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  • ‘Top responder’ retires from Inter-Canyon

    After 33 years of service, volunteer firefighter Mark Bigler is bidding farewell to the Inter-Canyon Fire Department.

    Bigler, who joined the department in 1983, first saw firefighting as a way to give back to the foothills community. But ultimately the gig helped him feel at home in an area where it can be tough to meet new people.

  • Jeffco announces local government job fair

    Jefferson County government announced this week it is hosting a local government job fair.

    The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave. Frontage Road in Golden. Representatives from the county, the American Job Center and several other local government organizations and municipalities will be on hand to discuss available job opportunities in the Jeffco community.

  • Foothills Park District revenues up, expenses down through third quarter

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is in a positive financial position as revenues are up and expenses are down through the third quarter, according to a financial update presented Oct. 25 by administrative services director Dennis Weiner.

  • Foothills seeks GOCO grant for ‘destination’ playground at Clement Park

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board on Oct. 25 approved a resolution for staff to apply for a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for the construction of a “destination” playground at Clement Park.

  • Community meetings slated on Columbine Library remodel

    The Jeffco Public Library is inviting local residents to preview the proposed design for the 2017 Columbine Library remodel.

    Two meetings are scheduled later this month in the meeting room at the Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave. in South Jeffco. The will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12. The second is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Representatives from Denver-based Humphries Poli Architects will attend the meetings to present designs and gather feedback from residents.

  • Foothills board presented with ‘status quo’ 2017 budget

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is planning next year for a 0.5 percent increase in revenues and expenses, according to the proposed 2017 budget presented Oct. 25 to the district’s board of directors.

    “It’s a status quo budget,” said Foothills executive director Ron Hopp. “We’re proud of the fact that we’re going to be able to continue to receive nearly 70 percent of our revenue from earned income and less from property taxes.”

  • Woman lost sense of well-being; friend lost her life

    Editor’s note: This is one installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    Darkness shrouds the door to Jenn’s home to such an extent that you don’t realize there’s a door there at all — until the porch light flickers on abruptly, betraying your presence to anyone and everyone nearby.

    Perhaps it’s just a default setting, but maybe it’s something more.

    Maybe it’s fear.

  • South precinct’s new captain looks to connect with community

    Scott Happ always knew he would one day be involved in public service; he just didn’t know how.

    Happ, a former military policeman and California native, was promoted in early September to captain of the south precinct of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office after serving as deputy sheriff and lieutenant for 15 years. As captain, he hopes to build better relationships with the community.

  • Bonfils Blood Center opens South Jeffco location

    Blood donors in South Jeffco now have a new place to give after Bonfils Blood Center opened its eighth community donation center on South Wadsworth Boulevard.

    Bonfils, which has been operating in Colorado since 1943, collects blood to provide to patients in about 100 different hospitals across the state.

    “When we’re able, we also provide blood to patients in other states, but Colorado’s needs always come first,” said Liz Lambert, a Bonfils spokeswoman.

  • Ballot question could prohibit new rooftop patios in Morrison

    New rooftop patios might soon be prohibited in downtown Morrison, depending on how residents vote in next week’s election.

    One of the town’s two ballot questions asks voters to choose whether to prohibit future rooftop patios at local establishments or set strict regulations for those built in the future.

    “It was a concern of some of the board and some residents, and the board just decided to refer it to the residents,” said Town Administrator Kara Zabilansky.