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Today's News

  • HD 22 candidates offer different approaches

    The two South Jeffco residents running in state House District 22 have as priorities education and transportation, even if their approaches to those issues differ.

    Two-term Republican incumbent Justin Everett said he also is committed to changing the culture at the Capitol, while independent candidate Mary Parker said she also is focused on small businesses and the economy.

  • School board finalizes bond issue, property-tax increase questions

    The Jeffco school board has finalized ballot language for a $535 million bond issue and a property-tax increase for the Nov. 8 ballot.

  • County, Foothills officials talking playground build

    Earlier last month, about 300 volunteers participated in a playground build at West Laurel Park in South Jeffco, and county officials are already lining up their next park project.

  • HOA seeks approval for already-established disc golf course

    The Mesa View Estates Homeowners Association in Golden has filed a site-approval application with Jeffco Planning and Zoning for a disc golf course that was installed more than a year ago.

    The 9-hole, par-3 course is located at Estates Park, 16164 W. Ellsworth Drive. Estates Park is owned by the Foothills Park & Recreation District but is maintained by the Mesa View Estates HOA.

  • Passionate prairie dog debate dominates Foothills board meeting

    The Aug. 23 board meeting of the Foothills Park & Recreation District was dominated by a passionate debate about how to ethically and efficiently manage the district’s growing prairie dog population.

    The nearly two-hour conversation was requested by Gina Writz and Tina Gurdikian, who are members of the Prairie Dog Task Force Team. The local volunteer group began working with Foothills on a prairie dog conservation plan when construction of a BMX bike course was proposed at the Schaefer Athletic Complex.

  • Good, clean fun: Columbine volleyball team holds annual car wash fund-raiser

    After patiently idling in a line of cars in line for several minutes, it’s finally your turn. You ease your car into the designated spot, and suddenly a dozen high-schoolers surround it, sponges in hand. A parent volunteer sprays a sharp jet of water on the hood. And, after a few minutes’ cleaning, a barrage of towels descends, swirling around the windows and creating a brief respite of shade from the hot August sun.

  • 2016 cross country capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coaches: Jeffrey Mages (boys); Angie Erb (girls)
    Assistant coach: Dick O’Connell
    Runners to watch: (Boys): Drew Johnson, Jr.; Josh Cooper, Sr.; Skyler Teague, Sr.; Brendan Lutz, Jr.; Logan Wages, Sr.; Dylan Bless, Sr.; Garrett Lipsteuer, Sr.; Clayton Mahoney, Jr.; Colin Young, Sr.; Josh Potvin, Jr.; (Girls): Abby Oglesby, Sr.; Jordan Juran, Sr.; Lia Anderson, Sr.; Finlay Benninger, Sr.; Lilly Glist, Jr.; Sydney Williams, Soph.
    Key losses: Lindsay Hill, Rylee MacLean, Emily Pung

  • Jefferson County woman dies in attack by family dogs; son injured

    A Conifer woman was killed and her son injured Monday night in an attack by their two dogs at their home in the 31000 block of Black Widow Drive.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, Susan Shawl, 60, died at the scene, and her son Richard Shawl, 36, was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

  • Quick start, strong 2nd half propels D’Evelyn

    ARVADA — If you want to know the perfect way to start the season, just ask Bert Li and Wesley Tedstrom.

  • Jaguars get on track, knock off host Rebels

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    D’Evelyn boys’ tennis team, coming off a season-opening loss to Mullen three days earlier, won in its second match of the season 5-2 on Aug. 26 at Marker Park over a Columbine squad trying to find solid ground in its lineup early in the 2016 season.