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Today's News

  • Three people shot after concert at Red Rocks

    An SUV carrying rapper Schoolboy Q appears to have been the target of the shooting at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 19.

    Three people were shot in the vehicle that carried Schoolboy Q, whose real name is Quincey Matthew Hanley, after a concert ended last Thursday night at the amphitheater. The SUV left the scene with the three victims and Hanley after the shooting.

  • Roselli, Rumsey honored by boosters club

    The Chatfield Senior High football team boosters club, The Gridiron Club, presented scholarship awards to recent graduates Joey Roselli and Reece Rumsey. Each player will receive $1,500 toward their college education.
    Former Gridiron president Terri Gillan presented the awards during Senior Award Night at Chatfield Senior High.
    Roselli, who played offensive guard for the Chargers, will play football and study engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Rumsey, a wide receiver and defensive back, will study marketing and entrepreneurship at Metro State.
     

  • 5A Jeffco League all-conference spring sports

    The following are all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League during the 2014 season:

    GIRLS GOLF, FIRST TEAM
    Sydney Merchant, Dakota Ridge; Gillian Vance, Dakota Ridge; Jaylee Tait, Columbine; Zarena Brown, Pomona; Ashlyn Kirschner, Ralston Valley; Jordan Remley, Ralston Valley; Lauren Pearson, Chatfield
    SECOND TEAM
    Sydney Prey, Ralston Valley; McKenzie Smith, Ralston Valley; Laci Williams, Standley Lake; Emma Hesse, Lakewood; Kirsten Wiegand, Dakota Ridge; Hannah McClelland, Chatfield; Emily Fricke, Lakewood

  • Board majority must reveal vision

    Maybe they just got tired of being called the new conservative majority.

    How else can you explain school board members Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams voting to pay, including performance incentives, new superintendent Daniel McMinimee almost 40 percent more than his predecessor and to give him a five-year contract despite the fact that he’s never been a superintendent before? The decision doesn’t meet any definition of conservative I’ve ever heard.

  • Going out with a bang

    Dinger, the mascot for the Colorado Rockies, high-fived every player and most every coach who crossed home plate at Community Park.

    The fun-loving purple dinosaur mascot playfully shook his hand as to mock the number of high-fives he handed out, but it was all in good spirit. He was having a good time as were the 36 teams, ranging from T-Ball up to the Majors, who took part in the end-of-season Ken-Caryl Little League celebration June 14.

  • A hot time for kids: Fire Muster lets youngsters ride the big red trucks

    The sound of a fire truck’s siren has drawn countless children to press their faces against the window to catch a glimpse of a big red truck flying by. 

    “It’s so neat to see the kids faces as they ride the truck,” said Steve Guardado, the organizer of the Mile High Hook and Ladder Club’s Fire Parade and Muster. “And it’s not just kids — 90-year-old grandpas want to ride up top. They’re grinning from ear to ear.”

  • Chatfield expansion wins final approval

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given final approval to a controversial expansion of Chatfield Reservoir to help meet a growing need for water along the Front Range. 

    The chosen option for expanding Chatfield, labeled “Alternative 3,” will raise the water levels by a maximum of 12 feet and increase the maximum storage by 20,600 acre-feet. Some 587 acres of Chatfield State Park, Colorado’s most popular, will be flooded in peak storage years to provide more water for urban and agricultural users.

  • Littleton throws a hail of a party

    Even a hailstorm couldn’t stop the party in Littleton. 

    An early-afternoon storm on Saturday left hail, branches and leaves covering the streets hours before more than 1,000 people were to descend on downtown for the Main Street Block Party. 

    Yet the mess Mother Nature left was no match for the downtown merchants, said Greg Reinke, president of the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants Association. 

  • GOP primary in assessor race offers clear choice

    The GOP primary in the Jeffco assessor race offers a clear choice: the county’s deputy assessor, who has 18 years of experience in the office; and a tax consultant who has represented property owners in valuation disputes.

    Deputy Assessor Lou D’Aurio is vying for the Republican nomination with Ron Sandstrom. At the county GOP assembly on March 22, D’Aurio won 51 percent of the vote, while Sandstrom received 48 percent. The winner of the June 24 primary will face Democrat Andrew Hassinger and Libertarian Patrick Sullivan in the general election.

  • Bruin season: Residents must bear safety in mind

    With one to five bear sightings reported daily in Colorado, it is important to keep up to date on bear safety. 

    “We have bears that are getting into trash, bears that are getting into garages, and occasionally bears actually trying to get into the house,” said Jennifer Churchill, spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

    According to Churchill, the only bears in Colorado are black bears, which aren’t aggressive but are hungry. Most often, bears will try to avoid people.