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Today's News

  • Participating Jeffco agencies consolidate dispatch

    After seven years of conversation, including five years of planning, law enforcement agencies and fire departments across Jeffco are now officially dispatching through one consolidated dispatch center — Jeffcom 911 — housed at West Metro Fire Rescue.

    The final participating agencies went live last week, including Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and other mountain fire districts.

    Formally called the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority, the center provides services to eight member agencies and supports an additional 14.

  • Renovating Jeffco schools would cost $647 million

    The Jeffco School Board has discussed using a bond issue on the November ballot to raise $647 million that experts said would be needed to make Jeffco schools more efficient, more equal and safer.

    The board has made no decision on whether to put a bond issue on the ballot, which would need to be done before late August, but board members asked for further information to take to upcoming community meetings.

  • Commissioners consider repurposing fairgrounds

    The county commissioners questioned allowing Jeffco Parks to purchase equipment for the fairgrounds in case the land is repurposed in the near future.

    During an April 3 staff briefing, Parks Director Tom Hoby and Dexter Foxworth, division director of Jeffco Events & Venues, asked the commissioners to authorize $105,000 to replace a grounds tractor and a maintenance vehicle. Both are past their 10-year lifespan and are used on a regular basis, they said.

  • Third suspect arrested in murder of D'Evelyn grad

     After a five-day search, the final suspect was arrested in connection with the Thursday night murder of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek.

    Devon Drizzt Howard, 20, was arrested around 4 p.m. Tuesday. For this arrest, the Edgewater Police Department worked in conjunction with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

  • D’Evelyn graduate murdered in Edgewater

    The Edgewater Police Department is looking for suspects wanted in connection with the Thursday night murder of a D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School graduate.

    Andrew Jenicek, 27, was going to pick up food from a restaurant located in the 2000 block of Sheridan Boulevard in Edgewater around 8:40 p.m., when a silver or white sedan pulled up. A passenger got out of the car and shot Jenicek once in the chest. A witness saw the incident and called 911, according to Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey.

  • Who will lead?

    We continue to argue about how to protect our kids from school shooters. I can’t get the visions of those little Sandy Hook toddlers out of my mind. I live near an elementary school, and as I see the little ones coming and going I think about the horrific shootings we seem to shrug off as “the way things are today.” No, thoughts and prayers are insufficient.
    Consider the following events compiled by Michael Smerconish, CNN and Sirius Radio nonpartisan program host regarding the Parkland school shooting:

  • Saving Parkland—26 times over

    The hypocrisy can sometimes feel overwhelming. The recent anti-gun march in Washington masquerading as an anti-gun violence demonstration focused on protecting our children.
    It was, in fact, a cleverly organized, coordinated demonstration by the anti-gun, anti-NRA, anti-Trump political left. Coordinated by Democrat Party alliances involving George Soros, the Women’s March and others, these folks certainly have the legal right to exercise their First Amendment rights.

  • Bills to watch: The 2018 legislative session

    The 2018 legislative session kicked off Jan. 10 at the state Capitol in Denver, commencing the second session of the 71st General Assembly in Colorado. What follows is a brief summary of bills that state representatives and state senators who serve the Littleton, Morrison and South Jeffco communities are the primary sponsors of, as well as updates on previously introduced bills that have passed or failed since the Courier’s last update Feb. 28.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, House District 25

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Dakota Ridge snuffs Columbine

    LITTLETON — A little tendonitis wasn’t going to stop Peyton Hamel.
    In a matchup between Dakota Ridge’s No. 1 singles player and Columbine’s Jamie Chase on Tuesday at Marker Park, Hamel started out strong and wavered a bit in the middle of the competition before putting Chase away quickly in the final game.
    Hamel continued her undefeated streak as she went on to win, 6-4, 6-4.
    Despite her early success, she’s had her fair share of struggles, and it showed at times against Chase.