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  • JCSO sends out reminder after rash of break-ins

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to lock their car doors after a rash of car break-ins in South Jeffco.

    From July 6-11, approximately 35 unlocked vehicles were broken into in various neighborhoods and apartment complexes across the area.

    “They have been stealing from unlocked cars because they’re easy targets,” the Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook.

  • Day of Service for community garden sprouts connection, sustainability and education

    By Tayler Shaw
    For the Courier

    Crouched on the ground with a small rake in hand, Anca Popa raked away weeds surrounding the sprouting fruit tree on Saturday during Kendallvue Elementary’s Day of Service at the Feeding Many community garden and orchard adjacent to the school. It was not long before Popa was joined by a woman eager to help, saying the best part is making friends and working together.

  • Man facing felony menacing charge

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon located a man accused of threatening another man with a baseball bat in the parking lot of a South Jeffco Walmart hours after requesting help via social media.

    Store surveillance video shows a man and woman walking out of the Walmart at 13420 W. Coal Mine Ave., around 5:20 p.m. on July 10 before driving off in a white SUV. As the couple was leaving the parking lot, the video shows the car stop in the middle of the road as a man crosses the street to enter the store.

  • Thieves hit local rec centers' locker rooms

    Authorities are investigating a series of locker thefts at Evergreen's Buchanan Recreation Center and South Jeffco's Ridge Rec Center in the past week.

    Four victims had items stolen from their lockers at Buchanan — one on July 5 and three on July 7. Two victims' lockers were also raided on July 5 at Ridge.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office believes the incidents on July 5 are connected because the same male suspect appears to have visited both locations.

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  • Polis taps former state legislator Primavera as running mate

    Congressman Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for Colorado governor, has selected former state legislator and cancer foundation executive Dianne Primavera as his lieutenant governor running mate.
    Announced last Monday, Polis’ selection of Primavera — recently the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado, the local branch of the largest breast cancer organization in the United States — reiterates Polis’ campaign promise to prioritize health care in Colorado as the race to the general election intensifies.

  • One dead, three seriously injured after Saturday night car accident in Littleton

    A 19-year-old Lakewood man died in a single-car crash on July 7 in Littleton.
    Christopher Lemley, who was a passenger in the 2004 Audi sedan at the time of the crash, died on Saturday night.

  • Proposed Jeffco arts school postponed until 2019-20

    A controversial proposal by Jeffco Public Schools to launch a dedicated arts school was officially tabled last month in favor of improving district support of arts education in Jeffco, as well as expanding arts-related opportunities for both teachers and students over the next three years.

  • JCOS, Boulder plan to acquire property near county line

    Jefferson and Boulder counties are planning to acquire 442 acres along the county line for open space.

    Sale of Lippincott Ranch, which is south of Eldorado Springs, has been negotiated for $7.75 million — split evenly between Jeffco and the City of Boulder. The price would either be paid in full at closing, or over a 20-year finance period with a 3.5 percent interest rate.

    The current owners, the Lippincotts, are leaning toward the 20-year financing option, Jeffco Parks Director Tom Hoby said, noting that the interest would go to the Lippincotts.

  • Local gym organizes memorial workout in honor of Littleton soldier who died in combat

    Hours before the barbecues, parades and family fun kicked off, 303 Strength and Conditioning in Littleton celebrated the Fourth of July in a much different way.

    More than 20 people paid their respects to a fallen hero while sweating it out in a special workout. The workout, which includes 10 rounds of pull-ups, push-ups, kettlebell swings and a 200-meter run, honors Danny Dietz, a Navy Seal from Littleton who died in 2005 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan. Dietz is one of the soldiers featured in the 2013 film “Lone Survivor.”