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Today's News

  • Second suspect charged in last year’s North Turkey Creek Fire

    The second suspect in starting last year’s North Turkey Creek Fire has been charged and will return for a May 7 arraignment in Jefferson County court.

    Riley Costello, 19, is accused of lighting Roman candles while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban and is charged with a class-4 felony of second-degree arson. He appeared in court on Friday for a disposition hearing.

    A class-4 felony carries the potential of two to six years in prison, though prison is not mandatory.

  • Feeling the beat: Colorado natives branch out to open their own music-lesson business

    Dean and Desiree Hirschfield have been music lovers for as long as they can remember. Now after teaching music for years, the Colorado natives have branched out and decided it was time to build a business of their own.

    “We had a lot of big ideas of things we wanted to be able to do and working for another company, you’re kind of limited for what you’re allowed to do,” said Dean, a Chatfield Senior High School graduate.

  • Chatfield’s Koppelmaa earns first no-no

    DENVER — Shutout wins are great, but no-hitters are far more exciting.

    And Chatfield’s senior Kasey Koppelmaa threw a beautiful game on Saturday at the Regency Athletic Complex at Metro State University against Heritage, leading his team to a 4-0 shutdown.

    It was his first-ever no-hitter.

  • Overtime goal lifts D’Evelyn over Dakota Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team is getting used to playing overtime.

    The defending Class 4A state champions, ranked No. 2 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls soccer poll, played their third overtime game of the season March 21 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Runner rescued from Deer Creek Canyon Park

    Firefighters with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District joined forces with Jeffco Open Space, Alpine Rescue Team and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on Monday evening to rescue an injured runner from Deer Creek Canyon Park.

  • JCSO K-9s are taking a bite out of crime

    As a cavalcade of sheriff’s vehicles pulled up to Dakota Ridge High School, a handful of students walking to class curiously watched the procession and listened to the chorus of barking from the vehicles.

    With a crowd of students from a legal systems class assembled outside, one-by-one, the dogs were brought out to demonstrate their skill sets — obedience, drug detection, bite work, muzzle and apprehension.

  • Owing it to our children

    John Newkirk

  • Taking the next steps on school safety

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco superintendent

    On March 14, thousands of Jeffco students participated in a national school walkout effort related to the tragic incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. As this protest also involved a political perspective associated with the gun-control issue, Jeffco Public Schools didn’t take a position or formally endorse the walkouts.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bike abandoned

  • Catlin selected local RTD Director

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners selected Peggy Catlin to serve as Regional Transportation Director for District N.
    She will replace Tina Francone, who resigned the position after she was appointed to replace Commissioner Don Rosier in late January.
    Catlin, who was officially appointed at Tuesday’s board hearing, will serve until January, when the winner of the November election is sworn in.