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Local News

  • Local pro attends PGA Championship after network shanks fact in story

    A South Jeffco golfer was treated last month to an unexpected trip to Baltusrol Golf Club for the PGA Championship.

    But the journey to Springfield, N.J., for the season’s final major didn’t begin on a qualifying course or as an item on a personal bucket list. It started with a news story.

  • Lifeguard shortage forces closure of Lilley Gulch indoor pool

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has been forced to close one of its indoor pools due to a shortage of aquatics staff.

    Foothills officials had already planned to close on Monday the pool at the Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, 6147 S. Holland Way, for its annual cleaning. But district officials decided not to reopen the pool due to a shortage of lifeguards. District officials announced the staff shortage also would affect open swim hours at the pools at The Ridge Recreation Center, 6613 S. Ward St.

  • Local ultra-athlete Brown races — and dreams — big

    Every time Karen Brown watched coverage of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, she was moved to tears. She saw Julie Moss win the silver medal in February 1982, and dreamed of competing herself.

    “Watching them, I thought, ‘Oh, they’re professional athletes, and I only run for recreation,’ ” Brown said. “I thought I could never do it.”

  • Attempted kidnapping reported near Kipling and Belleview

    A man reportedly attempted to abduct a young girl Monday evening outside her home near South Kipling Street and West Belleview Avenue.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, a 9-year-old girl was in her driveway about 8 p.m. in the 10000 block of West Grand Avenue when a man touched her on the shoulder and said, "Come with me." She immediately ran inside her house to report the incident to her parents, sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said. The girl was uninjured.

  • Jeffco deputies searching for shingle slingers

    Jeffco deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who are suspected of damaging roofs and vehicles in South Jeffco.

    About 8:30 p.m. Saturday, residents of the 11000 block of West Chenango Drive witnessed two men on a parking lot garage roof. The men appeared to be ripping shingles from the roof and throwing them at parked cars — causing damage to at least two vehicles, according to a Jeffco sheriff's news release. 

  • B'nai Chaim plans annual Shabbat in the Park

    By Ramsey Scott, For the Courier

    Congregation B’nai Chaim is once again headed to Clement Park to take its Shabbat service out of the synagogue and celebrate under the summer sky this Friday night.

    The annual sojourn to Clement Park has become an end-of-summer tradition for the Morrison-based congregation, said Sandy Solove, the synagogue’s administrator and former congregation president. 

  • Face it: Everyone wins in fair’s pie-eating contest

    By Ramsey Scott, For the Courier

    Last weekend’s Jeffco Fair and Festival at the fairgrounds in Golden celebrated the county’s agricultural roots, and also offered a generous helping of music, art and entertainment.

    And pie. Lots of pie.

  • Foothills Park and Rec sprucing up newly acquired Fieldhouse

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District wasted little time in moving into its newly acquired Foothills Fieldhouse, and several projects already are under way in preparation for a grand reopening, which hopefully will take place in the fall.

  • Vandals cause thousands of dollars in damage at Montessori Peaks Academy

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two teenagers suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage to a school in South Jeffco.

    At 6 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a call about a suspicious incident at Montessori Peaks Academy, 9904 W. Capri Ave. A neighbor of the school reported to 911 dispatchers hearing glass breaking and a consistent banging noise. The neighbor also said there were two people outside the school.

  • Inter-Canyon cooks up a neighborhood recruitment event

    By Ramsey Scott, For the Times

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District hoped that by firing up the grills this past weekend it would be able to muster some new firefighters.