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    Our apologies to customers and readers of the Courier who were unable to reach us this morning via phone or e-mail. Our technical difficulties have been addressed, and you can now call 303-674-1036 for general assistance or 303-674-1039 to reach the news room. Our standard e-mail addresses are also back up and running.

  • Sheriff honors two men for preventing DUI

    Two men who followed an intoxicated man to a pub’s parking lot and pulled the key out of his car’s ignition were honored last week by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Capt. Patricia Woodin awarded Jefferson County commemorative coins to Q’s Pub & Grille, customer Mike Vanselow and Rich Rice, an off-the-clock bartender.

    “This person was clearly in no condition to drive,” Rice said. “He would’ve hurt himself or someone else.”

  • A gargantuan task: Big-time sculptures being installed at Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

      Several of the gargantuan bronze works of celebrated British sculptor Henry Moore have arrived at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

    “Draped Reclining Mother and Baby,” an abstract piece from 1983 that weighs 4,400 pounds, and “Large Two Forms,” a curvy two-piece installation that totals 6,000 pounds, will be on display from March 8 until Jan. 31, 2011.

  • Lessons in giving

    Brady Sullivan was watching a news broadcast when he learned about Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake. And the 9-year-old student at Shaffer Elementary School was quick to take action and do more than his share to help.

    “I thought, ‘Is there something I can do to help? Can I do anything?’ ” Brady said.

  • Two teens arrested in rash of thefts from vehicles

      Two teens are accused of stealing electronic devices and other items Jan. 21 from at least seven unlocked cars in the Friendly Hills area.

    The pair were arrested at 1:30 a.m. that day. They face felony charges punishable by thousands of dollars in fines and possible prison time.

  • Jobs that count available through the census bureau

      The U.S. Census Bureau is counting on you.

    At the beginning of each decade, the U.S. government surveys the American population to count how many people are living in the United States.

    The census day is April 1, 2010. 

    The questionnaires will be mailed out in mid-March. The census bureau recently initiated an advertising campaign to educate citizens about the census and encourage people to fill out the 10-question form and mail it back to the bureau.

  • Mr. Biggs owner face charges over topless fashion show

      The owner of Mr. Biggs is facing charges of violating a county ordinance after a fashion show at the business involving topless women.

    Meanwhile, Art Cormier, who purchased a share of the South Jeffco entertainment facility in October 2009, says he was in a coma at the time of the alleged incident.

  • County enacts 6-month ban on pot dispensaries

      Entrepreneurs aspiring to open medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Jeffco were dealt a formal setback last week when the county commissioners approved a six-month zoning moratorium on the businesses.

    “We are going to review this and make a decision within 180 days,” Commissioner Kathy Hartman said. “And that decision could be that our current zoning ordinance is adequate.”

  • Jeffco closes just one school

      The Jeffco school board voted Jan. 14 to close only one school as part of its long-awaited plan to address a massive budget shortfall through building closures.

    Arvada’s Russell Elementary will be shuttered after the end of the current school year. Students living within its boundaries will soon attend Arvada Middle School, which will become a K-8 facility. The board also voted in favor of closing and destroying all temporary classroom buildings at schools operating at less than 92 percent of capacity.

  • Power lunch: Ritter visits cutting-edge battery manufacturer in South Jeffco

    Gov. Bill Ritter paid a visit last week to a South Jeffco company that manufactures cutting-edge batteries that are about the size of a postage stamp and nearly as thin.

    “It is great to celebrate a local company,” Ritter said before a small audience of Infinite Power Solutions employees. “It’s also great to celebrate a company that has and will have in the future a significant global impact. … It is absolutely exciting.”