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Today's News

  • Saving Parkland—26 times over

    The hypocrisy can sometimes feel overwhelming. The recent anti-gun march in Washington masquerading as an anti-gun violence demonstration focused on protecting our children.
    It was, in fact, a cleverly organized, coordinated demonstration by the anti-gun, anti-NRA, anti-Trump political left. Coordinated by Democrat Party alliances involving George Soros, the Women’s March and others, these folks certainly have the legal right to exercise their First Amendment rights.

  • Dakota Ridge snuffs Columbine

    LITTLETON — A little tendonitis wasn’t going to stop Peyton Hamel.
    In a matchup between Dakota Ridge’s No. 1 singles player and Columbine’s Jamie Chase on Tuesday at Marker Park, Hamel started out strong and wavered a bit in the middle of the competition before putting Chase away quickly in the final game.
    Hamel continued her undefeated streak as she went on to win, 6-4, 6-4.
    Despite her early success, she’s had her fair share of struggles, and it showed at times against Chase.

  • Volunteers are the nucleus of any political party

    Joe Webb

  • Decisions, decisions on additional state funding

    The good news is that economists for the legislature and the governor projected last week that the state will have more than $1 billion more to spend on state priorities in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The bad news is that the demand for state services is several times that amount.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bare witness

  • Second suspect charged in last year’s North Turkey Creek Fire

    The second suspect in starting last year’s North Turkey Creek Fire has been charged and will return for a May 7 arraignment in Jefferson County court.
    Riley Costello, 19, is accused of lighting Roman candles while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban and is charged with a class-4 felony of second-degree arson. He appeared in court on Friday for a disposition hearing.
    A class-4 felony carries the potential of two to six years in prison, though prison is not mandatory.

  • Funding, mental health issues dominate school safety panel

    Community leaders and attendees at a recent school safety panel organized by Jeffco Public Schools agreed that more funding is needed for security measures and mental health resources.

    On March 20, a couple hundred people gathered at Lakewood High School to discuss school safety with more than a dozen community leaders, including several area police chiefs, Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader, Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir and John-Michael Keyes of the I Love U Guys Foundation.

  • National group looks for independent candidate in House District 25 race

    The Colorado chapter of Unite America, a grassroots political group that works to get independent candidates elected to state offices, is targeting the 2018 House District 25 race in an effort “bridge the growing partisan divide” both locally and statewide.

    Announced just days before the statewide caucuses March 6, Unite Colorado’s executive director Nick Troiano says the effort stems from what he sees as an opportunity for an independent candidate to take the district.

  • Clinic opens in South Jeffco to serve lower-income women

    A new Jefferson County Public Health clinic in Littleton hopes to serve lower-income women, infants and children.

    The South Jeffco WIC clinic, which is hosting a grand opening celebration March 29 at 11139 Bradford Road in Littleton, will provide free nutrition education, health referrals, healthy food benefits and breastfeeding support to pregnant women, infants, children and their parents with the goal of keeping pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under age 5 healthy.

  • Old Town Historic Overlay District hopes to maintain Morrison’s pizzazz

    It has been more than four decades since Jamee Chambers first began pushing for a way to protect Morrison’s historic buildings and quirky charm.

    She finally has a means of doing so with the unanimous passing of the Old Town Historic Overlay District at Morrison’s March 20 board meeting.

    The plan aims to protect the town’s historic resources by creating rules and regulations for future businesses in downtown Morrison. While current businesses are grandfathered in, the rules apply should they wish to make changes in the future.