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Today's News

  • Jeffco commissioners deny Arcadia Creek rezoning

    Concerns about traffic and safety, as well as plenty of opposition from residents, led the Jefferson County commissioners to deny rezoning a 7.5-acre piece of property near Leawood Elementary School.

  • For 25 years, D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School has provided a rigorous academic environment

    When Jennifer Ford moved to the Denver-metro area, she worked as a substitute teacher at a variety of schools while searching for a permanent home that felt like the perfect fit.

    She might not have known it at the time, but she was waiting for D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School.

    “I was looking for a school, where the students are really invested and where academic rigor is expected and where parents are really involved,” Ford said.

  • Ken-Caryl duo transports audience back in time with classic jazz

    When it comes to music, Elea Plotkin and Karen Banning have a similar story to tell.

    As a 9-year-old living in Washington, Plotkin can remember begging her parents for a piano.

    “I had that piano in my house, and I revered it,” she said. “I wanted nothing more than to learn how to play it.”

    Across the country in Wisconsin, Banning’s experiences were much the same. Like Plotkin, she grew up in a musical household and learned to play music at a young age.

  • Development to break ground at C-470, West Alameda Parkway

    Sports manufacturing offices, aerospace companies and breweries may soon call the Rooney Valley home once the Foothills Business Park breaks ground on the northwestern side of C-470 and West Alameda Parkway near the Dinosaur Ridge Visitors Center.

    Several community members attended an Aug. 27 meeting at West Bowles Community Church to hear more about the development, which is scheduled to break ground in November. Although many came armed with questions, none of the people in attendance spoke too harshly about the development plans at this meeting.

  • End Overdose Jeffco allows community to discuss opioid addiction

    Addiction came quickly for Lemuel Lee.

    After being kicked out of his house at 11 years old, Lee started living on the streets, using and selling drugs. His addiction persisted, and for years, Lee worked his way in and out of the judicial system and ruined a lot of relationships.

    “I want what I want when I want it,” Lee said. “With that mind frame, it didn’t matter who or what or why I hurt them. I burned every bridge in my life between me and my family and also between me and who I thought were my friends.”

  • Six Jeffco Republicans among 43 candidates endorsed by business association

    Six Republicans running for office in Jefferson County this fall were among 43 candidates from across Colorado who landed an endorsement from the political action branch of the local chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business last week.

  • Kastetter seeks middle ground in bid for HD 22

    Todd Kastetter, the Democratic candidate for House District 22, says he wants to solve problems for residents of the South Jeffco district and he hopes to do so by doing what he’s done for the past 30 years: reaching out to the other side and finding a compromise.

  • Candidates vying for congressional seats spar at debate

    A congressional debate hosted last Thursday by the Jeffco Liberty Coalition — a conglomerate of several Jeffco Tea Party chapters — pitted five candidates running for Colorado’s various congressional districts against one another.

    The nearly two-hour debate saw them argue about everything from the role of government to gun violence, to Russian meddling in the 2016 election and even the declassification of the FBI’s UFO files.

  • Jury convicts man in kidnapping, robbery of South Jeffco couple

    A man accused of kidnapping and robbing a young couple in South Jeffco last September was convicted by a jury last week of multiple felony charges related to the incident after a six-day trial.

    Jeremy Scott Hackbarth, 34, was found guilty of 10 felony counts on Friday, including kidnapping, aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

  • What is your American dream?

    Joe Webb