Today's News

  • Melding technology with teaching

    Classrooms sure are different than they were 20 years ago.

    At King-Murphy Elementary School, for example, most of the classrooms have Smartboards, and students have access to e-tablets to help them with their work.

  • Ex-child welfare caseworker sentenced

    A former Jefferson County Human Services caseworker will serve two years of probation and 96 hours of community service for falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Food truck on Floyd Hill brings international flair

    Beki Fiala’s travels have taken her to dozens of countries. Now, she’s bringing international street food with a mountain flair to her neighbors and the passing commuters on Floyd Hill.
    Fiala, a resident of the area, bought the property where her Wanderlust Market food truck now sits three years ago. Since then, she’s been preparing the land, the trailer and the menu; and on Feb. 15, she and her small staff opened for the first time.
    “It’s been a process, and slowly but surely, we’ve done it,” Fiala said.

  • Pickleball club asks for dedicated courts at Marshdale

    About 35 Evergreen Pickleball Club members asked the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s board of directors that the four courts at Marshdale Park be dedicated to pickleball. The members said that, considering the sport is growing in popularity, there should be dedicated playing areas outdoors as it’s an outdoor sport.

  • Million-dollar innovation fund requested for 2018-19 budget

    A number of high-dollar requests for the 2018-19 fiscal year have been submitted to the Jeffco school board as part of Jeffco Public Schools’ latest budget update, including funding a second round of the district’s $1 million innovation acceleration fund, creating a new chief strategy officer position for Superintendent Jason Glass’ district cabinet, adding six mental health support staff in elementary schools, and adding two mental health support staff for students in the gifted and talented program.

  • Commissioner Briefs: the latest news from Jeffco Board of County Commissioners

    Final plat for Willow Springs

    During its Feb. 27 hearing, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a final plat for 18 houses in Morrison.

    While members of the public who commented said they weren’t opposed to the development, they were concerned about the lot’s single access point. They described the entrance/exit as being at the bottom of a steep hill where vehicles frequently exceed 40 mph, and the visibility is low.

  • Wildfire near Staunton State Park extinguished

    Firefighters from the Elk Creek Fire Protection District extinguished a small fire near Staunton State Park on Monday afternoon after a resident of the Elk Falls neighborhood saw smoke on the hillside while walking his dog.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Canines consternated

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found non-responsive

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an inmate, who was found non-responsive in her cell early Thursday morning.

    Jennifer Marie Brooks, the 46-year-old Bailey resident who reportedly led Jeffco Sheriff's deputies on a chase that shut down U.S. 285 for about an hour last July, was found non-responsive with a trash bag over her head in her cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility.

  • Former Morrison police officer sentenced to prison

    The former second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department was sentenced to prison Thursday morning.
    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, pleaded guilty in December to four felony counts of embezzlement, attempt to influence a public servant, theft and forgery. He will spend 42 months in prison.