News Flash

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Sheltair Aviation Coming to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

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RMMA and Jefferson County are excited to announce that Sheltair Aviation will construct and operate their first full-service fixed-base operation west of the Mississippi, here at RMMA.Phase One development plans include a new 10,000 square foot FBO facili...

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Airport - News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

2018-2020 Rates and Charges is Now Available

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2018-2020 Rates and Charges is now available on our website. Please review the table at https://www.jeffco.us/1615/Budget-Finance to view current RMMA rates and charges as well as changes for 2019 and 2020. RMMA is a self-sustaining divi...

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Airport - News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Metro Airport - Small but Growing

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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) is a public-use airport located in Broomfield, Colorado. The Airport, which opened in 1960, is owned and operated by Jefferson County, and is situated midway between Denver and Boulder on U.S. Highway 36.

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News Flash

Posted on: July 27, 2018

New Online Motor Vehicle Services coming August 6th

New-Services

With the implementation of the new statewide Colorado Motor Vehicle operating system, DRIVES, more online services will be available beginning August 6th, 2018.  Check out all your options, visit mydmv.colorado.gov and SKIP THE TRIP!

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

License plate renewal just got easier

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Renewing your license plates in Colorado is about to get a lot easier. Beginning March 5, citizens in 12 Colorado counties will have the option to renew their vehicle registration at any of 18 self-service kiosks located in any of the participating counti...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

BallotTrax

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BallotTrax is a free service for Jefferson County voters that allows you to track your ballot online.  You can also sign up to receive messages by email, phone or text when your ballot has been sent to you and received by Jeffco Elections.&nb...

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Clerk and Recorder - News

News Flash

Cold Cases

50 Stories
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Baca, Jeannette Louise - Homicide

On June 11, 1978, the nude body of Jeannette Louise Baca, DOB 12/05/1960 was found dumped and concealed 6.7 miles south of US Hwy 285 on Foxton Road in Conifer, Colorado. Her body was located by two hikers in the area and was found at the bottom of a 10 f...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Beck, Margaret Peggy - Homicide

Beck, Margaret Peggy 1

On Aug. 18, 1963, Margaret "Peggy" Beck, a 16-year-old Girl Scout aide, was found dead at the Flying G Ranch Girl Scout camp near Deckers. Beck, who had been sleeping alone in a tent near many other campers, had been sexually assaulted and stran...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Betts, Dellmer - Homicide

Betts, Dellmer 1

On Sunday, April 27, 1986, hikers found the body of a white male in a drainage ditch at Highway 6, about 4.5 miles west of Highway 58. The body was identified as 29-year-old Dellmer Betts, who had recently been released from prison after serving time for ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Boisvert, Elie Phil - Homicide

On June 9, 1965, neighbors in the 1800 block of Cody Street heard yelling at about 2 p.m. They went outside to discover Elie Boisvert had been cut, and he was yelling at a male to leave. Witnesses described the person as a black male, 35 to 40 years of ag...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Burton, Helen - Homicide

On July 31, 1982, the nude body of Helen Burton, DOB 03/16/1923 was found by a child and his father while playing in the park located on Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton, Colorado. Helen was reported missing out of Denver City on July 10, 1982 and was ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cassel, Frederich H. - Homicide

On Nov. 3, 1972, Frederich H. Cassel began to complain of chest congestion. He was admitted to the hospital on November 9 of that year, and, after feeling better, he was released on Nov. 30. Cassel was then readmitted to the hospital on Dec. 8, 1972, comp...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Caudill, Jessica - Homicide

Caudill, Jessica

On April 14, 1990 hikers on North Table Mountain located the body of a female in a ravine just off of Highway 58. Investigation determined that the body was that of 15 year old Jessica Caudill, who had been deceased for several days.Jessica was a runaway ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Chavez, David - Homicide

On December 12, 2003, a man walking his dog in the area of 5850 Deer Meadow Trail found human remains in a shallow grave. Two months later, the remains were identified as David Chavez, DOB 03/21/1974 after a family member saw a news report. The remains we...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cohen, Harold Murphy - Homicide

Cohen, Harold Murphy

On Saturday, Nov. 1949, 38-year-old Harold Murphy Cohen was reported missing to the Denver Police Department. Cohen, who went by the name Murphy or "Murph," was a known gambler and fight referee. He had reportedly attended a ceremonial dinner at...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cooley, Melanie Suzy - Homicide

Cooley, Melanie Suzy

On April 15, 1975, Melanie "Suzy" Cooley left Nederland High School where she was a senior. She was last seen hitchhiking in Nederland. A road maintenance worker found her body on May 2, 1975, in Coal Creek Canyon.

Cooley was last seen wearing bl...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Corriveau, Hollis Jim Sr. - Homicide

On Sunday, Nov. 11, 1970, residents found a body in a ditch in the 4900 block of South Wadsworth Boulevard. The body was identified as 46-year-old Hollis “Jim” Corriveau Sr. Corriveau was last seen at about 8 p.m. on the evening of Nov...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cortez, Lenora Christina - Homicide

On November 24, 1985, the nude body of Lenora Cristina Cortez, DOB 06/02/1964 was found on the side of US Hwy 285 and Light Lane in Conifer, Colorado by a motorist. Lenora was identified by her family members and was described as a transient without a per...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Coursey, Nora Lois - Homicide

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The body of 30-year-old Nora Lois Coursey was found on July 9, 1957, about a mile west of Phillipsburg on Colorado State Highway 124 (Deer Creek Canyon Road). Coursey had been missing since June 19, 1957, when she attended an afternoon birthday party with...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

DeTemple, Julia Ann - Homicide

DeTemple, Julia Ann

On September 17, 1986, two employees were loading gravel on outlying Coors property, east of Highway 58 and McIntyre Street. They found a badly decomposed body in the nearby brush. Investigation determined that the body was that of 26 year old Julia DeTem...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Fuster, Elvin - Homicide

Fuster, Elvin

During the late afternoon of July 13, 1981, a resident in the 4000 block of Easley road in Golden reported what appeared to be a dead body on his property. The sheriff's office responded and found the body of Elvin Victor Fuster, a 19-year-old male who ha...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garcia, Jose San Juan - Homicide

Garcia

On October 28, 1990, the body of Jose San Juan Garcia, DOB 05/20/1960 was found on the south side of Interstate 70 at mile marker 249. Jose had received multiple gunshot wounds. Jose was a Mexican national who was working and living in Vail, Colorado. The...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garrick Jr., John Joseph - Homicide

On February 12, 1982, the body of John Joseph Garrick JR, DOB 11/04/1946 was found at his residence located at 132 Paradise Road in Golden, Colorado. John had received multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was found by two construction workers who had b...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Gonzales, Lucas - Homicide

Gonzales, Lucas

On Jan. 31, 1995, Lucas Gonzales left his home with his uncle at about 2 p.m. He told his wife he would be back within 45 minutes. Gonzales and his uncle were in a white, two-door, 1992 Hyundai Excel. The uncle said he dropped Gonzales off near 46th and F...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Groezinger, Mark - Homicide

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On the morning of April 7, 1984, deputies responded to a report of a body lying on the front seat of a parked vehicle at Mother Cabrini Shrine, located near I-70 and Highway 40 in Golden. At the scene, deputies found the body of Mark Groezinger lying in t...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hoffman, Jarl - Homicide

Hoffman, Jarl

On May 19, 1976, at about 2:58 a.m., 21-year old Camp George West Honor Camp inmate Jarl Hoffman was playing billiards in the recreation building with other inmates when someone from outside, near Old Golden Road, shot him. A vehicle was seen speeding awa...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hutchings, Linda - Homicide

Hutchings, Linda

On Sept. 1, 1979, a family picking cattails found a body down an embankment, near Indiana and West 82nd Avenue. The body was later identified as Linda Hutchings, a 17-year-old Arvada resident, who was reported missing to the Arvada Police Department on Au...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kadow, Craig - Homicide

Kadow, Craig

On Nov. 26, 1977, Craig Kadow was reported missing. He had been temporarily separated from his wife and was living alone in a cabin he was helping to finish in the Brook Forest Estates area. He last spoke to his mother in Wisconsin by telephone at about 8...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lilly, John - Homicide

Lilly, John

On July 2, 1979, at about 9:30 p.m., drivers along West 64th Avenue, about one-half mile west of Easley, found a man's body in the road. The body was identified as 27-year-old John Lilly, who had died of gunshot wounds. Lilly, who was known to sell drugs,...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lingaas, Dennis Oscar - Homicide

On April 7, 1994, human remains were found by a US Forest Service worker in the area of Forest Service Road 695 and County Road 96. The remains were later identified to be that of Dennis Oscar Lingaas, DOB 04/20/1945. Dennis was reported missing out of De...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lucero, Eugene - Homicide

