Today's News

  • Shots fired near Ken Caryl and Shaffer Parkway

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed numerous gunshots were fired Friday morning outside of Safeway near Shaffer Parkway and Ken Caryl Avenue.

    While the person who fired the weapon hasn’t been located, the Sheriff’s Office was able to confirm the reports from the video provided by a witness, according to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Sheriff’s Office. No one was injured, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office doesn’t believe there is a threat to the public.

  • Colo. superintendents endorse new funding formula for schools

    More than 170 superintendents across Colorado, including those at Jeffco Public Schools and Platte Canyon Schools, have backed a legislative proposal that could dramatically alter how the state funds its schools — namely by changing the formula that determines how funding is distributed to school districts.

  • Glass given ‘high’ rating by Jeffco school board

    Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass has received high marks in his first performance evaluation by the Jeffco school board since being hired last July.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire looking to purchase new apparatus

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is looking into purchasing a new tactical tender truck.

    The truck could better navigate mountain roads, thus providing better protection for much of the district — particularly in a wildland fire. If purchased, it would likely be housed at station two on South Deer Creek Road in the midst of the district’s wildland urban interface.

  • Couples marry, renew vows at Red Rocks

    On a warm, sunny Valentine’s Day, dozens gathered at the top of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Some wore veils and carried bouquets, while others dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt. But all ventured to the park for the same reason – to share their love on the day dedicated to it.

    The Red Rocks Mass Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremony is hosted yearly at the park by former radio personality Uncle Nasty, also known as Gregg Stone. Though he is no longer associated with a radio station, Stone has continued the tradition.

  • Second suspect in South Jeffco murder to be tried in March

    The second suspect in the 2017 murder of a Littleton man will be tried before a Jefferson County jury in March.

    Kenneth Crise, 56, was arrested in May in connection with the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, a 26-year-old Dakota Ridge High School graduate and Littleton native. Crise was in court last week for a motions hearing and will return for a jury trial on March 14. His trial comes about two weeks after the other suspect, 27-year-old Jordan Lemarinel, is tried.

  • Through faith and activity, one man finds hope

    It hasn’t been easy, and it may never be. But with every step and every stretch, Wayne Wolf finds healing.

    Nine years ago, at the healthy age of 45, Wolf had a stroke. Within minutes, he went from being being an active and successful business owner to being immobile and incapable of putting his thoughts into words. But after years of inpatient and outpatient therapy, Wolf decided to toss his wheelchair aside and take matters into his own hands.

    “I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t talk,” he said. “Now, I can do everything.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Worrisome walkabout

  • Follow the money

    Congress passed a budget bill and the President sent his budget request to Congress where the differences between the two must be resolved. All signs point to much higher spending as Congress has voted to eliminate the sequestration imposed in 2013 to limit the growth of government spending. It’s not remotely possible that the total will represent a balanced budget as spending will again exceed revenues.

  • Feelings versus reality

    John Newkirk