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  • Date set for next year’s REVEL Rockies races

    A date has been set for next year’s REVEL Rockies.

    The half- and full-marathon races, which end in downtown Morrison, will be June 3 — a week earlier than in 2017. This is due, in part, because the IRONMAN event will be held in Boulder on June 10, and Colorado State Patrol will have a lot of its officers in Boulder for the triathlon.

  • Round One — A place for fun

    The flash of colorful lights and persistent beat of popular music is enough to draw those walking through Southwest Plaza into Round One Entertainment.

    But take a step inside, and the fun really begins.

    Round One offers arcade games galore, as well as bowling, karaoke rooms, ping-pong, pool, darts and more. The amusement center has roots in Japan but opened in South Jeffco just over six months ago. The company, which has 17 locations in the United States, has plans to expand to 50 in total in the next five years.

  • Black Bear Trail set to connect two parks

    Construction has begun on a trail that will one day connect Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park.

    Two weeks ago, the Board of County Commissioners approved a $213,892 contract with Arrowhead Trails Inc. to help construct the Black Bear Trail.

  • Moving to the hogback: Debate begins among Ken-Caryl residents on relocating prairie dogs

    Each time a development pops up across South Jeffco, the debate begins again: What to do with the prairie dog colonies?

    In the case of a colony located on the southwest corner of South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue, some Ken-Caryl residents feel they have the perfect solution. They hope to transfer the animals to the south hogback on a plot of land owned by the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District.

  • DPD investigating hit-and-run at Red Rocks

    A driver has been taken into custody after reportedly crashing into two pedestrians and multiple cars in the lower south parking lot at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre last Thursday night.

    Two female pedestrians, who had just left a performance from Pink Martini and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, were struck just before 10:30 p.m. at the Morrison venue. One of the women suffered minor injuries, while the other was uninjured. Neither was taken to the hospital.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Hundreds gather in Denver in support of Trump

    DENVER — For many, Fourth of July is a day for spending time with family, honoring those who fought for the United States’ independence and celebrating being an American. For about 100 people, Independence Day this year was a day for celebrating a president who they feel has not only given them a voice, but is also leading the country in the right direction.

  • Senator Neville seeking re-election

    Colorado Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) announced June 28 that he is running for re-election in 2018, in part to maintain Republican control of the state Senate.

  • West Metro rescues climber with broken ankle

    West Metro Fire Rescue rescued a man who broke his ankle while rock climbing in Morrison on July 1.

    After injuring himself, the climber, who has not been identified, needed help getting down, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue. The West Metro team had to put together a rope system to get the man down from a steep incline.

    The incident occurred in the afternoon on a rock near the entrance of town heading west on Highway 8. It was not at nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, where it is illegal to climb on rocks.

  • Foothills eyeing community garden plots

    Foothills Park and Recreation District is considering properties for a new Feeding Many, Inc., community orchard and garden in South Jeffco, and it may have found the right fit.

    Though no votes were taken at the June 27 meeting, the board of directors gave the go-ahead to Dr. Shirl Smith of Feeding Many to continue taking the necessary steps for future development on a plot on South Cole Street, adjacent to Kendallvue Elementary School.