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Today's News

  • Idaho-based Stinker Stores buys Bradley

    Idaho-based Stinker Stores has acquired 41 stores from Bradley Petroleum, including the gas station in Morrison and Evergreen.
    In a board meeting last week, the Morrison town board, which also acts as the town’s liquor licensing authority, approved a liquor license transfer to the new owner of the downtown Morrison gas station.
    Though there was some discussion about the dates of application and official transfer, the board passed unanimously the motion.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Four-time loser

  • Jeffco names Glass as sole finalist for superintendent job

    Current Eagle County Schools superintendent Jason E. Glass has been named as the sole finalist for the Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent position.

    Voted on at a special meeting of the Jeffco school board Monday night, Glass was one of 11 candidates recommended by executive search firm Ray and Associates last month and one of six individuals interviewed over two days last week.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office investigating Maplewood Drive death

    A death in a South Jeffco neighborhood is being investigated as a homicide by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The body of Samuel Addison Stewart, 26, was discovered Monday afternoon in a white Ford Explorer parked in the 11300 block of Maplewood Drive in Littleton.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call noting a “suspicious car” parked on Maplewood Drive. The Ford Explorer was unfamiliar in the neighborhood and was first noticed by residents who became concerned when it did not move for several hours.

  • Fire destroys Morrison home

    An afternoon house fire destroyed a Morrison home on Tuesday.

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District was dispatched at 2 p.m. to 9703 Jennings Road with reports of a structure fire.

    “The (911) caller reported that the home was already fully involved,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman with Inter-Canyon.

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District, Indian Hills Fire Rescue, Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office provided aid to Inter-Canyon.

    The homeowner and pets were not in the home at the time of the fire.

  • On a snowy day

    April showers may bring May flowers, but the scene at Sledding Hill Park in Ken Caryl on Saturday painted a much different picture.

    Just two days before May’s arrival, snow blanketed the park’s hill. People of all ages traveled to South Jeffco to play in it. Toting sleds and snowboards, families and friends trekked up the hill only to enjoy an adrenaline-filled ride down.

    It’s a tradition for many, and the Foothills Park and Recreation District park attracts a crowd from all over the metro-Denver area.

  • Changes coming for Summerset Festival

    Big changes are in store for this year’s Summerset Festival.

    After combating low attendance and financial struggles for several years, festival organizers decided to completely revamp the event.

    Once a multi-day summer sendoff, the festival now will be a one-day craft beer festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 16, at Clement Park. Event organizers say they hope the transformation will lead to a more focused event and attract a fresh crowd.

  • Jeffco school transformed into first responder training site

    Eighteen years after the shooting at Columbine High School forever changed the face of Colorado, there now exists a place where first responders, law enforcement and school principals can train and prepare for the worst.

    Two weeks ago, what used to be Martensen Elementary became the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — a facility outfitted with a police simulator, smoke machines, remote-controlled strobe lights, a sound system and mock classrooms bearing all the trappings of student life.

  • An everyday battle

    For Quinn Reynolds, it began in drama class.

    Quinn, 17, was a sophomore at Chatfield Senior High School, when a friend noticed her neck appeared to be swollen. When Quinn went to the doctor, he assumed it was tonsillitis.

    But antibiotics just did not seem to work, so Quinn returned to the hospital for a second time and was given a CAT scan.

    That’s when the doctors caught it.

    “They said, ‘I’m pretty sure you have lymphoma,’” Quinn said.

  • The long haul

    The story begins long before high school for Derek Valdez.

    The senior at Chatfield Senior High School, who turns 19 in a few days, has beaten cancer not once, not twice, but three times.

    He was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was about 5 years old. He fought it, beat it and was in remission for six years before the cancer returned when he was halfway through seventh grade. He beat that round too, and then, during his sophomore year at Chatfield, the doctors realized the leukemia had returned. This time, the cancer took a different form.