Today's News

  • Cutter joins race for HD 25

    Lisa Cutter, a longtime Jefferson County resident and 25-year public relations veteran, is challenging Republican Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat in 2018.
    Confirming her candidacy for office in a phone interview last Friday, Cutter said a desire to serve the community in a way that extends beyond volunteer work drove her decision to run for public office.

  • Sheriff: Increased staffing helping with response times

    As it nears 100 percent of its authorized staffing, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is also closing in on its targeted response times to priority one calls, Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the law enforcement authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Aug. 1 meeting, stating the office is still not where it would like to be on response to priority one calls, but it’s close.

  • Ken-Caryl votes against prairie dog relocation

    A prairie dog colony located at the corner of South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue will not be allowed to move to land on the south hogback owned by the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District.

    In a July 25 board meeting, the district board voted to deny a request to relocate the colony of approximately 50 prairie dogs to its plot of land. The land on the hogback houses artificial burrows that, in years prior, were used to relocate prairie dogs from The Manor House in Ken-Caryl.

  • Two killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-70

    Two people have died and six were injured Sunday morning after a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the median on Interstate 70, crashing into several vehicles traveling eastbound.

    Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen was driving on I-70 near the Morrison exit when he veered off the left side of the westbound lanes, across the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of traffic. According to Colorado State Patrol, his pickup truck struck the front of a Toyota 4Runner, rotating both cars counter-clockwise.

  • Indian Hills Water District board elects new officers

    About 35 residents attended an Indian Hills Water District special meeting Friday night to learn why the board fired the water district’s superintendent, but the contentious meeting led to a shift in board officers and the board firing the district’s attorney.

    The board has not hired a new superintendent, and tensions among board members were apparent at the meeting.

  • Board considering adding disc golf course at Foothills

    Disc golfers may soon have a new course to play in South Jeffco.

    At a July 25 board meeting, the Foothills Park and Recreation District heard from Mike Hanson, who proposed creating a disc golf course at Foothills Golf Course. No motions were made, but the board agreed to allow Hanson, a district employee and avid disc golfer, to continue moving forward with his plan.

    Hanson said the course could draw people to the golf course during traditional down times and create new revenue for Foothills.

  • That's a wrap: Shakespeare in the Park series has final curtain call for the summer

    In the hours before the final performance of this season’s Shakespeare in the Park series, actors run in and out of the backstage dressing room at Clement Park’s Grant Amphitheater. The cast perfected their makeup, put on their costumes, ran lines and prepared for the evening’s show before gathering for a pre-show pep talk.

    Behind the scenes, there’s a lot that goes into a play, and Foothills Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” was no different.

  • Field 3 at Columbine Knolls Park to be renamed

    Eleven months ago, beloved Jeffco baseball coach and tournament director Michael Fray passed away at age 60 due to complications from diabetes. Now, after months of lobbying and appealing to the Foothills Park and Recreation District, he’ll have a baseball field named after him.

    In a meeting last month, the district voted unanimously, 5-0, to rename Field 3 at Columbine Knolls Park “Mike Fray Field,” located at Kendall Boulevard and Elmhurst Avenue in Littleton.

  • Climbers rescued off rocks in Ken-Caryl Valley

    A group of teenagers got into a sticky situation Wednesday evening after climbing on rock formations in the Ken-Caryl Valley.
    West Metro Fire Rescue was called to North Ranch Road and Killdeer Lane in South Jeffco just before 7 p.m. Two climbers were stuck 60 feet up and another was stranded at around 40 feet. A fourth teen was able to get down on their own.
    “There’s algae on the sandstone formations,” said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue. “When it gets even a little bit wet, it gets way slick.”

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