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Today's News

  • Cap and gown bound: Chatfield senior knows who he is and what he wants

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series honoring impressive graduates across South Jeffco. Throughout May, we will profile one senior a week from Dakota Ridge High School, Chatfield Senior High School, D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School and Columbine High School.

    When Aaron Abai transferred to Chatfield Senior High School the second week of his freshman year, he walked into his counselor’s office and matter-of-factly said: “I’m Aaron Abai, and I’m going to Harvard.”

  • Bill to prohibit teacher strikes pulled

    A bill that sought to prohibit teacher strikes in Colorado and punish participants with jail time and fines was lost in committee on April 30 after primary sponsor state Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, withdrew the bill on grounds that there wasn’t enough time left in the session to debate the issue properly.

  • Runners remember Columbine victims

    Runners took off from the starting line outside of Columbine High School on Sunday morning but not before taking a moment to honor the 13 lives lost in the 1999 shooting at the school.

    The Run for Remembrance, now in its 13th year, continues to serve as fundraiser for the Frank DeAngelis Foundation, Columbine Memorial Foundation and Craig Hospital Foundation. The Englewood hospital treated patients nearly 20 years ago in the aftermath of the shooting.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office dedicating unit to family crimes

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, in addition to increased response from its victim advocates, has established a Family Crimes Unit.

    Sheriff Jeff Shrader presented the first-quarter 2018 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ May 1 hearing, stating that the unit became fully functional in January. It has four investigators and a sergeant dedicated to handling crimes involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault by a family member or acquaintance, human trafficking and elder abuse.

  • Summer farmers market on the way to Morrison

    A new summer market is on the fast track to opening after the Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an application for a special use permit — contingent on a few details — at its May 1 meeting.

    The market, organized by VFW Post 3471 of Morrison, will be held 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from June to September. It will be housed in the parking lot on Bear Creek Avenue next to the gas station.

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Outdoor Lab schools land thousands in donations

    Jeffco Public Schools’ Outdoor Education Lab Schools were recently the recipients of more than $400,000 in donations and building assistance from the Outdoor Lab Foundation for the construction and upkeep of permanent greenhouse-classrooms at both Windy Peak Outdoor Lab in Bailey and Mount Evans Outdoor Lab in Evergreen.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A farewell to arms

  • Wheat Ridge, Jeffco searching for car theft suspect

    The Wheat Ridge Police Department and Jeffco Sheriff’s Office are working to locate a second suspect accused of stealing a car in Wheat Ridge on Wednesday morning that later crashed into a parked car in the 6000 block of West Ken Caryl Avenue.

    Around 9 a.m. May 2, the departments were notified by OnStar of a stolen 2015 Buick Encore. The vehicle was stolen from a home in the 4700 block of Robb Street in Wheat Ridge, according to Sara Spaulding, spokeswoman with the Wheat Ridge Police Department.

  • Two candidates vying for West Metro’s District 3 board seat

    Although four seats are up for election on the West Metro Fire Rescue Board of Directors, just one is contested.

    Former legislator Mike Feeley is running against Joe Margotte for the open District 3 position.

    District 3 primarily covers Lakewood and Morrison and is bounded by Alameda Avenue on the north and Kipling Parkway on the east. This district extends a bit west of C-470 and a bit south of U.S. 285.

  • Young minds at work: Thousands attend Lockheed Martin’s annual event

    Thousands of kids invaded Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon campus April 26 for Young Minds At Work, the company’s version of “Take Your Kids to Work” day.

    With more than 40 activities to choose from, including augmented reality demonstrations, edible satellites and an Orion flight simulator, there was no shortage of fun to be had. And on a campus that is generally closed to the public, employees enjoyed the chance to show their kids where they work and what they do.