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  • Dunk-A-Cop raises money for Climbing for Beare

    On a hot Saturday in downtown Littleton, Wyatt Kieffer hurled a ball at a target and smiled when he realized his pitch was spot on.

    Seconds later, his dad, Brent, tumbled from his spot on a ledge and into a tank full of water.

    Brent is a police officer with the Littleton Police Department, and he was one of the participants in Dunk-A-Cop last weekend. The event is held yearly during Western Welcome Week, and it serves as a fund-raiser for the Littleton Police Citizen Academy Alumni Association.

  • West Metro Fire Rescue prepares for football injuries

    High school football kicks off this week, and in preparation, West Metro Fire Rescue last Friday held a training exercise on head and spinal cord injuries.

    Groups were faced with two separate helmet-related scenarios — one focused on spinal trauma in football players and the other was a motorcycle crash. For the football portion, West Metro used helmets from Chatfield Senior High School, Dakota Ridge High School and the Denver Broncos. It’s important for paramedics to work with different types of helmets to ensure a safe and efficient removal.

  • Making a splash: Furry friends paddle their way through Doggie Dip Day

    As the gates of the Ken-Caryl Ranch pool opened Saturday, dogs of all shapes and sizes poured in.

    The parade of pups signaled the start of the final session of Doggie Dip Day. The canine event — now in its 12th year — includes a free swim session, and diving, swimming and retrieving competitions. It’s held at the pool after it closes for the summer, and there are three 60-minute sessions for Ken-Caryl residents and their dogs to choose from.

  • 16-year-old killed in U.S. 285 rollover crash

    A 16-year-old boy has died after his vehicle flipped over on northbound U.S. 285 late Wednesday night.
    While on routine patrol around 10:20 p.m., an officer with the Morrison Police Department spotted the single-car rollover accident.
    The officer pulled over to help and found that the 16-year-old juvenile driver, who hasn't been identified, was ejected from the car. The driver was pronounced dead on scene.

  • CU professor calls total solar eclipse an experience like no other

    Doug Duncan has seen his fair share of total solar eclipses during his career as an astronomer, but for the University of Colorado professor and director of Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium, the eclipse next week will be the closest one to hit near home.

    “This is total eclipse No. 10 for me,” Duncan said. “I’ve seen them in China, South Africa, Bolivia, (the) Galapagos (Islands) and Mexico. Those are ones that come to mind.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Drown and dirty

  • Jeffco Open Space updates regulations on e-bikes, drones

    Jeffco Open Space will be allowing Class 1 e-bikes on its paved trails, which are only located in three parks — Crown Hill, Van Bibber and Clear Creek Trail. For now, the agency is prohibiting use of Class 2 e-bikes in these areas.

  • Sheriff’s Office to provide security at Lockheed facility

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has agreed to place a deputy on Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon campus in South Jeffco after the company’s request for county security was approved by the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners earlier this month.

  • Satellite facility planned for Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon campus

    Construction has begun on a 266,000-square-foot satellite manufacturing facility at Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon campus in South Jeffco.

    Announced Aug. 2, the $350 million building — called the Gateway Center — will allow for the simultaneous manufacture of a wide range of satellites, and will include a variety of testing chambers that simulate space conditions, test sensors and communications systems, and allow for advanced test operations and analysis.

  • Kids at Jeffco schools begin the 2017-18 year

    Students in Jeffco Public Schools will hit the books today as the 2017-18 year begins. In the Southwest Jeffco area, high school students will have access to electronic tablets, and all schools are planning back-to-school nights to acquaint families with their schools and curriculum.

    Here is a listing of events and new programs planned at some area schools.

    Dakota Ridge High School