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Today's News

  • Sex offenders will pay to register in Jeffco starting March 1

    The nearly 300 active registered sex offenders in Jeffco will soon have to pay to register.

    Starting March 1, the sheriff's office will charge convicted sex offenders $50 to register initially and a $25 re-registration fee, whereas there was no charge for the registration in the past.

    "We don't want to be an unintentional target for sex offenders," sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said, referring to the fact that sex offenders may have looked at Jeffco as a place to live without having to pay fees.

  • A tale of two counties: to bill or not to bill

    Jefferson and El Paso were the only two counties to bill Park County for assistance during a recent spate of snowstorms and high winds that spurred Parkco to declare a disaster, according to a Park County official, but Jeffco’s bill may be a simple misunderstanding.

    Larry Benshoof, director of Jeffco's Road and Bridge Department, said the charges in question were not intended to be billed to Park County; rather, Jeffco officials expected a state emergency management fund would cover the costs.

  • Suspect in South Jeffco murder case pleads guilty

    A suspect in the April 2007 murder of Dylan Newman pleaded guilty on Feb. 14 to second-degree murder, aggravated robbery and a violent crime count.

    Jeffrey S. Depault, 21, faces a mandatory prison sentence of at least 26 years but could be sentenced to as many as 48 years for his role in the April 3, 2007, shooting death of Newman.

    Depault will be sentenced Aug. 22.

  • Jeffco one of two counties to bill Park County for help with snow disaster

    Jefferson and El Paso were the only two counties to bill Park County for assistance during a recent spate of snowstorms and high winds that spurred Parkco to declare a disaster, according to a Park County official, but Jeffco’s bill may be a simple misunderstanding.

    Larry Benshoof, director of Jeffco's Road and Bridge Department, said the charges Park County is referring to were not intended to be billed to Park County; rather, Jeffco officials expected a state emergency management fund would cover the costs.

  • Colorado caucus attendance amazing

    Hannah Hayes

    Grassroots democracy was the big winner at Democratic caucuses. In that spirit, here are some impressions from those who participated.

  • Hats off to champ Kardas

    You got your Indiana Jones hat, the Panama Jack hat, your hats of leather, straw, silk and fur. And don’t forget the gambler hat, golf hat, cowboy hat, pith helmet and Napoleon’s iconic bicorn hat.

    Stas Kardas has grandma’s hat.

  • After strong start, Chargers thrown down the Mountain

    LAKEWOOD – Since dressing your child in bubble wrap, or forcing them live in a bubble until they reach 18 is generally frowned upon, one can rest assured they will get hurt.

    Bumps, bruises, pain, folly and anguish will always be just some of the medals of youth.

  • Eagles retire Caliga's jersey, pound Pomona for encore

    Dakota Ridge challenges students with the same goals — to live, to love, to learn and to leave a legacy.

    For former Dakota Ridge student-athlete Rachel Caliga, now assistant women’s basketball coach and newly-appointed women’s golf coach, all those goals have been met or surpassed.

  • Columbine's rally comes up short

    LAKEWOOD – When Lakewood’s Erica Hicks hit a pair of free throws with 1 minute, 29 seconds remaining, Columbine’s girls basketball team appeared done.

    Not quite.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Tigers tame Chargers

    Kelley Pickens found a certain satisfaction at the sight of Lakewood’s starting five lined up along the scorer’s table with 21 seconds remaining.

    Call it a small measure of victory.