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Today's News

  • Education briefs

    School district purchases artwork from two South Jeffco students

    Jeffco Public Schools has purchased artwork created by students at 11 schools, including two in South Jeffco.

  • Grooving and moving: First concert of Foothills summer series is a hit

    June 1 marked the beginning of the 27th annual summer concert series at Clement Park, and it proved to be the perfect night for the kickoff.

    A light breeze drifted through the air, while the setting sun melted into the cloudy sky, creating a colorful light show. Concert-goers lounged on blankets and lawn chairs enjoying picnic dinners, snacks and cold beverages.

    First in this year’s lineup was Groove ‘N Motion, a 14-piece horn band that played covers of Chicago, Billie Holiday and the like.

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found unresponsive in cell

    A Jefferson County Detention Facility inmate died Sunday afternoon at St. Anthony Hospital after being found unresponsive in his jail cell four days prior.

    Mark Witkowski, 45, was found with a ligature around his neck by Jeffco deputies doing a jail walk-through at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The deputies began administering CPR and called for additional medical assistance, according to a release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Mister B: Chats with father-in-law led South Jeffco woman to write a memoir

    When Laura Bartnick first moved in with her father-in-law, it became glaringly apparent that Joseph Bartnick had a lot of stories to tell.

    Laura, a South Jeffco author who goes by the pen name “Lynn Byk,” immediately began putting pen to paper, hoping to immortalize her father-in-law’s story and every memory he had to share.

  • Light of the World celebrates military, lauds them for their service to the country

    Cellie Dach knew she wanted to honor area veterans, but she just wasn’t sure how to do it or when.

    “I’m very patriotic,” Dach said. “I had brothers in the Navy, and I feel that without our veterans, this country would be nothing.”

  • CDOT continuing study of traffic improvements along C-470

    The Colorado Department of Transportation continues to consider options that would improve traffic along C-470 from Kipling Parkway to Interstate 70.

    CDOT and the WestConnect Coalition, a collaborative effort led by local and state agencies, are in the midst of conducting a “planning and environmental linkages,” or PEL, study that will develop short- and long-term transportation alternatives, help reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for all users.

  • Social media helps identify person defacing rock in Deer Creek Canyon Park

    Social media helped nab a person accused of carving into a rock in Deer Creek Canyon Park in late May.

    Around 2 p.m. May 21, a witness posted a photo of a girl, who is a juvenile and hasn’t been identified, inscribing her name into a rock on the Plymouth Creek Trail at the Jeffco Open Space park.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office was tagged in the post and then created a report of the incident. Although two people were in the photo, just one was defacing the rock.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Jeffco Sheriff's seek couple in reported SW Plaza shoplifting

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two adults in connection with an alleged theft of accessories from a department store in Southwest Plaza mall. The pair encouraged two children to help in the shoplifting.

    “An adult female and a juvenile female went into the store. In another area of the store was an adult male and a juvenile male,” said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.  “We believe it’s a family with parents and children.”

  • Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame inducts outstanding Class of 2017

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    ARVADA — The names conjure up thousands of memories of athletic accomplishments for those familiar with Jeffco Public Schools.
    Annie Kunz, Matt Rillos, Don McGatlin, Peter Horvath and Frank DeAngelis were permanently immortalized June 9 at the Arvada Center. The five former Jeffco athletes and coaches were inducted as the Class of 2017 to the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame.