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Today's News

  • Thunder can’t steal the show at Clement Park concert

    The rain and lightning held off long enough for more than 800 people to enjoy a Thursday night out at Clement Park listening to folk duo Moors & McCumber. The pair played as part of the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Summer Entertainment Series.

  • Gardening tips from a local expert

    As the fear of a late frost fades with each warmer day, gardeners are starting to fill their yards, patios and decks with colorful veggies and flowers.

    Staff horticulturist Betsy Kelson has been working at Jared’s Nursery, Gift and Garden in South Jeffco for 19 years. Referred to as the “expert,” Kelson has some gardening tips for those looking to get green this season.

    1. Know your last frost date

  • Man shot while fleeing deputies enters not guilty plea

    A suspect who locked himself in a South Jeffco store in December and then was shot while trying to flee from deputies has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including first-degree assault. 

    Michael Manaois was arraigned June 6. He pleaded innocent to first-degree assault, two counts of felony menacing, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

  • Museum event cultivates interest in farming techniques of 1860s

    By Geraldine Smith, For the Courier

    The spring day dawned warm and clear, a perfect morning for plowing and planting at the Littleton Museum on Saturday.

  • Para-educator wins award

    Anne Bitsie, an instructional paraprofessional at Rooney Ranch Elementary School, has received the 2016 Colorado Educational Support Professional of the Year award from the Colorado Education Association.

    An employee at Rooney Ranch since 2007, Bitsie works with kindergartners and has three kids who all attended the school since 1999.

  • New leadership at local schools

    Next year, almost 30 schools in the Jeffco district will see new faces filling assistant-principal and principal positions. Nine of those roles are being filled by new hires, while the rest are school-based administrative transfers.

    Following is a list of new leaders at South Jeffco schools at the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

    • Thomas Burns, principal at Falcon Bluffs Middle School

    • Susan Borzych, principal at Ute Meadows Elementary School

    • Sandy Burch, principal at Blue Heron Elementary School

  • By the numbers: Looking back at the 2016 spring season

    Between the postponements and cancelations caused by rough weather this past prep spring season, there were still some great accomplishments by student-athletes in South Jeffco.

    2012

    The last year Dakota Ridge’s baseball team made it to the eight-team Class 5A state tournament before advancing to the double-elimination tournament this spring.

  • Learning life’s toughest lessons

    Dakota Ridge graduate Mekayla May, the school’s IB valedictorian, sits on a bench outside the building, wearing a dark blue shirt emblazoned with the name of her future college, Emory University, which has granted her a full-ride scholarship. 

    Mekayla is looking forward to a bright future. But she’ll never forget the dimmer days in her past.

  • School board OKs budget, contracts with unions

    The Jeffco school board on June 2 wrapped up two key priorities for the end of fiscal 2015-16: approval of agreements between Jeffco Public Schools and its two primary employee unions and approval of the district’s budget for fiscal 2016-17.

    In a unanimous vote last week, the board formally approved the ratified contract agreement between the district and the Jeffco Education Association. The five-year agreement includes $14.1 million in annual raises and $10.4 million for a one-time pay increase.

  • Volunteers work on new trail segment at Matthews/Winters Park

    "If not me, who? If not now, when?”

    This adage often is a motivator for those called to action, whether that’s something as monumental as military service or as simple as trail-building.

    On Saturday, at least, it was the latter for about 90 volunteers who participated in a National Trails Day event at Jeffco Open Space’s Matthews/Winters Park.