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  • 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.

  • Annual Candlelight Walk signals the start of the holiday season

    When a colorful dancing Christmas tree appears in downtown Littleton, it just might be the start of the holiday season.
    “Are you a tree hugger?” Bill Coleman of Denver, dressed as “Shiny the Dancing Christmas Tree,” posed this important question to several youngsters.
    In fact, Coleman asked pretty much anyone in sight on Littleton’s Main Street last Friday for the 35th annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting event. Coleman has attended the Littleton holiday favorite in costume for some 15 years. He enjoys it every time.

  • After seven months of travel, Lockheed Martin celebrates successful InSight landing

    Apprehension filled the air at Lockheed Martin on Monday, as employees, family members and friends eagerly awaited InSight’s landing on Mars.
    The tension was palpable at Lockheed’s Waterton Canyon campus, which was one of many locations across the country hosting a viewing party, and the nerves certainly made sense when considering the time and effort that went into making Monday’s mission a reality. It took seven years of planning; nearly seven months of travel time from Earth to Mars; and seven minutes for InSight to land.

  • Initial work plan in process for Jeffco Planning and Zoning

    As 2018 comes to a close, the Jeffco Planning and Zoning department is working to prioritize projects for 2019.

  • Charges expected in Shiloh House fire

    The Littleton clinical building at Shiloh House caught fire Friday morning, and staff is currently displaced while searching for temporary office space for the employees who worked in the organization’s West Coal Mine Avenue location.

  • Morrison holding off on comprehensive plan decision

    Morrison Town Board is taking some more time to think about whether or not it wants to move forward with a comprehensive plan amendment and potentially rezone property in the northwest portion of town.

  • Sentencing pushed for former guard

    A sentencing hearing for the guard accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor at Betty Marler Youth Services Center was continued until later in December.
    According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, the defense requested a continuance so the case can be screened by the community corrections board. Sandy Fisher, 25, was initially scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday, but he’ll now return to court Dec. 21.