On February 22, 1995, the body of Eugene Lucero, DOB 11/23/1945 was found in the White Ranch Open Space Park west of Golden, Colorado. Eugene was a Metro Taxi Cab driver and picked up a passenger at the Sapp Brother’s Truck Stop at I-70 and Quebec Street ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Mabbutt, Lorne - Homicide

Mabbutt

On December 14, 2012, three hikers in the area of Red Rocks Park contact a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy at the Trading Post. They told the Deputy that while they were hiking west of the amphitheater they discovered a human skeleton. ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

MacLean, Shannon Rose - Homicide

MacLean, Shannon Rose

On or about April 29, 1988, 19-year-old Shannon Rose MacLean was hitchhiking with a female friend on Broadway between Evans and Mississippi in Denver. The women got a ride from a white man, described as being in his early 30s with a chubby build. He was b...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malin, Richard Gary - Homicide

On August 16, 1976, at 8:30 a.m., Richard Gary Malin, DOB 03/10/1941 was found deceased by his wife at their residence located at 30290 Palomino Drive in Evergreen, Colorado. Richard was found just inside the front door of the residence and had been shot....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Moore, Jeannie - Homicide

Moore, Jeannie

On Aug. 25, 1981, Jeannie Moore left her home for work at the Tenneco gas station at 13th and Wadsworth. As usual, she began hitchhiking at the onramp from Harlan to westbound I-70 at about 7:10 a.m. An employee and a customer at a nearby gas station, alo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Murray, James William - Homicide

Murray, James William

On May 15, 1988, residents of a Deer Creek Canyon home experienced problems with their toilet. After trying several remedies, the residents opened the septic tank and discovered a body inside. With help from Aspen Septic Service and the Jefferson County C...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Neill, Joyce - Homicide

On April 13, 1969, a family picnicking found the body of 17-year-old Joyce Neill about three miles up Golden Gate Park Road from the turn off to Crawford Gulch. Neill's body was located down an embankment from the road. She had moved to Denver from Arizon...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Nygaard, John - Homicide

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On May 24, 1977 workers for Robinson Brick arrived at the entrance to the Chieftain Mine, immediately west of the Lakewood Motorcycle Park located at about 15000 West Alameda Parkway. Upon exiting the gate at about 6:40 am they discovered the body of John...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Pillman, Judy Tina - Homicide

Pillman, Judy Tina

On Oct. 26, 1986, two fishermen arrived on the west side of Chatfield State Park near South Wadsworth Boulevard to go fishing. Their dog located a body partially covered with brush. Investigation determined the body was that of 24-year-old Judy Pillman, w...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Ryman, Luanne - Homicide

On June 10, 1991, Luanne Ryman had pulled her vehicle over at the Genesee exit on Interstate 70 to sleep when she was too tired to drive to her residence in New Castle, Colorado. As Luanne slept, someone shot her in the face with a shotgun. Luanne was abl...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Sellers, Rita (Howard, Paul) - Homicide

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On December 16, 1979, the frozen body of Rita Sellers, DOB 08/02/1952 was found inside a cardboard box on HWY 40, one and a half miles west of HWY 74 and Interstate 70. The cardboard box had been sealed and after an autopsy was conducted it was determined...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Stone, Sharon - Homicide

Stone, Sharon

On July 28, 1989, a man trying to find a hubcap discovered a body down an embankment about one-half mile west of Highway 93 on Golden Gate Canyon Road. The body was identified as Sharon Stone, who had also used the names Sharon Flynn and Sharon Geionety. ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kunselman, Nick and Hart, Stephanie - Homicide

Subway Homicide

On February 14, 2000, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Subway Restaurant located at 6768 West Coalmine Avenue Littleton, Colorado after an employee drove past the restaurant and noticed the lights still on inside. The emplo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1972 - Homicide

On Aug. 27, 1972, skeletal remains were found on Forest Road 554, about one mile east of the Park and Jefferson County lines. The remains were determined to be that of a female, about 17 to 23 years of age, between 5 foot and 5 foot 3 inches tall with dar...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1977 - Homicide

On Feb. 13, 1977, hikers discovered a body in a military-type, mummy style sleeping bag, about 100 feet over the embankment from Highway 285, a mile south of Colorado Highway 8. An autopsy indicated the male body had been there between 30 and 60 days befo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown Male Baby - Homicide

On March 24, 1966, a man out on a drive found a male baby wrapped in blue cloth. The man had stopped in a pull-out 2 miles south of Simms on Alameda and saw the baby down an embankment. The newborn was determined to have been full term and had died of exp...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

VanDuyn, Rick - Homicide

VanDuyn, Rick

Rick VanDuyn, a 27-year-old Genesee resident, was working as a security guard for Evergreen Security on Sunday, Oct. 19, 1986. After picking up the day's proceeds from the Safeway in Conifer, he drove in his marked, Evergreen Security car to the Mountain ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Witt, Rosetta - Homicide

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On October 2, 1961, 74-year-old Rosetta Witt was shot in her small grocery store attached to her home at 5050 Carr St. at about 10:44 a.m. Money was missing from the cash register. Shortly before the shooting, a white male (depicted in the composite drawi...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Barrett, Colleen Kay - Missing Person

Colleen Barrett was sharing a residence on the 5800 block of Rapp Street in Englewood with boyfriend Robert Alurac until July 19, 2007, when she went missing. A few days later, on July 23, a real estate agent showing a home near Morrison discovered Alurac...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Dotson, Nonnie - Missing Person

The Air Force nurse from San Antonio was visiting her brother in South Jefferson County on Nov. 19, 2006. She was last seen at her brother's house near Kipling and C-470.Dotson was to report back to the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio two days afte...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hein, Mitchell - Missing Person

Mitchell Hein was 23 years old in 1983 when he left his parents' house in Golden and headed to Oklahoma. Hein had spent some time wandering from place to place, including Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and California.

Hein was allegedly traveling with friends i...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kuetemeier, Ronald - Missing Person

Kuetemeier, Ronald

Ronald Kuetemeier, 57 years of age, was last seen at his home in Evergreen on Friday, June 14, 2013. His wife contacted the sheriff's office to report him as a missing person the following day. Kuetemeier works in the IT field and is currently unemployed....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malonson, Brandi Jo - Missing Person

Brandi Jo Malonson's family last saw her in December 2006 when she left their house in South Jefferson County. Malonson was on probation at the time of her disappearance and has a history of drug use. A few months after her disappearance, friends and asso...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Middleton, Evelyn - Missing Person

Middleton, Evelyn - Missing Person

On August 25, 2015, Evelyn “Cricket” Middleton, DOB 11/15/1982 was reported missing by her mother. Her mother had not seen or heard from her for approximately two weeks. A few days later, Evelyn’s vehicle was found abandoned on the west side of Vail Pass....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Schmidt, Terry - Missing Person

On September 6, 2002, Terry Schmidt, DOB 01/21/1949 was reported missing while staying at the Lost Valley Ranch located at 29555 Goose Creek Road. Terry had traveled with her husband, Wiltz Wagner, from Indiana to attend an annual conference. Terry&rs...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Case no. 00-13413 - Unidentified Remains

Case no 00-13413 Unidentified Remains

On July 24, 2000, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Jefferson County Open Space worker who advised that skeletal remains were found on Mount Galbraith located on Golden Gate Canyon Road in Golden, Colorado. The Open Sp...

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Cold Cases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 14, 2018

Law Enforcement Officers Receive Award from District Attorney

District Attorney Pete Weir has announced the First Judicial District Attorney’s Awards for Investigator of the Year and Patrol Officer of the Year. The awards were presented at the District Attorney’s annual staff meeting on December ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

TIPS FOR A SAFE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

During this busy holiday season, malls and retail stores are crowded with shoppers. District Attorney Pete Weir is warning consumers to use care when they are shopping in order to ensure a safe and happy holiday season.

The retail hustle and bustle of the ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Lakewood Man Sentenced to 14 Years Prison for Assault of his Elderly Mother

James Navarro

James Andrew Navarro, DOB: 9-30-81, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on December 11, 2018 where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for an attack on his elderly mother.

In February 2018, Lakewood police were called to 1374 Zephyr Street regar...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Man Sentenced to 22 Years Prison for Lakewood Stabbing

Marvin Luna-Lovo

Marvin Luna-Lovo, DOB: 10-14-89, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on December 10, 2018 where he was sentenced to prison for 22 years for stabbing 18-year-old Damian Williams.

On September 12, 2017 Williams was sitting at a bus stop near the Lake...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Jeffrey Maynard Sentenced to 44 Years Prison in Gilpin County Homicide

Jeffrey Maynard

Jeffrey Mason Maynard, DOB: 11-10-91, appeared today in the Gilpin County District Court where he was sentenced to 44 years in prison for the murder of 63-year-old John Cumby. Mr. Cumby’s body was found in a remote campground in Gilpin County in...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Two Charged in Kidnapping and Assault in Lakewood

Darrius Holmes

A man and a woman have been charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 47-year-old Lakewood man. On November 20, Darrius Deon Holmes, DOB: 3-12-82, and Ruby Arely Serrato, DOB: 4-9-98, were each charged for their alleged roles in the offense.

