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  • Town of Morrison appoints officials

    The town of Morrison last week appointed town officials, and planning commission and board of adjustment members after the town conducted municipal election earlier in April.

    Town Manager Kara Winters, Town Attorney Gerald Dahl, Judge Ford Wheatley and water attorney Cindy Covell retained their positions with the town. Winters previously held the title of town administrator.

    Per Morrison’s home-rule charter, these positions are appointed by the board in election years, according to Lyndsey Davis, Morrison town clerk.

  • Two candidates contending for open seat on Foothills board

    Two candidates are running for one open position on the Foothills Park and Recreation District board of directors.

    Voters will choose a representative for Ward 3. It is bounded by C-470 on the west, Belleview Avenue on the north and Kipling Parkway on the east. Only those who live within this ward are eligible to vote in the May 8 election.

  • Vote for Our Lives hosts rally at Clement Park

    On the eve of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, Jefferson County students joined forces with students from Parkland, Fla., and Pittsburgh at Clement Park to kick off the Vote for Our Lives campaign.

    As a cool wind whispered through the April air, people toting handmade signs gathered in the South Jeffco park to remember lives lost to gun violence and fight for a better future.

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  • Running series hopes to inspire kids to ‘get up and go’

    As runners and parents, Brooke and Robert Selb strive to promote exercise and activity for kids in South Jeffco.

    Because of this, the couple chose to coordinate a Healthy Kids Running Series event in Littleton. The national series was created by Jeff Long, founder and president of Pattison Sports Group, to provide kids with a positive, educational and fun experience in the world of running.

  • Decision pushed back on Red Rocks Ranch rezoning

    Of the 20 or so Lakewood and Morrison residents who spoke at an April 12 Rooney Valley Commission hearing, not one supported the Red Rocks Ranch development – at least not its current version.

  • Annual Courage Walk an opportunity for crime victims to join together

    Despite moving out of state, Tiffany Segura and her family return to Colorado every year for the Jefferson County Courage Walk.

    For Segura, the annual walk is a means of healing and way to remember her 2-year-old son, Donny Ro’Mello Romero, who was murdered in Lakewood in 2015. Last Saturday, she and a large group of family and friends made the short trek around the Jefferson County courthouse to the on-site courage garden, carrying flowers and a large banner honoring Donny.

  • Gonzales found guilty of child abuse after injuring girlfriend’s daughter

    A Jefferson County jury, after three hours of deliberation, found 22-year-old Joshua Gonzales guilty on a felony charge of child abuse with serious bodily injury after seriously injuring the 2-year-old daughter of his former girlfriend.

    The trial began April 9 and lasted four days. Gonzales is facing anywhere from 10 to 32 years in prison and will be sentenced May 31.

  • One suspect charged in murder of D’Evelyn graduate

    Charges have been filed against one of three suspects in the April 5 murder of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek.

    Devon Drizzt Howard, 20, is charged with a number of felonies, including first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery and more. Howard was arrested April 10 in a joint effort by the Edgewater Police Department, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

  • Local nonprofit offers a night off for parents of kids with special needs

    Through her own family’s journey, Kristin Steadman recognized the need for respite care in South Jefferson County.

    In an effort to combat this, she created Night Lights, a respite care organization for children with special needs and their siblings housed in Waterstone Community Church. Seven years later, the nonprofit organization regularly meets capacity and has expanded to Arvada and Parker with plans for continued growth.