Today's News

  • Church decommissions its 65-year-old organ

    It’s not often that a church decommissions a pipe organ, but that’s what happened at Church of the Transfiguration on Sunday.

    While the church’s pipe organ, which was installed in 1953, hasn’t been played for a couple years, it was time to give it a proper sendoff. The pipes will remain in the church, but the organ itself will be put into storage.

    “Everybody likes the pipes,” pastor Mike McManus said, “so we’ll keep them.”

    In 2017, a state-of-the-art organ was purchased and dedicated.

  • Glass: EnrollJeffco offers parents, students broader options

    One important concept in a business transaction is “friction.” Basically, this is anything that slows down someone from making a purchase — and the more friction in a purchase, the less likely someone will actually follow through on it.

    Enrolling a student in school has been a decidedly friction-filled experience. This is especially true for families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their assigned neighborhood public school.

  • Romberg: Polis pitches campaign promises in budget

    Gov. Jared Polis had a busy first week. After being sworn into office and giving a general inaugural address, he had just two days before presenting his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado General Assembly.

    As you would expect, the speech included many of the things that Polis emphasized during his campaign, but the priorities were further honed and, in some cases, included more details about how he intends to pursue his agenda.

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  • Additional homes may be coming near The Homestead

    A proposal to subdivide 53 acres off U.S. 285 into 18 lots for single-family homes quickly passed through the Jeffco Planning Commission.

    Because the item was on the consent agenda during the Jan. 9 meeting and there were no residents in attendance to speak about it, the case moved forward without discussion. The case is scheduled to appear in front of the Jeffco commissioners on Jan. 29. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. at the county building in Golden.

  • Mother charged with vehicular homicide in crash that killed 2-year-old daughter

    A Westminster mother has been charged with vehicular homicide after she reportedly caused a crash on Interstate 70 that killed her 2-year-old daughter and injured herself and two others.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, has had charges filed against her for an Aug. 10 crash on I-70 between the Genesee and Lookout Mountain exits. Maestas was allegedly under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the crash.

  • Morrison Police vehicle totaled in early morning accident

    Icy roads caused an early morning accident that totaled a Morrison Police Department vehicle.

    According to a press release, an unidentified Morrison officer was on westbound C-470 near Morrison Road helping a driver involved in a one-car accident due to icy road conditions at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday. The car slid against the center median barrier.

    While walking from the marked Ford Explorer to the driver’s car, a silver pickup truck lost control and struck the Morrison police vehicle from behind. The accident totaled the car, but no one was injured.

  • Jeffco district attorney’s office applying for elder abuse grant

    The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office applied for a grant through the United States Office of Violence Against Women that it hopes will eventually provide some of the necessary funding for the Porchlight Family Justice Center.

  • Arraignment set for Morrison man charged with murder

    A Morrison man is scheduled for arraignment in February after being charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson last October.

    Jerald Arthur Cross, 64, was arrested Oct. 7 on suspicion of first-degree murder after he called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. He appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing and is set to return on Feb. 15 for an arraignment, in which he must enter a plea.