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  • With TANF increase, Jeffco Human Services looks to find balance

    A new state rule requires Jefferson County Human Services to increase the amount of basic cash assistance it provides to families in need.

  • Rezoning at C-470, Alameda proceeds

    With just one community member speaking on the subject, a proposal to rezone the southeast corner of C-470 and West Alameda Parkway was recommended for approval by all members of the Jefferson County Planning Commission in a Sept. 26 hearing that lasted less than an hour.

  • Two longtime South Jeffco coaches teach players about life

    If you’re ever looking for Brian Goodwin or Lee Adkins, chances are you’ll find them on the football field.

    They live and breathe football and have for most of their lives. Both men played as youngsters and went on to compete at their respective high schools — Chatfield Senior High School for Goodwin and Bear Creek High School for Adkins. After graduation, both played at the college level.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Petty persistence

  • Flying high: First-ever female airline captain made a mark on the industry

    Emily Howell Warner wasn’t wearing her airline pilot uniform when she spoke at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, but she had a good excuse.

    It’s challenging to wear a uniform when it’s on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

  • Hearing postponed for man who stole truck, ran from deputies

    The preliminary hearing for the man accused of crashing a stolen truck in South Jeffco and running from Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies has been postponed.

    Michael Robert Donis, 33, faces a variety of felony charges relating to an Aug. 13 incident where he reportedly stole 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.

  • West Metro set to purchase new Advanced Resource Medic car

    West Metro Fire board approved the purchase of a new Advanced Resource Medic car just four months after kicking off a partnership with DispatchHealth, a Denver-based startup that provides in-home care for patients.

    The relatively new service is ideal for those who need medical attention that’s not emergent and can be provided by an emergency room-certified nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. It’s also one that West Metro believes will save money and provide convenience for district residents.

  • New bakery and cafe plays on sense of nostalgia

    With the scent of freshly baked goods wafting through the air and nostalgic decor adorning the walls, stepping inside Rosie’s Wild Flour Bakery and Cafe feels a lot like walking into your grandmother’s kitchen.

    And that is precisely what Anne Schade envisioned when planning her new business venture. In more ways than one, Rosie’s Wild Flour Bakery and Cafe, which opened in July, has been a long time coming for the South Jeffco resident.

  • Clement Park officially being transferred to Foothills

    Although discussions on the topic have been ongoing, Jeffco Open Space is officially prepared to deed Clement Park to Foothills Park and Recreation District.

  • Morrison voters agree with town board on disconnection, rezoning of Red Rocks Ranch

    In the first of two elections on the matter, Morrison voters chose not to repeal the town board’s decision on rezoning and disconnection of Red Rocks Ranch, a piece of property on the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470 just north of Bear Creek Lake Park.

    According to unofficial results from the Sept. 25 special election, 58 voted in favor of repealing the rezoning while 112 voted against it. Likewise, 55 voters voted in favor of repealing the board’s decision to disconnect the property and 115 voted against it.