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Today's News

  • Complaint alleges JCSO, Shrader violated ADA

    A lawsuit filed in May accuses two law enforcement agencies, including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader, of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    Among other things, the civil suit alleges two women, Ruthie Jordan and Mary Patricia Graham-Kelly, both of whom are deaf, weren’t provided certified American Sign Language interpreters when they were arrested by Jeffco deputies and booked into the Jeffco jail.

  • Red, White & You returns

    The work for Foothills Park and Recreation staff and volunteers begins long before thousands pack Clement Park for the annual Red, White & You celebration.

    In fact, as soon as the crowds leave Clement Park, work on next year’s event commences.

  • Chatfield’s Alex Malone is defying the odds

    When Chatfield’s Kian “Alex” Malone was 12 years old, a serious heart condition almost took his life. Now, five years later, he’s a premier multisport athlete with the Chargers.

    “I decided that sports meant a lot to me and that no matter what, I was going to do what I could to keep playing,” Malone said. “Football has always been a passion of mine since I was 9 years old, and I started track because my mom would always tell me (when I was younger) how much fun she had running track.”

  • Survey says: Jeffco community members, employees support direction and potential election questions

    A little over a month ago, we launched a survey to gauge the opinion of the community on the direction of Jeffco Public Schools and to get feedback on possible fall election questions.
    To date, we’ve had more than 2,000 people respond to the survey, and based on the results, respondents show strong support for the direction Jeffco Public Schools is headed and support for possible election questions in the fall.

  • The president got the Korean talks going

    The news in the last six months that Korea is near having the capacity to hit our country with a long-range missile carrying a nuclear weapon has certainly gotten the attention of all of us. Not since the Cold War have we had the possibility of an attack of our country on our minds.
    The strange exchange of personal attacks between President Trump and Kim Jong Un served to further unnerve us, making the two leaders seem to be somewhat unhinged. To be sure, we have not witnessed similar interactions between an American president and a world leader.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Re-strained relations

  • ‘Don’t be surprised if this guy’s name gets called’

    Six years ago, just after wrapping up his high school baseball career at Dakota Ridge, Steven Wilson was drafted by the Phillies. This past month, after deferring to college baseball instead, he was drafted by the Padres.

    Taken 231st overall in the eighth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, Wilson’s dreams had come true again but more on his terms.

  • Colorado’s 2018 primary election

    Yes, it’s that time of year again, where almost every other commercial is a political ad and there are perhaps too many candidates to keep track of for too many races.

    After Colorado’s primary elections next Tuesday, however, the pool of candidates for governor, state legislators, Congressional representatives and a smattering of other municipal offices will dwindle — setting the stage for four months of heavy campaigning by finalists and a clearer picture of what the November elections will look like.

  • Jeffco Public Schools approves agreements with employee unions

    Jeffco Public Schools has reached and approved a contract with its teachers union after a contentious negotiations period that saw teachers stage walkouts in April to protest teacher pay levels and school funding in Colorado, as well as proposed changes to the Public Employees Retirement Association — the state’s public employee pension fund.

  • SW Plaza, Jeffco Public Health partner on Double Bucks program

    The weekly summer farmers market at Southwest Plaza is working with Jeffco Public Health to provide fresh produce to low-income individuals at a discounted cost.

    They’re doing so through the Double Up Food Bucks program, a statewide partnership led by LiveWell Colorado that allows customers to receive a dollar to spend on Colorado-grown fruits or vegetables when they spend a SNAP dollar on any eligible item at a participating farmers market. They can receive up to $20 per trip to the market.