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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reach, row, throw, go

    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.

  • Houses linked to Deer Creek Golf Club project

    More than 100 single-family homes may soon line a portion of Deer Creek Golf Club in South Jeffco.

    Following a hearing originally held May 3 but continued on June 14, the Jefferson County Planning Commission voted 5-2 to recommend approval of a rezoning request.

  • Area artist uses Makers Marketplace at SW Plaza to sell her pottery

    When Susan Mikkelson walks into the dollar store, the employees don’t have to ask if she needs assistance. They know she is headed straight for the inexpensive glassware.

    The Littleton resident might not be a frequent dinner party host or a glassware collector, but instead, she is a potter who enjoys smashing glassware into tiny shards and incorporating it into her art.

    “That’s why they think I’m crazy at the dollar store,” Mikkelson said with a smile.

  • Rupert seeks voters help to be re-elected

    In 2015, Brad Rupert announced his bid for a seat on the Jeffco school board after three board members — John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams — were targeted for recall by community members who felt they lacked accountability, transparency and general respect for the community they were elected to serve. Running on a platform of outcome-focused decision-making and with a desire to rebuild trust in the community, Rupert was ultimately elected treasurer of the board and replaced Williams.

  • Our Readers Write

    Mitchell’s answers to Q and A lack substance
    Editor:

    I found Ron Mitchell’s answers to your questions in last week’s paper to be disappointing and disturbing. Not once did he mention improving academic performance or growth.
    They are certainly not in his list of accomplishments or even in his list of items that need work. Transparency is a nice goal, but shouldn’t education performance be first and foremost?

  • Positive male role models essential for a young man

    John Newkirk

  • Both Comey, Trump are telling the truth

    Jim Rohrer

  • Superintendent search process encouraged Harmon to run for re-election

    Two years ago, Susan Harmon was one of 12 people vying for a spot on the Jeffco school board ahead of what would be a successful recall of three members of the then-school board. At the time, the University of Colorado graduate and family law attorney sought to rebuild trust between the district and the growing community it served, as well as address facilities issues within the district and improve the district’s relations with its teachers.