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Today's News

  • Jeffco jail inmate used bedsheet to commit suicide

    A Jeffco jail inmate who committed suicide last week used a bedsheet to hang himself, a Jeffco sheriff’s  spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

    David Little, 40, of Wheat Ridge was booked into the jail on June 28 on suspicion of three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count each of first-degree murder, attempted assault with a deadly weapon and sexual assault on a child. Little was found unconscious in his cell about 4 p.m. Oct. 4.

  • Artist paints Red Rocks shows as they happen

    By Kevin M. Smith, For the Courier

    There’s not much bare space on the wall of Keith “Scramble” Campbell’s Arvada home. Artwork, mostly his, covers it. Above the fireplace in his basement is one of his latest works; it’s a painting he did live during the 75th anniversary ceremony for Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison on June 15.

    Campbell and his wife, Shay, have called Colorado home since 2004. Red Rocks drew them here.

  • Mustangs’ hitting  denies  Eagles

    ARVADA — Caryle Levy didn’t mince her words. If anything, the Dakota Ridge pitcher shouldered the blame for an ineffective outing.

    “I had an off game pitching. That affected me,” the senior pitcher said.

  • Chargers down Rebels, win 5A Jeffco League title

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    Chatfield boys tennis will be hosting regionals this week after an undefeated 5A Jeffco League season.

    The Chargers finished their 6-0 season stronger than ever last week. They defeated long-time rival Columbine on Sept. 27 at Marker Park and then beat Ralston Valley the next day, winning both matches 7-0.

  • Tait wraps up four-year run at state tourney

    As Marcus Tait looks back on his senior season, the boys’ golfer from Columbine High School had some good rounds and some not-so-good ones. The finish wasn’t what he would have preferred, tying for 24th at the 5A state golf tournament at Bookcliff Country Club in Grand Junction, but, overall, it was a good year.

    Tait shot an 11-over 153 at state.

  • Firefighters contain 3-acre blaze at C-470, West Bowles

    Fire crews achieved 100 percent containment on a grass fire at C-470 and West Bowles Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

    The blaze, which charred about 3 acres, was reported via several 911 calls about 1:30 p.m., according to West Metro Fire spokeswoman Ronda Scholting. 

    Scholting said at midafternoon that a couple of fire engines and brush trucks were on the scene. Traffic flow on C-470 was not hampered.

    The fire, which was on the west side of C-470, burned mostly grassy areas but at one point moved into some scrub oak. 

  • Jeffco school district dismisses rumors about threats related to ‘creepy clowns’

    Rumors about people dressed as clowns planning violent attacks at Jeffco schools have been determined to be unfounded.

  • Dakota Ridge gets late turnover, TD to rally past Wheat Ridge

    LAKEWOOD -- Heartbreak has been the name of the game for Dakota Ridge (2-3) this season. Entering their homecoming game against Wheat Ridge (1-4) on Sept. 30 at Jefferson County Stadium, the Eagles had played in three games decided by seven points or less and had lost all three of them. It looked like the trend would continue until an improbable rally gave Dakota Ridge a 35-32 victory.

    Dakota Ridge recovered a fumble by Wheat Ridge with less than 2 minutes left and then scored with 18.3 seconds remaining to get the win.

  • KeyBank on West Chatfield robbed; suspect sought

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man that robbed a KeyBank in the 7300 block of West Chatfield Avenue earlier Thursday. 

    According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, about 12:15 p.m. the suspect told a bank teller he wanted to make a withdrawal and gave the teller a note saying he was armed. However, Fulton said no one saw a weapon. The man ultimately left on foot with $1,500 and is believed to have headed north.

  • County still seeking location for public shooting range

    Jeffco Open Space officials met with the county commissioners earlier this month to inform them that the search continues for a location for a public shooting range.