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  • Renovations underway at Mount Morrison CCC Camp

    Renovations are in progress at the Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps camp, a place that provided work to young men during the Great Depression.

    The first phase of the project, which is set to be completed by fall, is part of Denver Mountain Parks’ goal to bring more people to the property and to create a historic preservation-focused campus.

  • South Jeffco Scouts propose plastic bag ban to commissioners

    When Mia Jordan saw a photo of a turtle tangled in a piece of plastic, she knew exactly what her Girl Scout Silver Award project would be.

    Alongside three fellow South Jeffco Scouts – Ella McIntyre, Giana Akins and Amanda Bontempo – Mia worked on a proposal to ban plastic bags in Jefferson County. After an ample amount of hard work – 12 hours per girl, to be specific – the group of soon-to-be freshmen at Columbine High School presented their idea during public comment at the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ July 31 meeting.

  • ‘A spiritual home’: B’nai Chaim celebrates 25 years in South Jeffco

    For the past 25 years, B’nai Chaim has worked its way into the hearts of the Jewish community in South Jeffco and beyond.

  • Summer concert series draws a crowd to Clement Park

    A hazy sunset set the backdrop for last Thursday’s free concert at Clement Park as renditions of classics such as “My Girl” drifted through the air.

    Country music lovers, families and community members in search of an evening of fun packed the grassy area in front of Clement Park’s Grant Amphitheater for Narrow Gauge, a Denver-based country and classic rock band.

    The free summer concert series, hosted annually by Foothills Park and Recreation District, is a tradition for many, and the music often draws dancers to their feet.

  • Leonard withdraws from HD 25 race

        State Rep. Tim Leonard, the current incumbent and Republican nominee for House District 25, has withdrawn from the November election, citing financial constraints and family obligations associated with his divorce proceedings as factors.

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  • Emergency services will be unhindered by bike race

    Even though major roads in the mountain area will be closed for the third leg of the Colorado Classic bike race Aug. 18, and motorists will have to find alternate routes, emergency services are working with race coordinators to ensure responding to calls will be unimpeded.
    About 90 male cyclists will traverse through Golden, Morrison, Kittredge, Evergreen, Conifer and Indian Hills during the late morning and early afternoon on Aug. 18.

  • Arvada man dies in I-70 motorcycle accident

    An Arvada man died Monday afternoon after his motorcycle hit a guardrail along westbound Interstate 70 near Lookout Mountain. A female passenger was transported with serious injuries.
    Around 12:25 p.m., Allen Rael, 68, was driving the motorcycle carrying himself and Patricia Rael, 59, up westbound I-70 past the Morrison/Dinosaur Ridge exit and toward Lookout Mountain.
    Near mile marker 259, the motorcycle hit a guardrail on the far left side of the westbound lanes.

  • JCSO set to add school resource officers to middle schools

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is adding four deputies as school resource officers for local middle schools.
    The four deputies are scheduled to start orientation soon, Sheriff Jeff Shrader told the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners at its July 24 hearing, adding that the positions will help address increasing challenges and calls at middle schools.

  • Jury trial set for South Jeffco carjacking suspect

    A jury trial has been scheduled for the man accused of stealing a car in Lakewood and robbing several businesses in South Jeffco last December.

    Edward Roy Barron, 31, was arrested Dec. 10 after he reportedly carjacked a 27-year-old Lakewood man around 4 a.m. Dec. 9. Barron is set to return to court in November for a status conference and motions hearing before his Jan. 3 jury trial start date.