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Today's News

  • Wilson’s ‘heart’ belongs to college

    Steven Wilson, who was drafted last month in the 35th round of the amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, turned down an offer to play for the organization on July 12.
    Wilson, who was attending orientation at Santa Clara University, was offered a $200,000 signing bonus and $180,000 for schooling by the Phillies. But the 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-hander, who signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Broncos earlier this year, was set on playing at the collegiate level.

  • Rogers takes game to the next level

    It was June 23 in Burlington, N.C., and Taylor Rogers was taking the mound like he’s done time and again. But this time it was different. This time, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound left-hander was making his first professional start for the rookie Appalachian League Elizabethton Twins.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It ain’t easy, being Sneezy

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.