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Today's News

  • Arraignment set for identity theft ring suspects

    Seven of the eight people indicted in August for allegedly operating an identity theft ring in Jefferson County and elsewhere in the metro area will be arraigned Oct.15.
    Four men and four women are accused of operating the ring, which affected at least 26 merchants and 14 victims, according to the indictment. Seven of the eight have been arrested, while one suspect — Faith Knight — remains at large.
    The following individuals have been arrested:
    • Jacob Westfall, 20.
    • Matthew Lane, 42.
    • Michael John Mancuso, 28.

  • Charges still pending in I-70 crash that killed 2-year old

    Charges are still pending in the case of an August crash on Interstate 70 that killed a 2-year old girl and injured three others.

    According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the Jeffco District Attorney’s Office, the DA is still waiting for the Colorado State Patrol to present its investigative findings in the case and has yet to decide about filing charges against Samantha Maestas, 28, of Westminster, the driver believed to have caused the accident.

  • O’Connor jury trial postponed

    The jury trial for the man accused of causing an August 2017 crash that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist has been postponed while the defendant undergoes a “mental condition evaluation,” according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Suspect in El Rancho armed robbery still at large

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a male suspect who held up an Evergreen dry cleaning employee at knifepoint a week and a half ago.

    The suspect, who was described as a white male in his 30s, wearing raggedy camouflage clothing, possibly a tan shirt, a black bandana and a black hat, is believed to have entered a drying cleaning business in the 1000 block of El Rancho Road around 4:20 p.m. on Sept. 8, threatened the clerk with a knife and then left — possibly with cash.

  • Wilmot back to normal after water main break Friday

    By Deb Hurley Brobst
    Staff Writer
    School returned to normal on Monday at Wilmot Elementary School after a water main break on Friday. School remained open Friday even though the water had to be shut off.
    “I am nothing but impressed with everyone here,” Karen Quanbeck, chief of schools for Jeffco elementary schools, said.
    Quanbeck was at Wilmot all day Friday to help with shepherding children through one set of bathrooms in the school. All other bathrooms were closed. Many cases of water were brought in.

  • Three Jeffco Republicans win endorsement from Liberty Caucus

    The Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado has endorsed three Republican candidates running for office in Jefferson County: incumbent state Sen. Tim Neville, who is running for re-election in Senate District 16; Christine Jensen, who is running to replace state Rep. Cheri Jahn, I-Wheat Ridge, in Senate District 20; and Tony Sanchez, who is running to replace state Sen. Andy Kerr in Senate District 22.

  • Teachers union endorses Amendment 73, Jeffco bond/mill package

    The Jefferson County Education Association has publicly announced its support for Jeffco Public Schools’ bond and mill package, as well as Amendment 73 — a statewide constitutional amendment that calls for raising income taxes on those whose annual income exceeds $150,000, raising the corporate tax rate, and changing how property taxes are assessed for schools in an effort to generate $1.6 billion in school funding annually.

  • ‘Funny Girl’ opens at Center Stage

    Whether it’s the song “People Who Need People” or “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” the music of “Funny Girl” is so iconic — and it easily gets stuck in your head.

    Ovation West Musical Theatre is presenting the show through Oct. 7 at Center Stage, with Colleen Lee portraying Fanny Brice. The story is based on the life of Ziegfeld comedian Fanny Brice, her start in vaudeville and burlesque, her romance with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein, and her success on stage and in film.

    Lee called Brice fascinating.

  • Comprehensive plan amendment process underway

    Morrison residents at a Sept. 11 community meeting tended to prefer limiting or altogether restricting growth and development in northwest Morrison.

    In a question about whether northwest Morrison is an appropriate location to accommodate growth, 53 percent said no, while 33 percent said yes, if it’s limited.

  • Burgett named interim fire chief at Platte Canyon Fire

    Joe Burgett, Platte Canyon’s longtime assistant fire chief, has been named interim fire chief after the retirement of Mark Wesseldine in July.

    Confirmed at the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District’s monthly board meeting last month, Burgett’s appointment comes after more than 20 years with the department.