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Today's News

  • Morrison’s interim police chief hopes to connect with community

    Name a job in law enforcement, and George Mumma likely has held it.

    The Littleton resident has worked as a patrol and SWAT officer with the Littleton Police Department and spent time on the K9 unit with the Lakewood Police Department before joining the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office as a senior investigator.

    Now, he has taken on a new role as interim chief of the Morrison Police Department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.

  • South Jeffco robbery suspect pleads guilty

    The suspect in a 2016 robbery of a South Jeffco home pleaded guilty Monday to six counts, including aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and identity theft.

    David Ernest Mascarenas, 56, will return to court Dec. 19 for sentencing, where he faces 32 to 40 years in prison for robbing the home of Anthony Mott.

    In January 2016, Mascarenas and David Martinez, 38, arrived at Mott’s home on South Taft Court in unincorporated Jeffco. The pair had seen items Mott listed for sale on Craigslist and stopped by under the premise of purchasing them.

  • Vietnam vet sharing story through book

    In less than a year of service, Vietnam veteran Richard Hogue lost his left leg and 14 friends.

    But despite this, the Littleton resident and native Iowan doesn’t regret a moment of his service. Hogue now hopes to share his story through a self-published book called “A Soldier’s Story: Forever Changed.”

  • A treasure comes to town

    Pueblo-based artist Philip J. Spanier knows no bounds. As a Picasso-esque painter, surrealist, relief artist, sculptor and published author, Spanier’s work is now at Epic Estate Treasures in downtown Evergreen.

    Among this self-taught artist’s creations is his second sculpture of Liberace. The first was presented and sold to Liberace when Spanier met him in person. He also met Paul McCartney and “wowed” him with his sculpture of the Beatles.

  • Jeffco school board incumbents retain seats

    Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected incumbents Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert to the Jeffco school board in a race that pitted the latter two against last-minute challengers Erica Shields and Matt Van Gieson. Of the more than 423,000 people registered to vote in Jefferson County, only 30.1 percent — or about 130,000 people — turned out.
    As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, results showed:
    · Rupert in District 1 won 60.4 percent of the votes, compared to rival Van Gieson, who garnered 39.6 percent.

  • Foothills Park and Rec District mill levy gets voters’ approval

    South Jeffco voters approved a 2.75-mill increase for the Foothills Park and Recreation District, marking the district’s first successful bid for a mill levy increase since 2000.

    Though the ballot issue led in early returns, official results came in just before midnight Tuesday, showing 58.2 percent approval for the increase. Approximately 42 percent voted against the measure.

    Of the district’s 70,576 registered voters, 23,567 cast votes in the 2017 election.

  • Van Gieson’s upbringing plays a role in his desire to join the Jeffco school board
  • Pragmatism or ideology … an election choice
  • Wildfire victims ponder the question

    Where do we even start?
    For people in Northern California right now who’ve been sifting through the ashes of their lives that’s what they’ve got to be asking: Where do we start? How do we begin to rebuild? When will we ever again feel normal? And our question here in the high country of Colorado is will we ever have to ask something similar ourselves?

  • Sheriff's Calls

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