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Today's News

  • China honors local resident for efforts to help giant panda

    It was 1999 when South Jeffco resident Suzanne Braden first came face to face with a giant panda.

    Braden was in China visiting the Wolong National Nature Reserve, which today encompasses nearly 500,000 acres and is home to about 150 giant pandas. The reserve also consists of four panda bases, including the China Conservation Research Center for the Giant Panda, where veterinarians and conservationists raise pandas and panda cubs in captivity.

  • Jeffco commissioners back Raise The Bar movement

    During staff briefings July 19, two of Jeffco's county commissioners asked staff to draft a letter in support of “Raise the Bar: Protect Our Constitution.”

    Spearheaded by former state senators Greg Brophy and Dan Gibbs, Raise the Bar is a ballot initiative aimed at making it more difficult to change Colorado’s constitution. Brophy, a Republican who represented Colorado’s 1st Senate District for nearly a decade until his unsuccessful bid for governor in 2014, appeared July 19 before the commission.

  • Jeffco set for debut of ‘Up Canyon Segment’ of Peaks to Plains Trail

    This week, Jeffco Open Space will celebrate its first milestone in the broader statewide effort to promote outdoor recreation when it opens a newly constructed section of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon.

  • Smart-phone app alerts CPR-trained to nearby patients in need of help

    Let’s say you’re at the grocery store and your smart phone alerts you that someone in the parking lot is having a heart attack. Even though you’re not a medical expert, you know cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and you rush out to start or assist with CPR. And, maybe, thanks to that timely aid, the patient recovers.

    This is the idea behind the smart-phone application PulsePoint CPR/AED that West Metro Fire Rescue has launched in its district.

  • Comedy, tragedy meet during Shakespeare in the Park

    Never was there a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo — this time featuring cell phones, city skyline backdrops, line dancing and contemporary musical interludes.

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Theatre Company presented performances of “Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet” July 22-23 at Clement Park, and will host two more performances this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • Two in custody after early-morning home invasion in South Jeffco

    Two men have been arrested in the wake of a home invasion in South Jeffco early July 26.

    Colton Roley, 24, of the 6800 block of South Elati St., was arrested July 26 on suspicion of felony first-degree burglary, as well as assault and illegal discharge of a firearm in an occupied residence, both misdemeanors. Tyler Derouin, 27, of the 6900 block of South Newland Court, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, a felony.

    According to the district attorney’s office, the two were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to be advised of charges.

  • Miller stocking up on racing

    MORRISON — By day, Mike Miller works 8 to 5 as a high network stockbroker, placing trades for his clientele over the phone. By weekend, the 2010 Columbine High School graduate can usually be found at the racetrack, especially Bandimere Speedway.

    “I solely requested to be put on a (stockbroker) team where I would have weekends off,” the 24-year-old said. “Every weekend I’ll be at the racetrack. It’s what I love to do.”

  • Force one-ups daughter in finals

    MORRISON — Courtney Force didn’t let a little rain keep her from getting one up on her father ­­­­­— legendary NHRA Funny Car driver John Force — on the opening night of the 2016 Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. 

  • Koza investing in himself

    John Koza’s goal once he graduated from Chatfield Senior High in 2014 wasn’t necessarily to play college athletics, though the 2014 Columbine Courier male athlete of the year would’ve been able to do so. 

    After all, the four-time 5A Jeffco League boys tennis MVP capped a career with an unblemished mark in conference play and a third-place finish at the state tournament in 2013. That’s the best finish in Chatfield history.

  • Health club cooks up winning combo

    “The gym with the kitchen.” That’s how the new Whole Health Club in Littleton wants to be known.

    The club, which is near West Bowles Avenue and South Lowell Boulevard, opened two weeks ago and offers its clients personal training in both fitness and cooking.