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Today's News

  • Incumbent DeGette defeats progressive Rao in CD 1 primary

    U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District, will have another shot at keeping her seat in Congress this fall after defeating challenger Sairo Rao in last week’s primary election.

    DeGette, an 11-term Democrat, bested Rao with 68.27 percent of the vote over Rao’s 31.73 percent. Jeffco voters overwhelmingly picked DeGette over Rao with DeGette winning 73.32 percent of the vote as compared with Rao’s 26.68 percent.

  • Two roads closed in Morrison while responders rescue man stranded on rock outcropping

     Mount Vernon Avenue and Market Street in Morrison were closed as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday closed while West Metro Fire Rescue works to rescue a man stuck on a rock outcropping. 

    The man has not been identified, but first responders climbed the rock fixtures that line Mount Vernon Avenue to reach him. 

  • Deakin turns love of outdoors into a career

    Nathan Deakin practically lives in the outdoors.

    For the past five years, the 29-year-old Littleton resident took his love for nature and carried it over into his work life as a zip line guide at Denver Adventures in Conifer. The Colorado transplant, originally from Charleston, W.Va., has always had that wild side about him.

  • Man found deceased in trunk had been missing since May

    The man found dead in the trunk of a car in South Jeffco last Thursday went missing in Lakewood on May 9, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Dean Clark Wallis, 51, was discovered in the trunk of a white Ford Focus parked at 3505 S. Nelson Circle near the intersection of U.S. 285 and Kipling Street in Lakewood. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer, the car was parked across the street from an apartment complex along a road where cars frequently park.  

  • Casting votes with thought and foresight

    Joe Webb

  • We must uphold our values, culture

    Parents are often told that among the most important things to observe and analyze are changes to their kids’ attitudes and activities and with whom they interact.  
    It’s often found that when kids disassociate themselves from their longtime friends and positive influences and relationships, they become more vulnerable to negative influences that can make them more subject to destructive activities and harm.

  • 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.