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Today's News

  • Ex-inmate sues county, Correct Care claiming lack of medical attention

    A former Jeffco jail inmate is suing Jefferson County, the Sheriff’s Office and the jail’s medical provider, Correct Care Solutions LLC, over stomach ulcers he developed because of an alleged lack of medical attention.

  • Protesters rally against Rooney Valley rezoning

    Some dressed in full-on dinosaur costumes, others wore dinosaur hats, and many carried signs proclaiming, “No car dealerships, no rezoning” — all to protest a rezoning application that would have allowed auto dealerships, hotels and retail on the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge.

  • Network offers help, sense of community for homeless

    On one of the first official nights of winter, the frosty breath of a dozen people filled the air outside the Charles Whitlock Recreation Center in Lakewood.

    Bundled in winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats, they tote trash bags, rolling suitcases or large backpacks filled with extra clothes, shoes and other possessions.

  • Former Jeffco DA Scott Storey arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Former Jeffco district attorney Scott Storey was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

    About 12:30 a.m. that night, Storey, 69, of Littleton was exiting the parking lot of the Platte River Bar & Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, when his vehicle collided with another car, according to court records. Littleton police responded and spoke with Story at the scene. 

  • Crews contain two wildfires on Green Mountain

    Crews from West Metro Fire contained two blazes on Green Mountain in Lakewood early Monday. As of Monday afternoon, the fire department had reported that its investigators said both fires are suspicious, however there is no official cause released.

    According to West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting, the first fire was on the north side of the mountain. It was reported about 1:30 a.m., and ended up burning about 1.7 acres, she said. The second was on the east side and started about 5 a.m., charring approximately 5.8 acres.

  • State wrestling qualifiers

    The following is a list of area grapplers from Chatfield and Columbine high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Both will compete in the 5A competition, which begins Thursday at 7:15 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center.

  • Chargers throttle Eagles in Miks’ return

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Drama has rarely unfolded during Chatfield’s run to within one victory of a second straight unbeaten season in 5A Jeffco League boys basketball, and it was no different on Valentine’s Day after a 97-57 home rout of Dakota Ridge.

  • Jaguars’ Selin wins freestyle state title

    THORNTON — Abbey Selin, by her own admission, was pretty out of shape, and the D’Evelyn junior didn’t know what to expect coming into the 3A state swimming championships on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

    “It’s been a rough year,” Selin said.

  • Wayment makes one final push at 5A state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Peyton Wayment’s junior season in 2016 wasn’t a disappointment — fifth place in the 500-yard freestyle in the 5A state meet is nothing to hang your head over. But the Chatfield distance swimmer knew she could do better in 2017.

    Determined to end her high school career with a bigger splash, Wayment vowed to leave no stone unturned.

  • Foothills district to host job fair on Sunday

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District announced this week it will host a job fair Sunday to recruit for its part-time and seasonal summer positions.