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Today's News

  • District, PCSO reassure community that schools are safe

    Concerns in the Bailey community about a lack of school security in the Platte Canyon School District were recently met with reassurances from both district officials and Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener, as well as promises to provide more safety training for teachers, staff and other district employees.

  • Jeffco students say ‘never again’ when it comes to school gun violence

    They came in shirts bearing the phrase “Never Again” in block letters. They came in suit jackets with legislative name tags. They came in the shoes of their departed children. Teenagers, parents, teachers, politicians, survivors.

    Last Wednesday evening, hundreds of Jeffco residents gathered at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada to share in one message: No child should ever have to experience gun violence in school ever again.

  • Tempers flare over proposed Conifer housing development

    A proposed rezoning application that could bring more than 100 townhomes to property near the historic Yellow Barn in Conifer drew jeers, yelling and discontent from attendees at a community meeting on March 13.

    More than 100 people packed the cafeteria of West Jefferson Middle School to hear from property owner Josh McGibbon and representatives from Phelps Engineering about their development plans for a 25-acre swatch of land along Highway 73, and bounded by U.S. 285 on the south and Barkley Road on the north.

  • Platte Canyon school board to hold special meeting Monday

    The Platte Canyon school board will hold a special meeting Monday night to discuss plans to search for a new superintendent. Members of the community will have the opportunity to provide input on the search and possible candidates. Randy Black, director of member relations with the Colorado Association of School Boards, will be presenting information to school board members about CASB's superintendent search process.

  • EHS students stand in solidarity with Parkland, Fla., students

    Solidarity.

    That was the reason why about 400 Evergreen High School students gathered on the school’s football field at 10 a.m. Wednesday for 17 minutes. They wanted to show their support for the school community at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

  • 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.