Firefighters achieve containment of wildfire that burned with a mile of Golden city limits. Investigators continue seeking information about anything or anyone that caused suspicion in the fire area on March 20. More than 400 firefighters were marshaled to fight the blaze, which scorched more than 1,500 acres. U.S. Highway 6, which was closed for days because of the fire, reopened Friday afternoon.
Fire, which had raced across rugged terrain near Golden, remained at about 25 percent containment at mid-day Wednesday. Homeowners returned to the area late Tuesday after an evacuation was rescinded, but Golden Gate Canyon Road was closed throughout Wednesday afternoon and traffic on U.S. 6 was halted.
Preschooler at Primrose School of Bear Creek hops into finals of national video contest. Aiden Gumz could land a $20,000 prize for Children’s Hospital if enough people vote on-line for his video.
Homes, businesses evacuated as wind-driven flames move across Ponderosa pine studded grassland west of Golden. The cost of fighting the fire, which encompasses nearly two square miles, is approaching $700,000, according to Sheriff’s Office estimates. A precautionary fire ban has been issued for unincorporated Jeffco.
LAKEWOOD – Police are seeking a hit and run driver who left a 45-year-old pedestrian in the street injured and unable to escape being hit by a second car in the eastbound lanes of West Colfax Avenue late Saturday.
The driver of the second car was stopped and arrested by police a short distance from the [...]
Summit Ridge Middle School’s message lacks a little something. Photo Courtesy Lisa Rizzo
Ann Crall could get as much as 15 years in prison when she is sentenced next month. The Highlands Ranch woman admitted she took nearly $60,000 under the pretext of needing the money to pay for costly cancer treatment and related expenses.
If the School Board approves, cuts would suspend Outdoor Lab program, close two elementary schools, eliminate 212 full-time jobs and reduce the number of days teachers work. The plan also would impose a transportation fee for students who ride school buses and increase athletic fees.
Former Alaska governor and Republican’s 2008 VP candidate will speak at Colorado Christian University’s “Tribute to the Troops with Sarah Palin” at the school’s Events Center in May. The event coincides with the first televised debate among GOP presidential hopefuls.
Odom, a Golden resident, will serve the remaining two years of McCasky’s term after the county Republicans’ Vacancy Committee selected the small businessman from a field of nearly 20 applicants to represent Commissioner District 2.
LHA project is expected to provide up to 176 mixed-income units in three multi-story buildings at 6150 West 13th Avenue, fronting the light-rail line. Neighbors raised concerns over the increased residential density of the project as well as its effects on community safety and property values.
Marc P. O’Leary remains jailed on $5 million cash bond as a suspect in Golden, Westminster attacks after his weekend arrest. Other metro-area agencies, including Lakewood, are looking at O’Leary in other similar crimes.
Jeffco’s administrative offices re-opened Monday after cleanup crews worked through the weekend to mop up the water damage and make repairs. The leak apparently originated in a structure atop the county building.
Resolution would require Congress to limit bills to a single subject, eliminating the ability to tack unrelated amendments and other matters onto pending legislation. If approved, it would force such “stealth” items into the open for debate.
McCasky, who represents most of Lakewood as Jeffco’s District 2 commissioner, will takeover the leadership of the Jefferson Economic Council, a public/private economic development group after he resigns in February.
Robbery suspect died in hail of bullets of after reportedly telling officers they would have to shoot him and making what officers took to be a threatening move. A suspected accomplice surrendered before the shooting and is jailed on a number of possible charges including robbery, eluding and criminal impersonation, according to Lakewood Police.
Supporters of Laura Boggs and citizens concerned that Jefferson County’s school board is trying to quash dissenting political views criticize the board’s action against Boggs during Thursday’s board meeting.
LPD investigators are looking for a 37-year-old Hispanic man in connection with Tuesday’s slaying of an employee at the El Torito Bar & Grill. The victim was shot shortly after a confrontation with a group of men inside the business.