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  • Improvements planned at Wadsworth, Waterton Road

    The Jeffco Transportation & Engineering Division accepted bids Aug. 2 for a construction project at one of the county’s most congested intersections.

  • School board votes to put tax increase, bond on ballot

    After months of deliberation, the Jeffco school board on Aug. 2 formally approved resolutions to put a proposed $535 million bond issue and a property-tax increase that would generate $33 million annually on the November ballot.

    At last week’s special meeting of the board, members voted unanimously to put both measures on the ballot this fall, saying it’s time for the district to put its financial future into its own hands.

  • Dakota Ridge celebrating 20th anniversary

    By Stephanie Mason, For the Courier

    Dakota Ridge High School’s first EagleFest, a celebration of the school’s 20th anniversary, promises athletic events, a 5K run, a carnival and a chance for students and alumni to watch their principal splash into a dunk tank.

    The event will be held Aug. 20 at the school, starting at 7 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon with five main activities.

  • Jeffco sheriff eases fire restrictions

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted its Stage II fire ban and returned to Stage I fire restrictions in the county.

    The less-stringent restrictions were reinstated because of lower temperatures and higher humidity that have reduced wildfire risk. The change was made starting Friday morning.

    People are prohibited from:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire or recreational campfire, except within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, private residence or picnic area.



  • Local family hoping for a cure

    At first blush, South Jeffco resident Tatum Moore appears to be a pretty typical 10-year-old girl.

    She enjoys dancing and twirling to music, and spends a lot of time chasing her 5-year-old brother, Tegan, around the living room. Tegan usually catches an adoring bop on the head from his older sister when she catches him.

  • Foothills ahead of ’16 budget thanks to wage savings, unplanned revenues

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is in the black following the second quarter, thanks in part to cost savings from unfilled seasonal jobs, but department heads are pushing for salary increases in 2017 to address employee retention issues.

  • Man faces two misdemeanors in scattering of tacks on Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A summons has been issued to a Littleton man in connection with the scattering of thumbtacks on Deer Creek Canyon Road on July 3, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported.

    Calvin Chambers faces misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. According to Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, the tacks caused at least eight bicyclists to have flat tires that morning.

  • High lead levels found in drinking water at 38 Jeffco elementary schools

    Test results released by Jeffco Public Schools last week have revealed that at least 38 elementary schools in the district have high levels of lead in the drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain, including 11 schools in the mountain area and in South Jeffco. 

  • Firearm from gun-store burglary involved in accidental shooting of teen

    Police believe a gun involved in the accidental shooting of an Edgewater 13-year-old was among the dozens of firearms stolen from two Littleton gun stores last month.

    Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey said the teen was accidentally shot in the leg while standing with three other juveniles on an apartment balcony July 14. Mackey said the teen was expected to recover. 

  • China honors local resident for efforts to help giant panda

    It was 1999 when South Jeffco resident Suzanne Braden first came face to face with a giant panda.

    Braden was in China visiting the Wolong National Nature Reserve, which today encompasses nearly 500,000 acres and is home to about 150 giant pandas. The reserve also consists of four panda bases, including the China Conservation Research Center for the Giant Panda, where veterinarians and conservationists raise pandas and panda cubs in captivity.