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  • Jeffco joins lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

    Jefferson County is joining other Colorado jurisdictions in moving forward with litigation against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids.

    According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and others. Much like other counties in Colorado and other states and communities nationwide, Jeffco is concerned about the impact of opioid addiction.

  • A goodbye to summer: Annual Doggy Dip provides a swimming lesson for many

    The last day of Deer Creek Pool’s summer season means one thing — Doggy Dip Day.

    Before the pool opened Sunday evening, a lengthy line of people and their pups waited eagerly to make the sprint inside the gates and into the water. Hosted annually by Foothills Park and Recreation District, Doggy Dip Day signals the end of summer, but for many, the day is about more than a splashin’ good time. Many see it as the perfect opportunity to teach their dog to swim.

  • Missing South Jeffco man found

    An at-risk adult with dementia was located Tuesday evening after he walked away from a group home in South Jeffco earlier that day. 

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced it was looking for William Wolf, 69, around 2 p.m. Aug. 21. Wolf had last been seen a few hours prior at the group home where he lived, located at 11965 W. Brandt Place in Littleton. He was wearing a blue-gray polo shirt, jeans and a blue jacket or sweatshirt.  

  • Man steals truck, runs from deputies in South Jeffco

    A transient man faces several felony charges after crashing a stolen truck in South Jeffco and running from Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies.

    Michael Robert Donis, 33, is accused of stealing a white Chevrolet Silverado. Though it had been reported as stolen by Air Liquide Industries two days prior, dispatch was notified of the truck’s location around 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

    According to the arrest affidavit:

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  • Inter-Canyon schedules special meeting

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will hold a special meeting Aug. 24 to officially decide whether to go for a ballot initiative in the November election.

    The fire protection district, which serves approximately 8,000 residents in a 52-square mile boundary, has been eyeing possibilities since the end of last year when it hired Denver-based political consulting firm Turn Corps.

  • MuralFest: A celebration of art and community

    Colorful Colorado lived up to its name Saturday as artists painting vivid murals filled Lamar Station Plaza on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood.

    The fourth annual MuralFest, hosted by the West Colfax Community Association, Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design and 40 West Arts District, featured artist demonstrations, local music, community art projects, live painting from four muralists and more. According to 40 West Art District staff, the event is meant to celebrate creativity and the historic character of Colfax.

  • Assessment evaluates health concerns, successes

    Mental-health treatment, food insecurity, housing, and alcohol and substance abuse are some of the top health concerns in Jefferson County, according to a recently published community health needs assessment.

    The study also says access to recreation, healthy sexual behaviors, safe food, healthy eating and breastfeeding are some of Jeffco’s strengths.

    In addition, those involved say the county’s strength lies in the community’s concern.

  • Morrison to vote twice on Red Rocks Ranch

    In addition to the Nov. 6 general election, Morrison will also hold a special election on Sept. 25 to ask its electorate two separate questions about Red Rocks Ranch, a piece of property at the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470.

  • Protesters fight back: Residents voice their concerns against SeaQuest Aquarium

    The group may have been small, but their signs and chants garnered quite a bit of support on Saturday morning as community members protested SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium.

    About 10 concerned animal lovers gathered on the corner of West Bowles Avenue and South Flower Street, bearing signs with messages such as “Boycott SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium” and “Shut them down now!” Several more stood on the corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue.