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Today's News

  • Chargers pull away from Tigers, Jeffco

    There were any number of reasons for the Chatfield Chargers to have a letdown Feb. 1 against Lakewood. After all, the Chargers entered the 5A Jeffco League contest having won 24 straight conference tilts. They hadn’t lost in the league in nearly two years. Shoot, Lakewood hadn’t beaten Chatfield in the previous 14 encounters.

  • Ken Caryl student p-r-e-v-a-i-l-s at area spelling bee

    Spelling is the one subject Noah Dolan doesn’t mind studying.

    “I read a lot, so I just like words,” he said.

    That certainly proved true Tuesday night, when the Ken Caryl Middle School seventh-grader placed first in the Columbine Area Spelling Bee. Held at Columbine High School, the bee included the top two performers from the school-wide bees at Columbine Hills Elementary, Dutch Creek Elementary, Governor’s Ranch Elementary, Ken Caryl Middle School, Leawood Elementary and Normandy Elementary.

  • Longtime Seniors’ Resource Center head Zabawa retiring

    John Zabawa can recall a time many years ago when he went before Jeffco’s county commissioners to urge preparation for a growing population of seniors.

    “I felt like I was Paul Revere sounding the alarm,” Zabawa said. “The seniors are coming! The seniors are coming!”

  • School board president undecided about whether to seek re-election

    The president of Jeffco’s school board, Ron Mitchell, says he is undecided about running for re-election when his term expires later this year.

  • Noise limits tightened at Red Rocks

    In an effort to address Morrison residents’ concerns about noise, Red Rocks Amphitheatre will enforce new sound-level rules during the upcoming concert season.

    There also will be new rules governing the required end time for concerts and pyrotechnics. 

    “We’ve been working with them (Red Rocks), and we’ll continue to work with them,” said Morrison Mayor Sean Forey. “We request a lot and get a little, but at least we get a little bit.” 

  • DA forms rapid-response team for sex assault cases

    The Jeffco DA’s office recently unveiled a new rapid-response team to deal with cases of sexual assault. 

    Funded by a $191,838 federal grant through the Violence Against Women Act, the unit — officially dubbed the Sexual Assault Rapid Response Team — consists of a group of experts that will work collaboratively with law enforcement and use research-based practices to strengthen the response in sexual assault cases. 

  • Sheriff’s Office to absorb DA’s online child sex offender unit

    Jeffco’s county commissioners have signed off on a plan to transition the district attorney’s Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit to the Sheriff’s Office.

  • For South Jeffco woman, art is a lifestyle

    Sierra “Corky” Jon loves art. And, as an artist, she can do it all.

    Jon sculpts, paints, welds, sketches. Her South Jeffco home is filled with her creations and with works by other artists she admires.

    In fact, Jon can recall many times when she was picking up a check after selling a piece in a gallery, only to find a new piece of art she had to have. One such piece, a large sun, now hangs over her fireplace.

  • Foothills Park & Rec soliciting community sponsors for annual Red, White & You event

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is searching for sponsors for its annual Red, White & You Independence Day celebration scheduled this year for Monday, July 3, at Clement Park.

    Launched in 2005, Red, White & You draws 30,000 to 40,000 residents each year and features kids activities, live entertainment, food and drink concessions, beer and wine gardens, inflatable rides, bounce houses and a patriotic fireworks display. The event also boasts free entry, thanks to financial support of community business sponsors.

  • Dakota Ridge can't pull off sweep of Ralston Valley

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    ARVADA — Ten days after making program history with its first-ever win over Ralston Valley, the Dakota Ridge hockey team had an opportunity to double down by making it a Foothills League sweep of the Mustangs.