Today's News

  • FBI, Jeffco release few details about investigation

    The FBI is examining myriad leads related to the pipe bomb and two propane tanks discovered Wednesday in Southwest Plaza mall, but the agency is mostly mum about the investigation.

    In a joint effort with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Denver FBI continues to search for a “person of interest,” a man seen by at least two of the mall’s security cameras.

  • South Jeffco schools lockout lifted

    Stony Creek Elementary School was evacuated today around 1:20 p.m. after staff contacted the police about a suspicious man entering the school to use the bathroom.

    Though 25 South Jeffco schools were also placed on lockout, meaning no one could enter or exit the buildings, the information causing the increased security was apparently unsubstantiated.

    “Some guy entered Stony Creek to use the bathroom,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer. “There’s no criminal act. We are disassociating ourselves from it.”

  • Lockout lifted at South Jeffco schools

    Stony Creek Elementary School was evacuated Thursday about 1:20 p.m. after staff contacted police about a suspicious man entering the school.

    The man, who was carrying a backpack, walked into the school without checking in at the main office, said district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer. After being contacted by staff, the man said he needed to relieve himself, she added, and he was escorted to the faculty’s restroom.

  • Explosives found in Southwest Plaza

    Police evacuated Southwest Plaza mall Wednesday and uncovered a pipe bomb and two propane tanks at the site of a small fire inside the shopping center.

    Late Wednesday, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office provided images of a "person of interest" in the incident. The man, who appears to be of middle age or older, is seen entering a back stairwell through a door. The man wore a baseball hat and a striped shirt, and he was carrying a grocery bag.

    The mall reopened Thursday.

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  • Bennet meets Littleton Hawks U16 AA hockey team

    Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with members of the Littleton Hawks U16 AA Hockey Team and their coaches during the team’s recent visit to Washington., D.C.
    The team, in the nation’s capital to compete in a national tournament with 47 other teams from around the country, stopped by Bennet’s office and toured the U.S. Capitol.

  • No classes today at Columbine High School

    Classes were canceled today at Columbine High School in observance of the anniversary of the 1999 shootings. Teachers are using the day for staff development purposes.

    Extracurricular activities, such as the spring play rehearsal and cheerleader and pompom tryouts, are still scheduled.

    Twelve students and teacher Dave Sanders died in the attack on the school by gunmen Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.

  • Jeffco, Boulder poised to sign pact on Jefferson Parkway


    Jeffco and Boulder were poised to sign a major agreement on the Jefferson Parkway on Tuesday, apparently having resolved a squabble over an opposition letter Boulder sent in February to the secretary of the interior.

    If the entities approve the intergovernmental agreement, Jeffco will effectively use $5 million in Open Space funds to buy Boulder’s cooperation on the toll road, the construction of which it has long resisted. The money would be used to help acquire 640 acres of land in Rocky Flats that would eventually become a wildlife refuge.

  • California coach arrested in Jeffco on luring charge

    A California volleyball coach was arrested April 8 in Jefferson County on suspicion of Internet luring of a child.

    Kyle Kvasnicka, 30, who was the head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., is suspected of sending numerous sexually explicit messages to an undercover investigator posing as a 15-year-old girl.

  • Music fest coming to Botanic Gardens in August

    A multi-genre music festival featuring the rock band Everclear is expected to attract 5,000 concertgoers this summer at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, and the promoter is already planning to hold the event annually.

    The Rocky Mountain Music Festival, scheduled to make its debut Aug. 28, will feature at least 19 rock, blues and country bands on three stages.