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Local News

  • Overlay district moving forward in Morrison

    A plan to preserve Morrison’s quirky character has made its way through the planning commission and is scheduled to come before the town board in March.

    Now called the Old Town Historic Overlay District, the plan — if approved — would create rules and regulations that future businesses must adhere by in order to open in downtown Morrison. While current businesses would be grandfathered in, the rules would apply should they wish to make changes in the future.

  • Alternative Arts patrons support the shop’s manager in tattoo fundraiser

    Before Alternative Arts Tattoo officially opened its doors on Sunday, a line of people wrapped around the building, waiting patiently despite a persistent wind.

    Those in line were eager to add their name to the list during the South Jeffco tattoo shop’s first-come, first-serve tattoo fundraiser. During the event, Alternative Arts offered $50 and $100 pre-designed tattoos to customers, as well as $50 1x1 custom tattoos.

  • Bill to allow concealed weapons on school grounds fails in committee

    A GOP bill that would have allowed concealed carry on Colorado school grounds was lost in committee last Wednesday after House Democrats rejected the measure in a 6-3 vote along party lines.

  • Jeffco elementary students display creativity at annual art show

    Whether it’s aspen trees, unicorns, swirls of color or self portraits, local elementary school students have an eye for both the real and imaginary.

    Last Friday, they got to share their creative visions with family, friends and fellow artists.

    More than 1,000 students’ artwork is now on display at Red Rocks Community College’s Lakewood campus as part of the Jeffco Schools Foundation Elementary Art Exhibition. Every Jeffco elementary school participated with an average of 12 pieces in the show.

  • Jeffco supports bill for online-only publication of fiscal information

    Jeffco Commissioner Tina Francone told the Colorado State Senate on Feb. 14 that she and her fellow commissioners support a bill that would no longer require counties to publish full financial reports in newspapers.

    Instead, counties would only have to publish a link in the newspaper that would take readers to the corresponding information on the counties’ websites.

  • Dakota Ridge girls return to Sweet 16

     LITTLETON — Mallory Magana scored a career-high 23 points, and Dakota Ridge had four players in double figures as the 15th-seeded Eagles pulled away from No. 18 Liberty for a 69-47 girls basketball victory Friday night at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Former Morrison officer sentenced to prison

    The former second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department was sentenced to prison Thursday morning.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, pleaded guilty in December to four felony counts of embezzlement, attempt to influence a public servant, theft and forgery. He will spend 42 months in prison.

  • Shots fired near Ken Caryl and Shaffer Parkway

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed numerous gunshots were fired Friday morning outside of Safeway near Shaffer Parkway and Ken Caryl Avenue.

    While the person who fired the weapon hasn’t been located, the Sheriff’s Office was able to confirm the reports from the video provided by a witness, according to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Sheriff’s Office. No one was injured, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office doesn’t believe there is a threat to the public.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire looking to purchase new apparatus

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is looking into purchasing a new tactical tender truck.

    The truck could better navigate mountain roads, thus providing better protection for much of the district — particularly in a wildland fire. If purchased, it would likely be housed at station two on South Deer Creek Road in the midst of the district’s wildland urban interface.

  • Couples marry, renew vows at Red Rocks

    On a warm, sunny Valentine’s Day, dozens gathered at the top of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Some wore veils and carried bouquets, while others dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt. But all ventured to the park for the same reason – to share their love on the day dedicated to it.

    The Red Rocks Mass Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremony is hosted yearly at the park by former radio personality Uncle Nasty, also known as Gregg Stone. Though he is no longer associated with a radio station, Stone has continued the tradition.