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  • Open Space restricts campfires year-round, allows e-bikes on all trails

    Jeffco Open Space has updated its regulations to restrict campfires, charcoal grills, open flames and smoking, which will effectively put parks under a Stage 2 fire ban year-round.

    The agency also has allowed e-bikes in all parks after its pilot program this past year was successful.

    Both of these updates to park regulations are effective immediately.

  • Morrison approves budget for 2019

    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved its 2019 budget, a more than $2.8 million spending plan that requires a transfer from the town’s reserves.
    Overall, the town has budgeted for $2.45 million in revenue, and approximately $2.87 million in expenditures thus leaving the town with a $416,403 deficit. After transferring money from reserves, Morrison will have just under $4 million remaining in its general fund balance.

  • Trial set for trio accused in the murder of D’Evelyn graduate

    The three suspects in the murder of a D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School graduate pleaded not guilty on Dec. 5 to a number of charges, including first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated robbery.   

  • Jeffco achieves gold on AHA workplace index

    Jefferson County’s human resources department was recognized during a Dec. 4 meeting for receiving a gold award on the American Heart Association’s 2018 workplace health achievement index.
    According to information from the American Heart Association, the workplace health achievement index is a self-assessment scorecard. In addition to measuring the quality of a company’s workplace health program, it also looks at the overall heart health of its employees. In doing so, it asks a series of yes or no questions and utilizes three performance measures.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison to allow commercial coffee roasting as special use
    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance that includes commercial coffee roasting as a special use in the town’s commercial zone district.
    According to minutes from the Nov. 6 board meeting, the town directed Town Attorney Gerald Dahl to look into the matter after receiving a request to open a coffee roasting business in town.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Oh no, a BOLO

  • Trial set in murder of D’Evelyn grad

    The three suspects in the murder of a D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School graduate pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to a number of charges, including first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated robbery.  

  • Jeffco to test CodeRED system next week

     The Jefferson County emergency notification system will be tested beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 

    All landlines will receive a test notification as well as cell phones and emails that have registered with the CodeRED system. Because of the large number of notifications, county officials expect the test to take several hours.

    The system is used for Jeffco emergency service agencies, including law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service agencies, to share information with the public during emergencies.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office looking for man who pointed gun at a 14-year-old

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of pointing a gun at a 14-year-old boy on a bicycle path near Woodmar Park in South Jeffco in October.

    Around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, the boy, who hasn't been identified, was riding his bicycle near the Wadsworth Boulevard tunnel at the park, which is at 7600 W. Peakview Ave. According to Mike Taplin, spokesman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, the boy stopped riding when he found something that had been discarded on the sidewalk.

  • Authentic Life offers approachable church experience

    When Bruce Fosdick, Sandy Young and numerous others set out to start a church, they didn’t imagine how quickly everything would fall into place.

    But somehow it did. And as Authentic Life Church closes in on three months in existence, church staff says it averages nearly 450 people in attendance at each weekly service.

    “It just exploded when we started, which is pretty cool because we started with about 80 people,” Young said.