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Today's News

  • Local ultra-athlete Brown races — and dreams — big

    Every time Karen Brown watched coverage of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, she was moved to tears. She saw Julie Moss win the silver medal in February 1982, and dreamed of competing herself.

    “Watching them, I thought, ‘Oh, they’re professional athletes, and I only run for recreation,’ ” Brown said. “I thought I could never do it.”

  • Lifeguard shortage forces closure of Lilley Gulch indoor pool

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has been forced to close one of its indoor pools due to a shortage of aquatics staff.

    Foothills officials had already planned to close on Monday the pool at the Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, 6147 S. Holland Way, for its annual cleaning. But district officials decided not to reopen the pool due to a shortage of lifeguards. District officials announced the staff shortage also would affect open swim hours at the pools at The Ridge Recreation Center, 6613 S. Ward St.

  • 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.

  • Local pro attends PGA Championship after network shanks fact in story

    A South Jeffco golfer was treated last month to an unexpected trip to Baltusrol Golf Club for the PGA Championship.

    But the journey to Springfield, N.J., for the season’s final major didn’t begin on a qualifying course or as an item on a personal bucket list. It started with a news story.

  • Furry friends enjoy day at pool

    When the summer sun is scorching and the pool is open for one more day, everyone and their dog come out for a swim. Literally.

    Deer Creek Pool hosted its annual Doggy Dip on a recent Sunday evening, and more pools in the South Jeffco area were scheduled to host similar events before closing for the season.

    Pet owners of all ages brought canines of varying sizes to enjoy the water, the fun and the community.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    An inside job

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Face it: Everyone wins in fair’s pie-eating contest

    By Ramsey Scott, For the Courier

    Last weekend’s Jeffco Fair and Festival at the fairgrounds in Golden celebrated the county’s agricultural roots, and also offered a generous helping of music, art and entertainment.

    And pie. Lots of pie.

  • School board votes to put tax increase, bond on ballot

    After months of deliberation, the Jeffco school board on Aug. 2 formally approved resolutions to put a proposed $535 million bond issue and a property-tax increase that would generate $33 million annually on the November ballot.

    At last week’s special meeting of the board, members voted unanimously to put both measures on the ballot this fall, saying it’s time for the district to put its financial future into its own hands.