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  • Morrison wants to look at renewable energy options

    One of Morrison Town Board’s goals for the upcoming year is to investigative renewable energy options and incentives for the community.

  • Foothills staff take Bike to Work Day seriously

    By Tayler Shaw
    For the Courier

    Foothills Park & Recreation District staff members took part in their own version of Bike to Work Day at Clement Park on June 27.

    Employees gathered to eat breakfast burritos and have a staff meeting, where they celebrated the district’s successes such as this summer’s Unicorn Festival and Red, White & You. Afterwards, they got on their bikes for an 8-mile ride around the district, traveling on Foothills trails, before then riding to work.

  • Hearing postponed for suspects in murder of D’Evelyn graduate

    A joint preliminary hearing for the three suspects accused in the murder of a D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School graduate earlier this year has been postponed.

    The hearing, initially scheduled for June 27, is now set for Nov. 2, according to Pam Russell with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. The judge at that time will decide whether there is enough evidence for the defendants to stand trial.

  • RTD approves cutting Route 85

    The Regional Transportation District’s board of directors approved service changes that will eliminate Route 85, a low-performing bus route that operates between the Littleton Mineral Station and the Park-n-Ride at Ken Caryl Avenue and C-470.

    The changes were approved June 26 but will take effect in August. RTD’s ongoing bus operator shortage and the low number of users on this particular route led to the decision, which affects about 100 passengers a day.

  • Man sentenced to probation after attempting to leave crime scene

    The man who was arrested after using Lyft’s ride-hailing service to leave the scene of a car break-in in South Jeffco was sentenced to probation on June 26.

    Initially, Adam Vultaggio, 27, had a preliminary hearing scheduled that day. Instead, he pleaded guilty and was subsequently sentenced to probation for two of the charges.

  • Vision 2030 Master Plan outlines goals for Foothills

    A newly approved master plan aims to guide Foothills Park and Recreation District for the next 12 years.

    Foothills executive director Ron Hopp brought the draft Vision 2030 Master Plan before the board in March. After months of review, the final version was unanimously approved at the board’s June 26 board meeting.

  • Inaugural Ken-Caryl Family Ninja Warrior Challenge deemed a success

    Ninjas took to Ken-Caryl’s Heirloom Park on Saturday for a morning full of family, fitness and fun.

    Fitness coordinator Janet Robbins came up with the idea for the Ken-Caryl Family Ninja Warrior Challenge, which included a variety of obstacle course-style activities in the park as well as a short run to the community center pool for a final station in the water.

  • Everett defeated in GOP primary for state treasurer

    State Rep. Justin Everett lost his bid for Colorado treasurer last week after businessman Brian Watson defeated him by just 1.09 percent points in the Republican primary election on June 26.

    While Everett bested Watson by 3.19 percent among Jeffco voters, he trailed Watson by 4,900 votes in the overall tally. Watson ultimately won the election with 37.99 percent of the vote compared to Everett’s 36.9 percent.

    Everett called Watson just after noon June 27 to concede the race.

  • Polis, Stapleton to square off in contentious governor’s race

    Democrat Jared Polis will face Republican Walker Stapleton in the race for Colorado governor in November after easily winning the Democratic primary election on June 26.

    Defeating former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy, former state Sen. Mike Johnston and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne with 44.43 percent of the vote statewide, Polis’ win marks the beginning of the end of a race that once boasted 34 candidates from six different major and minor parties, and a eight candidates on the Republican and Democratic primary ballots.