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  • Roller hockey league looks to revive glory days in the new year

    South Jeffco resident Curtis Fulster was 11 when he developed a taste for roller hockey, slapping pucks across the makeshift parking-lot rink at the former Funplex site in the halcyon Rocky Mountain Roller Hockey League.

    Now 24, the Dakota Ridge High School grad has seen the league burgeon to hundreds of players and construct a world-class $2.5 million two-rink indoor facility nearly Kipling and 285.

    And lately, he’s seen it struggle.

  • Building a better community, one grappler at a time

    As young students tangle and contort on a floor of wall-to-wall mats, jui-jitsu instructor Steve Hordinski watches and gently corrects the young combatants.

    Hordinski, owner of Relson Gracie Colorado, is in the business of molding youngsters into more confident people, one technique at a time.

    “We want to make an impact on the community in a positive way,” Hordinski said. “We want to teach leaders here.”

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  • A year of change

    2011 was a time of change in South Jeffco. The usually quiet community experienced dramatic political changes through a controversial redistricting and reapportionment process. Local agencies began slashing budgets in a time of economic crisis. The school board election proved to be one of the most contentious battles in the state.

  • Waterton Canyon reopening delayed until March

    Denver Water has postponed opening Waterton Canyon until March 1 because a contractor hired to dredge massive amounts of sediment from Strontia Springs Reservoir is running behind schedule.

    In addition, less than half of the dredging work specified in the $30 million contract has been completed, Denver Water has paid the contractor, New York-based Sevenson Environmental Services, only a little more than half of the $30 million and the two groups are locked in an out-of-court contract dispute, the details of which have not been divulged.

  • Conifer couple surrenders 38 Pomeranians

    A Conifer couple surrendered 38 Pomeranians last month to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, flooding Foothills Animal Shelter with dozens of small dogs in need of medical attention.

    The octogenarian couple, Raymond and Phyllis Kooken, who for years have sold puppies out of their home, voluntarily relinquished custody of all but 10 of their Pomeranians. The couple will be allowed to sell five puppies and to keep five, which are older, provided the dogs are sterilized.

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  • Missing Florida cat turns up in South Jeffco

    Four days before Christmas, Daniel Johns learned he would be getting a present — and it would cost him several hundred dollars for an airline ticket and a day or two of vacation time from work.

     

  • Boulder County assistant DA appointed as Jeffco judge

    Gov. John Hicklenlooper on Wednesday appointed a Boulder County assistant district attorney to a Jeffco judgeship left vacant when Judge Brian Boatright was appointed to the state Supreme Court.

    Christopher Zenisek, a Golden resident, had worked for the 20th Judicial District for three years and previously worked as an associate at a law firm and as a clerk for U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock.

    Zenisek holds a juris doctorate from the University of Denver, the governor’s office said.

  • Jeffco carjacking suspect at large, presumably on foot

    Police are searching for a man who attempted to steal a woman’s car in South Jeffco and then fled on foot with her purse when he apparently couldn't get the Audi's manual transmission into reverse.