.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Foothills board presented with ‘status quo’ 2017 budget

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is planning next year for a 0.5 percent increase in revenues and expenses, according to the proposed 2017 budget presented Oct. 25 to the district’s board of directors.

    “It’s a status quo budget,” said Foothills executive director Ron Hopp. “We’re proud of the fact that we’re going to be able to continue to receive nearly 70 percent of our revenue from earned income and less from property taxes.”

  • Woman lost sense of well-being; friend lost her life

    Editor’s note: This is one installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    Darkness shrouds the door to Jenn’s home to such an extent that you don’t realize there’s a door there at all — until the porch light flickers on abruptly, betraying your presence to anyone and everyone nearby.

    Perhaps it’s just a default setting, but maybe it’s something more.

    Maybe it’s fear.

  • Foothills Park District revenues up, expenses down through third quarter

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is in a positive financial position as revenues are up and expenses are down through the third quarter, according to a financial update presented Oct. 25 by administrative services director Dennis Weiner.

  • Groundwater not tested after toxin found at Lockheed

    Neither the Colorado health department nor Lockheed Martin tested groundwater at the company’s Waterton Canyon facility in South Jeffco after a toxic waste deposit was discovered there last October.

    Publicly disclosed about a month ago, the solid waste deposit was a sodium nitrate waste salt containing hexavalent chromium — a toxin known to cause cancer — and it measured approximately 1 to 2 feet thick, 20 feet wide and 50 feet long, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

  • State Rep. Tim Leonard jailed for contempt of court in divorce case

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen and South Jeffco, was sentenced Friday to 14 days in jail on two counts of contempt of court in his divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica.

  • Ex-police officer gets 15 years for ’net luring, attempted sex assault

    A one-time Denver police officer was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison after being found guilty of arranging a tryst at a South Jeffco Burger King with a DA’s investigator posing as a 14-year-old.

    Joseph Ellsworth, 60, of Colorado Springs was found guilty in October of internet luring of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child.

  • D’Evelyn girls pulls away from Conifer

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — The Jekyll and Hyde elements of D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team were on display Dec. 5 in a non-league game against Conifer.

  • Lady Rebels intend on learning from loss

    Be it the anemic foul shooting, the 56 total fouls between the teams or Columbine’s relative inexperience — the team doesn’t have a single senior on this year’s roster — the Lady Rebels have no shortage of things to address. Especially after the finals of the Rebel for a Cause tournament on Dec. 3 at Columbine High School.

  • Jaguars’ varsity inexperience no problem

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Success at the junior varsity level one year doesn’t necessarily correlate to the same the following season on varsity, but don’t tell that to the D’Evelyn boys basketball team. 

  • Rebels finding their footing

    Jesse Thuerk was nervous for weeks and rightfully so. The Lakewood High junior, playing goalie for the Columbine Rebels, was set to face the program — Ralston Valley — that he grew up following when he played midget hockey in Arvada. Now he found himself in net — in the 2016-17 season opener at that — against the Mustangs.

    But the tension that he had been feeling was non-existent Dec. 1. He was, as he said, unusually calm.