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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chatfield’s Jarecki becomes a pro Tiger

    During the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, Chatfield graduate Matthew Jarecki achieved a feat that many young diamond players dream of. He heard his name called by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round (1,095th overall).

    For the 22-year-old outfielder, however, that dream never really surfaced until just a couple years ago, three years into his career at Benedictine College in Kansas.

  • 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.

    July 5 incidents

  • The smokescreen called civility

    “I’ve had all I can stands and I can’t stands no more!”

    Familiar refrain for all you Popeye fans out there.  
    But increasingly, this is exactly the sentiment of Americans whose view of our country and its direction are in direct conflict with that of the Progressives. Despite editorials and political columns decrying the lack of civility in today’s political discourse, the knee-jerk reaction consistently has the Conservative position being the source of this conflict.

  • Non-stop race to November is upon us

    And then there were two. We’ve now narrowed the field from almost 30 people who filed paperwork with the secretary of state to run for governor as major party candidates to eight who qualified for primary ballots of the two major parties to the final nominees.  Colorado’s next governor will be either Democrat Jared Polis or Republican Walker Stapleton.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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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.