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Today's News

  • New time, location set for Jeffco foreclosure sales

    The Jeffco public trustee has announced that foreclosure sales are being moved to a new location and time.

    Starting March 24, the sales will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the jury assembly room on the court side of the Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.

  • Centralized dispatch center to include Jeffco police, fire agencies

    Both fire districts and law enforcement agencies in Jeffco will by served by the centralized dispatch center being implemented by the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority, according to terms of the intergovernmental agreement for the plan.

    Included in JeffCom are police departments for the cities of Lakewood, Arvada, Golden and Wheat Ridge, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Waterstone church marketing property for assisted-living project

    Waterstone Community Church is offering property for sale to a developer that is planning to build four assisted-living group homes near the church on Alkire Drive.

    Each of the assisted-living homes would be approximately 9,200 square feet in size and would house 16 people, according to the proposal.

    The developer, A Better Way Realty, is funding the project, and Christian Living Services would provide the management, according the pre-application sent to the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Department.

  • Special Olympics skier reports for Channel 7 News

    Special Olympics skier Hanna Atkinson is attaining local celebrity status with recent appearances on the Channel 7 News.

    “A lot of people come up to me and say, ‘Are you the famous Hanna on TV?’ ” she said.

    For the past few weeks, Atkinson has been reporting on other Special Olympics athletes during five-minute segments aired on Saturday mornings.

    “It’s awesome,” she said, flashing a big smile. “It’s really cool to get the chance to do that.”

  • ‘Tired of giving in’

    “The word has been spread that Rosa Parks was a little old tired woman. I was tired, but my feet did not come into it. … The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

    Actress Becky Stone spoke these heartfelt words in her portrayal of the civil rights icon at Arapahoe Community College on Feb. 23.

    Presenting a perspective of Parks in her later years, Stone enacted the story of the woman’s refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., in a time when black people deferred to white bus riders.

  • Foothills board approves memorial bench with biblical inscriptions

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board has approved a memorial plaque for a park bench that will include two verses of biblical scripture. Resident Laurie Norton, who is donating the bench that will be placed at Clement Park, added the verses to her original request.

    At the Feb. 23 board meeting, park district attorney Paul Rufien advised board members that the district cannot take any action that endorses religion. However, there is an exception for an individualized remembrance such as the one Norton requested, he said.

  • Coyote activity increases with breeding season

    A large coyote was seen crossing the aptly named Coyote Song Trail at South Valley Park last week. A group of coyotes recently followed a man walking in Clement Park, where coyotes also approached a woman walking with an unleashed dog, according to a Jeffco Sheriff’s Office report.

    Coyote sightings also have been reported on residential properties in the Columbine area and on the Meadows Golf Course in recent weeks.

  • Monarch puts Dakota Ridge’s season on ice

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    SUPERIOR — Dakota Ridge hockey coach Alec Hines has known all season that the Eagles’ road to the state championship would have to go through Monarch. 

  • D’Evelyn ends first season under Zinn

    LONGMONT — The first chapter in the new book of D’Evelyn boys basketball program came to a close Feb. 27.

    The Jaguars lost 66-44 to No. 1 seed Longmont on the Trojans’ home court in a Class 4A state tournament Sweet 16 game to bring the season to an end for D’Evelyn (15-10 record).

  • Journey leads to Sweet 16

    LITTLETON — One question will never be answered: How good would Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team be if Diane Thompson stepped in as head coach a few years ago?

     “Better late than never,” Dakota Ridge senior Becky Holley said having Thompson become the fourth varsity coach for the current group of seniors. “We have an amazing coach. She has helped us improve more than we have the past two years. We’re having a great final run with the best coach we could have.”