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Today's News

  • Shrader seeking re-election as sheriff

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader announced Aug. 22 that he is running for re-election in 2018, in part because there’s still more community work he wants to do.

    “I’m not done yet. I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to do at the Sheriff’s Office over the last few years, but one term is not enough,” said Shrader in a phone interview.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not ready for their close-up

  • A nuclear N. Korea wouldn’t be easy to endure

    Jefferson County’s connections to the big news stories of recent days— troops in Afghanistan, terrorism in Barcelona, racism in Charlottesville, confrontation with North Korea— are indistinct. But with North Korea warning Sunday of “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” confrontation is back. And so is belligerence. And so is the nuclear menace. Jefferson County isn’t likely in North Korea’s crosshairs. But if the confrontation turns uncontrollable, all of us could be the losers.

  • We, the people, made a poor hiring decision
  • A senior at USF, Mayberry ready for any challenge

    For the past three years, University of Sioux Falls football has been good to Columbine High School graduate Brian Mayberry, but he still has a lot to do before he walks across that ceremonial stage at the end of the upcoming school year.

    Luckily for the 22-year-old senior defensive lineman, his time with the Rebels help set him up for success throughout his career at the Division II college in South Dakota, during which he has recorded 51 tackles with 23 solo stops across 24 games and three playoff appearances.

  • Former Jeffco custodian sentenced in sexting case

    The former Jeffco Public Schools custodian arrested last September on suspicion of sending nude photos to a female student was sentenced last week to four years of sex offender intensive probation.

    Jacob David Deal pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to one charge of attempted sexual assault on a child, a Class 5 felony, in connection to incidents involving two students last year.

  • West Metro fire board celebrates accreditation, two promotions

    After months of work and a few bumps in the road, the West Metro Fire Protection District board celebrated accreditation approval and recognized two employee promotions at its Aug. 15 meeting.

  • Change coming for Indian Hills Water District

    Tension continues in the Indian Hills Water District, but board and community members are making efforts to work together.

    After a period of conflict, the district hopes to reinstate stability and focus on its job of providing clean water to residents of Indian Hills. The upcoming months will bring a new board member to the water district, as well as a set of bylaws and a decision on permanent legal counsel.

    Recap

  • ‘Bite out of the sun’: Mount Evans draws spectators Monday morning to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse

    As the moon began its slow journey over the sun, murmurs of excitement echoed across Mount Evans.

    “It looks like somebody took a bite out of the sun,” said David Pierce, 8, from his perch atop a rock.

    David and his family traveled to Mount Evans from Denver to watch Monday’s solar eclipse and held signs reading “eclipse or bust.”

    “We’re here looking for the lizard man,” said Marty, another member of the Pierce family.

  • Beare starts nonprofit in honor of missing husband, LPD officer

    Olivia Beare is on a mission.

    Her husband, Steven Beare, went missing while hiking in the mountains of Russia. A 32-year-old Littleton Police Department officer, Steven planned to ascend Mount Elbrus, an 18,150-foot peak, but hasn’t been seen since his second day of climbing in mid-June.