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Today's News

  • Foothills recruiting residents to meet

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is recruiting residents to help champion a mill levy increase that will be posed to voters on the November ballot.
    On Friday, Foothills sent an email to 500 district residents inviting them to participate in the first meeting of the Foothills Citizens Committee, which will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m., at the Ridge Recreation Center. The group will be tasked with disseminating information to district residents about the ballot measure, as well as explaining why the district is seeking additional public funds.

  • The healing continues: Jefferson County hosts 24th annual Courage Walk

    It’s often said that grief is a silent burden to carry.

    For some, the grief was a little less burdensome last Saturday during the 24th annual Courage Walk. The walk, which coincides with Crime Victims’ Rights Week, honors crime victims and those who have lost loved ones to violence.

    Victim advocates and other supporters joined crime victims, families and loved ones for a half-mile walk around the Jeffco Courthouse to the onsite Courage Garden, where a short service recognized crime victims across Jefferson County.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    School district purchases middle schoolers artwork

    A three-dimensional, fused glass sculpture created last year by Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders has been purchased by Jeffco Public Schools for display in the district’s superintendent’s office.

    Announced April 4, the purchase involves a piece of artwork titled, “Pentagonal Pangea,” and was created by students in art teacher Ann Simpson’s class and under the guidance of Evergreen artist David Cuin.

  • Jeffco superintendent candidates to be kept confidential

    Jeffco voters will likely have no further opportunities to provide input about Jeffco Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent after several candidates requested confidentiality during the hiring process.

    According to Chief Human Resources Officer Amy Weber, most of the candidates that have applied for the job have asked the district not to publicly disclose their names and professional backgrounds and the district wants to respect that.

  • Dakota Ridge survives OT scare

     By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team needed someone to step up in overtime Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    With the Eagles’ undefeated record on the line, senior midfielder Max Mowry scored in the first couple of minutes of overtime against Lakewood to give Dakota Ridge a 14-13 victory in the 5A Jeffco League game.

  • Chargers show pride despite loss

    DENVER — Before each face-off, the Chatfield boys lacrosse teams chants “Chargers, Chargers, Chargers,” something started by head coach Nick Mandia.

    Despite its 0-7 record, Chatfield has as much pride as any team in the state. The Chargers showed grit and determination in a 13-5 loss to Denver East on April 5.

  • Shorthanded Rebels turn the corner with victory

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Amanda Porter took the blame. Since the start of the 2017 girls soccer season more than half of Porter’s Columbine team has been hit by strep throat, and she thinks she was the first to contract the contagious disease.

  • Columbine bats sizzle in league opener

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s bats came ready for action in the Class 5A Jeffco League opener Tuesday, April 11, against Pomona at Keli McGregor Field at All Star Park.

  • Sheriff’s Office graduates detention deputies

     The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated its first class of department-certified detention deputies Friday afternoon at the county courthouse in Golden.

    Thirteen deputies graduated from the nine-week academy. They will receive 10 more weeks of practical field training at the Jeffco jail. The graduates’ duties will be exclusive to the detention function.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

     The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.