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Today's News

  • Jeffco sheriff eases fire restrictions

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted its Stage II fire ban and returned to Stage I fire restrictions in the county.

    The less-stringent restrictions were reinstated because of lower temperatures and higher humidity that have reduced wildfire risk. The change was made starting Friday morning.

    People are prohibited from:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire or recreational campfire, except within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, private residence or picnic area.



  • Local family hoping for a cure

    At first blush, South Jeffco resident Tatum Moore appears to be a pretty typical 10-year-old girl.

    She enjoys dancing and twirling to music, and spends a lot of time chasing her 5-year-old brother, Tegan, around the living room. Tegan usually catches an adoring bop on the head from his older sister when she catches him.

  • Photos by Jeffco deputies named finalists in national contest

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has had two photographs selected as finalists in the National Sheriffs’ Association’s 2016 Photo Contest.

    An image by Jeffco Sgt. Charlie Simmons of Deputy John Butler patrolling Highway 93 against a cloudy, mountainside sunset is one of the five finalists in the “patrol” category. And Specialist Stephen Willder’s photo of Deputy James Tucker at the Jeffco jail during a night shift in February was in the top five in “jail / corrections.”

  • Dojo trains kids, adults in Japanese martial arts

    At the intersection of Bowles and Kipling, a sign near the stoplights reads, “Ninja Training, next to Ace Hardware.” Around the corner from the hardware store, people walk through a door and find themselves at the top of a flight of stairs covered with artwork of samurai. After a short trip down, visitors might feel as if they’ve walked into a ninja movie.

  • Future Rebel Mudd dominant at summer state finals

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — As coach of the Governors Ranch Gators swim team, Meagan Rushford has nurtured Jaclynn Mudd through her elementary and middle school years. So she wasn’t surprised when Mudd dominated all three individual events in the 13-14 age group at the Colorado State Summer Club Swimming Association Championships.

  • Rogers closing in on joining brother in the majors

    When Tyler Rogers got the news on June 28 that the San Francisco Giants were promoting him from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento it created, unintentionally of course, a dilemma. He had moved into an apartment back east with the intent of being there for the year. Half of his belongings, including his golf clubs, are still in Virginia.

  • Lanuza carving out her role with DU lacrosse

    There was little doubt that Kendra Lanuza, the 2015 Columbine Courier female athlete of the year, was more than just a little excited to embark on her college lacrosse career at the University of Denver. 

    What wasn’t as certain was how big her role would be with the Pioneers.

  • China honors local resident for efforts to help giant panda

    It was 1999 when South Jeffco resident Suzanne Braden first came face to face with a giant panda.

    Braden was in China visiting the Wolong National Nature Reserve, which today encompasses nearly 500,000 acres and is home to about 150 giant pandas. The reserve also consists of four panda bases, including the China Conservation Research Center for the Giant Panda, where veterinarians and conservationists raise pandas and panda cubs in captivity.

  • Jeffco commissioners back Raise The Bar movement

    During staff briefings July 19, two of Jeffco's county commissioners asked staff to draft a letter in support of “Raise the Bar: Protect Our Constitution.”

    Spearheaded by former state senators Greg Brophy and Dan Gibbs, Raise the Bar is a ballot initiative aimed at making it more difficult to change Colorado’s constitution. Brophy, a Republican who represented Colorado’s 1st Senate District for nearly a decade until his unsuccessful bid for governor in 2014, appeared July 19 before the commission.

  • Jeffco set for debut of ‘Up Canyon Segment’ of Peaks to Plains Trail

    This week, Jeffco Open Space will celebrate its first milestone in the broader statewide effort to promote outdoor recreation when it opens a newly constructed section of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon.