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Today's News

  • JCSO searching for suspects in coffee shop arson

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects accused of lighting chairs on fire and shooting guns outside of Tomari’s Coffee across from Tiny Town in late January.

    The suspects were caught on surveillance video lighting furniture on fire outside of the Morrison coffee shop around 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Before putting out the flames, the video shows the men shooting their guns at the ignited furniture.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    What? No VIN?

  • Realpolitik equals Fair Trade equals a new NAFTA

    Soon after the inauguration of President Trump, I wrote a column predicting that the tone and timber of his foreign policy would be that of Realpolitik. Certainly, the months since and the latest tariff pronouncement underscore the validity of this prognostication.

  • Authorities arrest a second man in Pine Junction bar fight

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has identified and arrested a second man suspected of assaulting a father and endangering a 4-year-old in a January bar fight.
    Devon Lee Premer, 22, of Arvada was identified Tuesday after the JCSO released photos and videos of a suspect from the January incident on Monday and asked for the public’s help to identify him.

  • Shielded from their transgressions

    When the Colorado House of Representatives voted to expel Steve Lebsock, it ended a sorry saga, but did little to put to rest lingering discussions about sexual harassment at the State Capitol.
    After Lebsock was accused of sexual harassment by a fellow lawmaker, several other complaints against legislators were filed. Four additional complaints were filed against Lebsock and complaints were filed against one other representative and three senators.

  • Bill to allow permitless concealed carry passes state Senate

    Roughly two weeks after state House Democrats rejected three gun control bills that would have allowed — among other things — concealed weapons in schools, the Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill last Thursday that would allow Coloradans to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

  • Proposed tax increase could yield $1.6 billion for P-12 education

    Taxpayers across the state could see a $1.6 billion tax increase question on their November ballots this fall if backers of a new school funding measure are able to collect enough voter signatures between now and July 11.

  • PCSD superintendent leaving for job in Fremont County

    Platte Canyon Superintendent Brenda Krage has accepted a job as the new superintendent of the Florence-Penrose School District in Fremont County and will vacate her position with Platte Canyon Schools at the end of July.

    Announced to district staff Tuesday morning, Krage’s upcoming departure from Platte Canyon was made official Monday night after a unanimous vote by the Florence-Penrose school board during its regular meeting.

  • Long case lingers on with no end in sight

    March 10 marked 100 days since 17-year old Maggie Long was found murdered at her family’s home off County Road 43 in Bailey and despite a significant number of tips from the public, investigators are no closer to knowing who killed the Platte Canyon High School senior.

  • EHS beats South in second straight title game

    DENVER — As the clock wound down at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday and Evergreen senior Baylee Galan-Browne dribbled the ball into the corner of the court, she couldn’t contain her excitement. When the final buzzer sounded, she jumped up and down out of pure joy.

    The Cougars had defeated Pueblo South 46-38 in the final game for the second year in a row to become state champions.