Local News

  • Pup-sicle: Terrier lost in 15-below temperatures rescued by neighborhood resident

    Life was looking bleak for Cleveland, a wire fox terrier who ventured out of South Jeffco resident Kathy Reilly’s backyard in the early hours of Feb. 2, when temperatures had dropped to 15 below.

    A succession of unusual circumstances led Reilly’s gate to be left open, giving Cleveland a bitter taste of freedom. But an unlikely encounter with a neighbor driving to work just after 3 a.m. proved serendipitous and saved the 22-pound dog from his likely demise.

  • Commissioner feathered nest of future employer

    Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky proposed an increase of $20,000 in the county’s contribution to the Jefferson Economic Council last year while he was a candidate for the private economic development organization’s top job, the Columbine Courier has learned.

  • Local Ultimate Electronics store begins liquidation

    Ultimate Electronics is scheduled to begin liquidating its merchandise Thursday, South Jeffco store employees confirmed, less than two weeks after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    How deep any discounts will initially be was unknown, and exactly how long stores remain open could be related to how fast the locations can sell their existing stock.

    “Once it’s done, it’s done,” a store employee said Wednesday.

  • Fate of local Ultimate Electronics store uncertain

    The fate of the South Jeffco Ultimate Electronics store at 8196 W. Bowles Ave. is uncertain following a bankruptcy filing last week by the chain retailer’s parent company, Ultimate Acquisitions.
    Nonetheless, the store currently remains open and has not had any indication that it will close, an employee said.
    The Bankruptcy Code’s Chapter 11, which Ultimate Acquisitions filed, differs from liquidation bankruptcy provided by Chapter 7, in that the business will reorganize its operations, which can include closing certain store locations.

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  • Judge weighs request to move Eastwood trial

    A request to hold the trial of Deer Creek Middle School shooting suspect Bruco Eastwood outside Jefferson County is being considered by District Judge Christopher Munch.

  • County moves ahead with public-private venture at airport

    Jefferson County inched closer Feb. 1 to an unprecedented $40 million deal that would develop nearly a third of its airport’s land, signing a semiformal agreement with a private three-member firm based in Denver.

  • School board a study in dysfunction

    Approving a nearly $1 billion annual budget, evaluating schools for potential closure and facing ceaseless rebuke from frustrated parents are all challenges facing the Jeffco school board. But the board’s biggest hurdle seems to be overcoming its own dysfunction.

  • County proposes upgrades to crosswalk where girl was injured

    Jeffco officials are proposing $20,000 in safety improvements following a months-long traffic study of the crosswalk near Dakota Ridge High School where student Dallas Vosburg was injured last October.

  • Engineering teamwork

    When Dakota Ridge High School graduate Abe Ng approached a teacher about establishing a competitive robotics team, he probably didn’t expect the program to be flourishing six years later.

    Ng, now a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines, also had no idea he would find himself back in the same laboratory using his electrical engineering expertise to guide students through the programming of a complex array of light sensors on an autonomous robot.