JeffCo hosts "Passport-palooza"
It's currently taking many Americans a longer amount of time than they might expect to get passports before they plan to go on trips outside the country. The Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder's Office hosted its "Passport-palooza" on Tuesday in hopes of expediting the process for some people.This week's event was primarily held for those people who are getting their first passport or getting a new one after their old one had expired more than 5 years ago. "We had a few difficulties understanding what to do, so they directed us to come here so we could do it all in one day and it worked out," said Maame Osei-Fordwell. The event started in the morning inside the county courthouse building, located on 6th Avenue and Johnson Road, and was scheduled to continue through 5 p.m.
Letter to the editor: A loss for Silverthorne, a big accomplishment for one
Chief John Minor of the Silverthorne Police Department is retiring after 33 years of service in Summit County. He served in many roles and started in law enforcement in Summit and worked his way up through the ranks. He embodied the qualities of a model law enforcement officer and leader by setting a good example and developing a community policing strategy to keep his officers trained, equipped and respectful of its citizenry.
Family of man killed at EV charging station demanding answers after no arrest
The family of Adam Fresquez said he didn't deserve to be shot and killed in broad daylight at a Tesla charging station. Edgewater police told Denver7 their investigation is still active.
Colorado employees who allegedly prolonged man's mental commitment given immunity by federal judge
A federal judge last month granted immunity to two government employees who were allegedly part of a scheme to keep a man confined at the state's mental health facility without a legitimate reason. David Hoffschneider pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted murder and other charges in Jefferson...
Chatfield Reservoir a paddler's paradise after water rises 10 feet
Chatfield Reservoir, which straddles Douglas and Jefferson counties, has a different appearance after the spring rain.It looks more like a bayou than a lake located in the middle of Colorado. It's become a paddler's paradise. One woman summed it up, saying, "we can get into all of the trees, there is shade, so we are not out in the sun. It's great."The water level here rose 10 vertical feet in eight days during the month of May.And with it, Park Manager Kris Wahlers says, has come opportunities. "It's opened up a lot of surface areas, acres and a lot of areas within...
Missing Dog Found on Remote Mountain
A hiker found a missing dog on a remote mountain in Summit County, Colorado, over five weeks after the pup disappeared. Missing dog found 5 weeks after disappearance Riley is an 8-year-old Sheltie. His owner passed away in January. His owner’s widower, Mike Krugman, now cares for him. Though the property where the two live […] The post Missing Dog Found on Remote Mountain appeared first on DogTime.
Family protests for charges in Edgewater shooting case
EDGEWATER, Colo. — The family of a man killed in an Edgewater shooting earlier this month protested at the police department as well as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. Adam Michael Fresquez was shot and killed at a Tesla charging station. The shooting happened at around...
Alpine Rescue Team treks up fourteener to rescue backcountry skier
The Alpine Rescue Team rescued an injured backcountry skier on the northwest side of Torrey's Peak on Sunday. At one point the team had to carry the skier through waist deep snow. "The skier had fallen from near the top of the couloir and had injuries preventing them from getting out of the field," the team wrote in a post on Facebook. A total of 25 people from the Alpine Rescue Team responded to the scene to assist with the complex rescue.Torrey's Peak is a fourteener and is located near the border between Clear Creek County and Summit County.it took 25 people working together to get that skier back to safety.
Tesoro Cultural Center Presents 22nd Annual Indian Market & Powwow, June 3 & 4
Hosted on the grounds of The Fort restaurant at 19192 Hwy. 8, in Morrison, Colo., Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, Tesoro Cultural Center’s annual Indian Market & Powwow is a yearly tribute to the American Indian nations that shaped the cultural community of Bent’s Old Fort, an important international trading post operating along the famous Santa Fe Trail from 1833 until 1849.
Silverthorne’s The Pad to host 2nd annual Pride event with vendors, live performances
The Pad hotel and hostel in Silverthorne will be hosting its second annual Pride celebration on June 10. Beginning at 9 a.m., The Pad will host a Pride-themed yoga class on its lawn that will also feature live music from DJ Between Realms. Afterwards, complimentary coffee from House of Vibes Coffee + Curio and Happy Leaf Kombucha will be offered.
