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Today's News

  • Gonzales pleads not guilty to child abuse charges

    The man accused of seriously injuring a toddler pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of felony child abuse with seriously bodily harm.

    Joshua James Gonzales, 22, will return to court Jan. 17 for a motions hearing. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Gonzales posted a $100,000 cash or surety bond on Oct. 27 and is no longer in custody.

  • Community solar garden is considered

    The town of Morrison may one day receive power from a community solar garden.

    After hearing a presentation from Oak Leaf Energy Partners of Denver in a Nov. 7 town meeting, the board of directors decided to move forward with the data-collection process. The company has been around for about 12 years and has completed approximately 70 projects similar to one it proposed for Morrison.

  • Morrison’s Flights Wine Café on the move

    While Flights Wine Café is not closing its doors for good, the Morrison business is saying goodbye to the quaint and quirky cottage it currently calls home.

  • Red Rocks Elementary honors those who’ve served

    For students at Red Rocks Elementary School, last Friday was a day of remembrance as students, teachers and community members gathered for the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration.

    After a formal flag ceremony with an honor guard posting the flag outside of the school, various veterans stopped by classrooms to share stories of their time in the military.

  • Jeffco jail opens new housing unit for military veterans

    As soon as Dale Murphy heard about the new veterans’ housing unit at the Jefferson County Jail, he signed the papers to join.

    “I wanted to help perpetuate the program,” the four-year Army veteran said.

    “I don’t want to expect anything too much, but I do have high hopes. Man, I really have high hopes for people to come later,” Murphy added. “With it being so new, I’m not going to be able to get the full benefits, but I wanted to be here to help kick it off.”

  • Rosier to resign as Jeffco commissioner

    Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier is resigning from the Board of County Commissioners in early January to serve as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board, the county announced Wednesday afternoon.
    Rosier was elected commissioner of District 3, which includes South Jeffco, in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014. He is term-limited in 2018.
    According to the county, the vacant position will be filled per state statute by the      vacancy committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party.

  • Chatfield dominates in first round of playoffs

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s hurry-up, quick-strike offense doubles the pressure on opposing defenses.

    That combination doesn’t do the Charger defense any favors, either. Often, the Chargers barely have time to catch their breath before returning to the field after a quick score by the offense. And they tend to play in the shadow of their offensive brethren.

  • No. 3 Columbine impressive in opening playoff win

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine didn’t waste any time getting into playoff form for the start of the Class 5A football postseason.

    The No. 3-seeded Rebels scored on every offensive possession in the first half against No. 13 Highlands Ranch on Friday at Jeffco Stadium. The Rebels cruised to a 45-14 victory to set up a state quarterfinal date with No. 6 Regis on Friday, Nov. 17. Columbine will host the Raiders (10-1 record) at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Chatfield bows out early at state

    DENVER — After a long, hard-fought season, the Chatfield volleyball team ended its run at the state tournament at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday afternoon after losing in the round robin-style first round.

    “I think we did really great,” senior middle blocker Lacey Cowan said. “I have zero regrets because I think we put it all out in the court today. I think that we should all be happy with how we played.”

  • D’Evelyn ends historic run at state tournament

    DENVER — Although the D’Evelyn volleyball team couldn’t earn a win at the state tournament, the Jaguars still made history on their road to state this year.

    After completing a historic regular season, the D’Evelyn volleyball team ended its impressive run at the state volleyball tournament at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday after losing both of its round-robin games in the first round.

    For the first time in school history, the Jaguars earned a bid to Colorado’s biggest tournament.