Local News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Love on the rocks

  • Sumner announces retirement from CAE in December

    Steve Sumner, Center for the Arts Evergreen’s executive director for 12 years, is retiring at the end of the year to make time for creating his own art, traveling and spending more time with his family.

    “I want to have the time to make some important art that has been rumbling around in my head,” Sumner, 78, said of retirement. “What I hope I can come up with is a nice balance of being able to sequester myself (to make art) and also continue to do significant work in arts organizations.”

  • On the Move: Strength training 101

    By Deb Brown
    On the Move Fitness

    Both Dave and I absolutely love what we do for a living. One of my favorite parts of the job is to educate people regarding the proper way to train as they are working out.

    Invariably, most people are surprised to learn that there is more to it than just “lifting weights.” If you are looking to start strength training, or even if you have been doing it for a while, here are some important things you need to know:

  • Crime briefs

    Suspect arrested in connection with death of Littleton man headed for arraignment
    It didn’t take long for 18-year-old Blake Quinlan to disclose his role in the murder of Joseph Michael Brinson.

    At least that’s how Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Investigator TJ Woodin explained it to the court during a July 19 preliminary hearing.

  • Jeffco Schools nix proposal to rebuild Columbine HS

    Jeffco Public Schools asked and the community answered: Columbine High School will remain at its spot near the corner of South Pierce Street and West Bowles Avenue in South Jeffco.

  • Jeffco voters to see a TABOR-related ballot measure in November

    Jefferson County voters will be asked in November to decide whether to allow the county to retain property tax funds that exceed the Taxpayer Bill of Rights limits.

    Called “de-brucing,” the proposal would allow Jeffco to retain funding instead of returning the money to taxpayers. However, the county would still be required to go to the voters if it wanted to raise property taxes. 

  • Horse healing: Resqranch, West Wind Stables partnership helps people learn how to care for horses

    Jena Questen hopes to reinvent the relationship humans have with animals.

    As part of that goal, Questen, the owner of Aspen Park Veterinary Hospital in Conifer, created a program called Hike with Horses and Horses 101, both of which aim to teach people of all ages about horses. And while learning about rescue horses, participants learn more about training dogs, cats and other animals, too.

  • Jeffco leadership kicks off school year

    A new school year is fast approaching, and Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass has charged district leadership with continuing its focus on the student experience and deeper learning. 

    “We’re keeping the main thing the main thing, and that is learning,” he said.

  • New MRC CEO brings years of experience

    Sarah Kinzer understands the nonprofit sector, considering she’s been working in it since 1992. 

    She’s worked at the Mayfair Women’s Center in Aurora as well as the Mental Health Centers of Boulder and Denver and most recently as vice president of The Gathering Place in Denver, where she oversaw budgeting, programming, fundraising and more.

  • Commissioners deny residential rezoning at U.S. 285 and C-470

    The Jeffco commissioners unanimously denied a proposal to rezone some 10 acres near the intersection of C-470 and U.S. 285 for 69 single-family detached units.

    The property, currently zoned commercial and planned development for non-residential units, is located at 4277 S. Eldridge St., near the Home Depot in unincorporated South Jeffco. The applicants believed the project would fill a need for housing in the area.