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  • Foothills Park and Rec sprucing up newly acquired Fieldhouse

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District wasted little time in moving into its newly acquired Foothills Fieldhouse, and several projects already are under way in preparation for a grand reopening, which hopefully will take place in the fall.

  • Participants in bicycle race greeted by threatening graffiti

    Bicyclists who participated in Saturday’s Red Rocks Gran Fondo race saw a mix of encouraging and threatening graffiti on Brook Forest Road in Evergreen.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, vandals painted messages on the road surface in multiple locations and on rocks near 9000 Black Mountain Drive sometime before the race started Saturday morning.

  • Vandals cause thousands of dollars in damage at Montessori Peaks Academy

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two teenagers suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage to a school in South Jeffco.

    At 6 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a call about a suspicious incident at Montessori Peaks Academy, 9904 W. Capri Ave. A neighbor of the school reported to 911 dispatchers hearing glass breaking and a consistent banging noise. The neighbor also said there were two people outside the school.

  • County sees declines in property crimes in second quarter

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader last week presented the commissioners the county’s crime stats for the second quarter of 2016, which showed interesting changes in the property-crime categories compared to prior years.

  • 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.

  • 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.