On November 1...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

28 Years Prison for Assault of Lakewood Police Agent

enrique arellano

Enrique Arellano, DOB: 12-29-93, was sentenced to prison for 28 years for hitting a police agent as he attempted to elude police, escaping from a parking lot in a stolen car. The sentencing hearing was November 21, 2018.

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Charges Filed in Death of Cymone Duran

Abel Gallegos

Three men appeared today in the Jefferson County District Court to be advised of the charges that been filed against them for their alleged roles in the death of 28-year-old Cymone Duran on November 5, 2018.  The three men, Abel Candy Gallegos, D...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

24 Years Prison for Home Invasion Robbery of 70-year-old Arvada Man

Ivan Garcia

Ivan A. Garcia, DOB: 3-13-82, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on November 14 when  was sentenced to prison for 24 years for an armed home-invasion robbery of a 70-year-old Arvada man. 

On August 16, 2017 John Woodruff, who wor...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Brandon Hansen Sentenced on Probation Revocation for Videotaping Women in Tanning Beds in 2014

Brandon Hanson

Brandon Alexander Hansen, DOB: 7-14-78, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on November 6, 2018 where he was sentenced to 60 years in prison on a probation revocation. On April 30, 2015 Hansen was sentenced to 8 years in prison, to be followed by ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

10 Years Prison for Aggravated Robbery in Wheat Ridge

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Jasmine Nicole Martinez, DOB: 11-28-94, appeared in Jefferson County Court where she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role an aggravated robbery at the American Motel in Wheat Ridge.

On November 10, 2017, just before midnight, Wheat Ridge police...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Man Sentenced to 24 Years Prison for his Role in Lakewood Shooting

Dominic Pacheco Donelson

Dominic Pacheco-Donelson, DOB: 9-30-94, appeared in Jefferson
County District Court on November 5, 2018 where he was sentenced to prison for24 years for his role in a shooting that occurred in Lakewood in April, 2018.<_o3a_p>

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Two Indicted for Wheel Thefts from Car Dealerships

Brian Kassal

A Jefferson County grand jury has returned a 13-count indictment accusing a man and a woman of stealing tires and wheels from new cars at auto dealerships and selling them for personal gain. Brian Allen Kassal, DOB: 4-29-85, and Sarah Jessica Maksimovic, ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Family Justice Center Moves Closer towards Becoming a Reality

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(Golden, CO – November 2, 2018) At a meeting on October 30, 2018, members of the Daniels Welchester Neighborhood Association were updated on the progress being made towards the opening of the Family Justice Center (FJC) in the First Judicial District. &am...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Illegal Alien Sentenced to 14 Years Prison for Transporting Meth through Colorado

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Jose Chavez-Tellez, DOB; 11-26-69, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on October 29, 2018 where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for transporting almost 15 pounds of methamphetamine through Jefferson County.

On January 2, 2018, Chavez-Tellez...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Lakewood Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of his Elderly Mother

James Navarro

James Andrew Navarro, DOB: 9-30-81, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on October 25, 2018 where he pled guilty to Attempted Second Degree Murder following an assault on his elderly mother.

In February 2018, Lakewood police were called to 1374 Zep...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

David Broom Sentenced to 6 Years Prison for Vehicular Homicide

David Broom

David Michael Broom, DOB: 4-1-95, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on October 25 where he was sentenced to six years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 21-year-old Anne Gibson, in June, 2017.

On June 24, 2017 the Colorado State Patrol...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Three Sentenced in Stabbing of Man in Lakewood.

Amber Price

Amber Nicole Price, DOB: 10-3-83, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the brutal stabbing of 43-year-old Timothy Seaver in January, 2018. Price pled guilty on July 9 to Conspiracy...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Gilpin County Jury Convicts Man of Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

Clark Reginald

A Gilpin County jury found Reginald Keith Clark, DOB; 1-1-74, guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 56-year-old homeless woman in Black Hawk in November, 2017. Following three days of trial the jury found him guilty of Kidnapping (F2); Sexual Ass...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Morrison Man Charged with Murder

Jerald Cross

     First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson at her home in Morrison. Jerald Arthur Cross, DOB: 1-3-54, has been charged with First Degr...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Wynn Sichting Sentenced for Assault and Kidnapping

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 Wynn Ray Sichting, DOB: 7-25-58, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court was sentenced to four years probation, with 10 months in jail as a condition of probation, for an assault on his 21-year-old ex-nephew.

On September 11, 2017, at 9...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

First Degree Murder Charged in Lakewood Traffic Fatality

Todd Grudznske

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 25-year-old Angela Wimmer. Todd Kenneth Grudznske, DOB: 8-17-71, has been charged with fifteen counts, including First Degree Murder – Extrem...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Enrique Arellano Pleads Guilty to Assault of Police Officer

enrique arellano

Enrique Arellano, DOB: 12-29-93, pled guilty to First Degree Assault (F3), leaving the Scene of an Accident with SBI (F4), and a Crime of Violence count for hitting a police agent as he attempted to elude law enforcement in a stolen car.

In May, 2018 Lakew...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Jeffrey Maynard Pleads Guilty in Gilpin County Homicide

Jeffrey Maynard

Jeffrey Mason Maynard, DOB: 11-10-91, appeared today in the Gilpin County District Court and pled guilty in the death of 63-year-old John Cumby. Mr. Cumby’s body was found in a remote campground in Gilpin County in September, 2017.

Maynard pled g...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Man Sentenced to 26 Years Prison for Kidnapping and Robbery in South Jeffco

(Golden, CO – September 21, 2018)   Casey Daniel Cleveland, DOB: 6-7-85, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where he was sentenced to 26 years in prison, plus five years parole, for his role in kidnapping and robbing two ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

First Judicial District Bar Association Honors DA Pete Weir

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District Attorney Pete Weir has been presented with the First Judicial District Bar Association’s highest recognition, the Award of Merit. This award is presented annually to an attorney member of the First Judicial District Bar Association who ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Man Guilty of Transporting over 14 Pounds of Meth through Colorado

Jose Chavez Tellez

A Jefferson County jury deliberated just 40 minutes before finding Jose Chavez-Tellez, DOB; 11-26-69, guilty of possession with intent to distribute nearly 15 pounds of methamphetamine.

On January 2, 2018, Chavez-Tellez and his wife were traveling eastboun...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Man Sentenced to 20 Years Prison for Stabbing RTD Bus Driver

Richard Mathis

Richard Allen Mathis, DOB: 1-22-78, appeared yesterday in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for an assault on an RTD driver that included him biting off part of the driver’s ear.

On February 24, 2017 Jef...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Marijuana, Meth, and Driving Results in 36 Year Prison Sentence

Troy Glassford

Troy Steven Glassford, DOB: 10-9-78, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on September 10, 2018 where was sentenced to 36 years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn.

On January 10, 2018 Arvada police were called to...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Isabella Parker Sentenced to 10 Years Prison For Elder Abuse of her 87-year-old Father

Isabella Parker

Isabella Diantha Parker, DOB: 4-9-70, appeared before District Court Judge Jeffrey Pilkington where she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for abuse of her 87-year-old father, Ben Parker.

On February 21, 2017 Golden police were contacted by paramedics wit...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Wynn Sichting Pleads Guilty to Assault and Kidnapping

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Wynn Ray Sichting, DOB: 7-25-58, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on August 31, 2018 and pled guilty to three counts for repeatedly assaulting his 21-year-old ex-nephew and locking him in a metal storage container for several hours.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Vehicular Homicide Charges Filed in Death of 15-Year-Old in Westminster

Elliot Bond

District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that Elliot Hayden Bond, DOB: 5-12-93, has been charged in the vehicular homicide death of 15-year-old Andrew Potter in Westminster on August 31, 2018.

According to the arrest affidavit, Westminster police were c...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Nathan Hale Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Provide Aid as Friend Overdosed

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William Nathan Hale, DOB: 7-17-81, was sentenced to four years in prison for leaving his friend, 25-year-old Natasha Rowley, as she died of a methamphetamine overdose on drugs which he brought with him to her house.

On June 2, 2017. Hale had driven five ho...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Woman Sentenced to 17 Years Prison for Child Abuse Death

Bethany Smith

Bethany Joy Smith, DOB; 4-24-95, has been sentenced to prison for 17 years for the death of her three-month-old son, Skyler, in May, 2016. She will also have a mandatory five-year period of parole at the end of her sentence. Mrs. Smith pled guilty to Negl...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Two Guilty in Kidnapping and Robbery in South Jeffco

Two men accused of kidnapping and robbing two people in south Jeffco have been convicted and are now awaiting sentencing.

