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  • Teen rescued after fall into Roxborough-area clay mineshaft

    A teenager was rescued last Saturday after falling 115 feet into a clay mineshaft in the Roxborough area.

    West Metro Fire Rescue’s technical rescue team worked alongside Douglas County Search and Rescue and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to pull the 13-year-old boy from the mine.

    Shortly before 8 p.m., the hiker, who lives in the Roxborough area but hasn’t been identified, fell into a diagonal mine shaft at the park. He was with a friend, who called 911.

  • Fitness on the Rocks draws a crowd

    Up and down. Up and down. Up and down.

    Seven up-and-downs made 1 mile for those participating in the mile run up the stairs of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre during Saturday’s annual Fitness on the Rocks event.

    Along the way, there was blood, sweat and maybe even some tears. Many called it quits before completing the trek. But not Nikita Cordier. The 18-year-old runner from Denver came in first in the male division with a time of 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

  • Family Justice Center being planned in Jeffco

    The First Judicial District Attorney's Office and more than 40 partner agencies have announced plans to launch a Family Justice Center for Jefferson and Gilpin counties. It will be a one-stop center to provide service to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sex trafficking.

  • Important for journalists to tell all sides

    Journalism, specifically journalists themselves, have taken it on the chin frequently in the past year and rightfully so.
    Bet you didn’t expect me — a journalist for more than 27 years — to say that, did you? But it’s true. We need to be held accountable for our reporting day in and day out. That’s what the public expects and deserves.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The fob-goblin of little minds

  • New app set to benefit Colorado anglers

    Colorado anglers soon will have a new resource to find fishing spots, learn state regulations and keep track of their personal progress. 

    CPW Fishing, an app being developed by Littleton-based Crestone Digital, is set to launch in early August. It is the brainchild of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • Summerhill agrees to plea deal in Deer Creek Canyon shooting

    An Englewood pro cyclist accused of recklessly firing a gun earlier this year near homes in the Deer Creek Canyon area has agreed to a plea deal.
    Daniel H. Summerhill, 28, pleaded guilty July 12 in Jefferson County court to one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct involving discharge of a weapon in exchange for a reduced sentence.

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  • Preliminary hearing set in Brooks case

    By Deborah Swearingen
    Staff Writer
    A preliminary hearing will be held 9 a.m. on Aug. 15 for the woman accused of driving erratically and starting a police chase that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour recently.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire switching financial institutions

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will switch financial institutions in an attempt to stop fraudulent withdrawals from the district’s Wells Fargo checking account.

    Although Wells Fargo reimbursed all of the money, Inter-Canyon’s board of directors determined it had no choice but to make a change. 

    “The account is definitely contaminated,” Karl Firor, Inter-Canyon’s treasurer, said of the Wells Fargo account. “(The bank) caught them. We obviously stopped them, but we need to stop this account.”