fulster is on a mission to write a book suitable for children in military families.

    The South Jeffco author, who writes under the name “C. Fulsty,” had a father, uncle and grandfather who served in the military, and he hopes to gear his latest book toward children with parents who served.

    But before he begins the writing process, Fulster is seeking feedback from local veterans and nonprofit organizations that work with them.

  • Morrison now providing water to Red Rocks

    Morrison’s utility department, which now provides water services to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, has recently installed a new pump station near Red Rocks Elementary.

    The 75-year-old music venue is owned and operated by the city and county of Denver and is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system. In years past, Denver paid to haul in some 1.2 million gallons of water annually, at a cost of $100,000 or more to the city. Expecting to save money in the long run, Denver sought a $1.5 million agreement with Morrison that calls for the town provide water.

  • Morrison will cover cost of trash pick-up for residents

    The Morrison town board has approved an ordinance to subsidize the cost of trash pick-up for all residents.

    Provided by Republic Services of Denver, waste removal will be free for all Morrison residents beginning in February 2017. The trash takeover will cost the town $18,000 annually but will reduce the burden on residents, Town Administrator Kara Zabilansky said.

    And, the arrangement streamlines the process of forging a partnership with Republic.

  • South Jeffco resident helping addicts

    Rob Lohman understands addiction.

    The South Jeffco resident, a recovered addict who spent time in prison for arson, now hopes to combat the problem through Lifted from the Rut, an organization he started a year ago. Lowman conducts family, business and individual interventions, does recovery coaching, and provides a sober transport system to escort people to treatment facilities.

  • ‘A new spin’ on indoor cycling

    Lights flash.

    Sweat pours.

    Music blares.

    Though it may sound like a description of a trendy nightclub in downtown Denver, CycleBar actually is a new indoor cycling studio coming in early 2017 to Southwest Plaza.

    CycleBar provides an intense cardio workout and some strength training opportunities. But owner Marc Krasner and manager LJ Johnson say it’s much more than that. CycleBar is an experience, they say, and one that aims to provide a sense of community extending far beyond the bike.