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Today's News

  • Multitude of Fourth of July celebrations in South Jeffco

    With Fourth of July fast approaching, it’s time to pull out the American Flag memorabilia and prepare to celebrate the red, white and blue. For those on the prowl for some patriotic fun in South Jeffco, look no further. From the annual Red, White & You Festival in Clement Park to the early morning Columbine Valley parade, there is something for people of all ages.

  • A place of history: Morrison home to one of the few remaining CCC camps

    Walking onto the grounds of the Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps camp is a lot like walking back in time.

    The camp, which provided work to young men during the Great Depression, was once one of 100 in Colorado, but today, it’s one of the few intact CCC camps left in the United States.

  • Q&A with Mike Worcester of West Metro swift water rescue instructor

    As the weather warms, many hit the water for rafting, tubing and fun in the sun.
    But for first responders, the summertime means something a bit different — an increased likelihood for a swift water rescue. To prepare, staff at West Metro Fire Rescue, South Metro Fire Rescue, Denver Fire Department and Westminster Fire Department gathered at Clear Creek in early June for a swift water rescue training course.
    Q: Can you explain the purpose of this training? I know it was a multi-day course.

  • Fire board approves participation in program

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board of directors approved participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Indian Hills to debut short movie on the town’s history

    Residents of Indian Hills soon will have an opportunity to delve into the history of their community.

    A new 10-minute movie about Indian Hills is scheduled to play before the July 3 community movie in Arrowhead Park. It was a collaborative effort between Katie Linder-Jesse, the new town historian; Alison Vigil, an Indian Hills resident and producer at Root Sports; and more.

  • Ultra-athlete working toward second book

    Karen Brown never stops.

    The Littleton ultra-athlete sets a goal, completes it and then sets another. While training for the Ironman World Championship, she heard about the Ultraman triathlon.

    “That’s a 320-mile three-day triathlon whereas Ironman is 146 (miles) in one day,” Brown said. “Ultraman blew my mind. I couldn’t figure out how anyone would do that and yet there were all these people that had done it.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The color of fear

  • Story joins state Senate race in District 16

    Tammy Story, the Conifer woman who last year challenged State Rep. Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat, is running for state Senate.

    Story, whose campaign officially kicks off June 27, said Sunday that while she considered running again for Leonard’s seat in 2018 she felt she could better serve the public at a district level.

  • Interim principal at D’Evelyn High School ready for the challenge

    Change — both personally and professionally — has come quickly for Josh Griffin.

    In the span of just a few years, he’s gotten married, he and his wife have a baby daughter, and he has shifted from being a history teacher to assistant principal to interim principal at D’Evelyn High School.

    When former principal Anthony Edwards left mid-year, the school’s steering committee brought Griffin on as a temporary fill. He then was asked to stay for the 2017-18 school year.

  • Motorcyclist killed in C-470 accident

    A Golden woman has died after losing control of her motorcycle while merging onto westbound C-470 on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 4 p.m., Susan Hartley, 53, came around the loop from northbound U.S. 285, hit gravel on the left side of the ramp and lost control, according to Steve Davis, spokesman with the Lakewood Police Department.

    “She crossed a couple of lanes and hit a Honda Pilot that was already heading westbound,” Davis said.