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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 'We got this'

    A couple weeks after Christian Lyons, 16, wrapped up his freshman football season at Dakota Ridge High School, he began to notice something was not right.

    “I was working out with the football team and really couldn’t do anything,” he said. “I could walk like 10 steps, and then I’d be ready to pass out. And I was getting a lot of migraines.”

    He slept all the time and could barely eat.

  • SUV crashes into garage of Morrison home

    An SUV smashed into the garage of a Morrison home Sunday night.
    Jessica Trujillo, 32, was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.
    “She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to a detox facility and released to them,” Reid said.
    Nobody was injured in the crash.

  • Search continues for suspects in 2016 burglary of S. Jeffco home

    A year-old burglary is still under investigation by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, and the department hopes a new call for information will lead to answers.

    In early April 2016, while the South Jeffco homeowners were on vacation, a burglar broke into a home in the 8700 block of South Jellison Court.

  • Rec district pitches financial needs to citizens committee at meeting

    About 35 people attended the first Foothills Citizens Committee meeting last week at The Ridge Recreation Center where they learned the park district would be forced to reduce programs and cut expenses for infrastructure improvements by 2020 if it doesn’t generate additional funding from property taxes.

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  • Second Navigating the World of Addiction event set for Saturday

    Rob Lohman with Lifted from the Rut will host the second Navigating the World of Addiction event on Saturday.

    Schedules for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Front Range Christian School’s Performing Arts Center, the event will feature educational opportunities, speakers, informational booths, an author table and more. The all-day event centers on addiction and recovery with a focus on the family.

    Lohman sees the family as an integral part of addiction recovery.