Following six days of trial, a Jefferson County jury found Jeremy Scott Hackbarth, DOB: 4-17-84, guilty of numerous counts for his rol...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Five Years Prison for 8th DUI Conviction

John Thompson

     John Charles Thompson, DOB: 4-22-73, was sentenced to five years in prison for his 8th DUI offense on August 27, 2018. Mr. Thompson was on bond for a DUI offense in another county when he was arrested in this case....

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Grand Jury Indicts Eight in ID Theft Ring

Michael Mancuso

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that the county grand jury has returned a 68-count indictment dismantling an ID theft ring operating in Jefferson County and the metro Denver area between December 2017 and April 2018. Four men and four women have bee...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

IRS IMPOSTER SCAM - DON’T BE FOOLED

District Attorney Pete Weir is warning consumers to beware of the IRS Imposter scam. While these scams are not new to the metro Denver area, the DA’s Office is  seeing an uptick in consumer calls about this, and similar, scams. There ma...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Attorney Glenn Gregory Sentenced to 4 Years Prison for Bilking Grandmother out of $1.4M

Glenn Gregory

Glenn William Gregory, DOB; 3-13-62, was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing over $1.4 million from a trust fund created to provide for his 89-year-old step-grandmother. Today’s four-year prison sentence will be served consecutively to an eight...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

David Broom Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide

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David Michael Broom, DOB: 4-1-95, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on August 21 where he pled guilty in the vehicular homicide death of 21-year-old Anne Gibson in June, 2017.

On June 24, 2017 the Colorado State Patrol was called to the area of 9...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Last of Eight People Sentenced in Brutal Kidnapping and Assault of Arvada Man

Luis Riso

A teen charged as an adult for his part in a violent crime spree that included the shooting of an 18-year-old Arvada man was sentenced on August 17, 2018. Luis Julian Riso, DOB: 4-15-00, was given a 21-year prison sentence, suspended upon success...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Martinez Sentenced to 24 Years Prison for Shooting Teen

John Martinez

(Golden, CO – August 17, 2018) John Martinez, DOB: 1-22-94, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court on August 16 where he was sentenced to prison for 24 years in the shooting death of 16-year-old Zebulun Bacon.Martinez was drinking and h...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Arrest Warrants Issued in 34-Year-Old Cold Case Homicides

(Aurora, CO - August 10, 2018) At a joint news conference today in Aurora, criminal justice and law enforcement offi-cials announced that arrest warrants have been issued in two 34-year-old cold case homicides in the metro Denver area.

George Brauchler, Di...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Wheat Ridge Woman gets 10 Years Prison for Setting Car Fire with Husband Asleep Inside

Andrea Moreno

Andrea Toni Moreno, DOB: 9-10-69, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court on August 6 where she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting fire to the family vehicle with her husband asleep inside.

On July 20, 2017 at about 11:30 p.m. Arvada F...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Joint News Conference Scheduled for Friday Regarding Cold Cases

The investigation into the 1984 cold case homicides of Patricia Louise Smith in Lakewood, and the three members of the Bennett family in Aurora, are reaching a critical stage. No further information can be released at this time, but we expect to provide m...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

First Degree Murder Charges Filed in Wheat Ridge Death

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First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against Joshua Kamuela Akuila Kane, DOB; 12-3-86, in the death of his roomate, 23-year-old Nicole Lindsey. Mr. Kane has been charged with First Degree Murder – Aft...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Joseph Barela Sentenced to 48 Years Prison for Child Abuse Death

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Joseph William Barela, DOB: 3-16-89, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court today where he was sentenced to prison for 48 years for the child abuse death of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter, Samantha, in January, 2017.

 

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Guilty Plea in Arvada Vehicular Homicide

Troy Glassford

Troy Steven Glassford, DOB: 10-9-78, appeared in Jefferson County District Court earlier this week where he pled guilty in the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn.

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Erik Newton Guilty of Murder in Unincorporated Jeffco

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A Jefferson County jury deliberated four hours on July 17th before finding Erik Jamal Newton, DOB: 12-24-94, guilty of the murder of Zachary Greenstreet in June, 2016.

A Jefferson County jury deliberated four hours on July 17th before finding Erik Jamal Ne...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2018 Session

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2018 session. This Academy is open to residents of Jefferson and Gilpin counties and is designed to help create a better understanding of the criminal just...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Charges Filed in Shooting of Uber Driver in Lakewood

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against two males involved in the shooting of an Uber driver in Lakewood in June. Quartez Smith, DOB: 03-16-00, and a 13-year-old juvenile have each been charged with numerous felonies.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Wheat Ridge Woman Guilty of Setting Car Fire with Husband Asleep Inside

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A Jefferson County jury found Andrea Toni Moreno, DOB: 9-10-69, guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder for setting fire to the family vehicle with her husband asleep inside. The jury deliberated for five hours before returning their verdict on June 20, 2...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Joseph Barela Found Guilty of Child Abuse Resulting in Death

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A Jefferson County jury found Joseph William Barela, DOB: 03-16-89, guilty of child abuse resulting in the death of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter, Samantha Sanchez, in January, 2017. 

Following nine days of trial, the jury delib...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Lawrence Arellano Sentenced to Life in Prison for First Degree Murder

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Lawrence Arellano, DOB: 3-21-68, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of James Miller in January, 2017. 

Following four days of trial, a Jefferson County returned their guilty ve...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Lawrence Arellano Guilty of First Degree Murder

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A Jefferson County jury deliberated two hours on June 7th before finding Lawrence Arellano, DOB: 03-21-68, guilty of the first degree murder of James Miller in January, 2017.On January 4, 2017 codefendant Charles Joseph Martinez, DOB/01-19-84, met Miller ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Charges Filed in Vehicular Assault of Police Officer

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The District Attorney’s Office has filed charges in the case against Enrique Arellano, DOB: 12-29-93, for hitting a police agent as he attempted to elude law enforcement in a stolen car.

At around 2:00 a.m. on May 25, Lakewood police agents ident...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Joshua Gonzales Sentenced to 30 Years Prison for Child Abuse of Toddler

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Joshua James Gonzales, DOB: 10-24-95, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for inflicting a series of violent and traumatic injuries on his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter.

Following trial in April, a Jefferson County jury deliberated just three ho...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

LIFE IN PRISON FOR GARY NICKAL IN MURDER OF WIFE

Gary Nickal

A Jefferson County jury deliberated for three hours, rejecting an insanity defense and returning a guilty verdict in the murder of 35-year-old Molly Nickal.  Gary Lee Nickal, DOB/7-22-77, Molly’s husband, shot her twice, once in the head, with a ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Don’t Miss Senior Law Day in Jefferson County

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hosting its 8th Annual Senior Law Day on June 2, offering educational seminars for seniors and for adults who may be facing challenges with aging parents.

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Tyler Blanco Sentenced to 20 Years Prison for Shooting Cousin

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            Tyler James Blanco, DOB: 9-17-90, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Friday, April 27, 2018, where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting his 23-year-old cousin in the back ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Two Men Sentenced to Life in Prison for Death of Littleton Man

Jordan Lemarinel

Jordan Taggert Lemarinel, DOB: 4-17-90, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where he was sentenced to life in prison, plus 12 years, for the murder of 26-year-old Addison Stewart in May, 2017. Codefendant Kenneth Upton Crise, DOB: 10-15-61, ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Jury Finds Joshua Gonzales Guilty of Child Abuse of Toddler

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A Jefferson County jury deliberated just three hours before returning a guilty verdict in the case against Joshua James Gonzales, DOB: 10-24-95, for abuse of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter. The jury found Gonzales guilty of Child Abuse r...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Lakewood Man Sentenced to 28 Years Prison for Death of Infant

Josiah Jones

     Josiah Lamarr Jones, DOB: 9-7-95, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on April 10  where he was sentenced to prison for 28 years for the death of his three-month-old daughter, Naomi Jones. Josiah Jones pled...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Eric St. George Guilty of Shooting at Lakewood Police Agents

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(Golden, CO – April 6, 2018) A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the case against Eric James St. George, DOB: 7-31-77, for firing shots at Lakewood Police agents in July, 2016.Following seven days of trial, the jury came back wit...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Judge Denies Unsupervised Off-Grounds Privileges for Eastwood

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(Golden, CO – March 20, 2018) A Jefferson County District Court judge has denied the state hospital’s request for off-grounds unsupervised privileges for Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, DOB: 1-21-78. In 2011 Mr. Eastwood was found not gui...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Lakewood Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse Resulting in Death of Infant

Josiah Jones

Josiah Lamarr Jones, DOB: 9-7-95, appeared in
Jefferson County District Court on March 6, 2018 where he pled guilty
inthe death of his three-month-old daughter,
Naomi Jones. Josiah Jones pled guilty to a class two felony, Child AbuseResulting in Death...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Former Mountain View Police Officer Sentenced for Embezzlement

Leonard Portugal

A former Mountain View Police officer has been sentenced for embezzlement and attempting to influence a public servant. Leonard Portugal, DOB: 12-29-69, appeared in Jefferson County Court on February 28, 2018 where he was sentenced to four years Economic ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Former Morrison Police Lieutenant Sentenced to Prison

Anthony Joiner

Former Morrison police lieutenant Anthony Paul Joiner, DOB: 3-30-79, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for stealing over $132,000 from the Town of Morrison between December, 2010 and February, 2016.At the time of the crimes, Joiner was the second...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

15 Year Prison Sentence in Vehicular Homicide

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Ah Jung, DOB: 10-15-91, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, plus five years parole, for the vehicular homicide death of 85-year-old Howard Hanson and vehicular assault of three others. The sentencing hearing was February 16, 2018.

