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Today's News

  • Rebels’ Tait off to fast start

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — You’d be hard-pressed to find a better all-around high school athlete in Colorado than Michael Tait. The Columbine junior likely will earn four letters this school year and start at arguably three of the most important positions in team sports — quarterback (football), point guard (basketball) and center field (baseball).

  • State Fair shapes the future of agriculture

    By John Salazar
    Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair. While the event promises a top-notch carnival, national recording artists and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.

  • New EHS principal glad to be back in state

    Evergreen High School’s new principal is happy to be back home.

    Ryan Alsup, a Colorado native, spent the last three years as principal at Juneau-Douglas High School in Juneau, Alaska. He was hired in May to replace Matt Walsh, who had been EHS’s principal for five years. Walsh has taken a position at the district level in the new School Innovation and Effectiveness Division.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    A public de-tree-ment

  • County commissioners plan telephone town halls

    Pick up the phone — it’s your county commissioners calling.
    In the next few weeks, all three members of Jeffco’s Board of Commissioners will take part in telephone town hall meetings focused on transportation issues. During the meetings, the commissioners will randomly call constituents to invite them to participate in the hour-long discussion.

  • Bat found on bench prompts rabies warning

    A dead bat found on a bench in Harriman Park in South Jeffco has prompted county health officials to issue a warning about possible rabies exposure.

    Someone put a cigarette in the bat's mouth and place it on a women's floral-print shirt, according to a news release from the Jefco health department. Because the bat was in poor condition, rabies tests were not possible, and so the presence of the disease could not be ruled out.

    Harriman Park is at West Quincy Avenue and South Kipling Street.

  • Johnson resigns from school board

    Robin Johnson resigned from the Jeffco school board on Monday night, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the board.

    The resignation is a result of Johnson moving out of the county. Johnson represented District 1, which covers the northern part of Jefferson County.

    “I didn’t hear anything about it until Monday night … when Johnson sent a letter to each board member,” Neal said.

  • Council OKs changes in development at Broadway and Dry Creek

    The Littleton City Council has given unanimous approval to several changes to a previously approved development plan for the long-dormant Marathon Oil site.

    The Littleton Village Development had originally been approved by the council in 2006 for 77 acres on the northeast corner of South Broadway and Dry Creek Road. Yet the new developer, WIP Littleton Village LLC, wants to make changes to the overall layout and increase the density on the western portion of the property.

    The property is currently under contract by WIP Littleton Village. 

  • Jefferson County Open Space to host public meetings on master plan

     Jefferson County Open Space is hosting a second round of interactive meetings related to its master plan update. At these gatherings, a short presentation will occur about 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by group discussion. Ideas and suggestions may be submitted through comment cards or by e-mail using the subject “Master Plan” to trock@jeffco.us.

    A review draft of the master plan update will be provided on the “Open Space Master Plan” webpage at jeffco.us/parks.

    The meetings schedule:

  • Foothills Animal Shelter takes over pet-licensing program

    As of July 20, Foothills Animal Shelter has taken over the pet-licensing program in Jefferson County.

    Since 2007, licensing funds collected by Jeffco have been used to pay down debt from construction of the new shelter next to the Jeffco Fairgrounds. The facility, which opened in 2010, has 46 staff members and 400 volunteers.

    Foothills Animal Shelter has also launched a new interactive website that offers a number of features and resources for pet owners, said Jennifer Strickland, spokeswoman for the shelter.