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Today's News

  • Area near Deer Creek zoned for residential use

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved rezoning areas near the Deer Creek Golf Course to allow for residential and commercial development, emphasizing that much of the current golf course will remain undeveloped open space.

    The 90-acre area, which includes the golf course, is north and east of C-470 and southwest of the intersection of Shaffer Parkway and Chatfield Avenue.

  • A splish-splashin’ good time

    The Fourth of July signifies freedom and patriotic pride, but for the town of Indian Hills, it’s also about water — and lots of it.

    Halfway through the town’s annual Independence Day parade, American flags are traded in for water guns and hoses, and a huge community-wide water fight breaks out.

    The firefighters spray residents with their hoses, and residents fight back with squirt guns. It’s fun for all, and the event attracts people from across the mountain area.

    Jenn Dougherty traveled from Conifer for the parade.

  • Police chase on U.S. 285 leads to rollover accident

    A police chase led to a rollover accident that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour Monday afternoon.

    Around noon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a Jeep Cherokee swerving and driving erratically in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. A deputy began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.

  • Date set for next year’s REVEL Rockies races

    A date has been set for next year’s REVEL Rockies.

    The half- and full-marathon races, which end in downtown Morrison, will be June 3 — a week earlier than in 2017. This is due, in part, because the IRONMAN event will be held in Boulder on June 10, and Colorado State Patrol will have a lot of its officers in Boulder for the triathlon.

  • Round One — A place for fun

    The flash of colorful lights and persistent beat of popular music is enough to draw those walking through Southwest Plaza into Round One Entertainment.

    But take a step inside, and the fun really begins.

    Round One offers arcade games galore, as well as bowling, karaoke rooms, ping-pong, pool, darts and more. The amusement center has roots in Japan but opened in South Jeffco just over six months ago. The company, which has 17 locations in the United States, has plans to expand to 50 in total in the next five years.

  • Black Bear Trail set to connect two parks

    Construction has begun on a trail that will one day connect Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park.

    Two weeks ago, the Board of County Commissioners approved a $213,892 contract with Arrowhead Trails Inc. to help construct the Black Bear Trail.

  • Moving to the hogback: Debate begins among Ken-Caryl residents on relocating prairie dogs

    Each time a development pops up across South Jeffco, the debate begins again: What to do with the prairie dog colonies?

    In the case of a colony located on the southwest corner of South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue, some Ken-Caryl residents feel they have the perfect solution. They hope to transfer the animals to the south hogback on a plot of land owned by the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District.

  • DPD investigating hit-and-run at Red Rocks

    A driver has been taken into custody after reportedly crashing into two pedestrians and multiple cars in the lower south parking lot at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre last Thursday night.

    Two female pedestrians, who had just left a performance from Pink Martini and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, were struck just before 10:30 p.m. at the Morrison venue. One of the women suffered minor injuries, while the other was uninjured. Neither was taken to the hospital.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No-spin zone

  • Dakota Ridge, Denver West mirror each other’s style, tenacity in the baseball diamond

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — If baseball doppelgangers exist, look no further than the Dakota Ridge Eagles and Denver West Cougars.
    Rivals in the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 12-under Majors classification, both teams pride themselves being community-oriented programs – the Eagles represent the Dakota Ridge High School district; the Cougars are predominantly comprised of players from Evergreen and Conifer – whose coaches stress the fundamentals of the sport.