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Today's News

  • Plan for BMX track at Schaefer under review by Foothills

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board is once again reviewing a plan to have a BMX bicycle track at the Schaefer Athletic Complex. 

    Residents near the complex at West Hampden Avenue and South Kipling Street have opposed the proposal, citing concerns about parking, light and noise pollution, and the need to relocate prairie dogs.

  • For the county by the county: a re-imagined Jeffco Fair & Festival

    This summer Jeffco is hosting the first-ever county fair planned by residents, dubbed the Jefferson County Fair & Festival.

    The four-day event Aug. 11-14 also will be the first to use the entire Jeffco Fairgrounds. There will be seven “zones,” each with a unique focus of activities and entertainment.

    “We’re taking the same concepts and traditions and putting different spins on them,” said Dexter Foxworth, the fair’s events coordinator.

  • Opponents of Rooney Valley rezoning meet to map strategy

    Neighbors opposed to rezoning that could change the face of the Dinosaur Ridge area in the Rooney Valley say they are not opposed to development, but prefer “smart development” that doesn’t intrude on the environment.

    At an informal community meeting at Lutheran Church of the Master in Lakewood on April 26, about 50 people gathered to discuss ways to thwart two rezoning applications filed by Three Dinos LLC that would allow for auto dealerships and other retail uses on two parcels at C-470 and West Alameda Parkway.

  • Medical provider seeks to dismiss portions of lawsuit in jail death

    By Gabrielle Porter

    Staff Writer

    The medical provider being sued by the family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the lawsuit, calling the complaint “scattershot.”

  • Resignations of three top EDC execs termed a ‘restructuring’

    An executive board member of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. said last week’s simultaneous resignations of three high-level staffers were part of a restructuring.

    Rob Osborn, a past chair of the EDC’s board of directors, said the departures of president and CEO Kevin McCasky, executive vice president Doug Bene and investor relations manager Lilly Daniels mark the first step in a downsizing of the Golden-based organization.

  • Prisoner at Jeffco jail dies

    A prisoner in the Jeffco jail died early Tuesday, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

    The 53-year-old man, who had been booked into the jail at 5:45 p.m. Monday, was found unresponsive at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in a holding cell in the booking unit, the Sheriff's Office said. He was pronounced dead at the jail.

    The man had been jailed on a failure-to-appear charge.

  • Summer swim league comes full circle

    Summer swimming league is a lot like the Eagles song “Hotel California” ­— once you check in, you can never leave. For those who are skeptical, one only needed attend the 27th annual Ken Caryl Invitational swim meet, which took place June 24-25 at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House pool. 

  • Column: Return lets me know what I’ve been missing

    Hi again. I’m back.

    Nine months ago, I didn’t envision a return to Evergreen Newspapers and Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. Working in Boulder had given me a more regular work schedule, not as far of a drive from my Arvada home and a sense of being back in the operations of a daily newspaper. It also, however, reminded me of what I was missing.

  • Lowe named Front Range Christian coach

    Paul Lowe is a youth pastor and one who devotes himself to helping kids learn how best to serve God. He’s also a football coach, but, unfortunately, Denver Christian didn’t have a team after it suspended its program prior to the 2014 season. 

    But when Front Range Christian unexpectedly had an opening, it was a perfect match for the two to come together.

  • Little Leaguers in a league of their own

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Little League Baseball draws the lion’s share of publicity, capped by its nationally televised World Series in Williamsport, Pa. But baseball purists might prefer tournaments under the auspice of the United States Specialty Sports Association, of which the Dakota Ridge Sports Association’s youth teams are a member.