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Today's News

  • Jeffco begins live-streaming county commission meetings

    Jeffco has announced it will begin live-streaming county commissioners’ meetings on the Jefferson County website. 

    During the hearings, which typically take place Tuesday mornings, commissioners address public policies and issues that affect the Jeffco community. In addition to attending in person, residents can watch the hearings live online to stay informed and engaged about what is happening in the county.

  • Improvements planned at Wadsworth, Waterton Road

    The Jeffco Transportation & Engineering Division accepted bids Aug. 2 for a construction project at one of the county’s most congested intersections.

  • County sees declines in property crimes in second quarter

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader last week presented the commissioners the county’s crime stats for the second quarter of 2016, which showed interesting changes in the property-crime categories compared to prior years.

  • High lead levels found in drinking water at 38 Jeffco elementary schools

    Test results released by Jeffco Public Schools last week have revealed that at least 38 elementary schools in the district have high levels of lead in the drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain, including 11 schools in the mountain area and in South Jeffco. 

  • Groundwater not tested after toxin found at Lockheed

    Neither the Colorado health department nor Lockheed Martin tested groundwater at the company’s Waterton Canyon facility in South Jeffco after a toxic waste deposit was discovered there last October.

    Publicly disclosed about a month ago, the solid waste deposit was a sodium nitrate waste salt containing hexavalent chromium — a toxin known to cause cancer — and it measured approximately 1 to 2 feet thick, 20 feet wide and 50 feet long, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

  • Toxic waste found buried at Lockheed Martin facility

    Lockheed Martin has publicly disclosed that a solid mass of industrial waste containing hexavalent chromium — a toxin known to cause cancer — was discovered at its Waterton Road facility last October.

    The state health department confirmed that the waste was safely removed along with surrounding soil, and said the health of the public and company employees was never at risk. The department also said the waste “had no impact on surface or ground water.”

  • 12-acre grass fire at 285 and Simms contained

    A grass fire broke out about 2 p.m. Tuesday near the ramp at Simms Street and U.S. 285 but was quickly contained by West Metro firefighters.

    The blaze closed the southbound lanes of the highway temporarily, but both lanes were reported by CDOT to have reopened at 3:40 p.m.

    A tweet from West Metro Fire Rescue said the blaze spanned about 12 acres, and that investigators are on the scene to determine the cause.

  • Kehoe’s interception jumpstarts D’Evelyn

    LAKEWOOD — The D’Evelyn Jaguars defeated the Platte Valley Broncos 22-12 in a non-conference home game at Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 23.

  • Columbine hitters deliver in softball win over Pomona

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Clutch hitting by the bottom of Columbine’s line-up guided the Rebels to a nice Class 5A Jeffco League softball road victory on Sept. 24.

  • D’Evelyn works OT to knock off Evergreen

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — If the Sept. 21 game at Lakewood Memorial Field was any indication, the race for the Class 4A Jeffco League title will be a wild one.

    D’Evelyn, ranked No. 9 in this week’s CHSAANow.com 4A boys’ soccer poll, knocked off defending 4A state champ Evergreen in a 3-2 overtime thriller. It was the conference opener for both teams.