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Today's News

  • Man sentenced to probation after attempting to leave crime scene

    The man who was arrested after using Lyft’s ride-hailing service to leave the scene of a car break-in in South Jeffco was sentenced to probation on June 26.

    Initially, Adam Vultaggio, 27, had a preliminary hearing scheduled that day. Instead, he pleaded guilty and was subsequently sentenced to probation for two of the charges.

  • Morrison wants to look at renewable energy options

    One of Morrison Town Board’s goals for the upcoming year is to investigative renewable energy options and incentives for the community.

  • RTD approves cutting Route 85

    The Regional Transportation District’s board of directors approved service changes that will eliminate Route 85, a low-performing bus route that operates between the Littleton Mineral Station and the Park-n-Ride at Ken Caryl Avenue and C-470.

    The changes were approved June 26 but will take effect in August. RTD’s ongoing bus operator shortage and the low number of users on this particular route led to the decision, which affects about 100 passengers a day.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Collateral damage

  • Thieves hit local rec centers' locker rooms

    Authorities are investigating a series of locker thefts at Evergreen's Buchanan Recreation Center and South Jeffco's Ridge Rec Center in the past week.

    Four victims had items stolen from their lockers at Buchanan — one on July 5 and three on July 7. Two victims' lockers were also raided on July 5 at Ridge.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office believes the incidents on July 5 are connected because the same male suspect appears to have visited both locations.

    July 5 incidents

  • The smokescreen called civility

    “I’ve had all I can stands and I can’t stands no more!”

    Familiar refrain for all you Popeye fans out there.  
    But increasingly, this is exactly the sentiment of Americans whose view of our country and its direction are in direct conflict with that of the Progressives. Despite editorials and political columns decrying the lack of civility in today’s political discourse, the knee-jerk reaction consistently has the Conservative position being the source of this conflict.

  • Non-stop race to November is upon us

    And then there were two. We’ve now narrowed the field from almost 30 people who filed paperwork with the secretary of state to run for governor as major party candidates to eight who qualified for primary ballots of the two major parties to the final nominees.  Colorado’s next governor will be either Democrat Jared Polis or Republican Walker Stapleton.

  • Joining the professional Boys of Summer ranks

    Growing up, many young athletes dream of the day their name gets called in a professional sports draft to play at the highest level.

    A few weeks ago, that dream became a reality for D’Evelyn graduate Grant Witherspoon when the Tampa Bay Rays took a chance on him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft with the No. 120 pick.

  • What’s wrong with our political system?

    I talk to lots of folks who express dismay that our political system is not working. Not only did we have two undesirable choices for president in 2016, but Congress has a 16 percent approval rating.
    Yet, over 90 percent of our representatives continue to be reelected. Research from the Pew Research Center shows that trust in government is at an all-time low, including during reconstruction after the Civil War. There has been a steady decline since a high just after 9/11.

  • Appreciation through reflection

    Although originally signed on July 2, 1776, our official date for celebrating our Declaration of Independence is today, July 4th. Unfortunately, for many, this is just a day off from work, a day to relax, maybe eat a couple of hot dogs, watch a few fireworks. There is little reflection on just what this day meant in 1776 and what this means today.