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Today's News

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Steinman embraces role of deputy as a chance to have an impact

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Every shift is a bit different for Kristin Steinman.

    That is a huge part of why she loves her job as a deputy in the Jefferson County Jail. The jail averages about 1,200 inmates on a daily basis and is the central detention facility for law enforcement agencies across Jefferson County.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Ranch managing rewards the body, mind and soul

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    It’s a family affair at Evergreen Memorial Park, so there was never much doubt in Jaymee Lewis’ mind that she would somehow play a role in the business.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Alpine Rescue Team Member is making a difference

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    When a hiker loses the group or a backcountry skier sets off an avalanche, the Alpine Rescue Team is there.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Confidence is key for female K-9 officer

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Krista Hanstrom loves helping people, and she also loves dogs.

    As the newest K-9 officer with the Littleton Police Department, the 28-year-old Littleton resident and three-year employee of the department is able to combine both of her passions.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: It’s a lifestyle for this female whitewater rafting guide

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    In the rushing waters of Clear Creek, Eva Lambert found a home.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Female pilot changing the course of aviation

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Despite years in the aviation industry, Erika Armstrong still feels a thrill the moment a plane she is piloting breaks through the clouds and levels off.

    “It’s indescribable, right? … You get that feeling of speed going over the top of the clouds,” she said.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Senior equipment operator pushing past the stereotypes

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Jennifer Espiritu is used to people telling her she doesn’t look like an equipment operator when they find out she drives a 45,000-pound motor grader for a living.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: West Metro firefighter combatting not just fires, but gender barrier

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Being a firefighter is about much more than putting out flames.

    Lakota Beckhorn, 32, knows this firsthand.

  • New device aids W. Metro paramedics with CPR

    A new device obtained by West Metro Fire Rescue aims to assist first responders in giving CPR to patients.

    Called the Lucas device, the portable machine has been around since 2003 and is used to treat sudden cardiac arrest patients. It acts as a second pair of hands and can administer chest compressions on its own. This saves time and energy for paramedics and EMTs, allowing them to focus on other life-saving procedures during medical calls.

  • Suspect in string of S. Jeffco robberies pleads not guilty

    The man accused of robbing several South Jeffco businesses in December pleaded not guilty Monday morning to charges of first-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and menacing.