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Today's Features

  • A dizzying array of dogs leapt and splashed about Sunday during Foothills Park and Recreation’s annual Doggy Dip at Deer Creek and Weaver Hollow pools.

    At Deer Creek Pool, more than 100 area pooches eagerly pulled their masters through the gates to get their chance to jump into the drink. Some pooches played under water buckets that intermittently doused them, while others did Phelpsian laps to retrieve floating toys from the end of the lap pool.

    Children giggled as dogs of all sizes and shapes leapt into the water and shook off on the pool deck.

  • The Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center could be moving to a larger, modern facility on 19 acres that were purchased by Jeffco Open Space in 2009. 

    Under a tentative agreement between the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and the county, by 2018 the center would move to a new building higher on the Hogback and closer to the famous dinosaur tracks.

  • Get ready, music fans, because country music legend Charlie Daniels is going to show you how it’s done.

  • Clement Park has gone to the dogs. For one day, anyway.

    Foothills Park and Recreation hosted the Total Performance Disc Dogs club during the district’s Summer Concert Series on Friday.

    Over a chorus of barking dogs and raucous music, Matt DiAno, a member of Total Performance Disc Dogs, shared what goes into the sport. Total Performance Disc Dogs is a group of dog-loving friends who perform all over Colorado. They specialize in Frisbee performances, but also present agility and herding performances as well.

  • Donald Rosier, chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners was one of 23 leaders in county government from across the United States who participated in a national leadership institute developed by the National Association of Counties and the Cambridge Leadership Associates.
    The four-day institute, held June 3-7 in Washington, D.C., challenged participants to consider innovative approaches to address key issues facing their home county and residents.

  • Hansen – Schrepel
    Rachel Hansen and Tucker Schrepel announce their engagement.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hardesty. She graduated magna cum laude from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism in 2010. She is self-employed with her own business, Rachel H Photography.

  • David and Priscilla Caudle
    The daughters of David and Priscilla Caudle of Littleton proudly announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. The couple and their family had a dinner celebration on June 2.
    David and Priscilla met while attending the University of Alabama and were married in Homewood, Ala. David is a retired electrical engineer, and Priscilla is a retired teacher.

  • “Don’t run from Jefferson County deputies,” Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink warns with a chuckle.
    That’s because the department is deploying the fastest, most technologically advanced patrol car on the road, according to Rusty Hardy, Jeffco fleet manager.
    Hardy, an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, said Jeffco is the first law enforcement agency in Colorado to introduce the 2013 Ford Interceptor into its fleet.

  • As a tribute to the spirit of hard-working dogs that unselfishly serve humanity, a Golden Eagle Scout has created a worthy monument on the grounds of the Foothills Animal Shelter.

    About 100 people turned out for the unveiling of the bronze service-dog memorial sculpture on June 12 in the courtyard at the shelter near Sixth Avenue and Indiana Street.

    After various participants made their remarks, the Boy Scouts gathered around the statue and removed the silver tarp to reveal the bronze replica of a German shepherd by local artist and Rotary member Pat Madison.

  • Joel Deen accepted a position with the Peace Corps in February and traveled to Kyrgyzstan at the beginning of May. His term of 27 months will be based out of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.