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Local News

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found unresponsive

    An inmate died Friday morning at the Jefferson County Jail after being discovered unresponsive on the floor during a routine check of his cell.  

    Philip Thomas, 34, was not responsive when he was found on the ground of his cell at 1 a.m. Jan. 4, according to a press release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Although detention deputies performed CPR and other lifesaving protocols, he was pronounced dead 50 minutes later. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Remote con-trol

  • Jeffco Schools overseeing transit survey

    Jeffco Public Schools is exploring district transportation, and in doing so, plans to examine ways to increase bus ridership in the district and to decrease the number of bus accidents and breakdowns.

    The district transportation department is conducting a survey among parents regarding bus ridership fees and more. The goal is to gauge interest and insight, and from there, the district will likely form focus groups to further delve into the issue. Depending on results, it may devise a plan to meet one or both of the transportation goals.

  • Local man sentenced for illegal outfitting

    An Evergreen man was sentenced to supervised probation and a court-ordered suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping-related activities in Colorado after a multi-year Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation into the man’s illegal hunting and outfitting activities.

  • The 2018 Year in Review

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  • Retired teacher stays connected with her former students all these years later

    Wanda Schneider doesn’t let the grass grow under her feet.

    The 80-year-old retired teacher is busy every day and said it would drive her crazy if she spent even one day doing nothing.

    The die-hard Denver Broncos fan is devoted to her former students, the Mountain Genealogists Society, family, friends and more. As an example, she sent 400 handmade Christmas cards.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Crimes against literature

  • Drumming up the sun: Crowd rings in winter solstice at Red Rocks

    A fiery sunrise blanketed the towering monoliths at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in a warm bath of light on Friday morning.

    But prior to the rising of the sun, a crowd gathered in the pitch black to celebrate the winter solstice and welcome in the light that starts the shortest day of the year. As the sun made its slow ascent, the sound of drum music and joyful chants and cheers echoed through the amphitheater. People danced, embraced and shared in the bliss of the sun.

  • Jeffco briefs

    Jeffco Head Start looks to increase services

    Jefferson County Head Start is seeking approval from the Jeffco commissioners to receive additional funding from the Office of Head Start in order to increase more of its services from half day to full day.

  • Morrison approves state highway annexation

    Morrison Town Board approved a “clean-up annexation” to include a small portion of state Highway 8 into Morrison town limits and provide jurisdictional clarity.

    The project, which has been in the works since 2006, covers the space from the new Town of Morrison sign by Ozzi’s and moves east toward C-470 and the Phillips 66 gas station, which was formerly a Conoco. It includes the roadway and the bicycle path.

    The addition is logical, considering most assume the area already is within Morrison’s jurisdiction.