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Today's News

  • Barron waives preliminary hearing, returns to court Feb. 26

    The man accused of stealing a car in Lakewood and robbing several businesses in South Jeffco has waived a preliminary hearing and will return to court for a Feb. 26 arraignment.

  • Child abuse suspect to be tried in April

    After a lengthy motions hearing, a jury trial has been set for the Lakewood man accused of seriously injuring a toddler in September.

    Joshua Gonzales, 22, was charged with one count of felony child abuse with serious bodily harm. If convicted, he faces a mandatory prison sentence of 10 to 32 years. Gonzales will return to court April 9 for his trial, which is scheduled to last nine days.

  • 19-year-old pleads guilty in March’s North Turkey Creek Fire

    The 19-year-old accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to one class-6 felony count of firing woods or prairies, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

    Andrew Askins of Conifer was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

  • Morrison Country Store set to close its doors

    After more than 30 years, the Morrison Country Store will soon be closing its doors.

    An official closing date has not been set, but employees expect the Morrison Country Store will be open for another month. All merchandise is 50 percent off, and everything must be sold. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Sunday, when the shop opens at 11 a.m.

  • Ken-Caryl Ranch residents, board at odds over proposed trail

    A new trail set to be built in Ken-Caryl Ranch is causing contention amongst residents who oppose it and Master Association board members and others who support it.

  • Jefferson County residents participate in second annual Women’s March

    Amidst a government shutdown, women, men and children from Jefferson County and across Colorado gathered Saturday for the second Women’s March in downtown Denver.

    Though tens of thousands attended this year’s event, it was smaller than last year’s, which occurred the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Both years, the Denver event coincided with sister marches across the state and country.

  • All around, in every way

    Editor’s note: This is part of a continuing series of student-athletes from each school who excel not only in their respective sports, but in the classroom as well.

    Every so often, a student-athlete comes around that excels both in school and in competition. For Columbine High School, that athlete is junior Nicole Killeen.

    For the past three years, Killeen has balanced a slew of AP and honors classes in addition to her five sports: swimming, track, soccer, gymnastics and cross country. The key to it all, she said, is planning everything out ahead of time.

  • Columbine boys hoops continues to climb 5A ranks

    ARVADA — The Columbine’s boys basketball team has suddenly become the kryptonite for Class 5A Jeffco teams with winning streaks.

    The Rebels ended Arvada West’s three-game winning streak Jan. 17 on the Wildcats’ home court with a 50-42 victory. The win came on the heels of Columbine (7-8, 4-2) handing conference-leading Bear Creek (9-4, 5-1) its first conference loss of the season on Jan. 13.

  • Eagle boys abandon large lead in loss to Chatfield

    LITTLETON — The 2017-18 Chatfield boys basketball team is, understandably, a mere shadow of its two most recent predecessors, especially when it comes to putting points on the scoreboard.

    “We’re not a very good offensive team,’’ said head coach Steve Schimpeler, who replaced 75 percent of the Chargers’ team from last season’s 24-2 squad that reached the Great 8 of the 5A playoffs.

    But defense might be another matter, as rival Dakota Ridge learned to its chagrin on Jan. 19 in a 64-62 loss.

  • Francone to fill Rosier’s seat as Jeffco commissioner

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, has been named by Jeffco Republican officials as the replacement for former Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier.