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  • Two killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-70

    Two people have died and six were injured Sunday morning after a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the median on Interstate 70, crashing into several vehicles traveling eastbound.

    Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen was driving on I-70 near the Morrison exit when he veered off the left side of the westbound lanes, across the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of traffic. According to Colorado State Patrol, his pickup truck struck the front of a Toyota 4Runner, rotating both cars counter-clockwise.

  • Indian Hills Water District board elects new officers

    About 35 residents attended an Indian Hills Water District special meeting Friday night to learn why the board fired the water district’s superintendent, but the contentious meeting led to a shift in board officers and the board firing the district’s attorney.

    The board has not hired a new superintendent, and tensions among board members were apparent at the meeting.

  • Board considering adding disc golf course at Foothills

    Disc golfers may soon have a new course to play in South Jeffco.

    At a July 25 board meeting, the Foothills Park and Recreation District heard from Mike Hanson, who proposed creating a disc golf course at Foothills Golf Course. No motions were made, but the board agreed to allow Hanson, a district employee and avid disc golfer, to continue moving forward with his plan.

    Hanson said the course could draw people to the golf course during traditional down times and create new revenue for Foothills.

  • That's a wrap: Shakespeare in the Park series has final curtain call for the summer

    In the hours before the final performance of this season’s Shakespeare in the Park series, actors run in and out of the backstage dressing room at Clement Park’s Grant Amphitheater. The cast perfected their makeup, put on their costumes, ran lines and prepared for the evening’s show before gathering for a pre-show pep talk.

    Behind the scenes, there’s a lot that goes into a play, and Foothills Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” was no different.

  • Climbers rescued off rocks in Ken-Caryl Valley

    A group of teenagers got into a sticky situation Wednesday evening after climbing on rock formations in the Ken-Caryl Valley.
    West Metro Fire Rescue was called to North Ranch Road and Killdeer Lane in South Jeffco just before 7 p.m. Two climbers were stuck 60 feet up and another was stranded at around 40 feet. A fourth teen was able to get down on their own.
    “There’s algae on the sandstone formations,” said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue. “When it gets even a little bit wet, it gets way slick.”

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  • For NHRA star, racing at Bandimere is a unique experience

    MORRISON — Even though the Mopar Mile-High Nationals NHRA race is the most difficult on the 24-race tour every year, national Pro Stock star Jeg Coughlin Jr. always looks forward to racing and reuniting with old friends at Bandimere Speedway.
    “This is probably one of my favorite races on the tour,” Coughlin said. “I get guilty of saying that, though, from race to race, but this is a great event.”

  • Seniors’ Resource Center hires new director, looks to future

    The Seniors’ Resource Center has a new leader, and she and longtime SRC head John Zabawa are working together to ensure a smooth transition.

    Monica Roers, originally from Minnesota, was hired as executive director at the end of June, and she is replacing Zabawa, who had that position for 35 years.

    “Monica has vision and has passion,” said SRC board chair Deborah Brackney in a press release. “She has a clear view of how to lead our organization forward.”

  • Community comes to aid of Ken-Caryl man whose flag was stolen

    On a June morning, Jim Ruscetta walked outside to grab the newspaper when he nonchalantly glanced up at the spot where his American flag has hung for more than 30 years.

    But on this particular morning, something caught his eye — the flag was gone.

    Ruscetta searched his home and garage to no avail. Ultimately, he concluded the flag had been stolen. The Ken-Caryl resident and Army veteran was bothered by the realization and worried that the flag had been stolen and disrespected.

  • Biz briefs

    New retirement community to open in Littleton

    Sky Pointe Retirement Resort hosted a groundbreaking Monday for the new Littleton retirement community.

    The latest Resort Lifestyle Communities facility, which is set to officially open in about a year, will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The $30 million project is on a 10-acre site in South Jeffco on South Taft Street.