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  • Body recovered from South Platte in Waterton Canyon

    A body was recovered from the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon on Saturday evening.

    A hiker reported seeing the body floating in the river about 5 p.m., according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Dive teams recovered the body from the river later Saturday night.

    The body hasn’t been identified, and the Sheriff’s Office said it hadn’t received any reports of a missing person. 

  • Parents launch effort to recall conservative school board members

    Three Jeffco parents have filed paperwork seeking to recall the three school board members who make up the body’s conservative majority: John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams.

    Indian Hills parent Wendy McCord, Evergreen parent Michael Blanton and Littleton parent Tina Gurdikian filed the petition format Friday afternoon, according to a news release from a recently formed advocacy group, Jeffco United for Action.

  • Morrison-area girl taken to hospital after lightning strike

    A Morrison-area girl was taken to a hospital Wednesday evening after lightning struck a tree near her home, according to a fire department spokesman.

    The girl, who was outside at the time, appeared unharmed; she was taken to the hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” said Daniel Hatlestad, deputy chief of Inter-Canyon Fire.

  • Authorities seek two men in South Jeffco home break-in

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men who broke into a South Jeffco residence while the owner was at home.

    On May 24, two men rang the front doorbell at the home in the 3800 block of South Miller Court, but the homeowner decided not to answer the door. The pair then went to the back door and kicked it in, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. The two men fled when they saw the homeowner.

  • Littleton hires Frisco official as community development director

    Littleton has hired a director for its community development department.

    The city named Jocelyn Mills, the current community development director for Frisco, to the position on June 15. Mills has been with Frisco for 17 years.

  • Effort to relocate prairie dogs under way

    Work has begun to save part of the prairie dog population at the site of a future BMX bicycle track at the Schaefer Athletic Complex in South Jeffco.

    The Foothills Prairie Dog Task Force, a group of volunteers, was given the go-ahead by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to move 15 of the 45 prairie dogs that live on the site. The rodents will be relocated to 1.8 acres just south of where the track will be built at the complex.

  • Rats, mice, geckos are seized at South Jeffco home

    Scores of rats, mice and geckos — as well as pot plants — were seized at a home in South Jeffco on June 17 after the sheriff’s Animal Control unit responded to an anonymous tip about rodents being kept in poor conditions.

    A news release from the Sheriff’s Office said Animal Control officers went to a home in 3700 block of South Moore Street about 10 a.m. and spoke to the owner, who let them into the garage.

  • High water forces closures at Chatfield State Park

    High water levels from snowmelt and the wet spring continue to cause problems at Chatfield State Park.

    Colorado State Parks is reporting on its website that the west side of the park is closed, including the main entrance off South Wadsworth Boulevard. The park can be entered off North Roxborough Road at the Plum Creek entrance.

  • Rebels, Lions shine in pass-oriented 7-on-7

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine and Littleton did their part to debunk the myth that running teams can’t succeed in a passing environment at last week’s Denver Broncos’ 7-on-7 high school football tournament.

  • Rats, mice, geckos seized at South Jeffco home

    Scores of rats, mice and geckos — as well as pot plants — were seized at a home in South Jeffco on June 17 after the sheriff's Animal Control unit responded to an anonymous tip about rodents being kept in poor conditions.

    A news release from the Sheriff's Office said Animal Control officers went to a home in 3700 block of South Moore Street about 10 a.m. and spoke to the owner, who let them into the garage.