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  • Nuts for toffee: Steamboat transplant brings recipe for a sweet venture to Morrison

    One day some 15 years ago, a friend gifted Pete DeWolf a box of toffee.

    Though it was quickly devoured, the toffee got DeWolf’s gears turning.

    “I thought, ‘Wow, this is delicious. However, if I were to make it, this is how I would do differently,’ ” he said.

    And thus began his efforts to create his own recipe. The rest is sweet history.

  • School district hit with wire-fraud scam

    Jeffco Public Schools was the victim of a wire-fraud scam that cost the district thousands of dollars early this year.

    Disclosed during a Dec. 15 presentation by accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, which provided an independent audit of the school district’s financials for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the incident involved an e-mail that appeared to come from Superintendent Dan McMinimee and resulted in a loss of $26,564.

  • Nuts for toffee

    One day some 15 years ago, a friend gifted Pete DeWolf a box of toffee.

    Though it was quickly devoured, the toffee got DeWolf’s gears turning.

    “I thought, ‘Wow, this is delicious. However, if I were to make it, this is how I would do differently,’ ” he said.

    And thus began his efforts to create his own recipe. The rest is sweet history.

    DeWolf began Steamboat Toffee Co. nearly 10 years ago. Within the last few months, he expanded the business and opened Red Rocks Toffee Co. on Goddard Ranch Court in Morrison.

  • Network offers help, sense of community for homeless

    On one of the first official nights of winter, the frosty breath of a dozen people filled the air outside the Charles Whitlock Recreation Center in Lakewood.

    Bundled in winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats, they tote trash bags, rolling suitcases or large backpacks filled with extra clothes, shoes and other possessions.

  • Foothills weighing tax-hike question to address growing operational costs

    The Foothills Park & Rec District board met before Christmas to explore the possibility of presenting a property-tax increase to voters to address climbing operational costs.

    Asking Foothills residents for a bump in the mill levy has been on the minds of district officials since 2014, which was the year the district last asked voters to sign off on an increase of 4 mills. That initiative failed despite the fact that the district has not received additional property-tax revenue since 2000.

  • School district to wrap up lead mitigation by end of year

    After more than six months of testing and repairs, Jeffco Public Schools is expected to wrap up mitigation efforts related to high lead levels in tap water at more than 77 percent of the district’s schools by year’s end.

    According to Tim Reed, executive director of facilities and planning, testing of the water at all district facilities was completed in October, and efforts to replace hundreds of affected fixtures, pipes and other materials remain in process.

  • 2016 all-conference football teams

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  • Lady Rebels win in Singer’s absence

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — For the first five games of the 2016-17 girls basketball season, Columbine’s opponents faced a tall order, trying to stop Maura Singer, the Lady Rebels’ 6-foot-3 sophomore center.

  • Grinch-like Gators stuff Rebels’ stocking with coal

    WESTMINSTER — Bah humbug.

    It probably felt like the Grinch stealing Christmas or a lump of coal was left in their stocking. What’s for certain is that the Columbine Rebels didn’t expect a 5-4 loss to lowly Standley Lake on Dec. 20 at the Ice Centre at the Promenade.

  • Eagles find a way to win

    DENVER — Anyone who looks at Dakota Ridge’s hockey roster will notice that Trey Konsella is a defenseman. But, truthfully, he’s an offensive defenseman. His three goals already this season proves as much. None of those goals was bigger than the one he scored against Denver East on Dec. 23 at DU’s Joy Burns Arena.