Posted 2/12/13

Good News nominees sought The Good News Steering Committee is inviting nominations from the community on behalf of groups or individuals who have …

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Good News nominees sought

The Good News Steering Committee is inviting nominations from the community on behalf of groups or individuals who have made a positive impact in the community. Twelve honorees will be selected and honored at the 2013 Good News Breakfast.

This year’s Good News Breakfast theme will be “Spiritual Values: Inspiring Stories that Enrich our Communities.” The event will be 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden.

Anyone in Jefferson County can nominate a person or a group. Nominations must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 28. To be considered, the nominee(s) must have made a positive impact in Jefferson County and meet one or more of the following criteria: The person’s(s) actions were fueled by an inner spark to make a difference and demonstrated compassion, tolerance, responsibility, and a concern for others; they helped to unite, heal, and/or inspire others to build stronger communities; and/or Created bridges among people of different perspectives and views.

Nominations available at

Completed nomination forms may also be mailed to: Good News Celebration, c/o Lesa Moseley, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, 4851 Independence Street, Suite 200, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, or email

For more information about nominations, contact Jeanne Oliver, 303-432-5174 or

Open Space volunteer open house

Discover how you can protect and promote the great outdoors and heritage of Jefferson County at the annual Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) Volunteer Recruitment Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Lookout Mountain Nature Center.

“When you volunteer for Jefferson County Open Space, you encounter the best of all worlds,” said Teddy Newman, 2012 Volunteer of the Year. “The public is very appreciative of your knowledge andservice. And the other volunteers become like family.”

Volunteers are needed to monitor birds, frogs and flora throughout the county, as well as to serve as museum tour guides, park hosts, trail inspectors and trail builders.

For more information, go to the JCOS Volunteer webpage of or call Volunteer Services Administrator Jana Johns, 303‐271‐5925.

Cat burglar on the prowl

Starting on the early morning of Feb. 2 and into the morning of Feb. 4, four homes were burglarized in south Jeffco. In three of the burglaries, the residents were home. The residents were either asleep or unaware someone was in their home.

The suspect(s) entered the homes through unlocked rear doors or windows. The items stolen include wallets, purses, jewelry and cash.

Three different neighborhoods were affected include Powderhorn, Westridge and Meadow Ranch subdivisions.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes are asked to call the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to lock their doors and windows, and to remain vigilant of suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

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