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Today's News

  • Law requiring reporting of elderly abuse signed in Jeffco

    Colorado has made it a crime to not report suspected abuse of elderly people, and the law took effect with a signing ceremony in Jefferson County. 

    Senate Bill 111, which was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 16 at the Seniors’ Resource Center in Wheat Ridge, makes it a crime if those in professions such as home health care, law enforcement and nursing do not report suspected physical abuse of people 70 and older within 24 hours. 

  • Staunton is a stunner

    Staunton State Park’s much-anticipated opening weekend didn’t disappoint.

    “It’s been crazy getting ready for this, but seeing people happy has made all of the blood, sweat and tears worth it,” said Jennifer Anderson, the park manager. “I couldn’t have asked for the weekend to be better.”

  • Littleton City Council interviews four law firms

    After hearing proposals from four law firms, members of the Littleton City Council believe they may have found a solution to filling the vacant city attorney position. 

    The council has been trying to decide how it would replace former city attorney Kirsten Crawford, who resigned in February. In a review of the city's legal services, one suggestion was to outsource the work to a legal firm instead of hiring a full-time city attorney. 

  • Uneasy riders

    Any one of the Harley-Davidson or BMW motorcycles lined up at the Jeffco sheriff’s firing range was a bike lover’s dream. 

    And a bad guy’s nightmare. 

    The Sheriff’s Office hosted an advanced police motorcycle school for more than 50 officers from 11 area law enforcement agencies, including Jeffco deputies, on May 14-15. The 40-hour course gave the officers a rare chance to improve on their skills and to practice live-fire exercises while on their bikes. 

  • Tallying the 2013 legislative scorecard

    The Colorado legislature adjourned May 8 after completing the work of the first session of the 69th General Assembly. Highly contentious issues and partisan wrangling characterized the session. Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the governor’s office after a two-year period in which control of the legislature was split, as Republicans controlled the House in 2011 and 2012 by a narrow 33-32 margin.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    The tracks of their fears

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp June 3 to July 3.
    The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is open to children in grades two through 12. The camp runs from 9 to 10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., for grades 10-12.
    Cost is $85. Brochures are available in the main office at Dakota Ridge and online at the school’s website at  https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.

  • Littleton’s record relay time short-lived

    By Matt Meyer
    For the Courier
    GRAND JUNCTION — Littleton High School swimmer Josh Tinucci took one last vicious kick during the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay preliminaries and lunged for the touchpad. He looked up at the scoreboard, checking to see if the Lions’ win during the second-to-last heat would qualify them for the state finals. The senior stared at the scoreboard and was stunned.

  • Spillar content with her state finish

    LAKEWOOD — McKenna Spillar walked around with a smile on her face. She wasn’t the least bit concerned that she’d just finished sixth in the 3,200 meters. This was, after all, a year after the Dakota Ridge senior had surprised even herself by winning the event at the 5A state track and field championships.
    But on May 16 at Jefferson County Stadium, sixth place was as good as it would get, and that was OK.

  • Chatfield relay team makes believers with third-place finish

    LAKEWOOD — Maybe the rest of the state wasn’t expecting it since Chatfield’s 4x800 relay team was seeded 16th entering the 5A boys state track and field championships May 16, but Panos Smyrnios, Nathan Moore, Tyler Hale and Larry Huff believed in themselves.
    One by one, they picked off the state’s best at Jefferson County Stadium until they finished third in 7 minutes, 59.86 seconds. It may have been unexpected to the rest of the state but not surprising to the Chargers.