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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Woman found unresponsive at Chatfield Reservoir

    A woman paddleboarding at Chatfield Reservoir was found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, authorities say.

    According to Jeffco Sheriff's Office spokesperson Mark Techmeyer, an adult female was found unconscious shortly after 1 p.m. near the Chatfield swim beach. Medical personnel transported her to Littleton Hospital, and were performing CPR en route.

  • Swim beach at Chatfield State Park closed because of bacteria

    The swim beach at Chatfield State Park is closed because bacteria levels in the water exceeded state standards.

    The closure, which does not affect other aquatic activities such as boating, water-skiing or fishing, was announced Wednesday after routine water-quality tests by the state health department showed elevated levels of E. coli, according to a news release on the website of the state Department of Parks and Wildlife.

    Park operations manager Jennifer Anderson said recent high temperatures could be responsible for the diminished water quality.

  • Two gun store burglaries reported in two days

    About 30 handguns were stolen early Tuesday from a gun shop in a strip mall on West Bowles Avenue, and another gun store to the east in Littleton was burglarized the next day. 

    Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer confirmed burglars tripped a silent alarm at Colorado Gun Broker, 8966 W. Bowles Ave., at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies reportedly arrived within five minutes, but the perpetrators were gone.

    Techmeyer said the gun store's surveillance cameras weren't operating during the break-in, but other cameras in the strip mall were being checked.

  • QUICK HITS

    All-state girls soccer

    Columbine High School’s Tatum Barton and Brittany Wilson were first-team all-state selections in voting done by CHSAANow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps.

    Barton, a senior forward, scored 13 goals this season, third-best on the team.

    Wilson, a senior goalkeeper, had a goals-against average of 0.6 in 19 games. She averaged about two and a half saves per outing.

    Columbine’s Kelcey Cavarra, a senior midfielder, was a second-team selection. She scored eight goals and added 12 assists.

  • Chatfield's Pearson wraps up prep career with all-star appearance

    By Steve Smith, For the Courier

    ALAMOSA — There was just enough time in Cameron Pearson’s calendar to squeeze in two more high-school basketball games at Adams State University over the weekend.

  • Health should not be a political football

    For many years prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, I was an active and vocal proponent of universal health care. It always seemed to me that socializing our health risks worked better when everyone was part of the pool. I supported requirements at both the state and federal levels for people to have health insurance.

  • Thunder can’t steal the show at Clement Park concert

    The rain and lightning held off long enough for more than 800 people to enjoy a Thursday night out at Clement Park listening to folk duo Moors & McCumber. The pair played as part of the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Summer Entertainment Series.