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Today's News

  • Tait, Columbine conquer 5A regionals

    When it came to Michael Tait and Greg Shelton, Columbine head coach Tim Capra knew they were going to be OK.
    His big concern was how his No. 3 and 4 players – Ashton Opperman and Marcus Tait – would handle the 5A Northern boys golf regionals at Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield.
    Well, he was right about Michael Tait and Shelton. The elder Tait won the regional championship with an even-par 72, despite shooting 4-over on the Par-4, 423-yard No. 11.

  • Chargers’ Jarecki tosses one-hitter

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Sophomore pitcher Jessica Jarecki hurled a complete game one-hit shutout and added a double in the sixth inning to lead Chatfield to a convincing 5-0 victory over visiting Bear Creek on Sept. 21 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • SWAT team makes arrest in South Jeffco neighborhood; body found

    A SWAT team’s raid on a home suspected of being involved in property and drug crimes has turned into a murder investigation.

    The SWAT team deployed to 7271 S. Weber St. in South Jeffco on Sept. 18 to serve a Jeffco sheriff’s warrant in an investigation of property crimes. The team used a flash-bang device before entering and then arrested Gregory Gruenloht, 42, without incident.

    During a subsequent search of the home, the body of Robert Gordon Jr., 51, was discovered. The cause of death is being investigated by the Jeffco coroner's office.

  • Rosier working with Indian Hills resident on slash collection initiative

    Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier and Indian Hills resident Brett Roller are collaborating on a plan to establish slash collection sites throughout the county.

    “We are in the planning stages of this proposal,” Rosier said. “It’s in response to wildfires.”

    Roller recently approached Rosier with the idea for finding 20 sites where residents could drop off tree limbs and debris for a nominal fee. The service would be revenue neutral to taxpayers, rather than costing them extra dollars, Rosier said.

  • Lab School students hike 2 miles to safety amid flooding

    About 130 students at the Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School took an unplanned 2-mile hike north to Old Squaw Pass Road on Friday to escape the flooding waters of Bear Creek.

    The school is at 201 Evans Ranch Road, which is north of Upper Bear Creek Road and west of Witter Gulch Road. Because of flooding on Upper Bear Creek Road, students couldn’t be bused out the usual way after their one-week stay at the Lab School.

  • Cable-TV bills in unincorporated Jeffco could increase

    Bills for cable TV in unincorporated Jeffco could increase, depending on how the county commissioners decide to charge cable companies for their licensing agreements. 

    Currently all four cable providers in the county have been operating on month-to-month licensing agreements since their agreements with Jeffco to use public rights-of-way for cable lines expired. 

  • Denver Water opens High Line Canal

          

      

    After it was predicted that drought conditions would keep the High Line Canal dry, Denver Water has decided to send water through the 66-mile dirt canal that is the only water source for Littleton’s Ketring Lake.  

  • Evergreen resident running for school board

    Evergreen resident John Newkirk, a graduate of Jeffco Public Schools, is running for the school board in District 2.

    Newkirk is pitted against Jeff Lamontagne for the seat, which represents the spacious, western part of Jefferson County. Incumbent Laura Boggs is not running for re-election.

    “I’m a product of Jeffco schools,” Newkirk said. “I want every student to have access to the great education that I received in Jeffco.”

    The election is Nov. 5.

    A lifelong fan of Jeffco schools

  • Record rains wreak havoc in Jeffco

    The day dawned cloudy on Sept. 16 but water no longer fell from the sky, and a battered but still standing downtown Evergreen appeared mostly ready for commerce after a week of record rains and flooding slammed Jefferson County.

    Damage in South Jeffco appeared limited to some flooded yards and basements. The Summerset Festival at Clement Park was canceled for the first time in its 29-year history, and some high school sports games were postponed.

    But in the Jeffco foothills, ramifications from last week’s relentless rains were more severe.

  • Commissioners skeptical of need for West Bowles bike lanes

    Jeffco’s county commissioners will have to see a large public demand for bike lanes to be installed along West Bowles Avenue for them to take away any motor-vehicle traffic capacity in South Jeffco.

    The commissioners heard a feasibility study last week on installing bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to Grant Ranch Boulevard, which is the last intersection before the eastern border of the county.