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Today's News

  • Third-graders learn about Sand Creek Massacre

    As West Jefferson Elementary School third-graders took their seats in front of an assortment of Native American artifacts and instruments, local composer and historian Jonathan Skyler asked them why they should learn about history.

    Kevin Sanchez shot up his hand, and said they should “study history to be smart.”

    Bristol Diedrich added that it’s “so we don’t make the same mistakes.”

  • SUV crashes into garage of Morrison home

    An SUV smashed into the garage of a Morrison home Sunday night.
    Jessica Trujillo, 32, was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.
    “She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to a detox facility and released to them,” Reid said.
    Nobody was injured in the crash.

  • The first hundred days of a Trump presidency

    Jim Rohrer

  • An injustice with superintendent hiring secrecy

    I wonder if there’s something in the water at the Jefferson County School Board headquarters that makes people averse to transparency and compliance with Colorado’s Open Meetings Law. How else could you explain a Board of Education that came into office on the heels of a recall election where one of the biggest issues was lack of transparency, saying at a public board meeting that ensuring candidates to head the district can apply without fear that their names will become public is a high priority?

  • Remembering Columbine 18 years later

    The phone rang at my one-bedroom apartment. It was my wife-to-be, even though at this point we weren’t dating. I could hear the tremble in her voice. Tears trickled down her cheeks. The horror was all too real for her to bear.
    We were a world away it seemed, residing in Rock Hill, S.C. It was where we met, but, on this day — April 20, 1999 — we were more than a couple-to-be. We were a part of a much bigger being — a nation mourning the most horrific high school shooting that our country had ever witnessed.

  • Burglaries, vehicle crimes down compared to ’16

    Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and vehicle trespasses all took a dip in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Authority quarterly report.
    Commissioner Don Rosier noted the steep declines across all three categories during the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, adding that it was a good sign following the first quarter of 2016, which experienced stark upticks in burglaries and crimes involving motor vehicles.

  • District Wildlife Manager position takes a love of animals

    Christie Greene

  • County’s slash program returns

    In an effort to help residents reduce the risk of a wildfire on their property, Jefferson County announced Monday the return of its summer-long slash collection program.
    The 2017 slash collection program takes place May 20 to Nov. 12, during which time slash collection sites  will be located at different locations throughout the county. A single load, which consists of a pickup bed full to the cab height or an 8-foot by 5-foot by 4-foot trailer, costs $20.

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  • ‘Sun, Moon, Earth and Sea’ performance to highlight Chorale’s spring season

    The Evergreen Chorale launches into spring with its presentation of “Sun, Moon, Earth and Sea” for two performances only this Friday and again on Sunday.
    Through heartfelt expression and song, the concert is poised to sweep you away, deep into the realm of majestic nature. Sight combined with sound accentuates the many sensations normally found outdoors. Clouds, snowflakes, trees, butterflies and mountains, to name a few, will be offered for your imagination and enjoyment.