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  • Seniors’ Resource Center hires new director, looks to future

    The Seniors’ Resource Center has a new leader, and she and longtime SRC head John Zabawa are working together to ensure a smooth transition.

    Monica Roers, originally from Minnesota, was hired as executive director at the end of June, and she is replacing Zabawa, who had that position for 35 years.

    “Monica has vision and has passion,” said SRC board chair Deborah Brackney in a press release. “She has a clear view of how to lead our organization forward.”

  • Community comes to aid of Ken-Caryl man whose flag was stolen

    On a June morning, Jim Ruscetta walked outside to grab the newspaper when he nonchalantly glanced up at the spot where his American flag has hung for more than 30 years.

    But on this particular morning, something caught his eye — the flag was gone.

    Ruscetta searched his home and garage to no avail. Ultimately, he concluded the flag had been stolen. The Ken-Caryl resident and Army veteran was bothered by the realization and worried that the flag had been stolen and disrespected.

  • Biz briefs

    New retirement community to open in Littleton

    Sky Pointe Retirement Resort hosted a groundbreaking Monday for the new Littleton retirement community.

    The latest Resort Lifestyle Communities facility, which is set to officially open in about a year, will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The $30 million project is on a 10-acre site in South Jeffco on South Taft Street.

  • Just hangin’ around: Tree Climbing Colorado hopes to shape perspective through recreational tree climbing

    Way up in a tree, among the leaves, branches and bark, many find a changed perspective.

    That’s part of the reason why Harv Teitelbaum of Tree Climbing Colorado climbs, and it’s that very sense of connectivity and perspective that he hopes to convey to those who climb with his company.

    “It’s the perspective,” he said. “We know a tree from a couple feet up usually. You get up there, and it opens up this whole other country in the canopy.”

  • Teen rescued after fall into Roxborough-area clay mineshaft

    A teenager was rescued last Saturday after falling 115 feet into a clay mineshaft in the Roxborough area.

    West Metro Fire Rescue’s technical rescue team worked alongside Douglas County Search and Rescue and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to pull the 13-year-old boy from the mine.

    Shortly before 8 p.m., the hiker, who lives in the Roxborough area but hasn’t been identified, fell into a diagonal mine shaft at the park. He was with a friend, who called 911.

  • Fitness on the Rocks draws a crowd

    Up and down. Up and down. Up and down.

    Seven up-and-downs made 1 mile for those participating in the mile run up the stairs of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre during Saturday’s annual Fitness on the Rocks event.

    Along the way, there was blood, sweat and maybe even some tears. Many called it quits before completing the trek. But not Nikita Cordier. The 18-year-old runner from Denver came in first in the male division with a time of 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

  • Family Justice Center being planned in Jeffco

    The First Judicial District Attorney's Office and more than 40 partner agencies have announced plans to launch a Family Justice Center for Jefferson and Gilpin counties. It will be a one-stop center to provide service to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sex trafficking.

  • Important for journalists to tell all sides

    Journalism, specifically journalists themselves, have taken it on the chin frequently in the past year and rightfully so.
    Bet you didn’t expect me — a journalist for more than 27 years — to say that, did you? But it’s true. We need to be held accountable for our reporting day in and day out. That’s what the public expects and deserves.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The fob-goblin of little minds

  • New app set to benefit Colorado anglers

    Colorado anglers soon will have a new resource to find fishing spots, learn state regulations and keep track of their personal progress. 

    CPW Fishing, an app being developed by Littleton-based Crestone Digital, is set to launch in early August. It is the brainchild of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.