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Today's News

  • Area couple sent to prison in child-abuse case

    A Jefferson County district judge sentenced Randal and Christine Arnold to 18 and 22 years of imprisonment, respectively, after they were convicted April 18 of multiple counts of child abuse with serious bodily injury involving their adopted son. Both are expected to file appeals.

    At the end of the 90-minute hearing on July 13, Judge Lily Oeffler said that based on the evidence she heard during the trial, she did not believe the boy's injuries were self-inflicted. Nor did she believe the boy was starving himself.

  • County lifts fire restrictions

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has lifted the fire restrictions that have been in effect in the foothills for much of the summer.

    A news release from the Sheriff's Office said recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire; still, people are encouraged to be vigilant in the high country. 

    Campers and hikers are reminded to use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires. People are also cautioned to use care when disposing of lighted cigarettes and in other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks.

  • Sheriff's Office names emergency manager

    An assistant chief at West Metro Fire Rescue is the new emergency manager for Jefferson County. He replaces Tim McSherry, who is retiring, according to a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.

    Clint Fey has 22 years of professional and volunteer fire service experience, including 17 years at West Metro Fire Rescue. Fey has served as an incident commander, chief of West Metro’s wildland team, chief of EMS and safety, and as a plans team manager for Colorado Task Force 1, a FEMA urban search and rescue team. Fey's appointment begins immediately.

  • A sweet ride

    By Alison Mahnken

    Think of it as a meal on wheels, with a twist — a frosting twist.
    “I was driving back from a wedding one day and just started thinking about what we should do, and a short bus came across my mind,” said Justin Swartz, owner of Gigi’s Cupcakes in Littleton’s Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center.
    “So I came back here and told some of the employees, and they thought it was going to be hilarious and not taken seriously.”
    Thus was born the cupcake bus. And a conundrum.

  • Jeffco Commissioner Donald Rosier participated in national county leadership institute

    Donald Rosier, chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners was one of 23 leaders in county government from across the United States who participated in a national leadership institute developed by the National Association of Counties and the Cambridge Leadership Associates.
    The four-day institute, held June 3-7 in Washington, D.C., challenged participants to consider innovative approaches to address key issues facing their home county and residents.

  • Hansen – Schrepel

    Hansen – Schrepel
    Rachel Hansen and Tucker Schrepel announce their engagement.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hardesty. She graduated magna cum laude from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism in 2010. She is self-employed with her own business, Rachel H Photography.

  • David and Priscilla Caudle

    David and Priscilla Caudle
    The daughters of David and Priscilla Caudle of Littleton proudly announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. The couple and their family had a dinner celebration on June 2.
    David and Priscilla met while attending the University of Alabama and were married in Homewood, Ala. David is a retired electrical engineer, and Priscilla is a retired teacher.

  • Jeffco's Chapman plans to re-apply for trustee job

    After resigning along with nine other public trustees, Jefferson County public trustee Margaret Chapman is planning to re-apply for the position, saying she has been an exemplary employee and was well qualified to be a manager when she was appointed in 2007.

    County Administrator Ralph Schell said he's never seen anything other than excellent, quality management from Chapman's department and her employees.

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Chatfield high school team hosting camp at Edge Ice Arena

    The Chatfield ice hockey team will be hosting a camp for high school players in grades 9-12 at the Edge Ice Arena from July 23-26.
    Cost for the four-day camp is $100.
    For more information and to register for the camp, contact head coach Mark Glombecki at glombecki@msn.com.

    BASKETBALL
    Front Range Christian hosting three-day camp in July

  • Chargers win 4th of July tourney

    The Chatfield Chargers’ summer baseball program captured the Cherokee Trail Fourth of July tournament with an extra-inning victory over Fossil Ridge on July 1. Jason Lighthall capped the win with an RBI single.
    Chatfield, which had tied the Garretson Bears earlier during pool play, topped the Weld County-area team, which included serveral college players, as well as Mullen in elimination-round play to reach the finals.
    The Chargers were coming off a third-place finish a week earlier at the Decker Sports CWS tournament in Omaha, Neb.