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Today's News

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office dedicating unit to family crimes

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, in addition to increased response from its victim advocates, has established a Family Crimes Unit.

    Sheriff Jeff Shrader presented the first-quarter 2018 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ May 1 hearing, stating that the unit became fully functional in January. It has four investigators and a sergeant dedicated to handling crimes involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault by a family member or acquaintance, human trafficking and elder abuse.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    When you gotta’ go …

  • Motorcycle accident blocking southbound 285  

    A 58-year-old man has been injured and transported to the hospital after his motorcycle went into the median of U.S. Highway 285 on Monday afternoon.
    As of 12:45 p.m., his condition was unknown. Traffic was snarled briefly, but all lanes near Calfee Gulch Road were reopened as of 1:06 p.m.
    According to Trooper Josh Lewis, Colorado State Patrol received a call at 12:06 p.m. about a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle down in the median. The rider was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

  • Evergreen man arrested in connection with weekend homicide

    An Evergreen man was arrested for reportedly shooting and killing his tenant Sunday afternoon.
    David Donald Claussen, 46, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth.
    According to Mark Techmeyer, spokesman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the two men had a confrontation around 3:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon at their residence in the 7700 block of Highway 73.
    The confrontation was about Hudspeth staying at the residence, Techmeyer said. No one else was at the home during the incident.

  • Legislative session a contentious one

    The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended last week. It was a contentious session that was distracted by sexual harassment allegations, but that ultimately made progress on the highest priority issues.

  • Disassociating from a falling star

    John Newkirk

  • Investigators in Maggie Long case say family home was targeted

     Nearly six months after 17-year-old Maggie Long was murdered at her family's home in Bailey, investigators are finally sharing more information about the case — specifically saying that the Long family home was targeted and that Long's murder was not part of a pattern of crimes occurring in neighboring counties or elsewhere.

  • Jeffco, Platte Canyon schools land on top 50 list

    Six Jeffco high schools have landed on U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which ranks the top high schools at state and national levels based on college readiness, reading and math assessment scores, graduation rates, and more.

    Announced May 9, Evergreen High School, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Chatfield High School and Bear Creek High School were among the top 50 high schools in Colorado, with Evergreen and D’Evelyn ranked among the top 10.

  • CCHS AP students create place settings, choose figures to join ‘The Dinner Party’

    A climber rescued from Clear Creek Canyon on May 5 is the most recent example of the growing collaboration between the Alpine Rescue Team and the Clear Creek Fire Authority.

    The man was extricated from The Catslab climbing area near Tunnel 5 and transported safely across Clear Creek on a high-line rope system operated by both agencies.

  • At state, Conifer girls gain valuable experience

    By Christopher Bolin

    For Conifer girls tennis, the Class 3A state tournament was a learning experience.

    The Lobos may have finished with zero points, but what they lacked in results, they more than made up for in experience.

    Of the four qualifiers — Hattie Dahlin and Ava Dalton at No. 1 doubles and Jessie Levesque-Etling and Marissa Rocconova at No. 2 doubles — none had ever played in a state match.

    None of them are not seniors, and Dalton is just a freshman.