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Today's News

  • Local legislators critical of U.S. Senate health care bill

    Area legislators are not happy with the latest health care bill proposed by the GOP, calling the process under which it was drafted “ridiculous” and advocating for less government involvement in the health care industry.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, criticized both the U.S. Senate and House for drafting their versions of the American Health Care Act — renamed the Better Care Reconciliation Act in the Senate’s version of the bill — behind closed doors.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A civil surprise

  • Chatfield likes where its standing going into 2017

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Conventional wisdom professes that football success is directly linked to domination in two areas: the lines and quarterback.
    That being the case, Chatfield coach Bret McGatlin likes where his team stands with six weeks remaining until the 2017 season opener in Florida.

  • Our Readers Write

    Can’t run a nation like a business
    Editor:
    Maybe Trump is the president. Maybe not. The investigation into Russian meddling in our electoral system might just enlighten us on that matter —meddling as in it’s too subtle for an ordinary person to know it’s happening until it’s all over. 

  • Mature behavior is needed from all of us

    Joe Webb, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • Putting people’s health ahead of politics

    Jim Rohrer

  • Area near Deer Creek zoned for residential use

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved rezoning areas near the Deer Creek Golf Course to allow for residential and commercial development, emphasizing that much of the current golf course will remain undeveloped open space.

    The 90-acre area, which includes the golf course, is north and east of C-470 and southwest of the intersection of Shaffer Parkway and Chatfield Avenue.

  • A splish-splashin’ good time

    The Fourth of July signifies freedom and patriotic pride, but for the town of Indian Hills, it’s also about water — and lots of it.

    Halfway through the town’s annual Independence Day parade, American flags are traded in for water guns and hoses, and a huge community-wide water fight breaks out.

    The firefighters spray residents with their hoses, and residents fight back with squirt guns. It’s fun for all, and the event attracts people from across the mountain area.

    Jenn Dougherty traveled from Conifer for the parade.

  • Police chase on U.S. 285 leads to rollover accident

    A police chase led to a rollover accident that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour Monday afternoon.

    Around noon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a Jeep Cherokee swerving and driving erratically in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. A deputy began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.

  • Date set for next year’s REVEL Rockies races

    A date has been set for next year’s REVEL Rockies.

    The half- and full-marathon races, which end in downtown Morrison, will be June 3 — a week earlier than in 2017. This is due, in part, because the IRONMAN event will be held in Boulder on June 10, and Colorado State Patrol will have a lot of its officers in Boulder for the triathlon.