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Today's News

  • Arraignment set for man accused of starting North Turkey Creek Fire

    An arraignment has been set for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban.

    He appeared before a county judge for a June 7 disposition hearing, and the case was bound over to district court, according to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

  • Garden provides food for needy, solace for volunteers

    On a warm, sunny day in early June, volunteers gather at the Chatfield Community Garden to weed, water, plant and prepare the soil for the upcoming season.

    An array of colorful flowers in shades of orange, pink, purple and yellow greet visitors as they enter the dirt-lined paths.

    The garden, which just entered its seventh year, is a Denver Urban Gardens affiliate, and it is housed at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in South Jeffco — but it’s open to all.

  • Interim principal at D’Evelyn High School ready for the challenge

    Change — both personally and professionally — has come quickly for Josh Griffin.

    In the span of just a few years, he’s gotten married, he and his wife have a baby daughter, and he has shifted from being a history teacher to assistant principal to interim principal at D’Evelyn High School.

    When former principal Anthony Edwards left mid-year, the school’s steering committee brought Griffin on as a temporary fill. He then was asked to stay for the 2017-18 school year.

  • Getting a glimpse: Camp Ember offers teenage girls a look at fire service

    If you can’t see it, you can’t be it.

    As a female firefighter, Rachel Kohler knows this struggle firsthand. And because of it, the 16-year West Metro Fire Rescue firefighter worked with Red Rocks Community College and the Arvada Fire Department to host the inaugural Camp Ember, a four-day immersive fire-based camp for girls.

  • Weiman selected by Pirates

    By Courier Staff

    With the 238th pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected former Columbine ace Blake Weiman.

    The former Rebel recently finished his junior year at the University of Kansas.

    Weiman, who stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall, tossed 45 innings for the Jayhawks, posting a 2.80 ERA with a 5-1 record.

  • Premier Basketball living up to the name at youth camp

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Who better to teach the skills and fundamentals of basketball than a former NBA player?

    Colorado Premier Basketball, which is run by former NBA pro Keith Van Horn, hosted its first summer camp of the year on June 8 at Denver Christian High School.

  • REVEL Rockies marathon, half-marathon a winner

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Picture-perfect weather greeted participants of the fourth annual REVEL Rockies on Sunday morning. Half- and full-marathon runners raced downhill finishing at Bandemere Speedway.

  • Story joins state Senate race in District 16

    Tammy Story, the Conifer woman who last year challenged State Rep. Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat, is running for state Senate.

    Story, whose campaign officially kicks off June 27, said Sunday that while she considered running again for Leonard’s seat in 2018 she felt she could better serve the public at a district level.

  • Motorcyclist killed in C-470 accident

    A Golden woman has died after losing control of her motorcycle while merging onto westbound C-470 on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 4 p.m., Susan Hartley, 53, came around the loop from northbound U.S. 285, hit gravel on the left side of the ramp and lost control, according to Steve Davis, spokesman with the Lakewood Police Department.

    “She crossed a couple of lanes and hit a Honda Pilot that was already heading westbound,” Davis said.

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