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Today's News

  • JCOS, Boulder plan to acquire property near county line

    Jefferson and Boulder counties are planning to acquire 442 acres along the county line for open space.

    Sale of Lippincott Ranch, which is south of Eldorado Springs, has been negotiated for $7.75 million — split evenly between Jeffco and the City of Boulder. The price would either be paid in full at closing, or over a 20-year finance period with a 3.5 percent interest rate.

    The current owners, the Lippincotts, are leaning toward the 20-year financing option, Jeffco Parks Director Tom Hoby said, noting that the interest would go to the Lippincotts.

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  • Stage 2 fire ban enacted in Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has issued a temporary stage 2 fire ban for all of Jefferson County until further notice. According to a released statement from the department, the ban is the result of warm and dry weather conditions, which have contributed to high fire danger in unincorporated Jefferson County; the extended weather forecast is “expected to elevate the (fire danger) rating even higher” over the course of the next week.

  • Man found deceased in trunk had been missing since May

    The man found dead in the trunk of a car in South Jeffco last Thursday went missing in Lakewood on May 9, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Dean Clark Wallis, 51, was discovered in the trunk of a white Ford Focus parked at 3505 S. Nelson Circle near the intersection of U.S. 285 and Kipling Street in Lakewood. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer, the car was parked across the street from an apartment complex along a road where cars frequently park.  

  • Two roads closed in Morrison while responders rescue man stranded on rock outcropping

     Mount Vernon Avenue and Market Street in Morrison were closed as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday closed while West Metro Fire Rescue works to rescue a man stuck on a rock outcropping. 

    The man has not been identified, but first responders climbed the rock fixtures that line Mount Vernon Avenue to reach him. 

  • Polis, Stapleton to square off in contentious governor’s race

    Democrat Jared Polis will face Republican Walker Stapleton in the race for Colorado governor in November after easily winning the Democratic primary election on June 26.

    Defeating former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy, former state Sen. Mike Johnston and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne with 44.43 percent of the vote statewide, Polis’ win marks the beginning of the end of a race that once boasted 34 candidates from six different major and minor parties, and a eight candidates on the Republican and Democratic primary ballots.

  • Everett defeated in GOP primary for state treasurer

    State Rep. Justin Everett lost his bid for Colorado treasurer last week after businessman Brian Watson defeated him by just 1.09 percent points in the Republican primary election on June 26.

    While Everett bested Watson by 3.19 percent among Jeffco voters, he trailed Watson by 4,900 votes in the overall tally. Watson ultimately won the election with 37.99 percent of the vote compared to Everett’s 36.9 percent.

    Everett called Watson just after noon June 27 to concede the race.

  • Incumbent DeGette defeats progressive Rao in CD 1 primary

    U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District, will have another shot at keeping her seat in Congress this fall after defeating challenger Sairo Rao in last week’s primary election.

    DeGette, an 11-term Democrat, bested Rao with 68.27 percent of the vote over Rao’s 31.73 percent. Jeffco voters overwhelmingly picked DeGette over Rao with DeGette winning 73.32 percent of the vote as compared with Rao’s 26.68 percent.

  • Hearing postponed for suspects in murder of D’Evelyn graduate

    A joint preliminary hearing for the three suspects accused in the murder of a D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School graduate earlier this year has been postponed.

    The hearing, initially scheduled for June 27, is now set for Nov. 2, according to Pam Russell with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. The judge at that time will decide whether there is enough evidence for the defendants to stand trial.

  • Charges filed in June 13 shooting in Lakewood

    Official charges have been filed against two people accused of shooting a man near a convenience store in Lakewood on June 13, according to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
    On Thursday, Quartez Smith, 18, and a 13-year-old juvenile male were each charged with numerous felonies. Smith was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and eight violent crime counts.