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Today's News

  • Foothills Park and Rec approves 2013 budget

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board has approved the district’s 2013 budget, a $22.7 million spending plan that amounts to a $1.8 million boost over this year. 

    The district will tap into $500,000 in cash reserves to help finance several capital projects next year. By using the reserves and paying off some debt, capital expenditures will be increased to $980,000 in 2013.

  • Student Santas: Dakota Ridge pupils learn lesson in giving during Toys for Tots campaign

    Students at Dakota Ridge High School have been playing Santa, and a lot of happy kids will have toys on Christmas morning as a result.

    Thanks to the sophomore student government, Dakota Ridge students spent the past few weeks collecting toys for Toys for Tots. As of Friday, more than 400 toys had been donated.

    “It’s been a great reaction,” said Lexi Hogland, 16, the sophomore class president. “The students have been really generous.”

  • Jeffco parking laws target trailers, RVs

    Jeffco parking ordinances applying to recreational vehicles and trailers would be made stricter under changes sought by the Sheriff’s Office. 

    The sheriff is asking the county commissioners to make it easier for his office to tow some vehicles in the event of parking violations.

    The first change would allow the Sheriff’s Office to tow a trailer if it meets the criteria for being an abandoned vehicle — meaning it has been parked for 14 days in the same spot on a street in unincorporated Jeffco. 

  • Jeffco school board defends change in format for public comments

    A recent, seemingly minor change in the way the school district handles public comments at school board meetings has helped the board become more efficient, board president Lesley Dahlkemper says.

    However, a longtime board critic contends the change discourages community involvement.

    In August, the school board began allowing only public comments that pertain to that day’s agenda at the beginning of the meeting. General public comment is still allowed, but not until nearly the end of the meeting.

  • Hope for pets, people

     By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    Hope for animals and for the community was the inspiration for a center housed at Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden.

     

    The Hope Center for Humane Education consists of a large room available for public events and private functions, and the space serves many of the shelter’s goals, from educating the public about homeless pets to fund-raising to animal training.    

  • Residents rate Littleton high in survey

    If a stellar report card is worthy of a reward, the city of Littleton deserves an ice cream cone.

    The citizen survey distributed early this year shows that Littleton residents enjoy their environs and feel safe where they live.

    Regarding quality of life, 93 percent of the residents who responded rated it excellent or good, numbers that were much higher than in other Front Range cities. More than 90 percent also rated Littleton excellent or good in safety and as a place to raise children.

  • A tapestry of voices

    Some music fans might think that voices singing alone on stage amount to nothing more than a choir.

     

    But when Mix, an award-winning a capella group at the University of Colorado Denver, performs an Adele cover song, all preconceptions about vocal music go out the window.

    Choir music this ain’t. 

    In the middle of it all is singer-songwriter Vanessa Spear, a 2008 graduate of Chatfield High School.

  • Judge orders Sigg's pretrial hearing closed to public

    When authorities discovered the remains of Jessica Ridgeway on Oct. 10, it was a gruesome end to a horrible chapter in Colorado’s history. 

  • Arrest made in Lakewood townhome fire

    West Metro Fire Rescue investigators have made an arrest in connection with a fire that destroyed three townhomes in Lakewood.

    The suspect, Robert Carlton Lohman, 41, is being charged with multiple counts of arson and reckless endangerment stemming from an early-morning fire on Feb. 15. Investigators allege that Lohman started a fire on the rear patio of his townhome at 8378 W. Virginia Ave. about 2:05 a.m. while Lohman’s family and other residents were asleep.

    Everyone in the home, including the pets, made it out of the house safely.

  • Seceding from rational thought

    Just think of the opportunities secession will give to Coloradans from all walks of life. Once we rid ourselves of that evil scourge that’s haunted us since we became a state a tortuous 136 years ago, we can move on and meet our true destiny.