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Eric St. George Guilty of Shooting at Lakewood Police Agents

Eric St James

A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the case against Eric James St. George, DOB: 7-31-77, for firing shots at Lakewood Police agents in July, 2016.Following seven days of trial, the jury came back with their verdict on February 9, 2018. Th...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Life in Prison for Murder following Craigslist Marijuana Sale Ruse

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A Jefferson County jury has returned guilty verdicts in the first degree murder of 44-year-old Philip Peny.  Toussaint Lamar Hampton, DOB: 12-14-93 shot and killed Mr. Peny after he lured him to a location in Lakewood, using the ruse of a marijua...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

10 Years Prison for Child Sex Trafficker

Mark Horton

Mark Allen Horton, DOB: 6-26-85 appeared in Jefferson County District Court on February 8 where he was sentenced to ten years in prison for sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old female. Horton also provided methamphetamine to the teen.

On May, 9 2016 the te...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Child Sex Predator Sentenced to Prison for 18 Years to Life

zachary myers

Zachary Vincent Myers, DOB: 3-3-94, was sentenced to prison for 18 years to life for sexually assaulting a young teen on a hiking trail near her house.  Following his trial in December 2017, a Jefferson County jury found Myers guilty of nine coun...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Charges Filed in Vehicular Homicide in Arvada

Troy Glassford

An Arvada man has been charged in the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn. Troy Steven Glassford, DOB:10-9-78, was charged with Vehicular Homicide-DUI (F3); Vehicular Homicide-Reckless (F4); DUI (M); Reckless Driving (T2); and Driving on...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Charges Filed in Lakewood Vehicular Homicide

Chris Cumsille

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the vehicular homicide death of Anna Huffman, 43, and her 3-year-old child, that occurred in Lakewood in November, 2017. Chris John Cumsille, DOB: 3-2-72, has been charged with ten coun...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Grand Jury Indicts 6 in Heroin Trafficking Ring

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that the district grand jury has returned a 61-count indictment dismantling a heroin ring operating in Jefferson County and the metro Denver area. Six men are accused of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Former Caseworker with Jeffco Human Services Pleads Guilty

Richelle Schultz

A 63-year-old former caseworker with Jefferson County Human Services appeared in court today and plead guilty to two felony counts for falsifying information in child abuse and neglect complaints. Richelle Schultz, DOB: 6-28-64, pled guilty to Attempt to ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Charges Filed in Wheat Ridge Robbery and Animal Cruelty Case

Jemelle Adams

Two people have been charged in a Wheat Ridge robbery that occurred in November, 2017. A dog belonging to one of the victims was shot during the robbery. Jemelle Charles Adams, DOB: 2-21-87, and Jasmine Nicole Martinez, DOB: 11-28-94 have been charged wit...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Charges Filed in South Jeffco Assault and Standoff

David Roberts

The District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against David Charles Roberts, DOB: 4-3-87, following an alleged attack against his girlfriend and two others at his house in unincorporated Jefferson County on December 27, 2017.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Charges Filed in Gilpin County Homicide

Jeffrey Maynard

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against Jeffrey Mason Maynard, DOB: 11-10-91, in the death of 63-year-old John Cumby. Mr. Cumby’s body was found in a remote campground in Gilpin County in Septemb...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Denver Man Guilty of Vehicular Homicide in Clear Creek Canyon

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A Jefferson County jury has returned guilty verdicts in the vehicular homicide death of 85-year-old Howard Hanson.  On December 14, 2017, Ah Jung, DOB; 10-15-91 was found guilty of Vehicular Homicide-DUI (F3); four counts of Vehicular Assault-DUI...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Jury Finds Child Predator Guilty on Nine Counts

zachary myers

A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the child sexual assault case against Zachary Vincent Myers, DOB: 3-3-94, on December 11, 2017. Following five days of trial, the jury found Myers guilty of nine counts for stalking a young teen he met i...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

FTC Providing Refunds to Victims of Scams involving Western Union

(Golden, CO – December 5, 2017) District Attorney Pete Weir is reminding consumers who lost money as victims of certain scams that they may be able to submit a claim to get their money back.

The specific scams involved consumers making payment th...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

“Comic Con Bandit” Sentenced to 39 Years Prison

Gary Crider

Bank robber Gary Crider was dubbed the “Comic Con Bandit” because he wore Star Wars and Marvel comic super hero masks while robbing bank in the metro area.

Gary Mark Crider, DOB: 2-16-67, was sentenced on November 27th to 39 years in prison for a series of bank robberies in the Denver metropolitan area in late 2016 and 2017. Dubbed the “Comic Con Bandit”, Crider wore Star Wars and Marvel ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Former Mountain View Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Leonard Portugal

A former Mountain View Police Officer has entered a guilty plea to Attempt to Influence a Public Servant (F4) and Embezzlement of Public Property (F5).  Leonard Portugal, DOB: 12-29-69, appeared in Jefferson County Court and entered his guilty pl...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Guilty Plea in Aggravated Robbery from Craigslist Transaction Ruse

David Mascarenas

David Ernest Mascarenas, DOB: 4-29-61, appeared in Jefferson County Court yesterday where he pled guilty to six counts for robbing a homeowner at knifepoint using the ruse of a Craigslist transaction.Mascarenas and David Martinez arrived at the home of An...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Arrest Warrants Issued Today in Death of Mitchell Ingle in Golden on October 27, 2017

(Golden, CO – November 6, 2017) Arrest warrants were issued today for the arrest of husband and wife duo of Austin Jeffrey Boutain, DOB: 10-16-93, and Kathleen Elizabeth Boutain, DOB: 30-17-94.

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Lakewood Man Convicted After Running over Bicyclist and Fleeing

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Stephen Tecmire was found guilty 4 counts on Nov. 1 for running over a bicyclist then fleeing before emergency responders arrive.

A Jefferson County jury has returned guilty verdicts in the case against a Lakewood man accused of  running over a bicyclist and then leaving the scene. Stephen Tecmire, DOB: 5-24-54, was found guilty of Leaving the Scene with Serious Bodily Inju...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Lakewood Woman Arrested for Child Abuse

Melissa Mangeri

Melissa Mangeri has been arrested for her role in the assault of her two-year-old daughter

A 28-year-old Lakewood woman has been arrested for her role in the assault of her two-year-old daughter. Melissa Nicole Mangeri, DOB: 9-14-89, was arrested on October 19 and is being held on suspicion of one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodil...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Former Caseworker with Jeffco Human Services Indicted on 22 Counts

Richelle Schultz

The Jefferson County Grand Jury has returned a 22-count indictment accusing a former child welfare caseworker of falsifying information in twelve child abuse and neglect complaints. Richelle Schultz, DOB: 6-28-64, has been charged with 12 counts of Attemp...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Ian O’Connor Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of Wheat Ridge Man

Ian OConnor

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, in the alleged vehicular homicide death of a 53-year-old Wheat Ridge man last month.On August 29, 2017 Colorado State Patrol ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Michelle Bialas Sentenced to 24 Years Prison for Domestic Violence Stabbing in Black Hawk

Michelle Bialas

Michelle ReNae Bialas, DOB: 5-23-62, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for stabbing her ex-boyfriend, James Bynum, at the home they had previously shared in Black Hawk.On January 17, 2017 Ms. Bialas went to the house at 305 Genevas Way in Black Haw...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Habitual Criminal Kirk Boyd Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison

Kirk Boyd

Kirk Len Boyd, DOB: 10-20-78, was sentenced to 32 years in prison for a series of crimes committed in the metro Denver area between October 2 and November 12, 2015. Boyd was sentenced on August 24, having pled guilty in four felony cases on July 11, 2017....

