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  • Second suspect in South Jeffco murder to be tried in March

    The second suspect in the 2017 murder of a Littleton man will be tried before a Jefferson County jury in March.

    Kenneth Crise, 56, was arrested in May in connection with the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, a 26-year-old Dakota Ridge High School graduate and Littleton native. Crise was in court last week for a motions hearing and will return for a jury trial on March 14. His trial comes about two weeks after the other suspect, 27-year-old Jordan Lemarinel, is tried.

  • Through faith and activity, one man finds hope

    It hasn’t been easy, and it may never be. But with every step and every stretch, Wayne Wolf finds healing.

    Nine years ago, at the healthy age of 45, Wolf had a stroke. Within minutes, he went from being being an active and successful business owner to being immobile and incapable of putting his thoughts into words. But after years of inpatient and outpatient therapy, Wolf decided to toss his wheelchair aside and take matters into his own hands.

    “I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t talk,” he said. “Now, I can do everything.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Worrisome walkabout

  • Local church provides convenient way to mark Ash Wednesday

    The Rev. Todd Sorensen and two of his church’s lay members stand in the parking lot of King Soopers, ashes in hand. The wind whips at their St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church banner, and the bright sun beats down.

    A large van drives up to the corner of the parking lot where the three had erected a table, some chairs and pamphlets. The driver, Amy Hansen, a parishioner of St. Gregory’s, gets out, but the four youngsters in the back of the van only open the doors.

  • Open Space planning to deed Clement Park to Foothills

    Jeffco Open Space is planning to deed ownership of Clement Park to Foothills Park & Recreation District this May.

    According to Jeffco Parks Director Tom Hoby, Clement Park was first acquired in the late 1980s, when Open Space intended to have more developed parks. Open Space purchased the land with Open Space tax funds and initially managed it.

  • Open Space launches e-bike pilot program

    Mountain bikers will now be able to use e-bikes at any Jeffco Open Space park.

    The agency announced Tuesday night at its annual Trails Talk Forum, which addresses e-bikes and four other topics, that it will be launching its e-bike pilot program through the rest of 2018. The program will evaluate the impact of class 1 e-bikes on both the trails and other park-users, and then Open Space will determine how to address their usage into 2019 and beyond.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Stalk report

  • Lot near Coal Mine, Kipling rezoned

    Despite recommendation to deny from staff and neighbors, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to rezone a 3-acre lot in South Jeffco to allow for a gas station.
    The lot, which sits on the northeast corner of Coal Mine Avenue and Kipling Parkway, is undeveloped and was zoned for agricultural use. Blakeland Drive Investors LLP owns the lot, but Murphy Oil USA, Inc., plans to lease the north half for a gas station. The other half would remain undeveloped, but, with the board’s approval, the whole lot now has been rezoned as Planned Development.

  • Red Rocks Beer Garden poised to open in Morrison

    A new beer garden featuring local drinks and food is poised to open in downtown Morrison later this year.

    The business — called Red Rocks Beer Garden — will be housed in the former location of Flights Wine Cafe on Stone Street. The wine cafe moved from the quaint cottage to its current location on Bear Creek Avenue in early 2018 when owners Rhonda and Carl Benton decided to sell the building.

  • Morrison looking to ensure ADA compliance

    The Morrison Town Board is working towards ensuring its historic town facilities are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    To do so, the town is considering a variety of options and partnering with Meeting the Challenge and architecture students at the University of Colorado Denver. Meeting the Challenge is a Colorado Springs-based consulting firm that will be conducting an ADA evaluation of town facilities.