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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A civil surprise

  • Red, White & You

    Under the glow of the setting sun, a sparkly blue cap with white stars stood out amongst the packed crowd for Monday’s Red, White & You celebration at Clement Park.

    The hat sat atop Glenda Florea’s head. The Littleton resident said she had never been to Red, White & You, the annual Fourth of July festival put on by Foothills Park and Recreation District, because her dogs were scared of fireworks. But when they passed away, she decided it was time to make an appearance.

  • Morrison looking to create overlay district

    In the midst of a continued period of growth, Morrison town officials are working on a plan to preserve the character of their town.

    Called the Old Town Overlay District, the plan – if approved – would create rules and regulations that future businesses must adhere by in order to open in downtown Morrison. The town’s planning commission is tasked with determining and codifying what is important to the town.

  • Senator Neville seeking re-election

    Colorado Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) announced June 28 that he is running for re-election in 2018, in part to maintain Republican control of the state Senate.

  • Foothills eyeing community garden plots

    Foothills Park and Recreation District is considering properties for a new Feeding Many, Inc., community orchard and garden in South Jeffco, and it may have found the right fit.

    Though no votes were taken at the June 27 meeting, the board of directors gave the go-ahead to Dr. Shirl Smith of Feeding Many to continue taking the necessary steps for future development on a plot on South Cole Street, adjacent to Kendallvue Elementary School.

  • West Metro rescues climber with broken ankle

    West Metro Fire Rescue rescued a man who broke his ankle while rock climbing in Morrison on July 1.

    After injuring himself, the climber, who has not been identified, needed help getting down, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue. The West Metro team had to put together a rope system to get the man down from a steep incline.

    The incident occurred in the afternoon on a rock near the entrance of town heading west on Highway 8. It was not at nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, where it is illegal to climb on rocks.

  • Inter-Canyon pushing for new volunteers

    For fire departments such as Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, volunteers are everything.

    And in light of this, Inter-Canyon will be kicking off a push for more on Monday. Volunteer applications open that day and will stay open for a month.

    “Nationwide and in Jefferson County, as well as at Inter-Canyon, volunteerism (in the fire service) is on the decline,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman with Inter-Canyon.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No-spin zone

  • Rebels show some muscles, resilency

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Still a relative baby, the Hog Olympics, hosted by Columbine for the fourth time on Friday, have grown enough to require a tweak in the scoring system.
    With 18 schools fielding 23 teams, event coordinator Ray Barron replaced pool play, with the top two teams squaring off for all the marbles in the final event, in favor of a cross country scoring system for the strength competition spectacle for high school offensive and defensive linemen.

  • Perlmutter would’ve made a good governor

    The people of Colorado would’ve been well served had Ed Perlmutter become our 43rd governor in 2019.
    Perlmutter, who served eight years as a state senator from Jefferson County, and who is now serving his sixth two-year term from the 7th Congressional District, announced last week that he was dropping his bid to become Colorado’s next governor. He leaves a crowded, and likely to get larger, field of both Democrats and Republicans who would like to succeed Governor John Hickenlooper.