Today's News

  • Former county commissioner Congrove dies

    Former Jeffco commissioner Jim Congrove, a sometimes-controversial Republican who served a single term in the county, died Jan. 10 due to heart failure.

    Congrove, a former police officer who served terms in the state House and Senate prior to election as a commissioner in 2004, opted not to run for re-election in 2008. During his time as a commissioner, Congrove was appointed chairman of the Board of Commissioners and chairman of the law enforcement authority board.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Rubbish report

    WEST BURGUNDY DRIVE — The Good News: While he was away at work Dec. 28, the three trash can-loads of garbage he left at the curb were removed. The Bad News: The three trash cans were also removed. The Financial News: His trash-haulers accept no liability for the boosted barrels. News Analysis: He suspects the cans are still in the neighborhood, but doesn’t know which of his neighbors is the hood.


  • Snow, Columbine’s defense clamps down on Standley Lake

    WESTMINSTER — Great defense and the ability to capitalize on turnovers were the two factors that helped Columbine’s boys’ basketball team score a 51-39 win over host Standley Lake on Jan. 12.
    Columbine (9-3, 4-1 5A Jeffco League) dominated the pace of the game with its defense, forcing Standley Lake to play more physically and subsequently draw fouls.

  • Chargers fumble puck in OT loss

    WESTMINSTER — Twice, Chatfield had one-goal leads in the third period. And, twice, they slipped away. Then Standley Lake’s Cody Thompson made sure there wouldn’t be a third times a charm for the Chargers.

  • Defensive Eagles fend off Chargers

    Chatfield and Dakota Ridge entered their game with each other on Jan. 11 at Dakota Ridge High School each needing victories after suffering tough losses in their most recent games to Arvada West.
    It turned out to be a seesaw game, but Dakota Ridge eventually prevailed 54-53.
    “I think both teams wanted to do well,” Dakota Ridge head coach Traci Nemechek said. “It was a typical Chatfield-Dakota Ridge battle. There’s always a lot of pride on the line.”

  • Greater roadrunner a great find for birders

    An unusual visitor has for months been leaving diminutive footprints next to the massive famed Iguanodon track fossils on Dinosaur Ridge.

    A greater roadrunner, whom museum staff has named Rascal, was first spotted in early fall, at least 130 miles from the terrestrial bird’s nearest known habitat. The sighting, which has since spurred numerous confirmations by enthusiastic local birdwatchers, prompted Colorado groups to issue rare-bird alerts.

  • Two men sought in connection with New Year’s robbery at Safeway

    The Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men in connection with a New Year’s Day armed robbery at a local Safeway store.


    Two men entered the store at 12442 W. Ken Caryl Ave. at 10 p.m. Jan. 1, when no customers were in the store. The men asked to speak with a store manager and then allegedly brandished a gun and demanded money, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release sent Jan. 11.

    After obtaining cash, the two men left the store on foot, police said, adding that no injuries occurred during the incident.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    In the slide zone

  • Woman sought in attempted heist at pharmacy

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman in connection with an attempted oxycodone robbery from a local Walgreens on Monday.

    A woman entered the store at 5870 S. Kipling Parkway shortly before 1 a.m. and handed a pharmacist a note that reportedly read, “Give me oxycodone,” the Sheriff’s Office said. No witnesses reported seeing a weapon, though the woman kept her hands in her pockets.

  • Jeffco annoyed at Golden’s non-cooperation with parkway plan

    The Jefferson County commissioners took several minutes during a public hearing on Jan. 3 to blast Golden officials over a recent failure to reach a transportation agreement crucial to the eventual construction of the Jefferson Parkway.