Today's News

  • There's so much to be proud of, where do you stop?

    Earlier this month, Barack Obama’s wife Michelle said that, “people in this country are ready for change and hungry for a different kind of politics and ee for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”

    At another speech later that day, she made a similar statement, saying that “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country ee not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

  • Sheriff's Calls: Stop in the name of pot

    Stop in the name of pot

  • Life stories live on: South Jeffco company captures memories and emotions on keepsake DVDs

    Several years ago, as her father battled leukemia, Bradie Walls thought about all the memories that could die with him.

    So Walls sat her father down and captured the stories he had to tell on video.

  • Repeat offender

    DENVER — New year. New emotions.

    As the 2008 Class 5A state wrestling tournament began Feb. 21 at the Pepsi Center, Dakota Ridge senior Stas Kardas was hoping to improve upon 2007’s sixth-place finish.

  • Questionable seeding in girls state b-ball tournament

    If any team has a bone to pick with the state basketball seeding committee of the Colorado High School Activities Association, it’s Dakota Ridge.

  • DA gets sheriff's report on theft from sports association

    The on-again, off-again saga that is the investigation into the theft of $125,000 from the South Jeffco Sports Association has reached another landmark, as the report from the sheriff's investigator handling the case was presented to the Jeffco DA's office late last week.

    Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said the officer completed his investigation and moved it to the DA's office late last week, but she declined to comment further.

    Pam Russell, spokeswoman for Jeffco DA Scott Storey, confirmed that their office had received the report.

  • Eagles fall to Farmers

    It might not have been the best season on record, but for the Dakota Ridge boys basketball team, it was a great season regardless of its record..

    So while the team Eagles had an outsider’s chance of making the Class 5A state tournament entering the Feb. 22 regular season home finale against Wheat Ridge, the team still planned to play hard.

  • 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.