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Local News

  • Morrison approves state highway annexation

    Morrison Town Board approved a “clean-up annexation” to include a small portion of state Highway 8 into Morrison town limits and provide jurisdictional clarity.

    The project, which has been in the works since 2006, covers the space from the new Town of Morrison sign by Ozzi’s and moves east toward C-470 and the Phillips 66 gas station, which was formerly a Conoco. It includes the roadway and the bicycle path.

    The addition is logical, considering most assume the area already is within Morrison’s jurisdiction.

  • Jeffco briefs

    Jeffco Head Start looks to increase services

    Jefferson County Head Start is seeking approval from the Jeffco commissioners to receive additional funding from the Office of Head Start in order to increase more of its services from half day to full day.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Mixed messages

  • Investigators unsure if bomb threat, others are connected

    Investigators remain unsure whether the bomb threat at Columbine High School on Dec. 13 was part of a trend of such threats that were reported at multiple locations across the United States and three other countries.

    National news outlets reported that courthouses, universities, newspaper offices and other locations received e-mails containing bomb threats in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Littleton Adventist Hospital receives comprehensive stroke center certification

    Robert Woods sneezed in the shower and immediately realized something wasn’t right.

    “It was a weird sensation. A weird shooting feeling up and down my spine. You know, my neck was getting stiff and then my head started hurting. Like within minutes,” he said.

  • Jeffco inmate dies at St. Anthony Hospital

    An inmate at the Jefferson County Jail died Sunday after being taken to St. Anthony Hospital due to “declining health issues.”

    Jeffery John Gillis, 68, was taken to the hospital the day prior to his death, according to a press release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Although his health improved at first, Gillis later “suffered a medical event” just before 2 a.m. and ultimately died.

    Gillis had been arrested by the Lakewood Police Department in August on charges of obstructing government operations and resisting arrest.

  • Morrison PD honors officers at annual awards ceremony

    As Jeremiah Wilbur prepared to leave dinner with his family one night in late October, he noticed a man choking.

    Without hesitation, Wilbur went over to the man and began doing the Heimlich maneuver. Thanks to impeccable timing and Wilbur’s quick thinking, the man was fine.

    “Had it been a minute later, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been there,” Wilbur said.

  • Man hopeful stolen leather case will be returned

    A man who lives in Ken Caryl is hoping that thieves who ransacked his truck on Dec. 12 will return the personal items they took.
    Arnold Davis, who lives on Park Range Road, said thieves entered his unlocked truck at his home and took his wallet and some clothes, and used his stolen credit cards. While those things can be replaced, other things that were taken can’t.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Exit strategy

  • 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.