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Today's News

  • Foothills announces reopening of Lilley Gulch pool

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District announced last week it is reopening the Lilley Gulch pool on Saturday, Oct. 15.

    The announcement comes about one month after Foothills officials were forced to close the Lilley Gulch pool, at 6147 S. Holland Way, because of a shortage of lifeguards. Following the closure, more than 150 people signed up for district’s lifeguard training course, according to a statement on the Foothills website.

  • Candidates for county commission debate land use, affordable housing

    Weighing economic development versus affordable housing needs, addressing Jeffco’s rapidly increasing population and moving to 100 percent renewable energy were some of the topics raised Sept. 27 during an election forum at Center/Stage Theatre in Evergreen.

  • Touching them all: Adaptive baseball program brings sport to those with special needs

    In Diane Lundy’s house, few mornings are greeted with more anticipation than Saturdays.

    For seven weeks during the fall and spring, Lundy travels with her three children to South Jeffco from Denver to spend an hour at the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Schaefer Athletic Complex. It’s one of those rare occasions when she can kick back and watch her 9-year-old son, Caden Hoff, really be a kid.

  • 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.