Local News

  • Escaped juvenile located, arrested

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office found and arrested a 17-year-old boy on Tuesday who escaped custody during a transport last week.

    Manuel Andrew Martinez, 17, had initially been arrested on charges of burglary, theft, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. On July 26, Martinez and several other juveniles were en route from the Jeffco Courthouse to Mount View Youth Services Center. Martinez escaped custody near the youth center, which is located at Highway 285 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

  • Thursday's concert at Clement Park canceled

    Foothills Park and Recreation District has canceled tonight’s free concert at Clement Park due to inclement weather. 

    Lauren Michaels Band, who was scheduled to perform, is unable to reschedule her performance, according to Foothills. However, Foothills did add a concert to the end of its series. Chris Daniels and the Kings will play the last free concert of the summer on Aug. 9.

    The yearly summer concerts are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and are free and open to all. Performances are at the Grant Amphitheater in Clement Park. 

  • Colorado Classic bike race comes to area Aug. 18

    The second annual Colorado Classic, a premiere cycling race, is coming to the mountain area on Saturday, Aug. 18.

    The classic is a four-stage race in Vail and Denver. Its third stage for the men’s race will take cyclists across more than 60 miles of roads in the mountain area, including Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Conifer and Indian Hills.

    Approximately 90 male cyclists — 15 teams of six — will be competing in the race. All the competitors are from an international field of professional cyclists, organizers stated.

  • In solidarity: Conifer-based JOY International hosts Barefoot Mile

    Jeff Brodsky’s feet have been bare for eight years.

    After witnessing children barefoot in a garbage dump while on a rescue mission in Cambodia, Brodsky felt compelled to take his shoes off.

    “I talk to God all the time. Had a conversation with him. I felt that he was impressing on me to go barefoot in solidarity with those children for one year,” Brodsky said. “Little did I know that a year later I was not going to be able to put my socks on. … I’ve been barefoot ever since.”

  • Survey: Homelessness on the rise in Jefferson County

    Homelessness in Jefferson County may look different than it does in Denver, but this year it was exactly the same in one, key way — the number of people experiencing it increased.

  • Residential facility for adults with development disabilities in the works in South Jeffco

    After hosting a July 19 community meeting, Stepping Stone Communities is moving closer towards its goal of opening a residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Community offers feedback on Inter-Canyon ballot measure

    Larry Wilson is quick to share his appreciation for Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District.

    “Inter-Canyon Fire department probably has one of the best group of people that I have ever met. I don’t say that lightly,” he said. “ …. They’re just a great bunch of people, and they love the community. They’re dedicated. These are the type of people that you want on your volunteer fire department.”

  • Morrison, CU-Denver students eyeing town hall updates

    Morrison is looking to update its historic town hall on Stone Street and has enlisted help from architecture students at the University of Colorado at Denver in doing so.

    During the town’s July 17 board meeting, three students presented two ideas that include aesthetic updates and additions to the exterior parking of the building and would add an elevator, new bathrooms and some additional parking.

  • Lavender fields forever: Third annual event at Chatfield Farms celebrates the popular purple plant

    It doesn’t take long for Kim Cherie to come up with a reason for loving lavender.

    “The intoxicating fragrance,” she said. “It makes most people very calm.”

    Cherie, who owns a botanical spa retreat in downtown Littleton, taught a couple of classes last Saturday during the third annual Lavender Festival at Chatfield Farms — one on soap making and another on do-it-yourself skincare.

  • SeaQuest served cease and desist letter

    SeaQuest Aquarium in Southwest Plaza was served a cease and desist letter Monday from the Colorado Department of Agriculture for reportedly operating without a license, which is required of operations with 30 or more birds.

    “We ordered them to cease and desist from operating with more than 30 birds because we denied their license because they failed inspections,” said Hollis Glenn, divisions director of inspections and consumer services with the state agriculture department.