Today's News

  • Longtime friends open distillery in South Jeffco

    It began as a dream for three high school best friends. Earlier this month, however, the dream became reality as 52Eighty Distilling officially opened its doors in South Jeffco.

    Lou Pacenta and brothers Erick and Drew Demgen all worked in corporate finance but regularly contemplated the possibility of branching out to start something of their own.

    “We were three buddies that would hang out and consistently talk about what we were going to do together,” Pacenta said.

  • Trial set for trio accused in the murder of D’Evelyn graduate

    The three suspects in the murder of a D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School graduate pleaded not guilty on Dec. 5 to a number of charges, including first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated robbery.   

  • Open Space restricts campfires year-round, allows e-bikes on all trails

    Jeffco Open Space has updated its regulations to restrict campfires, charcoal grills, open flames and smoking, which will effectively put parks under a Stage 2 fire ban year-round.

    The agency also has allowed e-bikes in all parks after its pilot program this past year was successful.

    Both of these updates to park regulations are effective immediately.

  • Morrison approves budget for 2019

    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved its 2019 budget, a more than $2.8 million spending plan that requires a transfer from the town’s reserves.
    Overall, the town has budgeted for $2.45 million in revenue, and approximately $2.87 million in expenditures thus leaving the town with a $416,403 deficit. After transferring money from reserves, Morrison will have just under $4 million remaining in its general fund balance.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison to allow commercial coffee roasting as special use
    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance that includes commercial coffee roasting as a special use in the town’s commercial zone district.
    According to minutes from the Nov. 6 board meeting, the town directed Town Attorney Gerald Dahl to look into the matter after receiving a request to open a coffee roasting business in town.

  • Jeffco achieves gold on AHA workplace index

    Jefferson County’s human resources department was recognized during a Dec. 4 meeting for receiving a gold award on the American Heart Association’s 2018 workplace health achievement index.
    According to information from the American Heart Association, the workplace health achievement index is a self-assessment scorecard. In addition to measuring the quality of a company’s workplace health program, it also looks at the overall heart health of its employees. In doing so, it asks a series of yes or no questions and utilizes three performance measures.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Oh no, a BOLO

  • Athletes find community in CO Visionaries Blind Hockey program

    Eighteen years ago, doctors told Dave Cohen his son probably wouldn’t make it.

    But on Sunday, Dave watched with pride from behind the glass of the frigid Foothills Ice Arena as his son, Jake, glided across the rink for the first time.

    “They told me he wouldn’t make it through the night,” Dave said, of Jake, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that ultimately left him blind. “What he does is amazing.

    “I’ll support him no matter what,” Dave added.

  • Retired Columbine staff member makes magic at Imagine Sound Studio

    At first glance, you probably wouldn’t know it. But in an unsuspecting building behind his South Jeffco home, Tony Antonio is making magic.

    When Antonio, a lifelong musician, retired from his job as a campus supervisor and football coach at Columbine High School, it didn’t take him long to decide his next move. He built a recording studio from the ground up and set out to become an affordable and approachable audio engineer.

  • Dakota Ridge XC: Reigning in the “dark horse”

    Coming into this season, many in the Colorado cross country community expected Dakota Ridge to perform well. They may not, however, have expected the Eagles to finish the year as well as they did.

    On Saturday in Portland, Ore., the Eagles finished third as a team — Team Littleton — at the Nike Cross Nationals, bolstered by stellar performances from senior Austin Vancil and junior Connor Ohlson. Out of 203 of the country’s best racers, Vancil finished sixth (15:08.8) and Ohlson placed 10th (15:11.5).