Local News

  • Morrison man arrested amid seizure of explosives

    Federal agents arrested a Morrison man last Thursday after an undercover operation revealed he allegedly was making explosives and planned to sell them for cash or cocaine.

    Richard Lawrence Sandberg, 35, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm after bomb squads from the ATF, Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and Denver police removed several improvised explosive devices from his home at 4648 S. Swadley Way.

    Lawrence, who said he is a former Marine special forces soldier, could face up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

  • New details released on suspect in South Jeffco sexual assault

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has released more details about a suspect in a sexual assault in January. 

    The assault occurred about 8 a.m. Jan. 25 while a woman was walking along a bike path near C-470 and South Wadsworth Boulevard.

    The woman was attacked from behind as she entered a tunnel that passes under C-470.

  • Flying high again

    Clifford Giorgetta, 20, flies through the air on his BMX bike on Jan. 17 at the skate park at Clement Park.

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  • Commissioners approve changes to parking regulations

    The county commissioners have unanimously approved several changes to parking regulations, despite some homeowners’ fears that their neighborhoods will become parking lots for recreational vehicles.

    RVs can now be parked on a residential street in unincorporated Jefferson County for 28 days. Previously, an RV could be left in the same general spot for 14 days.

    The change came after a resident’s suggestion as the commissioners were studying revisions to the parking rules.

  • Everett hitting the ground running in his first session

    The start of the 2013 Colorado legislative session two weeks ago was marked by several firsts, including more new lawmakers than ever before.

    Among the 31 newcomers at the Capitol is state Rep. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, from House District 22. Everett defeated Democratic opponent Mary Parker by almost 10 percentage points in the newly redrawn district.

    Everett said that, since winning election in November, it has been a crash course in both legislative procedures and researching all the issues that will come through his committees.

  • Correction

    A report in Sheriff’s Calls in the Jan. 16 edition incorrectly said two girls had been in trouble with their parents for drinking alcohol. The deputy’s report referred only to one of the girls in relation to drinking, and no other negative behaviors were named.

  • Coogan to retire as Littleton's police chief

    The first female police chief in Littleton’s history, Heather Coogan, is set to retire on April 1 after five years in the position.
    Coogan is taking advantage of the Littleton Police Department’s offer of early retirement to officers between the ages of 57 and 65. The city has offered several incentives for early retirement, including paying for health and dental insurance premiums for the officers.

  • School board member Noonan arrested on outstanding warrant for traffic ticket

    Jeffco school board member Paula Noonan was arrested during a traffic stop Jan. 8 when Denver police officers became aware of an outstanding warrant from a 2011 traffic ticket.

    Noonan wrote in a letter to the editor of the Courier that in 2011 she was ticketed for not having proof of insurance when she was pulled over. Noonan was given a court date, which she said she missed.

    Noonan apologized publicly at the school board’s meeting Thursday evening.

  • Foothills Rec still offering free classes

    Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are times for celebration, family and food. A lot of food.

    All those gastronomic good times can knock any workout plan off track and wreak havoc on any waistline. Which is why so many new year’s resolutions contain the word “exercise.”