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Today's News

  • Pre-trial motions hearing continued for former Morrison officer

    The motions hearing has been continued in the case of a former Morrison police officer arrested in connection with theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, will return to court Monday for a pre-trial motions hearing, though there were talks of a plea deal in court on Thursday.

    Joiner, once second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town between December 2010 and February 2016. He was indicted in July on 29 counts and pleaded not guilty in October.

  • Students in Chatfield’s special needs program provide stockings for troops

    For the 12th year, students in Chatfield Senior High School’s special needs program gathered to stuff stockings for American troops at home and abroad.

    Toiletries, candy, snacks and toys filled the red and green stockings as Chatfield students, veterans and other community members worked in an assembly line to load each with care.

    Decked out in Santa hats, reindeer antlers and festive Christmas sweaters, Chatfield students laughed together before the event officially kicked off last Thursday.

  • What makes a great school?

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Public Schools

  • It’s about decency, respect

    Aretha Franklin said it … R E S P E C T.
    By the time you read this article, I would bet that more men will stand accused of improper treatment or even sexual abuse of women. The steady stream of this type of behavior is truly amazing. Most Americans seem to be saying, it’s about time these unwanted acts are exposed and the perpetrators held accountable. I certainly agree with this sentiment. The common denominator seems to be the arrogant belief by powerful men that their status gives them the right to sexual favors.

  • Jeffco approves 2018 budget

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners adopted the proposed 2018 budget in which the county’s expenditures are projected to outpace its revenue. However, the commissioners urged at the Dec. 5 meeting that this cannot be a continuing trend.
    In the 2018 budget, the county has estimated $432.2 million in revenues and $556.1 million in expenses.
    Thus, Jeffco staff has budgeted $101.4 million in intra-county transactions and will withdraw $22.5 million from the county’s fund balance to make up the difference.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The changeling

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Define ‘good’

  • PERA reform faces challenging proposition

    One of the most attractive benefits of government employment is often a pension that used to be the norm among benefits from all employers. That has become increasingly rare as times have changed, and people are less likely to spend their entire careers working for the same employer.

  • The responsibility of finding a replacement

    Joe Webb

  • West Metro replaces board member

    West Metro Fire Rescue has appointed Wheat Ridge native Jerry Cassel to its board of directors to replace Kent Johnson, who resigned in October because he moved to Texas.

    Cassel will represent District 2 until the May 2018 election. District 2 covers a portion of Lakewood that is east of South Kipling Street, south of 6th Avenue and west of Sheridan Boulevard.

    Johnson had been on the board since November 2016 when West Metro Fire Rescue and Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District merged and entered into an intergovernmental agreement.