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Today's News

  • Morrison man arrested amid seizure of explosives

    Federal agents arrested a Morrison man last Thursday after an undercover operation revealed he allegedly was making explosives and planned to sell them for cash or cocaine.

    Richard Lawrence Sandberg, 35, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm after bomb squads from the ATF, Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and Denver police removed several improvised explosive devices from his home at 4648 S. Swadley Way.

    Lawrence, who said he is a former Marine special forces soldier, could face up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

  • New details released on suspect in South Jeffco sexual assault

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has released more details about a suspect in a sexual assault in January. 

    The assault occurred about 8 a.m. Jan. 25 while a woman was walking along a bike path near C-470 and South Wadsworth Boulevard.

    The woman was attacked from behind as she entered a tunnel that passes under C-470.

  • Flying high again

    Clifford Giorgetta, 20, flies through the air on his BMX bike on Jan. 17 at the skate park at Clement Park.

  • A hard look at school safety

    The shocking and senseless murder of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut is a painful reminder that schools are not always the safe havens we expect them to be. The incident has caused us all to ask again, how can we improve school safety when resources are limited?

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  • Zoning change for Natural Grocers gets county approval

    Plans to build a new Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage store in South Jeffco are moving forward.

    The Jeffco commissioners on Jan. 15 approved rezoning of land at South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue. Zoning on part of the 1.5-acre lot had to be changed from agricultural 1 to planned development.

    The zoning change gives the green light for ground to be broken on the more than 15,000-square-foot organic grocery store, which will replace the company’s store at South Simms Street and West Ken Caryl Avenue. 

  • Commissioners approve changes to parking regulations

    The county commissioners have unanimously approved several changes to parking regulations, despite some homeowners’ fears that their neighborhoods will become parking lots for recreational vehicles.

    RVs can now be parked on a residential street in unincorporated Jefferson County for 28 days. Previously, an RV could be left in the same general spot for 14 days.

    The change came after a resident’s suggestion as the commissioners were studying revisions to the parking rules.

  • Everett hitting the ground running in his first session

    The start of the 2013 Colorado legislative session two weeks ago was marked by several firsts, including more new lawmakers than ever before.

    Among the 31 newcomers at the Capitol is state Rep. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, from House District 22. Everett defeated Democratic opponent Mary Parker by almost 10 percentage points in the newly redrawn district.

    Everett said that, since winning election in November, it has been a crash course in both legislative procedures and researching all the issues that will come through his committees.

  • Sports briefs

    BASKETBALL
    “Think Pink Night” scheduled for Feb. 8 at Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High is hosting “Think Pink Night” as part of  the Rebels’ doubleheader girls and boys basketball game against Columbine on Feb. 8. Dakota Ridge will honor family members and friends who are breast cancer survivors during halftime of the boys game. Each  survivor gets into the game free.

    RUGBY
    Swarm Rugby hosting information meeting Jan. 24

  • Height, game fall in Rebels’ favor vs. Wildcats

    Columbine was 9-2; Arvada West 9-3. On paper, they were evenly-matched teams, but when the the Wildcats went to the Rebels’ house the scales tipped heavily in Columbine’s favor as evidence by a 72-50 victory on Jan. 17.
    Early in the game Columbine established its dominance, building a 10-0 lead. That was the wake-up call the Wildcats needed to start hitting their shots and before the period ended Arvada West was on the board. The score was as close as it would get the whole night at 19-11.