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Today's News

  • Prisoner at Jeffco jail dies; autopsy inconclusive

    A prisoner in the Jeffco jail died early Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office confirmed.

    According to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, 53-year-old Patrick O'Day, who had been booked into the jail at 5:45 p.m. Monday, was found unresponsive at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in a holding cell in the booking unit. He was pronounced dead at the jail.

  • Tie vote derails proposed BMX track at Schaefer

    A tie vote by the board of the Foothills Park & Recreation District has at least temporarily derailed a plan to add a BMX bicycle track at the Schaefer Athletic Complex.

    The 2-2 vote with one abstention means a licensing agreement with Mile High BMX, a Lakewood nonprofit that wants to build the track, will expire at the end of the year without further action. Despite changes in the agreement made to address neighbors' concerns that include adequate parking and noise and light pollution, the motion to renew the pact failed.

  • Two gun store burglaries reported in two days

    About 30 handguns were stolen early Tuesday from a gun shop in a strip mall on West Bowles Avenue, and another gun store to the east in Littleton was burglarized the next day. 

    Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer confirmed burglars tripped a silent alarm at Colorado Gun Broker, 8966 W. Bowles Ave., at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies reportedly arrived within five minutes, but the perpetrators were gone.

    Techmeyer said the gun store's surveillance cameras weren't operating during the break-in, but other cameras in the strip mall were being checked.

  • For the county by the county: a re-imagined Jeffco Fair & Festival

    This summer Jeffco is hosting the first-ever county fair planned by residents, dubbed the Jefferson County Fair & Festival.

    The four-day event Aug. 11-14 also will be the first to use the entire Jeffco Fairgrounds. There will be seven “zones,” each with a unique focus of activities and entertainment.

    “We’re taking the same concepts and traditions and putting different spins on them,” said Dexter Foxworth, the fair’s events coordinator.

  • Medical provider seeks to dismiss portions of lawsuit in jail death

    By Gabrielle Porter

    Staff Writer

    The medical provider being sued by the family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the lawsuit, calling the complaint “scattershot.”

  • 2016 volleyball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Stephanie Schick 
    Assistant coaches: Ryan Schick, Tessa Mauer, Steph Coufal, Shelby McClanahan
    2015 record:  24-3 overall, 6-1 5A Jeffco

  • 2016 boys soccer capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Brock Blume
    Assistant coaches: Chris Olson, Logan Bailey, Andrew Hayes, Billy Presson and Alyssa Gillmore
    2015 record: 5-9 overall, 3-4 5A Jeffco

  • 20-year anniversary: Sports through the years at Dakota Ridge

    AUG. 29, 1996
    AN INAUSPICIOUS START
    • Other than it was the first game of the inaugural season there wasn’t much else one would want to remember from Dakota Ridge’s 45-0 loss to Regis Jesuit at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The game was all but over by halftime with the Eagles trailing 31-0. Regis Jesuit’s Dan Hurley rushed for 137 yards and three scores.

  • Attempted kidnapping reported near Kipling and Belleview

    A man reportedly attempted to abduct a young girl Monday evening outside her home near South Kipling Street and West Belleview Avenue.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, a 9-year-old girl was in her driveway about 8 p.m. in the 10000 block of West Grand Avenue when a man touched her on the shoulder and said, "Come with me." She immediately ran inside her house to report the incident to her parents, sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said. The girl was uninjured.

  • Jeffco deputies searching for shingle slingers

    Jeffco deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who are suspected of damaging roofs and vehicles in South Jeffco.

    About 8:30 p.m. Saturday, residents of the 11000 block of West Chenango Drive witnessed two men on a parking lot garage roof. The men appeared to be ripping shingles from the roof and throwing them at parked cars — causing damage to at least two vehicles, according to a Jeffco sheriff's news release.