Today's News

  • County dedicates new Open Space park


    Civil War buffs, Westernaires riders and a general spirit of antiquity permeated the Hildebrand Ranch Park dedication May 6, though afternoon showers forced visitors to seek the cover of a festival tent.

    Jeffco officially marked the opening its newest Open Space park with the ancient, tinny chimes of a hammered dulcimer and other instruments played by members of the Fourth Artillery Quadrille Ensemble.

  • Rebels left to ponder after loss to Buffaloes
  • 13 officers' names added to memorial in Golden


    Hundreds of law enforcement officers and family members gathered March 7 at the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden to pay respect to 226 officers killed in the line of duty since 1876.

    This year served to memorialize 13 officers, including Montrose Police Department Sgt. David Kinterknecht, who was shot and killed in July 2009 after he and other officers entered the home of a man who barricaded himself in his garage. The officers were responding to a 911 call made by the suspect’s wife.

  • Rebels mistakes end season


    GREENWOOD VILLAGE - Cherry Creek had the more efficient offense. Cherry Creek had the smothering defense. And Cherry Creek won all but a handful of the face-offs.

  • Tebow a role model? You bet

    In 1983, the Baltimore Colts selected John Elway with the first pick in that year’s NFL draft. Elway had no interest in playing for the Colts, and said he would play professional baseball if they took him. So the Colts traded Elway to the Broncos for two players and a first-round pick in the 1984 draft. The rest is history.

    Since then, Broncos drafts have been pretty ordinary. No big headlines, no huge stories. 

    Until this year.

  • Coffee with a Cop

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office wants county residents to know it does more than hand out traffic tickets, and officers will be hanging out at coffee shops to talk about that.

    Capt. Pat Woodin and Capt. Robert Baker will hold a series of Coffee With a Cop meetings, during which they set aside two hours to talk with residents about whatever is on their minds.

  • Eastwood reportedly spoke of resentments against school

    Accused Deer Creek Middle School gunman Bruco Eastwood told investigators he had longstanding resentments against the school, testimony at a preliminary hearing last week indicated.

    Eastwood faces arraignment in June on all 15 of the prosecution’s charges, including four counts of attempted murder.

  • Chargers’ late flurry not enough

    AURORA — James Sharp did everything he could possibly do to keep Chatfield’s season alive. That included scoring four goals, the last one coming when all hope seemed lost.

    But what the senior midfielder and his teammates couldn’t do was get that one last elusive tally in sudden-death overtime. That belonged to Regis Jesuit’s Marcus Walker, whose only goal of the game gave the host Raiders a 7-6 win May 15 in the boys lacrosse state quarterfinals at Lou Kellogg Stadium.

  • Library wants residents to check out access through smart phones


    The Jefferson County Public Library now offers quicker, mobile-friendly access to its 1.3 million items.

    “It’s great and more convenient — especially if you need something real quick, you can get right in there,” said Bethany Frisbie, promotions and marketing manager for JCPL.

    The library’s main website has always been accessible through smart phones, but the new streamlined mobile site is specially formatted and supports the iPhone, some BlackBerry models and DROID phones. 

  • Libertarian courts independent voters in 6th District


    Another candidate has emerged in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, adding competition for the area’s independent votes.

    Aurora Libertarian Rob McNealy, a flooring-company owner and blogger, announced his decision to run in January and has since raised $21,000 for his campaign.