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Today's News

  • Commissioners take second look at light-rail pedestrian bridge

    Jeffco authorities appear to be looking for a way to give their reluctant permission for a $2.3 million pedestrian bridge from Golden Ridge across West Sixth Avenue to the RTD light-rail station next to the Jeffco Administration and Courts Building.

    The bridge would be paid for mostly by the federal government, which has allotted $1.2 million in Transportation Enhancement funds for the steel span. The Regional Transportation District and Golden have budgeted $750,000 and $300,000, respectively. The city would own and maintain the bridge.

  • Rezoning to allow doggie day care rejected

    The county commissioners voted against a proposed rezoning request involving a doggie day care center in a vacant building at West Ken Caryl Avenue and South Carr Street.

    But they agreed to leave the door open for possible approval if the proponents:

    • Use sound-abatement techniques to protect neighbors.

    • Limit the number of dogs allowed on the premises.

    The canine day-care dilemma came up at a weekly commissioners’ meeting July 17 after being rejected by the Planning Commission July 13.

  • Jeffco public trustee turns in disclosure statement

    As requested by the governor, Jeffco public trustee Margaret Chapman last week answered a disclosure statement stating there were no conflicts of interests that would interfere with the ethical fulfillment of her responsibilities.

    Chapman provided a copy of her disclosure statement to the Columbine Courier on request July 19. It shows she answered “no” to eight questions intended to reveal whether the trustee or a close relative has any business relationship or interest in any entity that works with the public trustee's office.

  • Link between schools, home values debated

    Editor’s note: The Courier is publishing a series of articles examining arguments on both sides of Jeffco Public Schools’ proposed property tax increase.

    Advocates and opponents of a proposed tax increase for Jeffco schools disagree on the measures’ possible effects on home values in the district.

  • On the trail of cooperation

    By Alison Mahnken / For the Courier

    Manners matter.

    That was a message at the Share the Trail event at Matthews/Winters Park on July 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • A reminder that all life is precious

    Obviously, words cannot heal or explain the terrible events of last week. But I think President Obama made some decent and heartfelt remarks on the matter. Here’s what he said:

  • An assault on citizens’ safety

    In the somber wake of last week’s mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater, Coloradans are looking for answers.

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    Mr. Wilson strikes back

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Youth skills camp on tap at Columbine High School

    The Columbine Lady Rebels volleyball team is offering a youth skills camp Aug. 1-3 at Columbine High School.
    The camp is for children in grades 6-8 and will be held daily from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Cost is $45, which includes a camp T-shirt. For more details and to print out a registration form, visit http://ladyrebelvolleyball.com.

    Chatfield camps set for July 31-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-9

  • Chargers reach tournament finals, fall to Pueblo West

    PARKER — The Chatfield Chargers found themselves in a win-one, lose-one situation July 20 at the Willie White League varsity state tournament, winning 5-4 against ThunderRidge in the semfinals before losing 7-4 to Pueblo West in the championship game at Chaparral High School
    Despite staggering heat the Chargers held their confidence throughout Game 1 against the ThunderRidge Grizzlies, racking up five runs off nine hits. But by Game 2 the Chargers were drained and the Pueblo West Cyclones took advantage of that.