Today's News

  • Morrison noise ordinance outlines permitting process for amplified sound

    Morrison Town Board approved a new ordinance that outlines a permitting process for those who want to “amplify sound at a stationary source.”

    The ordinance will mostly affect Morrison residents who wish to have a party or event with amplified sound that exceeds what is currently allowed by the town’s noise regulations, according to Town Manager Kara Winters and Town Attorney Gerald Dahl. The ordinance outlines a process for receiving a permit to do so and is not for enforcement.

  • Morrison walking tour points out local haunts, legends

    Ever walk the streets of Morrison at night and feel like you’re not quite alone?
    That’s probably because you’re not, as local legends and stories say that the ghosts of former Morrison residents frequently spend their days — or nights, rather — visiting their old haunts.
    Joel Chirhart, who runs the Morrison Ghosts & Legends Tour, said that, given the 430-some residents and the numerous buildings in town that are supposedly haunted, he likes to call Morrison the most haunted town per capita.

  • Suspect in 2017 fatal accident deemed fit to continue

    The man accused of causing an August 2017 crash that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist was deemed mentally competent and will return to court in February for a motions hearing.

    Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, pleaded not guilty in April to felony charges of leaving the scene with death, vehicular homicide and reckless vehicular homicide, as well as a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and several traffic infractions, including reckless driving, no proof of insurance, fictitious plates and more.

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  • Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery adding new meditation hall

    High on a hill alongside U.S. 285, blanketed in shade, is the Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery.

    It’s a peaceful place, the perfect blend of Vietnamese architecture, Buddhist culture and Coloradan beauty. The birds chirp freely; the air is crisp; the trees are plentiful. This is exactly why Abbot Tinh Man chose the space.

    “It’s very peaceful. It’s very light. The energy’s very pure. ... Whenever I go somewhere and come back, I feel refreshed right away,” he said.

  • Two longtime South Jeffco coaches teach players about life

    If you’re ever looking for Brian Goodwin or Lee Adkins, chances are you’ll find them on the football field.

    They live and breathe football and have for most of their lives. Both men played as youngsters and went on to compete at their respective high schools — Chatfield Senior High School for Goodwin and Bear Creek High School for Adkins. After graduation, both played at the college level.

  • Rebel volleyball earns quick win vs. Pomona

    LITTLETON — Columbine volleyball needed a statement win to really get its season going.

    The Rebels have been searching to fill in the hole she left after losing its No. 1 hitter recently. On Sept. 27 at home, they got the victory they were looking for over Pomona, 3-0.

  • Falcons’ Stablein dominates Runner’s Roost

    BRIGHTON — When it comes to Front Range Christian boys cross country, not much has changed from last year.

    The Falcons have just two male runners, with a superstar in junior Andre Stablein. Last year, he and junior Anthony Earl were the entire Front Range Christian team.

    On Sept. 25 at the Adams County Fairgrounds for the Runner’s Roost Invitational, Stablein flexed his dominance with a blowout victory in the boys’ race, which he ran in 17:39.50. The second placer, Cale Schafer of Valley High School, came in nearly 34 seconds later.

  • Larson cites business experience in bid for HD 22

    If Colin Larson looks young for a political candidate, it’s because he is. At 31, the Republican candidate for House District 22 is one of the youngest candidates running for office in Colorado this year and 25 years younger than his Democratic challenger Todd Kastetter.

    But while his age might suggest a lack of experience, his resume doesn’t.

  • Rezoning at C-470, Alameda proceeds

    With just one community member speaking on the subject, a proposal to rezone the southeast corner of C-470 and West Alameda Parkway was recommended for approval by all members of the Jefferson County Planning Commission in a Sept. 26 hearing that lasted less than an hour.