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Today's News

  • Commissioners consider repurposing fairgrounds

    The county commissioners questioned allowing Jeffco Parks to purchase equipment for the fairgrounds in case the land is repurposed in the near future.

    During an April 3 staff briefing, Parks Director Tom Hoby and Dexter Foxworth, division director of Jeffco Events & Venues, asked the commissioners to authorize $105,000 to replace a grounds tractor and a maintenance vehicle. Both are past their 10-year lifespan and are used on a regular basis, they said.

  • Third suspect arrested in murder of D'Evelyn grad

     After a five-day search, the final suspect was arrested in connection with the Thursday night murder of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek.

    Devon Drizzt Howard, 20, was arrested around 4 p.m. Tuesday. For this arrest, the Edgewater Police Department worked in conjunction with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

  • D’Evelyn graduate murdered in Edgewater

    The Edgewater Police Department is looking for suspects wanted in connection with the Thursday night murder of a D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School graduate.

    Andrew Jenicek, 27, was going to pick up food from a restaurant located in the 2000 block of Sheridan Boulevard in Edgewater around 8:40 p.m., when a silver or white sedan pulled up. A passenger got out of the car and shot Jenicek once in the chest. A witness saw the incident and called 911, according to Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey.

  • Who will lead?

    We continue to argue about how to protect our kids from school shooters. I can’t get the visions of those little Sandy Hook toddlers out of my mind. I live near an elementary school, and as I see the little ones coming and going I think about the horrific shootings we seem to shrug off as “the way things are today.” No, thoughts and prayers are insufficient.
    Consider the following events compiled by Michael Smerconish, CNN and Sirius Radio nonpartisan program host regarding the Parkland school shooting:

  • Saving Parkland—26 times over

    The hypocrisy can sometimes feel overwhelming. The recent anti-gun march in Washington masquerading as an anti-gun violence demonstration focused on protecting our children.
    It was, in fact, a cleverly organized, coordinated demonstration by the anti-gun, anti-NRA, anti-Trump political left. Coordinated by Democrat Party alliances involving George Soros, the Women’s March and others, these folks certainly have the legal right to exercise their First Amendment rights.

  • Bills to watch: The 2018 legislative session

    The 2018 legislative session kicked off Jan. 10 at the state Capitol in Denver, commencing the second session of the 71st General Assembly in Colorado. What follows is a brief summary of bills that state representatives and state senators who serve the Littleton, Morrison and South Jeffco communities are the primary sponsors of, as well as updates on previously introduced bills that have passed or failed since the Courier’s last update Feb. 28.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, House District 25

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dream on

  • Dakota Ridge snuffs Columbine

    LITTLETON — A little tendonitis wasn’t going to stop Peyton Hamel.
    In a matchup between Dakota Ridge’s No. 1 singles player and Columbine’s Jamie Chase on Tuesday at Marker Park, Hamel started out strong and wavered a bit in the middle of the competition before putting Chase away quickly in the final game.
    Hamel continued her undefeated streak as she went on to win, 6-4, 6-4.
    Despite her early success, she’s had her fair share of struggles, and it showed at times against Chase.

  • Littleton firefighters get a glimpse of Alzheimer’s and dementia

    In a dark room at Littleton-based Highline Place, firefighter Michael Ryan picked up a piece of plastic silverware and held it close to his face, hoping to decipher whether it was a fork, spoon or knife.

    Organizing dinnerware in a memory care facility is probably not where you would expect to find members of Littleton Fire Rescue. But despite how it appeared, Ryan wasn’t preparing for a dinner party on March 28.

  • Five skunks with rabies found in South Jeffco

    Five skunks with rabies have been found in Jefferson County this year, including one found in Littleton on March 21 near South Simms Street and West Quincy Avenue.

    Other confirmed 2018 locations include:

    • Lakewood, near Foothills Golf Course.

    • Lakewood, near Mississippi Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, right on the Denver border.

    • Littleton, at the northeast intersection of South Kipling Parkway and Chatfield Avenue.

    • Lakewood, near West Florida Avenue, between Harlan and Pierce streets.