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Today's News

  • Fun in the sun at Chatfield State Park

    You don’t have to trek all over Colorado to get the full outdoor adventure experience. Chatfield State Park offers adventurers the opportunity to sample everything they want and love, as well as some they may have never thought possible within city limits. The following is a list of outdoor activities available as the summer weather heats up:

    HIT THE TRAIL

  • Fire ban at Chatfield State Park
  • Honoring the spirit of selfless service

    As a tribute to the spirit of hard-working dogs that unselfishly serve humanity, a Golden Eagle Scout has created a worthy monument on the grounds of the Foothills Animal Shelter.

    About 100 people turned out for the unveiling of the bronze service-dog memorial sculpture on June 12 in the courtyard at the shelter near Sixth Avenue and Indiana Street.

    After various participants made their remarks, the Boy Scouts gathered around the statue and removed the silver tarp to reveal the bronze replica of a German shepherd by local artist and Rotary member Pat Madison.

  • Senior center owner seeks second building on adjacent lot

    The owners of the Gardens at Columbine, an assisted-living center, have purchased an adjacent lot and want to demolish the existing home and build a senior care facility for about 22 residents.

    The Gardens’ main building at the southwest corner of Platte Canyon Road and West Ken Caryl Avenue is in Arapahoe County, while the proposed building would be in Jefferson County.

  • Plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir draws mixed reactions

    The plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir in South Jefferson County is regarded by some as the best environmental alternative, but others see the projected loss of habitat, flooding of 600 acres and impacts on recreation as too great a price to pay.

    The proposed changes will have a significant effect on wildlife, as well as on the recreational amenities that are part of the surrounding Chatfield State Park.

  • COUNTY BRIEFS

    Chatfield Reservoir expansion meetings

    The U.S. Corps of Engineers has scheduled public involvement meetings in connection with its June 8 release of the Chatfield Reservoir expansion project draft report and environmental impact statement. The meetings are: Monday, June 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St. in Parker; and Tuesday June 26, at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave. in Littleton.

  • Farmers market offers eclectic fare

    The weekly farmers market brings a splash of life and color each Wednesday to the parking lot at the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center.

    The annual event kicked off summer 2012 on June 13, with some 35 vendors plying an eclectic collection of loosely defined local goods, including coffee beans, bread, Alaskan salmon, rock art, dog leashes and fabric bags. Stands offered Colorado-grown fresh cherries, apricots and other produce. The farmers market, which continues through October, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Grass sass targets class

  • Joel Deen joins the Peace Corps

    Joel Deen accepted a position with the Peace Corps in February and traveled to Kyrgyzstan at the beginning of May. His term of 27 months will be based out of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

  • Schools put property-tax increase on November ballot

    The Jeffco school board voted 4-1 at its June 7 meeting to put two property-tax increase questions on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Voter approval of both would mean a net $40 annual increase in taxes on a $250,000 home.

    County residents will vote on a mill-levy increase that would generate $39 million and a bond issue that would allow the district to borrow $99 million.