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Today's News

  • Foothills eyeing community garden plots

    Foothills Park and Recreation District is considering properties for a new Feeding Many, Inc., community orchard and garden in South Jeffco, and it may have found the right fit.

    Though no votes were taken at the June 27 meeting, the board of directors gave the go-ahead to Dr. Shirl Smith of Feeding Many to continue taking the necessary steps for future development on a plot on South Cole Street, adjacent to Kendallvue Elementary School.

  • West Metro rescues climber with broken ankle

    West Metro Fire Rescue rescued a man who broke his ankle while rock climbing in Morrison on July 1.

    After injuring himself, the climber, who has not been identified, needed help getting down, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue. The West Metro team had to put together a rope system to get the man down from a steep incline.

    The incident occurred in the afternoon on a rock near the entrance of town heading west on Highway 8. It was not at nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, where it is illegal to climb on rocks.

  • Inter-Canyon pushing for new volunteers

    For fire departments such as Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, volunteers are everything.

    And in light of this, Inter-Canyon will be kicking off a push for more on Monday. Volunteer applications open that day and will stay open for a month.

    “Nationwide and in Jefferson County, as well as at Inter-Canyon, volunteerism (in the fire service) is on the decline,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman with Inter-Canyon.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No-spin zone

  • Family Justice Center being planned in Jeffco

    The First Judicial District Attorney's Office and more than 40 partner agencies have announced plans to launch a Family Justice Center for Jefferson and Gilpin counties. It will be a one-stop center to provide service to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sex trafficking.

  • Rebels show some muscles, resilency

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Still a relative baby, the Hog Olympics, hosted by Columbine for the fourth time on Friday, have grown enough to require a tweak in the scoring system.
    With 18 schools fielding 23 teams, event coordinator Ray Barron replaced pool play, with the top two teams squaring off for all the marbles in the final event, in favor of a cross country scoring system for the strength competition spectacle for high school offensive and defensive linemen.

  • Perlmutter would’ve made a good governor

    The people of Colorado would’ve been well served had Ed Perlmutter become our 43rd governor in 2019.
    Perlmutter, who served eight years as a state senator from Jefferson County, and who is now serving his sixth two-year term from the 7th Congressional District, announced last week that he was dropping his bid to become Colorado’s next governor. He leaves a crowded, and likely to get larger, field of both Democrats and Republicans who would like to succeed Governor John Hickenlooper.

  • Important for journalists to tell all sides

    Journalism, specifically journalists themselves, have taken it on the chin frequently in the past year and rightfully so.
    Bet you didn’t expect me — a journalist for more than 27 years — to say that, did you? But it’s true. We need to be held accountable for our reporting day in and day out. That’s what the public expects and deserves.

  • Summerhill agrees to plea deal in Deer Creek Canyon shooting

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  • Chatfield likes where its standing going into 2017

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Conventional wisdom professes that football success is directly linked to domination in two areas: the lines and quarterback.
    That being the case, Chatfield coach Bret McGatlin likes where his team stands with six weeks remaining until the 2017 season opener in Florida.