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Today's News

  • West Metro, Army Corps agree to extend easement

    An easement between the Army Corps of Engineers and West Metro Fire Rescue has been extended.

    The West Metro board of directors unanimously approved the decision in a Sept. 26 meeting.

    The agreement allows West Metro to house its station nine on property owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. The station is located on the northeast corner of C-470 and Morrison Road, north of Bear Creek Lake Park. It serves the town of Morrison, as well as various other entities such as Bandimere Speedway and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

  • Drizzle doesn’t dampen spirits

    Despite a cold day and a consistent drizzle, there were chest bumps, high-fives and cheers galore at Dakota Ridge High School’s annual powder-puff football game.

    Dozens filled the school’s baseball field for one of the kickoff events for this year’s homecoming celebration. Eight creatively named teams of Dakota Ridge females battled it out for the championship, taking breaks in between snaps to blow on their fingertips for warmth.

    The powder-puff game is a tradition at Dakota Ridge, and the junior class organizes it yearly.

  • Foothills examining 2018 budget

    In its preliminary budget considerations, the Foothills Park and Recreation District is looking at a 2018 spending plan that depends largely on revenue from property taxes, admission fees and rental charges. The board of directors began the initial steps of the budgeting process for the upcoming year in a Sept. 26 meeting.

    The district will be receiving nearly $6.3 million in property tax revenue collected for operations, thanks to increased property valuations.

  • Robbery suspect pleads guilty, works out plea deal

    A man has pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated robbery, robbery and theft.

    Gary Mark Crider, 50, was arrested in early January in connection with robberies at three South Jeffco banks, as well as at banks in Louisville and Westminster between Dec. 9 and Jan. 6. He originally pleaded not guilty at an April arraignment, but the prosecution and defense were able to work out an arrangement, according to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jeffco DA’s office.

  • Driver in I-70 accident found to be under the influence

    The driver of a truck that veered across the median on Interstate 70 and crashed into four other vehicles was under the influence of alcohol, ephedrine and marijuana, an autopsy report confirms.

    Around 11 a.m. on July 30, Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen was driving on I-70 near the Morrison exit when his Chevrolet pickup truck veered off the left side of the westbound lanes, across the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of traffic.

  • Suspects plea not guilty, headed toward jury trial

    Two men — Jordan Lemarinel and Kenneth Crise — pleaded not guilty last Friday to felony charges of first-degree murder and will move forward with a jury trial.

    Lemarinel, 27, and Crise, 55, were arrested in May in connection with the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, a 26-year-old Dakota Ridge High School graduate and Littleton native.

  • Colorado Center for the Blind teaches students independence

    It is a crisp September morning, and Zach Harshbarger steps out of his Littleton apartment and into the morning sun.

    He cannot see the sun’s glow, but he feels its warmth on his face and finds comfort in knowing its rays are pointing him east. With a white cane in hand, Harshbarger makes his way to the bus stop, where he is greeted by a group of his classmates.

    Most have canes; some have dogs; but none can see.

  • Dines, Jaguar football easily take down Arvada

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The presence of McCaffrey brothers didn’t necessarily drive Chad Dines to transfer from Valor Christian. The D’Evelyn senior quarterback said it was the commute that brought him closer to home after two years at the private school in Highlands Ranch, and it’s a move that’s paying off for him and the Jaguars.

  • Golfing toward a better future through 3A, 4A and 5A

     

    As the high school golf season wound down this year, D’Evelyn, Columbine, Chatfield and Front Range Christian all sent some talent to compete in the 3A, 4A and 5A golf tournaments.

    From Chatfield, Max Heupel shot a 172, 30-over par, which was good for 73rd place in a pool of 84 golfers in the 5A tournament at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. Though he’s only a sophomore, he put in the work necessary between this season and last to poise himself for his run to state.

  • Jaguars find rhythm after a sluggish start

     

    EVERGREEN — Peyton Wright had little doubt that her D’Evelyn Jaguars would be in for a battle against host Evergreen in the 4A Jeffco League volleyball opener on Sept. 26. It was just a matter of her team getting some momentum. Once the undefeated Jaguars did that, they were confident it would carry them through to victory.