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  • Getting a glimpse: Camp Ember offers teenage girls a look at fire service

    If you can’t see it, you can’t be it.

    As a female firefighter, Rachel Kohler knows this struggle firsthand. And because of it, the 16-year West Metro Fire Rescue firefighter worked with Red Rocks Community College and the Arvada Fire Department to host the inaugural Camp Ember, a four-day immersive fire-based camp for girls.

  • Story joins state Senate race in District 16

    Tammy Story, the Conifer woman who last year challenged State Rep. Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat, is running for state Senate.

    Story, whose campaign officially kicks off June 27, said Sunday that while she considered running again for Leonard’s seat in 2018 she felt she could better serve the public at a district level.

  • Motorcyclist killed in C-470 accident

    A Golden woman has died after losing control of her motorcycle while merging onto westbound C-470 on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 4 p.m., Susan Hartley, 53, came around the loop from northbound U.S. 285, hit gravel on the left side of the ramp and lost control, according to Steve Davis, spokesman with the Lakewood Police Department.

    “She crossed a couple of lanes and hit a Honda Pilot that was already heading westbound,” Davis said.

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  • Education briefs

    School district purchases artwork from two South Jeffco students

    Jeffco Public Schools has purchased artwork created by students at 11 schools, including two in South Jeffco.

  • Mitchell cites goals in bid for re-election

    Nearly two years ago, veteran Jeffco teacher and former Columbine High principal Ron Mitchell announced his bid for a seat on the Jeffco school board as three members of the then-school board faced a recall election. One of 12 candidates for the three seats targeted by the recall, Mitchell was ultimately elected as president of the board and replaced Ken Witt.

  • Investigation into deadly crash ongoing

    A deadly collision between a car and a bicycle closed southbound Wadsworth Boulevard from C-470 to Deer Creek Canyon Road for more than two hours on June 8.

    According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis, an adult female driver in a Toyota SUV was traveling southbound in the right lane on Highway 121. There were two bicyclists traveling along the shoulder, one of which went into the right lane of traffic. Lewis said it was unclear if the cyclist fell or swerved into the traffic.

  • Light of the World celebrates military, lauds them for their service to the country

    Cellie Dach knew she wanted to honor area veterans, but she just wasn’t sure how to do it or when.

    “I’m very patriotic,” Dach said. “I had brothers in the Navy, and I feel that without our veterans, this country would be nothing.”

  • Social media helps identify person defacing rock in Deer Creek Canyon Park

    Social media helped nab a person accused of carving into a rock in Deer Creek Canyon Park in late May.

    Around 2 p.m. May 21, a witness posted a photo of a girl, who is a juvenile and hasn’t been identified, inscribing her name into a rock on the Plymouth Creek Trail at the Jeffco Open Space park.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office was tagged in the post and then created a report of the incident. Although two people were in the photo, just one was defacing the rock.

  • Mister B: Chats with father-in-law led South Jeffco woman to write a memoir

    When Laura Bartnick first moved in with her father-in-law, it became glaringly apparent that Joseph Bartnick had a lot of stories to tell.

    Laura, a South Jeffco author who goes by the pen name “Lynn Byk,” immediately began putting pen to paper, hoping to immortalize her father-in-law’s story and every memory he had to share.