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Attorney Glenn Gregory Sentenced to 8Y Prison for Bilking Grandmother out of $1.3M

Glenn Gregory

A Lakewood attorney was sentenced to just eight years in prison for stealing over $1.3 million from his 89-year-old step-grandmother. Glenn William Gregory, DOB: 3-13-62, was sentenced on August 18, 2017.In June, a Jefferson County jury found Gregory guil...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

DA Safety Fair Offers Something for Everyone

Safety Fair

  • Collect your shreddables, outdated prescriptions, old cell phones and glasses and bring them to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s 10th Annual Safety Fair on Saturday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1...
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Posted on: August 8, 2017

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2017 Session

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2017 session

  • The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2017 session. This Academy is open to residents of Jefferson and Gilpin counties and is designed to help create a better understanding of the criminal just...
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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Woman Convicted in Domestic Violence Stabbing in Black Hawk

Michelle Bialas

Michelle Bialas, 55, was convicted by a Gilpin County jury of four counts in the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend in January, 2017.

A Gilpin County jury found a 55-year-old Rollinsville woman guilty in the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend, James Bynum, DOB: 8-22-53, at their home in January, 2017.According to testimony during the three-day jury trial, Michelle ReNae Bialas, DOB: 5-23-62, ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Evergreen Roofing Contracting Pleads Guilty to Theft

Jonathan McMillan

Evergreen roofing contractor Jonathan McMillan pled guilty to 4 felony counts

An Evergreen roofing contractor has entered guilty pleas to four felony counts for theft from homeowners through his roofing business.Jonathan Paul McMillan, DOB: 1-20-76, is the owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, located in Evergreen, Colorado. B...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Woman Convicted of Faking Cancer to Steal from At-Risk Elder

Nahid Mashrefi

50YO Nahid “Venus” Moshrefi guilty of bilking 80YO William Maruca

A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the case against a 50-year-old woman from Monument for bilking an elderly Westminster man out of over $69,000. The woman, Nahid “Venus” Moshrefi, DOB: 12-28-66, convinced him that she had cancer when she...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

Gary Crider

Gary Crider pled guilty to twelve felony counts for the robberies of five banks

(Golden, CO – October 6, 2017)  Gary Mark Crider, DOB: 2-16-67, appeared in Jefferson County Court on October 2, where he pled guilty to twelve felony counts for the robberies of five banks in the metropolitan Denver area.  Crider pled g...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Jefferson County Finds a Way to Hire Social Workers Faster

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Staff retention in child welfare is difficult at best, with some organizations reporting a 90% annual turnover rate. Therefore, hiring and retention procedures become critical to meeting the needs of kids and families. One Casey initiative is helping publ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Meet Your Newly Elected Jeffco Officials

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Come meet your newly elected and reelected Jefferson County officials at the county’s swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 8, 2019. The ceremony will be at 8 a.m. and held in the first-floor hearing room, which is located in the Administration and Court...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Office Hours Changing for Several Jefferson County Offices

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Office hours for the public will be changing in the new year for several areas of Jefferson County. Please check when these hours are changing and check those hours before making your trip to one of our offices.

Development and Transportation Offices

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Let’s Chat Property Taxes and How Your Bill is Calculated

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Each year, property owners receive bills from the county for their property taxes. But how are these taxes calculated? Or did you know that even though the county collects all property taxes, only a small portion goes to the county? The majority goes to s...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Jefferson County Finds a Way to Hire Social Workers Faster

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Staff retention in child welfare is difficult at best, with some organizations reporting a 90% annual turnover rate. Therefore, hiring and retention procedures become critical to meeting the needs of kids and families. One Casey initiative is helping publ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Our ongoing goal is to make Engage Jeffco a great resource for citizens to stay updated on county news, important services, events and much more. In addition, the Engage Jeffco enewsletter is a tool to help get citizens more engaged in their communities.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Jefferson County Giving Tree

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Update: There are no gift tags left on the Giving Tree! 

If you picked up a tag, please remember to bring new, unwrapped gifts along with the tag, to the County Commissioners' Office by Friday, Dec. 7. Thank you all for you generosity!

Jefferson Co...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Meet Jeffco - The Stahler Story

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Jefferson County has more than 3,000 employees and each one has a story to tell about what it is really like to work at Jeffco, to serve our community and be part of this workforce.Recently, we found out about the Stahler brothers who spent several summer...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

County Manager Don Davis Chats About Workforce Development

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Jeffco County Manager Don Davis sat down with Slate Communications to chat about workforce development and goal setting. This is part of series of chats with county and city managers throughout the state.

Watch Don’s video on Slate Communications...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Sign up for County Closure Notifications

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Snow season is upon us. If you visit county facilities often, you'll want to know if a there will be a weather closure or delay.

To subscribe for auto-notifications:

  1. Go to the NotifyMe section of our new external website
  2. Scroll down to the “Alert C...
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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Changes for Business Coming to Jeffco

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Two to One Vote to Eliminate Business Personal Property TaxAt the Board of County Commissioners Sept. 18 public hearing, the board voted two to one to eliminate the General Fund Business Personal Property Tax (BPPT). Commissioners Libby Szabo and Tina Fra...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Celebrates Jeffco’s Award-Winning Website, Brand and More

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The Board of County Commissioners recognized multiple employees and staff teams at its July 17 hearing for recently winning several awards.

Jefferson County was recognized with a Gold Stevie Award for organization of the year from the American Business Awa...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

McIntyre Street Widening Project

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Road improvements to McIntyre Street between West 56th Place and West 58th Avenue begin Wednesday, July 11 and will continue through the fall of 2019. Motorists should expect intermittent traffic stops and alternating lane closures for equipment access an...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Jefferson County Updates Assessor's Property Records Search

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Jefferson County is excited to announce an update of the Assessor’s Office Property Records Search functionality. As the most-visited section of the Jefferson County website, it is essential to provide a superior user experience on this site for both our ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Podcast: The Rebranding of Jeffco

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Recently Jefferson County Public Affairs Director Kate McIntire participated in podcast hosted by Philosophy Communication. Philosophy was hired to help the county in its rebranding initiative in 2017, and featured the county in its first episode of its S...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Bringing Staff and the Community Together

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In an effort to be more resilient and better serve our community, Jefferson County has recently revised its Mission, Vision, Values and Goals. These will give staff and the community clearer and more concise direction and support. We created forward think...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jeffco Updates Online Mapping System

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Jefferson County is excited to announce an update to the county’s online mapping system. The previous mapping service was on an older system, so a switch to a newer, more secure platform was needed.

The new system also brings additional functionality to us...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Changes to Right-of-Way Use and Construction Permit, Policy 8.3.1.

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Effective May 1, 2018 the following changes to this policy were implemented by the Transportation & Engineering Division. Refer to the policy for more detail.

  • Large containers, such as roll-off dumpsters, that are temporarily placed in the Right-of-Way...
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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Welcome to the New Jefferson County Website

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Today is the day! Welcome to the new Jefferson County website! We’re excited to bring you this new website that we are confident will make doing business online with the county a better experience.

One of our largest improvements is that our site...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

County Launches New Engage Jeffco Video 2017

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Look around, what do you see? A beautiful place to call home. An innovative place to work. A breathtaking place to play. Jefferson County is a place to lay your roots. To raise a family. To feel safe. Make a living. Grow older. To breathe and reset.We str...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Jefferson County Launches New Brand and Logo System

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Jefferson County is getting a new look! The county has recently developed a new brand in an effort to better serve its citizens.Throughout the process of creating the new brand, Jefferson County gathered citizen feedback to help define what citizens think...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Jefferson County Launches OpenGov Financial Portal

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OpenGov platform engages residents with instant access to budget data

Jefferson County announced today the launch of a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials and staff unprecedented access to the county&rsquo...

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News Flash

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Jeffco Open Space Regulations Updated

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Effective immediately, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) is updating park regulations related to fires and e-bikes that will be enforced throughout JCOS parks.

Fire Restrictions

Due to ongoing high fire danger conditions, JCOS will maintain Stage 2 fire restrictions...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Unique Conservation Partnership Preserves 424.6-Acre Lippincott Ranch

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Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) and City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) recently finalized the land acquisition of the 424.6-acre Lippincott Ranch. Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) was also integral in the acquisition by providing JCOS and OSMP ...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Top Spots for Winter Recreation

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Are you looking for some outdoor fun this winter? Check out our favorite winter recreation spots in Jeffco Open Space parks.

  • Flying J Ranch Park – Snow tends to stick around longer and trails are relatively flat, making this a great spot to bring fat tire ...
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Open Space - News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Open Space Receives $9.75 million from DRCOG

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Jeffco Open Space recently applied to the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Board of Directors to request funding for a 3-mile segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail in the furthest East portion of Clear Creek Canyon. The request was made throu...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Centennial Cone Park Hunting Closure Begins Saturday, December 1, 2018

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The late-season hunting access at Centennial Cone Park will begin December 1, closing the park to all other uses through the end of January. This includes the Mayhem parking lot along US Hwy 6. The majority of the park will reopen to multi-use recreation ...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

New Trailhead Opens at Van Bibber Park

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Jeffco Open Space and Prospect Recreation & Park District are excited to announce the opening of the Indiana Trailhead at Van Bibber Park! Previously named the “West Access” located at 5590 Indiana Street, Arvada, CO, the new Indiana Trailhead contain...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

2019 Small Research Grant Applications Now Open

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Jeffco Open Space offers Small Research Grants to individuals or groups to conduct applied studies on Jeffco Open Space lands. The goal of this program is to fund research that will inform the management of these lands.

