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Today's News

  • Second arrest made in Maplewood Drive homicide

    A second arrest has been made in connection with a May 1 homicide in a South Jeffco neighborhood.

    Kenneth Crise, 55, was arrested Thursday by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, 26. Crise was taken into custody by the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force in the area of Interstate 25 and Dry Creek Road, where he had been staying in a hotel. Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, declined to specify the name of the hotel in the Centennial area where Crise had been staying.

  • Jackknifed semi causes traffic detour on U.S. 285

    A jackknifed semi-truck caused traffic to be rerouted on southbound U.S. 285 for about two hours Thursday afternoon, and the highway has since reopened.

    Around 1:40 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol received a call about a jackknifed truck near Brookmont Road in Morrison, according to Trooper Josh Lewis.

    CSP troopers and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

    “We had to get the heavy wrecker to basically straighten it out and get it moved,” Lewis said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    He wasn’t genuflecting on purpose

  • Our Readers Write

    Voters paying attention to Jeffco school board
    Editor:

    According to some supporters of the current Jefferson County school board, former board member John Newkirk committed the ultimate transgression in his column last week by pointing out the ridicule and outrage that he and fellow board members faced when hiring Dan McMinimee for superintendent. When the current school board does the same thing, there is absolutely no pushback from anyone with the notable exception of Courier columnist Greg Romberg.

  • Community voices: Together we are moving Jeffco Schools forward

    Ron Mitchell
    President, Jefferson County Board of Education

    The Jeffco Board of Education is very proud of the achievements gained this year to make Jeffco Schools one of the best in the nation. Our students and staff have demonstrated tremendous accomplishments in arts, sports and academics.

  • Don’t cut the cord because they do

    Greg Dobbs

    A really bad guy might be coming to the White House. President Donald Trump late last month invited his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, to pay a visit.

    Duterte is the tough-talking tyrant who actually encouraged the “slaughter” by his own police of drug suspects — not just dealers, but even users. They’re called “extrajudicial killings.” That means no arrest, no trial, no jury, no conviction. Just death. An estimated 7,000 so far.

  • Weather changes graduation plans for South Jeffco high schools

    Snowy weather and poor driving conditions have changed graduation plans for three South Jeffco high schools. 

    Columbine, Chatfield Senior and Dakota Ridge high schools originally planned to hold graduations at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre but have since altered plans due to weather. 

    The new schedule for graduations is as follows:

    9 a.m. Friday at the Denver Coliseum - Dakota Ridge High School

    7 p.m. Friday at the Denver Coliseum - Chatfield Senior High School

  • Under the sea

    Mortensen Elementary School ventured under the sea last week during its drama club’s production of “The Little Mermaid.”

    The Disney musical tells the familiar tale of a young mermaid named Ariel, who falls in love with a human prince and longs to live on land. She then acquires a pair of legs against her father’s will in a deal with Ursula, an evil sea witch.

  • Inter-Canyon considering cancer program

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is considering participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Chatfield alum continuing humanitarian efforts

    When Kristin Cover returned from volunteering in Uganda last summer, she knew she would return.

    “It was going to be hard for me not go back,” she said. “The kids there … they were just so welcoming and so loving. They just welcomed us (and) acted like we had been friends our whole lives.”