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Security workers called in to protect Jefferson County mobile coronavirus vaccine clinics

GOLDEN — Security workers will accompany nurses and staff members of Jefferson County Public Health’s three mobile vaccine units for the foreseeable future after months of harassment and abuse. Last weekend, the agency was forced to pull vans off the street after a driver in Gilpin County, who contracts Jefferson County’s health agency, drove towards […]

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Arvada officer killed in Olde Town shooting was targeted in ambush, police chief says

A police officer fatally shot in Olde Town Arvada on Monday afternoon was targeted in an ambush-style attack because he was wearing his uniform, according to the Arvada Police Department’s chief.  Chief Link Strate said that the suspected shooter, 59-year-old Ronald Troyke, expressed hatred toward law enforcement.  Strate declined to provide more details about the […]

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Authorities lift evacuations prompted by wildfire near Evergreen after rainstorm douses burn area

Residents of about 1,000 houses in Evergeen were allowed to return home on Tuesday night after authorities announced they had turned the corner on a wildfire that was raging a day before. Rain soaked the Elephant Butte Fire burn area for a second straight evening, prompting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to lift its evacuation […]

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Front Range kayakers, rafters blast Jefferson County’s extended coronavirus closure of Clear Creek

Jefferson County, like the rest of Colorado, reopened restaurants and loosened restrictions on people’s movement this week. But Clear Creek, one of its most popular draws, will remain closed. Sheriff Jeff Shrader extended a ban on all swimming, tubing and kayaking in the creek that bisects the 580,000-resident county. That troubles the Front Range kayaking […]

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Colorado’s guidance to police on the red flag law doesn’t include what to do if someone won’t give up their guns

The board overseeing law enforcement training and procedures in Colorado has released its model policy for how police departments and sheriff’s offices should use the new, controversial red flag gun law when it goes into effect Jan. 1.  The law allows a judge to order temporary seizure of guns from someone deemed a significant risk […]

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Should schools and buildings be torn down after mass shootings? Columbine looks to others as it struggles with trespassers

Just two months before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings the school resource officer on campus called the Jefferson County Sheriff for help. A 29-year-old man from Texas was in the school parking lot taking pictures and making bizarre statements. Harry Carswell told an officer he had channeled one of the Columbine […]

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4 killed in fiery I-70 crash in west Lakewood; driver of tractor-trailer that caused wreck arrested, facing vehicular homicide charges

Four people are dead after a flat-bed tractor-trailer loaded with lumber barreled down from the foothills and slammed into rush-hour traffic stalled on Interstate 70 in west Lakewood on Thursday afternoon, carving a fiery path of carnage near Colorado Mills. The truck driver, Rogel Lazaro Aguilera, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges of […]