Past grant recipients include Adapta...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Dakota Ridge South Designated Use Trail Opens at Matthews/Winters Park

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Today, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) celebrates the opening of the Dakota Ridge South Trail, a new designated use, mountain bike only trail at Matthews/Winters Park. The construction of the 0.8 miles of new trail began in 2016 and the trail opens for recreatio...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Black Bear Trail Opens, Connecting Deer Creek Canyon and Hildebrand Ranch Parks

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Today, Jeffco Open Space celebrates the opening of Black Bear Trail, a major connection between two popular parks in the system. The construction of 6.3 miles of new trail between Plymouth Mountain Trail and Mill Creek in Deer Creek Canyon Park began in O...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Plains Region Management Plan Draft

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The 28 unincorporated parks in Jeffco Open Space are organized into nine regions, each with their own management plan. View Map of Jeffco Open Space Park Regions. The intent of the region management plans is to establish and utilize a goal-orient...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

South Table Mountain Park Master Plan Draft

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The 28 unincorporated parks in Jeffco Open Space are organized into nine regions, each with their own management plan. View Map of Jeffco Open Space Park Regions. The intent of the region management plans is to establish and utilize a goal-orient...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Rocky Mountain Greenway Project Public Comment Period

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Jeffco Open Space announces the beginning of a public comment period for the proposed Sampling and Analysis Plan related to the Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail and Federal Lands Access Program at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.Review the Docu...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Conservation Summit Comes to Jefferson County

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PLAN Jeffco, the nonprofit, volunteer-led organization of open space advocates based in Jefferson County, along with Jefferson County Open Space, are pleased to host the inaugural session of the Jeffco Conservation Summit Series. This series will address ...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jefferson County Open Space Announces Designated Use Trails

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Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) will be conducting a one-year pilot program to evaluate the challenges and benefits associated with designated use trails.  As part of this program, two trail segments in the JCOS system will be designated as bi...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Hiwan Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Historic Architecture at Upcoming Event

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The Hiwan Museum has been a historic staple in Evergreen, Colorado for as long as many community members can remember. This June marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 completion of the main building of Hiwan Museum, which was previously known as Camp Ne...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Conservation Greenprint

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View our recently developed Conservation "Greenprint". This illustrates the challenges that are facing Jeffco Open Space today, the opportunities we see, and the strategies we plan to implement to address these challenges. View the full document...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Jefferson County Announces “Big Year” of Bird Watching

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Jefferson County is home to an abundant variety of bird species. To celebrate and preserve these species and their habitats, the County is excited to offer a Big Year in 2018.

Join fellow community birders in identifying by sight or sound the largest numbe...

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Open Space - News

News Flash

Posted on: March 12, 2018

Leave Me Be.

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Juvenile deer, elk and other wildlife may look vulnerable or in danger, but their mother is likely nearby. Approaching, handling, or feeding young animals may do more harm than good.  Please do not pick up or "rescue" young wildlife. If...

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Open Space - Spotlight
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Volunteer

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Learn the different ways you can make a difference in your open space parks.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Let's Doo It!

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Learn why dog waste left on the ground is hazardous and take the pledge to always pick up your dog's doo!

Learn More Open Space - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Community members invited to open house to discuss local air emissions

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LAKEWOOD, COLO. — Representatives from Jefferson County Public Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Terumo BCT Sterilization Services, Inc., will participate in an open ho...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: November 29, 2018

On World AIDS Day 2018, JCPH Encourages People to Know Their Status

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Since the first World AIDS Day in 1988, significant scientific, medical and societal progress has been made to prevent HIV and AIDS and care for those living with the virus. However, across the globe, 37 million people ...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

JCPH and Jeffco Public Schools working to reduce vaping among Jeffco Youth

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined by medical experts and leaders from various Colorado health organizations on Nov. 2 to announce new efforts to address Colorado’s teen vaping crisis. The Governor launched &am...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

JCPH welcomes new Board of Health member

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud to welcome Evergreen resident, athletic trainer and longtime community health advocate Caroline Szuch as the newest member of the Jefferson County Board of Health. From wor...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Flu shots now available at JCPH clinic

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Last year’s flu season was the worst the U.S. has seen in years. More than 900,000 people were hospitalized, and more than 80,000 died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number ...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Resilient Communities Are Key to Emergency Preparedness

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Jefferson County, Colo. — When one thread in a quilt frays, the entire blanket doesn’t fall apart. When one branch on a tree breaks, the whole tree doesn’t topple. Similarly, in a disaster, when a community comes together to respond to each other’s needs,...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

This SepticSmart Week, Keep Your System Running Smoothly

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In Jefferson County, an estimated 23,000 homes have onsite wastewater treatment systems, or septic systems. Many residents in mountain communities or those with properties in more secluded areas of the county may rely o...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

JCPH to hold End Overdose Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Overdose affects everyone in our community. It impacts all people, from those who have lost or nearly lost a loved one to overdose, to those who have experienced overdose themselves, to those who know someone or are the...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Erase Vaccine-Preventable Diseases This School Year

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Parents have already fought crowds at the store for scissors, notebooks and pencils. They’ve checked everything they can think of off their back-to-school list – but have they made sure their kids&am...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Jeffco WIC to offer Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair

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Jefferson County, Colo. — When Andrea Perez-Loza had her first baby, she had trouble breastfeeding. She couldn’t breastfeed for very long, something she said was largely because she didn’t have good support systems in place to help her be successful. Pere...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

2018 Jefferson County Community Health Needs Assessment Released

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Jefferson County, Colo. — There’s a piece of health that affects all people, medicine can’t heal and one person alone can’t solve. It’s the health of our communities, and it affects our lives from the mome...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

First Colorado Case of Tularemia in 2018 Found in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County, Colo. — A rabbit found in the Golden/Lakewood area (near South Table Mountain Park) has died from tularemia, an uncommon, but serious, infectious disease. This is the first positive case of tularemia in an animal in Colorado in...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

For Men’s Health Month — Get Healthy, Get Screened, Get Honest, Get Going

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s not just a stereotype — men are less likely than women to go to the doctor for their annual checkup. According to a 2016 Cleveland Clinic survey, only 60 percent of men see their doctor once a y...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

First Jeffco bat to test positive for rabies in 2018 found in Lakewood

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Jefferson County, Colo. — A bat found in Lakewood, near Morrison Road and Wadsworth Boulevard, tested positive for rabies on June 13, 2018. This is the first bat to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County 2018. Though this is the county&...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Kick Insects — and the Diseases They Carry — to the Curb

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s warming up in Colorado, and just like you and your family are ready to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, insects are coming out, too! Before hitting the pool, hiking trail or even your backyard this s...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Double Up Program Helps Families-in-Need at Jeffco Farmers Markets

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Jefferson County, Colo. — When you wander between rows of leafy lettuce, scraggly radishes and smooth, dark green cucumbers, you may have to remind yourself that it’s pavement under your feet, not fresh-tilled soil at a farm. As you se...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

JCPH Offers a Chance to Put Mom's Health First

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Jefferson County, Colo. — At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), we value the health and well-being of our community’s mothers and mothers-to-be. That’s why this Mother’s Day (May 13), we’re ce...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Jefferson County agencies to hold National Rx Take Back Day events

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Several law enforcement agencies in Jefferson County will join the Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in National Rx Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In an effort to reduce the misuse...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Working Together to Change the Future of Public Health

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During National Public Health Week, JCPH Recognizes Public Health Champions of the Year and Releases 2017 Annual Report

Jefferson County, Colo. — When we look to the future of public health, we see a day when every person has a chance at the best...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

JCPH Statement Regarding the 2018 County Health Rankings

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Every year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute release the County Health Rankings, a tool to benchmark health outcomes in each county and identify top factors that influence a county’s ...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

JCPH Opens New WIC Clinic in Littleton

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Pregnant women, infants, children and their parents in South Jeffco can now receive nutrition education and breastfeeding support closer to home.

On March 13, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) opened a new WIC clinic...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

JCPH Encourages Groundwater Users to Test Their Water

National Groundwater Awareness Week

Jefferson County, Colo. — You check your smoke detector, your furnace, your gutters and countless filters, batteries and levels in your home — all in case of emergencies. But are you checking your well water, something you use every da...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

First Rabies-Positive Skunk of 2018 Found in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County, Colo. — A skunk found in Lakewood south of Hampden Avenue between Wadsworth and Kipling, near Foothills Golf Course, has tested positive for rabies. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County in 201...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

JCPH Encourages Parents to Take the Healthy Drink Pledge

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As a parent, you want what’s best for your little one, head-to-toe. That means protecting their pearly whites, too.

