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Today's News

  • Second Unicorn Festival deemed a success

    By Tayler Shaw
    For the Courier

    A medieval castle maze was the most popular spot at the second annual Unicorn Festival on Saturday at Clement Park.
    Following in popularity were the mermaid lagoon, the unicorn petting zoo, the Disney princesses and the huge inflatable unicorn that attracted attendees trying to find some shade.
    Thousands of people of all ages attended the festival, which organizer Dana Cain said reminds people of “the belief that the world is a magical place where all things are possible.

  • Dinosaur Ridge hosts dinosaurs at Brontos & Brews Festival

    Dinosaur Ridge momentarily transformed back into the land before time, as tyrannosaurus rexes, iguanodons, triceratopses, velociraptors and at least one parasaurolophus took over the parking lot for a dance party.

    As part of its attempt to create a world record for the most people dressed in dinosaur costumes, Dinosaur Ridge hosted about 45 people on June 16 channeling their inner Mesozoic Era-creatures during the Brontos & Brews Festival.

  • Jeffco Public Schools likely to put bond issue on November ballot

    Taxpayers in Jefferson County will likely see a bond issue from Jeffco Public Schools on their November ballots after the Jeffco school board formally directed Superintendent Jason Glass and other district officials June 11 to bring a proposed bond package to the board later this summer.

  • Jury duty deception hits Jefferson County residents

    Jeffco residents should give no credence if a law enforcement officer calls them, says they’ve missed jury duty and there’s a warrant out for their arrest, but that they can simply pay a fine to make it go away.
    Because, if they receive such a call, it’s a scam, officials say.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Joshua vs Jericho

  • Jeffco Public Schools hires new HR officer

    Jeffco Public Schools has promoted David Bell, currently the district’s director of employment services, to chief human resources officer after a lengthy hiring process that began in May. Announced June 19, Bell replaces Jeffco’s longtime CHRO Amy Weber, who resigned in early May after more than 12 years in order to spend more time with her family.

  • Stage 2 fire ban enacted in Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has issued a temporary stage 2 fire ban for all of Jefferson County until further notice. According to a released statement from the department, the ban is the result of warm and dry weather conditions, which have contributed to high fire danger in unincorporated Jefferson County; the extended weather forecast is “expected to elevate the (fire danger) rating even higher” over the course of the next week.

  • Breathing new life into Bowles Crossing

    It’s likely passers-by have noticed construction happening at Bowles Crossing. Indeed, change is coming to the South Jeffco shopping center.

    Largely, the project — nearly two years in the making — will bring aesthetic updates to the shopping center. But it also includes a new, multistory apartment complex and a variety of new shops and restaurants.

  • Inspired by mom, D’Evelyn student donates blood for first time

    It was never really a question for Sam Belmonte.

    As soon as the rising junior at D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School turned 16, he arranged to donate blood for the first time.

    His desire to do so comes from his mother, Kristin, who required many blood transfusions during two separate but equally dangerous pregnancies.

  • Segura sentenced to prison

    One of the suspects involved in an October smash-and-grab burglary at J.C. Penney Co. in Southwest Plaza will spend five years in prison.

    Lance David Segura, 19, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one class-4 felony burglary charge and another class-6 felony charge of possession of a weapon by a previous offender. A Jeffco judge sentenced him Monday to three years in prison for the burglary and 18 months in prison for the weapons charge. These two counts will be served concurrently.