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Today's News

  • Ken-Caryl U13 squad enters uncharted territory

    Be it from hitting grounders to his infielders to launching fly balls to outfielders or keeping a keen eye on his pitchers, Scott Worman has a pretty good handle on his players. 

    He should, after all. He helped coach a handful of them during Ken-Caryl Little League’s regular season.

    Shoot, he’s coached many of them, including his son Dylan, dating back to T-ball. And the ones he didn’t coach, he’s watched them play.

  • Ex-Rebel Kincaid running with a one-track mind

    There was roughly 200 meters to the finish, and Woody Kincaid was nowhere near the front of the pack. But the 2011 Columbine High graduate kicked it up another notch and gradually closed the gap on Galen Rupp. Yes, that Galen Rupp, the silver medalist in the 10,000 at the 2012 Olympic games.

  • Grass fire burns 2 acres near federal prison

    A grass fire burned 2 acres Monday night near South Kipling Parkway and West Quincy Avenue before it was extinguished by firefighters.

    According to West Metro Fire spokeswoman Ronda Scholting, six engines and three brush trucks from the department responded to the blaze, which was reported about 9 p.m. near the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution.

    Scholting said it took more than an hour to contain the fire, whose cause remains undetermined. An investigation continues.

  • Thousands find geocaching event in South Jeffco

    By Kevin M. Smith, For the Courier

    Unlike some geocaches, GeoWoodstock was easy to find.

    The annual event was held at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms on Sunday and brought thousands of people from across the country and globe to visit vendors, attend workshops and find some hidden treasures. 

  • Hikers raising money, awareness for veterans’ causes

    Operation: New Trails.

    It sounds like a military operation, and, in some small and unofficial way, it is. More than 60 hikers from across the nation — including one from Canada — are taking to the Colorado Trail this week to raise money and awareness for wounded veterans.

  • Young actors take on 'The Magical Land of Oz'

    Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woman are walking through the forest when they suddenly come upon the Cowardly Lion. With a great roar, he frightens them out of their wits.

    Suddenly, overhead, an alarm sounds, and an automated voice tells everyone to leave the building or call the school district.

    “See,” Dorothy tells the Cowardly Lion, “you’re so scary, you set off the security alarm!”

  • Pedals power the commute

    Leave for work at 6 a.m. Turn onto the road. Drop down into a lower gear to get up the hill. Push the pedal down. Now the other one. Breathe in. Breathe out.

    The first mile takes more than five minutes. The 19 more to the office will be much the same.

    Thousands of Coloradans had this experience on their way to work June 22. But rather than sitting in traffic jams, they were biking to their jobs.

  • Tie vote derails proposed BMX track at Schaefer

    A tie vote by the board of the Foothills Park & Recreation District has at least temporarily derailed a plan to add a BMX bicycle track at the Schaefer Athletic Complex.

    The 2-2 vote with one abstention means a licensing agreement with Mile High BMX, a Lakewood nonprofit that wants to build the track, will expire at the end of the year without further action. Despite changes in the agreement made to address neighbors' concerns that include adequate parking and noise and light pollution, the motion to renew the pact failed.

  • 50,000 expected at annual Red, White & You event

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District will host the annual Red, White & You event July 1 at Clement Park, with an expected attendance of 50,000 throughout the park.

    Regina Smith, Foothills' arts and events supervisor, said this year's event will have more amenities, more vendors and booths, and likely more attendees. She says the district expects 20,000 people will be in the immediate event area.

  • Man stabbed at Clement Park

    A man was stabbed late Tuesday during an altercation at Clement Park, and the person who wielded the weapon remains at large.

    Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the victim, whose injuries were not life threatening, was taken by private car to Swedish Medical Center Southwest, then later transferred to Swedish Hospital in Englewood for surgery.

    Techmeyer said the incident occurred about 10 p.m. He gave this description of the altercation: