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Today's News

  • Arrests made in identity theft ring

    Several people have been arrested in connection with an alleged identity theft ring in Jeffco and Denver, and four suspects remain at large.
    District Attorney Peter Weir announced Wednesday that a Jeffco grand jury had issued a 156-count indictment against 11 people alleged to be members of the ID theft ring.  
    The ring is accused of stealing almost $26,000 from residents and businesses between April 2012 and last January.

  • Mental Health First Aid class offers skills, strategies to help those in need

    The Jefferson Center for Mental Health will offer an innovative Mental Health First Aid class, which provides community members the tools to be a first responder of another sort.

  • Commissioners approve apartments at Belleview, Simms

    A proposed residential development in South Jeffco is set to create up to 290 multifamily apartment homes in a gated community at West Belleview Avenue and South Simms Street. 

    Jeffco’s county commissioners voted 3-0 to rezone 14 acres from an agricultural designation to planned development to let the Belleview Village project proceed. About a dozen people from surrounding neighborhoods, some representing homeowner groups, spoke against the proposal.

  • Jeffco Library offers free book to 4-year-olds

    This week, the Jeffco Library is giving away a free book to any 4-year-old in the county who wants one. 

  • Running to remember

    Columbine High School and the surrounding community took to the pavement again Saturday for the eighth annual Run for Remembrance through Clement Park. 

    The 5K run/walk raised money for Craig Hospital, the Columbine Memorial and the Frank DeAngelis Columbine High School Academic Foundation. 

  • Boggs blocks filming at school board meeting

    Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson summoned security at last Thursday’s board meeting when school board member Laura Boggs tried to prevent a district employee from recording video of a speaker.

    Broomfield resident Kelly Scott was addressing the board about his desire for schools to get back to Judeo-Christian roots and teachings when Boggs stood and blocked the iPad camera of communications manager Marlene Desmond.

  • Sotomayor encourages students tp follow passions

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor had a simple message for the 100 or so kids gathered in the new Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center in Denver on May 2.

    No matter what you choose to do when you grow up, do something that excites you.

    “What you do best are the things you’re passionate about. They don’t have to be important to anyone but you,” Sotomayor said. “What’s important is, as my mother always said, that you do what you’re doing well and that you like doing it.”

  • Jeffco says 'I do' to historic unions

    History isn’t always made during epic events. 

    Sometimes it takes only a $30 check and two signatures. 

    When Jennifer Whitton and Tana Trejillo signed their civil union certificate last Wednesday morning at the Jeffco clerk and recorder’s office, staff members interrupted what they were doing to applaud. 

    It was the first same-sex civil union in Jefferson County.

    Whitton and Trejillo, together five and a half years, were all smiles as they handed over the $30 check to the county.  

  • Political newcomer running for Boggs’ school board seat

    A political newcomer has announced a bid for the Jeffco school board seat currently held by fiscal conservative Laura Boggs.

    Jeff Lamontagne, co-founder of the Second Wind Fund, recently announced he is running for the Board of Education seat in District 2, which covers a sprawling area in the western part of the county.

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge High School
    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp from June 3-July 3.
    The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is open to children in grades 2 through 12.
    The camp runs from 9-10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30-11:30 for grades 10-12.
    Cost is $85. Brochures are available in the main office at Dakota Ridge High School and online at the school’s website at https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.