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Today's News

  • Commissioners wary of pilot marijuana program

    Jeffco’s county commissioners will decide soon if the county should develop a pilot program to allow recreational marijuana cultivation and manufacturing.

    The key question for the commissioners: Is it worth county resources and staff time to develop a program that could potentially be so restrictive that no businesses would apply?

  • New site proposed for Jeffco’s Community Corrections

    Jeffco’s years-long search for a new Community Corrections facility could be reaching an end.

    The county has identified a potential new site for Community Corrections near West Eighth Avenue and Quail Street in Lakewood. The current location on Kendall Street between West 16th and 17th avenues, commonly referred to as the New York Building, is in need of $5 million to $6 million in repairs, along with several million dollars in upgrades.

  • Lions’ Gray soaks up vibe of All-State

    LAKEWOOD — A freshman going into her sophomore year, Sarah Gray couldn’t have imagined that she would be playing in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Game. But there she was July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • CSH’s Overholt sparks North’s lightning start

    LAKEWOOD — Ben Overholt didn’t have the opportunity in 2014 — not playing defense — to make much of an offensive impact in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State game. Back for a second straight year on July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field, he was determined to make it count.
    And he did.

  • Rebels show passing touch

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Columbine, a football program notorious for running the football, reached the championship game in a pair of 7-on-7 passing tournaments it entered this summer.
    The natural assumption: The Rebels will change their stripes and throw the football more in 2015.

  • Kickoff event planned for school board recall effort

    The Jeffco group calling for a recall of the three conservative school board members is planning a kickoff event to start gathering signatures.

    Recently formed group Jeffco United for Action is hoping to collect the necessary 15,000 signatures to trigger a recall election for board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams. The kickoff event, which will be held at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • ‘Everyone is a patriot on the Fourth’

    Overcast skies and a few raindrops weren’t enough to dissuade thousands from celebrating the long Independence Day weekend in South Jeffco and Littleton.

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District’s Red, White & You celebration on July 3 at Clement Park and Littleton’s Fourth of July festivities at Cornerstone, Belleview and Progress parks drew massive crowds to eat, play and watch the massive fireworks displays that capped off each night.

  • ‘Back to the drawing board’

    A group of Chatfield High students watched a year’s worth of work go up in flames when a SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station exploded after liftoff on June 7.

    The unmanned Falcon rocket was carrying an experiment developed last school year by the Chatfield students that was designed to produce rocket fuel in space using algae.

    The Chatfield experiment was one of nine from schools across the country that was on its way, along with several tons of supplies, to the astronauts on the space station.

  • Top dogs

    A rescue dog can zero in on a missing person in an area it would take 30 humans to search, tracking the scent from almost a quarter-mile away.

    So it was no surprise when Koert and Maui, two border collies with Search And Rescue Dogs Of Colorado, found two kids hiding in Bemis Library in just five seconds.

    Koert and Maui, along with trainer Marcia McMahon, were at Bemis on July 1 to demonstrate to dozens of first- through fifth-graders why dogs are such good trackers and how people like McMahon train them.

  • Local business delivers a hot commodity

    Danny Cash Hot Sauce is a business that does things its own way.

    Or as hot sauce guru Danny Cichon — who prefers to be called “Danny Cash” — puts it: “We step in our own direction.”