According to a survey of about 100 parents (n=102) in the Denver metro area, led by the Healthy Beverage Partnership in 2016, the top concer...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

JCPH To Provide Free Test Kits to Help Keep Families Safe from Dangerous Radon Gas

National Radon Action Month

Jefferson County, Colo. — In Jefferson County, about half of homes tested have high levels of radon. Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and there is a simple way to prevent it. In recognition of National Radon Action Mont...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

A New Year’s Resolution from Local Public Health: The Best Health Possible for All People

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The new year is a time for reflection and hope. It’s a time to look back at the things we’ve done well — and the ways we can continue to improve in the future. In past years, Jefferson Coun...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 26, 2018

Road Closure of Green Wood Ln. in Evergreen

Full Road Closure of Green Wood Ln, in Evergreen, will be closed to traffic at S Green Wood Ct  on Tuesday, November 27 approx 7:30 am to Thursday, November 29, approx. 3:30 pm. 

Removal and Replacement of culvert.

Detour is S Green Wood C...

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Expect Delays on McIntyre Street November 19, 20 and 26

Expect traffic delays on McIntyre Street between W. 56th Place and W. 58th Avenue on November 19, 20 and 26.

Weather permitting, concrete bridge girders will be placed by crane on Monday, November 19. Concrete box culverts will be set in place on Tuesday, ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Reminder: Full Closure of W. 56th Place at McIntyre Street

W. 56th Place at McIntyre Street will be closed to traffic 24 hours per day, on or after October 17.

Construction crews will install storm sewer improvements, place new curb and gutter, and reconstruct the roadway.

Direct access to and from McIntyre Street ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Full Closure of W. 56th Place at McIntyre Street

W. 56th Place at McIntyre Street will be closed to traffic 24 hours per day, on or after October 17.

Construction crews will install storm sewer improvements, place new curb and gutter, and reconstruct the roadway.

Direct access to and from McIntyre Street ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

McIntyre Street (W. 56th Place to W. 58th Avenue) Road Closure

McIntyre Street will be closed to traffic just north of W. 56th Place to south of W. 58th Avenue from 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16 through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, August 20.  

The full closure will allow crews to expedite installation of a new sa...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

McIntyre Street (W. 52nd Avenue to W. 58th Avenue)

Weather permitting, Xcel Energy will purge natural gas from an old line on Monday, July 30.  This is a controlled event and flames may be present from McIntyre Street.

This activity was originally scheduled for Thursday, July 26, but has been canc...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

REVISED: Eastbound C-470 (S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85) Closure

Eastbound C-470 will be closed to traffic from S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85 on June 15, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM.  This is for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) C-470 Express Lanes project.

Eastbound traffic on C-470 will be ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Lane Closure on Northbound S. Kipling Parkway at W. Coal Mine Avenue

The right lane of northbound S. Kipling Parkway south of W. Coal Mine Avenue will be closed to traffic through July 12, 2018.  Construction crews are widening the roadway.

See Traffic Control Plan

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: June 6, 2018

REVISED: Eastbound C-470 (S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85) Closure

Eastbound C-470 will be closed to traffic from S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85 on June 15, 2018 from 10:00 PM to 5:30 AM.  This is for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) C-470 Express Lanes project.

Eastbound traffic on C-470 will be...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

W. Chatfield Avenue (S. Pierce Street to S. Depew Street) Closure

W. Chatfield Avenue / S. Platte Canyon Road will be closed to through traffic from S. Pierce Street to S. Depew Street from May 7 to May 19, 2018.

W. Chatfield Avenue, Pierce Street, and the roundabout at S. Kendall Boulevard will have substantial traffic ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Eastbound C-470 (S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85) Closure

Eastbound C-470 will be closed to traffic from S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85 on June 8, 2018 from 10:00 PM to 5:30 AM.  This is for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) C-470 Express Lanes project.

Eastbound traffic on C-470...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Lane Closures at Kipling Parkway and Bowles Avenue

Lane closures will occur at the Kipling Parkway and Bowles Avenue intersection on Thursday, January 4.  Work may continue through Friday, January 5.

This is for traffic signal maintenance operations.

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Johnson Road north of US-6 Lane Restriction

Johnson Road, north of US-6 at the RTD light rail tracks, will be restricted to one lane on Friday, January 5 from from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Crews will patch asphalt and perform shoulder work.

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Merge Lane Shift at Colfax Avenue and US-6

The merge lane of southbound Colfax Avenue to westbound US-6 will be shifted to the south beginning January 8.  Drivers must YIELD to traffic before merging on to westbound US-6.  This condition is expected to last six weeks.

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Ulysses Street (US-6 to Mt. Vernon Road) Closure

Northbound Ulysses Street will be closed to traffic from US-6 to Mt. Vernon Road starting on January 8, 2018.  The closure will last about eight weeks.

Drivers that normally use the northbound lane of Ulysses Street from US-6 to Mt. Vernon Road wi...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 4, 2018

How Many Times Has Your Information Been Exposed?

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With yet another large breach being reported, the Marriott breach, you may be wondering if your personal information has been exposed to hackers.

The New York Times has created a set of questions that will help you understand how many times your information has been exposed.  None of your responses to the questions are collected or retained.

See full article with the questions here. Secure Jeffco News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Staying Secure While Shopping Online

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Though it can be convenient to avoid the lines and rush for that latest Black Friday deal by shopping online, this also carries some risk.

Though it can be convenient to avoid the lines and rush for that latest Black Friday deal by shopping online, this also carries some risk. Cyber criminals are always working to steal your personal and payment information. The holiday shopping season is th...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

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October kicks-off a national "Kids Safe Online" poster contest. The contest runs through 1/25/19.

October kicks-off a national "Kids Safe Online" poster contest.  The contest runs through 1/25/19.The goal of the contest is to engage young people in creating messages and images that will inspire other young people and adults to use t...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Replace passwords with passphrases

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Learn how to create strong passwords, called passphrases, that are easy to remember and simple to type.

Passwords are something you use almost every day, from accessing your email or banking online to purchasing goods or accessing your smartphone.  However, passwords are also one of your weakest points; if someone learns or guesses your password th...

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Posted on: September 16, 2018

Phone Call Attacks and Scams

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When you think of cyber criminals, you probably think of an evil mastermind sitting behind a computer launching sophisticated attacks over the Internet.

While many of today’s cyber criminals use technologies like email or instant messaging, bad guys are also using the phone to trick their victims. In this article, the SANS Institute explains how phone call scams work, the easiest ways to detect ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Reports of Spoofed Robocalls from Jefferson County Offices

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Spoofing is a practice of deliberately falsifying telephone number to disguise the identity of the calling party.

Jefferson County recently received reports from citizens receiving robocalls that appear to come from Jefferson County office numbers. Investigations found none of the reported calls came from Jefferson County; the calls were spoofed. Spoofing is a practi...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 18, 2018

JeffCo Investigating In-Custody Death

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On December 15 at 4:45 a.m. inmate Jeffery John Gillis, DOB 11/29/50, was taken from the Jefferson County jail to St. Anthony’s Hospital due to declining health issues. Though he initially improved, he suffered a medical event just before 2:00 a...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Threats Made at Columbine High School

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Jefferson County, CO. – On December 13, 2018, at 9:20 a.m., an unknown person called in threats to Columbine High School, claiming multiple explosive devices were inside and the caller was hiding outside the school with a gun. The area around th...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Conducting a Homicide Investigation

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At 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a deceased female in the 700 block of Nile St. in Golden. Pleasant View Fire discovered the decedent when they responded to a small brush fire at th...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Officers Involved in Shooting; One Suspect Pronounced Deceased

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At 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, two Jefferson County deputies responded to mile marker 267 on Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon to assist Colorado State Patrol with a suspicious vehicle. The state trooper noticed the vehicle parked on the south side of ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Introduces eCourt Notification

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Beginning Monday, October 29, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will implement an electronic notification system for individuals with an impending district criminal, misdemeanor, or traffic court date in an effort to reduce missed court appe...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Sheriff Shrader Adds School Resource Officers

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Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Jefferson
County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is allocating four additional deputies to serve asschool resource officers (SRO) for Jefferson County Public Schools in
unincorporated areas of the county. Traditionally, te...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Jefferson County Detentions Facility Introduces Vivitrol

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Effective immediately, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new opioid treatment program for qualifying inmates who have completed withdrawal protocols while at the Jefferson County detentions facility. Upon their imminent rele...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

JeffCo Jail Opens Behavioral Health Unit

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On February 5, 2018, the Jefferson County jail opened
a 64-bed Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) that focuses on the needs of inmates withsubstance abuse and mental health disorders. This unit utilizes programs
structured toward individual need and provide...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Cooperates with ICE

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Illegal immigration is understandably a concern for many citizens and I am occasionally asked “Why is Jefferson County a sanctuary county?” My response is simple: It is not.

Jefferson County has been unfairly and inaccurately labeled a ...

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