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Today's News

  • Toy and Trade show teaches students entrepreneurship

    Students at Westridge Elementary School received a lesson in entrepreneurship and economics during the annual toy and trade show held on April 16.

    The show is a showcase of a six-week unit that provides students an understanding of economic concepts through a fun and engaging hands-on simulation. For the project, students had to design their own companies, create interesting toy products, do market research, write a business proposal, create info graphics and commercials, host board meetings, make a prototype and participate in a school-wide trade show.

  • Chatfield State Park’s swim beach closed for the summer

    The swim beach at Chatfield State Park, a popular summer spot in South Jeffco, will not open for the 2018 season due to construction delays with the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project.

    “They’re still working there, but they ran into some soil issues,” said Scott Roush, Chatfield State Park manager. “That’s the one piece that’s not going to open this summer.”

  • Suspect arrested in SW Plaza burglary

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one suspect in connection with an October crime spree that included a smash-and-grab burglary at J.C. Penney Co. in Southwest Plaza.

    Lance David Segura, 19, was arrested April 18 for his involvement in a multi-jurisdictional crime spree overnight on Oct. 25 and 26, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Jeffco searching for suspects accused of stealing guitars

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man and woman accused of stealing two Les Paul acoustic guitars from Music Go Round in the 8000 block of West Bowles Avenue.

    According to the sheriff’s office, the two suspects went into the store during business hours on April 5 and perused the acoustic guitar section.

    They spoke to an employee and took the guitars when the employee left to help another customer, said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Town of Morrison appoints officials

    The town of Morrison last week appointed town officials, and planning commission and board of adjustment members after the town conducted municipal election earlier in April.

    Town Manager Kara Winters, Town Attorney Gerald Dahl, Judge Ford Wheatley and water attorney Cindy Covell retained their positions with the town. Winters previously held the title of town administrator.

    Per Morrison’s home-rule charter, these positions are appointed by the board in election years, according to Lyndsey Davis, Morrison town clerk.

  • Two candidates contending for open seat on Foothills board

    Two candidates are running for one open position on the Foothills Park and Recreation District board of directors.

    Voters will choose a representative for Ward 3. It is bounded by C-470 on the west, Belleview Avenue on the north and Kipling Parkway on the east. Only those who live within this ward are eligible to vote in the May 8 election.

  • Vote for Our Lives hosts rally at Clement Park

    On the eve of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, Jefferson County students joined forces with students from Parkland, Fla., and Pittsburgh at Clement Park to kick off the Vote for Our Lives campaign.

    As a cool wind whispered through the April air, people toting handmade signs gathered in the South Jeffco park to remember lives lost to gun violence and fight for a better future.

  • Governor’s Ranch lands new principal

    Elk Creek Elementary School’s longtime principal Ryan Lucas will depart at the end of the 2017-18 school year to take a job as principal of Governor’s Ranch Elementary in Littleton.
    Announced late last month, Lucas’ departure was motivated, in part, by a desire to work closer to where he lives down the hill.
    Prior to joining Elk Creek in 2012, Lucas taught at Belmar Elementary School in Lakewood and Evergreen Middle School, and was the director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen for two years.

  • The outrage industry is booming

    John Newkirk

  • Facebook … the good, the bad and the ugly

    I was not an early adopter of Facebook. Like many my age, I thought it was for kids. Now, I am a user, and I enjoy the networking benefits it brings.
    I commonly communicate with friends and business associates, many of whom I haven’t seen for years. My sister is a well-known artist, but she lives in Cincinnati. With her postings, I can enjoy her artwork.