Local News

  • 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.

  • South Jeffco robbery, kidnapping suspect sentenced to 26 years in prison

    One of the men accused of kidnapping and robbing a man and woman in South Jeffco was sentenced to 26 years in prison Thursday during a hearing.

    Casey Cleveland, 33, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of aggravated robbery in late August. His co-defendant, 34-year-old Jeremy Hackbarth, also was found guilty after a six-day jury trial. Hackbarth will be sentenced on Dec. 6.

  • Two Deer Creek teachers placed on leave after alleged inappropriate comments

    Brent Resler, one of the two Deer Creek Middle School teachers placed on administrative leave last week, has been accused of making sexually-inappropriate comments to female students.

    According to a police report filed with the Jeffco Sheriff's Office on Sept. 13, a student alleged that Resler, 43, who teaches seventh-grade social studies, talked to female students about sex and suggested that students imagine having sex with him.

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  • Three Jeffco Republicans win endorsement from Liberty caucus

    The Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado has endorsed three Republican candidates running for office in Jefferson County: incumbent state Sen. Tim Neville, who is running for re-election in Senate District 16; Christine Jensen, who is running to replace state Rep. Cheri Jahn, I-Wheat Ridge, in Senate District 20; and Tony Sanchez, who is running to replace state Sen. Andy Kerr in Senate District 22.

  • Teachers union endorses Amendment 73, Jeffco bond/mill package

    The Jefferson County Education Association has publicly announced its support for Jeffco Public Schools’ bond and mill package, as well as Amendment 73 — a statewide constitutional amendment that calls for raising income taxes on those whose annual income exceeds $150,000, raising the corporate tax rate, and changing how property taxes are assessed for schools in an effort to generate $1.6 billion in school funding annually.

  • Jeffco residents urged to maintain septic upkeep

    Jeffco Public Health officials are encouraging mountain area residents with septic systems or onsite wastewater treatment systems to revisit the maintenance of their systems.

    The department is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its annual “SepticSmart Week” Sept. 17 to Sept. 21, wherein the EPA and local health departments provide extra outreach and tips for residents who maintain their own septic systems.