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  • SW Plaza burglary suspect pleads guilty

    One of the men involved in an October smash-and-grab burglary at J.C. Penney Co. in Southwest Plaza pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to two felony charges.

    Lance David Segura, 19, will be sentenced June 25 for his involvement in the break-in, which caused $40,000 worth of building damage. Segura pleaded guilty to one class-4 felony burglary charge and another class-6 felony charge of possession of a weapon by a previous offender. Because Segura was on probation at the time of the offense, he is facing an aggravated sentence, which means five to 12 years in prison.

  • New splash park at Clement Park officially opens

    Foothills Park and Recreation District celebrated the grand opening of its new splash park last Thursday, and nothing paints the scene better than the smiles on the faces of those in attendance.

    “We’ll be here this summer. That’s for sure,” said Dominica Lopez of Denver as she watched her 2-year-old daughter, Jaslynn Flores, splash around in the water.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Senior Law Day moves to Jeffco courthouse

    Cary Johnson stood in the middle of the courtroom, telling the people packed into the jury chairs and the public benches that in all the years he’s had his credit card, it’s never once left his sight.
    Johnson, with the Jeffco DA’s Office, explained that considering how easy it is for people to buy skimmers and steal someone’s credit card information with a simple swipe, he always pays cash at restaurants where the server takes the bill and payment away from the table.
    He recommended those in the courtroom do the same.

  • Six South Jeffco businesses part of early morning smash-and-grabs

    Six overnight smash-and-grabs at South Jeffco businesses early Wednesday have Jefferson County officials scratching their heads.

    Although the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is still waiting on surveillance video to be released, spokesman Mark Techmeyer said all six break-ins involved stores with glass front doors being smashed with large rocks.

  • New health center opens in South Jeffco

    A new neighborhood health center officially opened its doors in South Jeffco.

    The West Littleton Neighborhood Health Center, located on the corner of West Coal Mine Avenue and Kipling Parkway, offers primary care and emergency services, as well as mammography, medical imaging, bone density and laboratory services. The new health center joined with Littleton-Chatfield Family Medicine and Clement Park Family Medicine.

  • Inter-Canyon approves purchase of new truck

    The Inter-Canyon Fire board approved the purchase of a $276,000 tactical tender truck during its May 31 meeting.

    “Within our district, we have only two small areas that have hydrants, and so that means that in the majority of our fires, we have to use water tenders to truck that water in,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman for the fire protection district.

    Tenders typically carry 2,400 gallons of water, while the average home would take 30,000 gallons of water to put out when fully involved, Hatlestad said.

  • Camp Ember teaches girls interested in fire service

    As a young girl living in Florida, Maddison Vurnam remembers when a child went missing in her neighborhood.

    The local fire department stayed out all night searching without taking breaks. It was this experience that inspired Vurnam, a 17-year-old home-school student from Arvada, to work someday in the fire service. When she heard about Camp Ember, a four-day immersive fire-based camp for girls, she knew she wanted to participate.

  • Indian Market and Powwow returns to The Fort

    As the warm June sun beat down on the grounds of The Fort in Morrison, several men put on regalia embellished with beads, bells, eagle feathers and many colors.

    Soon, they would gather for the grand entry at the Tesoro Cultural Center’s 18th annual Indian Market and Powwow, but not before taking a moment to appreciate their culture.

  • Morrison unanimously approves rezoning of Red Rocks Ranch

    After nearly two months of public hearings and discussion, the Morrison Town Board on May 31 unanimously approved rezoning Red Rocks Ranch and subsequently voted to disconnect the property from within its jurisdiction.

    The decision marks a big win for many Morrison residents who see the disconnection as a means of upholding the town’s longtime goal to “Keep Morrison, Morrison.” Furthermore, several Morrison board members said they are relieved to complete the process, citing sleepless nights due to a tough decision.