Today's News

  • 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.

  • McCasky aims to remain focused on the issues

    If elected to a second term as county commissioner, Kevin McCasky said he'll be focused on infrastructure projects, including completing "the beltway."

    "It is critical for both transportation and mobility elements and planning to complete the beltway, to extend the Northwest Parkway through Jefferson County," McCasky said. "I believe it's critical for transportation purposes and significant economic benefits to all of Jefferson County in the next 30 years. It's critical to complete that connection as soon as possible."

  • Jeffco dysfunction takes center stage at trial

    While scandal is a subjective term, Mark Paschall’s trial on charges that he solicited a kickback from an appointee once again opened a window on the strange doings and apparent dysfunction that have plagued Jeffco government over the past decade.

    Paschall, Jeffco's elected treasurer from January 2003 to December 2006, was found not guilty Feb. 15 on one of two felony charges. He'll be back in court Feb. 28 to see if the Jeffco DA wants to pursue the second count from his indictment.