Final suspect in Jefferson County double murder sentenced to life in prison
The fourth and final suspect in a 2020 double murder that occurred in Jefferson County was sentenced to life in prison. He was a minor at the time of the killing and now won't be eligible for parole for 40 years.Marqueil Banks, 18, was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the killing of Damian Wikoff, 18, and Dillon Wikoff, 17, in Lakewood in August of 2020. All four suspects were minors at the time of the killing.According to the First Judicial District Attorney's Office, Damian and Dillon Wikoff tried to sell Michael Mendoza, 20, a "ghost gun" at the time...
Silverthorne Storm gymnastics team qualifies more than a dozen gymnasts for state competition during season opener
The Silverthorne Storm gymnastics team has reached its 2023 competition season, and local gymnasts have been working hard to qualify to state as things get underway. For those who may not be familiar, the Silverthorne Storm is a youth gymnastics team that is hosted out of the Silverthorne Recreation Center. Without a middle school or high school gymnastics program in the county, Silverthorne Storm allows student athletes to explore the sport while competing at a high level.
CSP searching for driver involved in hit-and-run that killed scooter rider
A scooter rider was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday evening in Jefferson County, and authorities are searching for the driver who fled the scene.
Changes coming to Quandary Peak, McCullough Gulch trail parking, shuttle system
Shuttle rides to some of Summit County’s most popular hikes are resuming this June, and the system is being revamped along with parking to help recreationists access Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch trails. The changes are meant to expand hiking access while limiting car dependency, according to officials. The...
Murder of teenage brothers during 'ghost gun' sale leads to conviction, guilty plea for two men
Two men have been sentenced for the deaths of two teenage brothers during a robbery nearly three years ago. A Jefferson County jury convicted Marqueil Banks, 18, of shooting 17-year-old Dillon Wikoff and 18-year-old Damian Wikoff during an August 2020 incident in which the brothers planned to sell a homemade "ghost gun" and trade for another firearm, but the group of defendants planned to rob them instead.
Bike Rodeo gives away bikes while teaching kids about safe riding
Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District has been doing the Bike Rodeo for years, with the aim of giving kids the skills and know-how to ride their bikes safety through Summit County no matter what the wilderness or the neighborhood streets throw at them. Obstacle courses and special challenges await the kids with a deeper message. It stems from knowing how quickly things can go wrong, and the tragedies that can come in those split seconds. "We have had some kids get hurt on Farmer's Corner, I remember at the 7-Eleven a few years ago," said Jackie Pike, deputy fire marshal...
Victim hit twice in fatal hit-and-run traffic crash; Colorado State Patrol asking for assistance with investigation
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KRDO) – Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is requesting assistance following another fatal hit-and-run traffic crash after the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. CSP reports the crash happened at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, near southbound Wadsworth Boulevard and just north of West Coal Mine Avenue in Jefferson County. The The post Victim hit twice in fatal hit-and-run traffic crash; Colorado State Patrol asking for assistance with investigation appeared first on KRDO.
'Glass Onion' actor adds Colorado date to new North American tour
MORRISON, Colo. — Singer and actor Janelle Monáe announced a new 26-date tour on Wednesday. The "Age of Pleasure Tour" will launch Aug. 30 and continue across North America through Oct. 18. The tour will make a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday, Sept. 7. "Her tour...
Colorado trail guide: Beaver Brook Watershed Trail
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — The Beaver Brook Watershed – not to be confused with the Beaver Brook Trail in Genesee Park – is a trail west of Evergreen in Clear Creek County. Park at either the East Parking Area or the upper trailhead, hike to the...
Snow expected for closing day at last open ski resort in Colorado, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
All but one Summit County ski resort has closed for the season, yet winter conditions could last into June for some of Colorado’s highest elevation peaks. As wet conditions continue and temperatures drop, areas over 11,000 feet could receive several inches of snow this weekend, according to National Weather Service forecaster Russell Danielson.
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