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  • Parks briefs

    Commissioners approve waiver

    County commissioners gave the green light for a one-time waiver of a policy that requires Jefferson County Open Space to halt negotiations when a landowner has an active application with the planning and zoning department.

    The request to do so comes as Jeffco Open Space works with Dinosaur Ridge to update its facilities and negotiates with Three Dinos, the group inching closer to developing a plot of land at C-470 and West Alameda Avenue.

  • Local memory care facilities come together for inaugural dog show

    As each dog made its way to the judging table, 87-year-old Helen Lee James prepared her cues.

    “Out and back for me, please,” James said with authority.

    James, the second woman to be named as American Kennel Club field representative, knows the ins and outs of the dog show business. And now that she is a resident at Highline Place, a Littleton memory care facility, she served as the primary judge during the inaugural dog show on July 26 at Willowbrook Place, a sister facility in South Jeffco.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Disengagement party

  • Area residents concerned about reductions in RTD bus service

    By Tayler Shaw
    For the Courier

    Attendees at Monday’s community forum to discuss proposed RTD rate increases were less concerned about the proposed increases than they were with reductions in bus service.
    Only three citizens attended the meeting hosted by RTD directors Peggy Catlin and Natalie Menten, and they were more concerned that RTD’s nonprofit program that provides reduced fares for low-income and homeless people wasn’t effective.

  • Escaped juvenile located, arrested

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office found and arrested a 17-year-old boy on Tuesday who escaped custody during a transport last week.

    Manuel Andrew Martinez, 17, had initially been arrested on charges of burglary, theft, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. On July 26, Martinez and several other juveniles were en route from the Jeffco Courthouse to Mount View Youth Services Center. Martinez escaped custody near the youth center, which is located at Highway 285 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

  • Thursday's concert at Clement Park canceled

    Foothills Park and Recreation District has canceled tonight’s free concert at Clement Park due to inclement weather. 

    Lauren Michaels Band, who was scheduled to perform, is unable to reschedule her performance, according to Foothills. However, Foothills did add a concert to the end of its series. Chris Daniels and the Kings will play the last free concert of the summer on Aug. 9.

    The yearly summer concerts are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and are free and open to all. Performances are at the Grant Amphitheater in Clement Park. 

  • Colorado Classic bike race comes to area Aug. 18

    The second annual Colorado Classic, a premiere cycling race, is coming to the mountain area on Saturday, Aug. 18.

    The classic is a four-stage race in Vail and Denver. Its third stage for the men’s race will take cyclists across more than 60 miles of roads in the mountain area, including Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Conifer and Indian Hills.

    Approximately 90 male cyclists — 15 teams of six — will be competing in the race. All the competitors are from an international field of professional cyclists, organizers stated.

  • In solidarity: Conifer-based JOY International hosts Barefoot Mile

    Jeff Brodsky’s feet have been bare for eight years.

    After witnessing children barefoot in a garbage dump while on a rescue mission in Cambodia, Brodsky felt compelled to take his shoes off.

    “I talk to God all the time. Had a conversation with him. I felt that he was impressing on me to go barefoot in solidarity with those children for one year,” Brodsky said. “Little did I know that a year later I was not going to be able to put my socks on. … I’ve been barefoot ever since.”

  • Survey: Homelessness on the rise in Jefferson County

    Homelessness in Jefferson County may look different than it does in Denver, but this year it was exactly the same in one, key way — the number of people experiencing it increased.

  • Residential facility for adults with development disabilities in the works in South Jeffco

    After hosting a July 19 community meeting, Stepping Stone Communities is moving closer towards its goal of opening a residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.