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Today's News

  • JCSO addresses high number of school threats

    Local law enforcement addressed threats at schools during each of the first four weeks of the school year, Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the third-quarter 2017 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Oct. 24 meeting, stating that several Jeffco schools received threats that required investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

  • Gonzales, Mangeri appear in court

    A Jefferson County judge on Oct. 26 found probable cause to move forward with a case against 22-year-old Joshua Gonzales.

    Gonzales is accused of seriously injuring a toddler in September and has been charged with one count of felony child abuse with seriously bodily harm. If convicted, he faces a mandatory prison sentence of 10 to 32 years.

  • Property taxes still primary funding source for West Metro

    West Metro Fire Rescue is taking a first look at its 2018 budget, a balanced spending plan of $68.2 million that relies heavily on property taxes.

    The department, which is a full-service agency covering more than 130 square miles in two counties, serves nearly 280,000 residents. Thus, the district expects to bring in approximately $53 million in property taxes in the upcoming year, a figure that makes up 76 percent of West Metro’s total general fund revenue.

  • Woman reportedly harassed at Chatfield Farms corn maze

    A 29-year-old woman allegedly was harassed Oct. 21 while making her way through the corn maze at the Denver Botanic Garden Chatfield Farms location.

    The woman, identified in the police report as “Audrey,” told Officer Joshua Tillman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office that an unknown male “dressed in all black with some sort of white mask on” came out of the maze and confronted her. The person told her she had to touch him, dance with him or kiss him in order to pass.

  • D’Evelyn basketball hopes to stay strong this season

    For the past few years, D’Evelyn basketball has been a force to be reckoned with in the 4A Jeffco league, and the boys and girls both hope to carry that success into this upcoming season and perhaps improve upon their standings.

    Last season, the Jaguar girls made it to the Sweet 16 before falling to No. 2 Pueblo West, and that was a step back for them. The two years before, they made it to the Great 8.

    With the team comprised of mostly seniors and juniors, the Jaguars are hoping to return to Great-ness, or maybe even a little better.

  • Eastwood could be granted temporary, unsupervised trips

    Bruco Eastwood could be granted temporary, unsupervised trips from the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, depending on how a Jefferson County judge rules at a Dec. 15 hearing.

    Eastwood, 39, was found not guilty by reason of insanity in October 2011 for the February 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton. During the shooting, Eastwood was accused of bringing a high-powered rifle into the school and injuring two eighth-grade students, Matthew Thieu and Reagan Weber.

  • The American great divide
  • It’s the new normal

    Whether as kids we lived in a close-knit community like Evergreen or a big city elsewhere, the Cold War scared us. That was our normal. Now, a quarter-century after that war wound down, we live with a new war. New threats. A new normal. The Halloween slaughter by an Islamic terrorist on a Manhattan bike path made us conscious of it yet again. No matter where we live.

  • Chatfield bows out early at state

    DENVER — After a long, hard-fought season, the Chatfield volleyball team ended its run at the state tournament at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday afternoon after losing in the round robin-style first round.

    “I think we did really great,” senior middle blocker Lacey Cowan said. “I have zero regrets because I think we put it all out in the court today. I think that we should all be happy with how we played.”

  • D’Evelyn ends historic run at state tournament

    DENVER — Although the D’Evelyn volleyball team couldn’t earn a win at the state tournament, the Jaguars still made history on their road to state this year.

    After completing a historic regular season, the D’Evelyn volleyball team ended its impressive run at the state volleyball tournament at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday after losing both of its round-robin games in the first round.

    For the first time in school history, the Jaguars earned a bid to Colorado’s biggest tournament.