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    Jeffco looks to expand enterprise zone

    Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. is looking to expand its enterprise zone to potentially include portions of Kittredge, Idledale and Morrison.

  • Annual Art of the Egg competition brings out the artist in amateurs, allows professionals to get creative

    Some 119 eggs were inspected by adults and children alike on May 1 as they decided which were their favorites and which they were interested in buying.

    Visitors found eggs in every design imaginable. Some were so creatively decorated that you couldn’t tell they were eggs in the first place.

    The Art of the Egg, the annual egg-decorating contest, culminated with its finale viewing party at Go Paint!, and both professional and amateur egg decorators get involved.

  • News Briefs

    Preliminary hearing set for teenage murder suspect

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the 18-year-old charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Joseph Michael Brinson.

    Blake Alan Quinlan was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail on April 4. He is being held without bond and will return to court for a preliminary hearing on July 19.

  • Developers meet with community on El Rancho rezoning case

    Dozens of El Rancho community members filled a room at Evergreen Country Day School on May 1 to share their frustration with Jefferson County and developers over a high-density development plan for their neighborhood.

    Moreover, they’re discouraged by the fact that they’re going through the process again less than 10 months after their protests helped kill the project.

  • Mother pleads not guilty in I-70 crash

    The Westminster mother who allegedly caused the Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, is scheduled for a three-day jury trial from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for June 3, followed by a motions hearing on July 11.

    In January, Maestas was charged with vehicular homicide-DUI and child abuse resulting in death, both class 3 felonies, and several other counts.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The Cuervo Rebellion

  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre wastewater improvements in progress

    Wastewater improvements are underway at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Among the improvements, the comminutor vault is being installed; the equalization basin at the venue is being removed; and the venue, which is owned and operated by the city and county of Denver, is switching to a direct flow to the town of Morrison’s treatment plant, according to utilities department director Fritz Fouts.

  • Annual bag-off event benefits local nonprofits

    After Jeffco county manager Don Davis, clad in a black-and-white referee uniform, counted down to zero, boxes and cans began flying down the grocery store conveyor belt and were haphazardly tossed into bags.

  • Former Jeffco deputy pleads not guilty

    The former Jefferson County Jail deputy accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate pleaded not guilty during a Monday afternoon arraignment.

    Myriah Lovato, 29, returns to court on May 13 for a pre-trial conference. She faces felony charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, first-degree introducing contraband, two counts of second-degree introducing contraband and sexual conduct in a correctional institution.