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Today's News

  • Chatfield grad Katie Hnida recovering from life-threatening illness

    Katie Hnida, best known as the first woman to score in a Division 1 college football game, is recovering from an illness that nearly took her life.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Jab-a da mutt

  • Webb: Thanks to all candidates for running

    The political cycle never seems to end for the ordinary voter. While the 2018 cycle will close on Nov. 6, the 2019-20 cycle will immediately begin on Nov. 7.  
    Speculation about Democratic challengers to President Trump will begin in earnest while Sen. Gardner’s reelection prospects will be analyzed. Here are a few observations about the end of the 2018 cycle that will hopefully start Jefferson County out better for the next cycle.

  • Candidates give voters last glimpse before election day

    Eight candidates at a forum on Oct. 24 primarily discussed taxes, financial issues and growth in the county and state, but the questions that got the audience most riled dealt with gun and immigration issues.
    Some of the approximately 100 audience members at the Venue Theatre in Conifer needed to be quieted as candidates discussed whether gun-control measures and sanctuary cities were good for Colorado.
    The forum was sponsored by the Canyon Courier, and the Evergreen and Conifer chambers of commerce.

  • Crime briefs

    Driver involved in 2017 vehicular homicide case sentenced to prison

    A 23-year-old man will spend six years in prison for his involvement in a June 2017 car crash that killed a 21-year-old woman.

    David Broom was sentenced Oct. 25 after pleading guilty to a felony charge of reckless vehicular homicide and two misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault earlier this summer.

  • Class-1 e-bikes allowed at Jeffco Open Space parks for good

    After piloting the idea for a year, Jeffco Open Space will permanently allow class-1 e-bikes on all trails.

    “Looking at the numbers and the opportunity that this is offering our visitors and the feedback that we’re getting on it, we would like to turn this pilot into policy,” said Mary Ann Bonnell, visitors services manager with Jeffco Open Space, during an Oct. 23 staff briefing with the commissioners.

  • West Metro planning for $70 million budget in 2019

    West Metro Fire Rescue is proposing a balanced budget of nearly $70.2 million in which the department continues to rely heavily on property taxes from both Jefferson and Douglas County residents.

    The full-service fire agency, which covers more than 108 square miles in two counties and serves nearly 280,000 residents, is expecting to bring in approximately $51.7 million in property taxes from Jeffco with an additional $1.7 million from Douglas County. Both amounts are just slightly more than what was budgeted for in 2018.

  • Report: Crime on the rise in Jeffco

    Crime is trending up in Jefferson County, according to a quarterly law enforcement report from Sheriff Jeff Shrader.

    Violent crimes are up slightly in Jefferson County, but perhaps even more so are property crimes, including motor vehicle thefts and criminal trespass to motor vehicles.

  • Dakota Ridge wins 5A title

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Dakota Ridge’s boys cross country team’s decision not to go after individual accolades worked out perfectly on Saturday at Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

  • D’Evelyn girls take third as a team at state XC

    COLORADO SPRINGS — In the biggest meet of the year, the D’Evelyn girls cross country team dominated much of the 3A field.

    At state cross country on Saturday morning at the Norris Penrose Event Center, the Jaguars took third as a team with 135 points just behind the Classical Academy and Peak to Peak Charter.

    “I’m just really proud of the whole team,” sophomore Taylor Haerbig said. “We crushed it, and we tried our best.”