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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Jeffco Sheriff’s Office honors deputies in annual awards ceremony

    Most working in law enforcement would tell you they’re not in it for the awards. But courageous acts and hard work are worth recognizing, and that’s what the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office did last month during its annual awards ceremony. 

    More than 50 employees and volunteers with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, as well as local businesses and nonprofit organizations, were honored in a March 7 ceremony at the Wedgewood Weddings venue in Ken-Caryl.

    Deputy Kyle Coburn

  • DECA teaches Conifer students some ‘real world’ skills

    Conifer High School’s DECA program teaches students about business and marketing, but for most, it does a lot more than that. 

    “… It teaches you so much about life,” said Adde Hollander, who is the club’s vice president of public relations. “… More than your math class and English class will.”

    President Reece Miller agreed, noting that she wasn’t sure she wanted to go into business when she first joined the club.

  • Driver in fatal U.S. 285 accident gets 34-year sentence

    The Denver man accused of driving under the influence and killing a 53-year-old motorcyclist in August 2017 will spend 34 years in prison. 

    Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and driving under the influence on Feb. 20. He received his sentence during a hearing on Friday.

  • Jeffco, Green Tree Metro District working toward settlement

    Though nothing is finalized, Jefferson County is working toward a settlement with Green Tree Metropolitan District so the county can be reimbursed for a $6.4 million loan for construction of the C-470 and Alameda interchange. 

    In part, Green Tree was formed to help finance the interchange, and it entered into an agreement with Carma Lakewood LLC, the predecessor to Solterra, as well as the city of Lakewood and Jefferson County to do so.

  • Missing person case now being investigated as a potential homicide

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office now believes foul play was involved in the case of a Littleton man who hasn’t been seen since January. 

    Joseph Michael Brinson, 28, was last seen Jan. 17 in his home in the 9000 block of Mica Mine Gulch Road in Littleton. His family reported him missing on Jan. 23, according to Mike Taplin with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Commission recommends denial of Conifer Heights

    As a Conifer resident, Planning Commission member Gail Spencer has a particular understanding of the challenges the mountain area faces regarding water and fire. 

    And for that reason, Spencer was one of five commissioners who voted to recommend denial on Conifer Heights, a rezoning proposal that could bring as many as 101 town homes to 25 acres near the historic Yellow Barn at the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

  • Commission recommends denial of Conifer Heights

    As a Conifer resident, Planning Commission member Gail Spencer has a particular understanding of the challenges the mountain area faces regarding water and fire.

    And for that reason, Spencer was one of five commissioners who voted to recommend denial on Conifer Heights, a rezoning proposal that could bring as many as 101 town homes to 25 acres near the historic Yellow Barn at the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

    “I don’t think that this is the time for us to put this type of a development on that corridor,” Spencer said.

  • Annual Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyles Show allows residents to prepare for spring projects

    Despite gloomy weather on Saturday, it was a perfect day to think about spring projects — home improvements, gardening and remodeling.

    And the perfect place to find vendors was the Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyles Show at Evergreen High School. Eighty vendors discussed their wares and services with attendees who perused their booths.

    The show, which used to be called the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show, had some new additions: massage therapy, acupuncture and healing therapies — only adding to the number of people the event now appeals to.

  • A story worth telling: The Youngs have enjoyed 66 years of happiness and fulfillment

    It was 1952 when Emmett Young and Barbara Jones went roller skating on their first date. Six months later, they got married — and they will tell you it’s been 66 years of happiness and fulfillment.

    The Youngs, who’ve lived at Life Care Center of Evergreen for the past four years, have learned many life lessons along the way.

    “I have had the best life,” Emmett said. “Every minute has just been fun. Everything nice has happened to me.”