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Today's News

  • Winter all-conference boys basketball, girls basketball

    Following is the 2013 5A Jeffco League All-Conference boys and girls basketball teams:

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Thomas Neff, Arvada West; Derris Miles, Bear Creek; Andrew St. Germain, Chatfield; Brenden Mann, Chatfield; Jon Snow, Columbine; Garrett Hyde, Columbine; Elijah Davis, Dakota Ridge; Nermin Kozic, Lakewood; Spencer Svejcar, Ralston Valley; Marcus Asmus, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM

  • Chatfield diver saves best for last at invite

    THORNTON — Matt Jagiello didn’t have a good feel for his dives during warm-ups, but, thankfully for him, those weren’t the ones that counted.
    In fact, Jagiello’s three dives in the finals of the 2013 Dick Rush Coaches Invitational at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center got progressively better. That helped the Chargers junior to take fourth with 393.05 points on March 30.

  • Wait for opportunity is finally over for Columbine High alum Gillman

    It had become routine for C.J. Gillman. A handful of leads that would see him realize his dream of being with a Major League Baseball club, only to come up empty-handed.
    Then entered Mike Lansing. The former Colorado Rockie is not only an area scout for the big-league club, he’s also an assistant coach at Columbine High School — the same school that Gillman not only graduated from but where his father, Chuck, is the head coach.

  • Chatfield grad Rogers making his pitch in the Twins’ organization

    Taylor Rogers won’t say that he’s a creature of habit, but he does like having a routine. That fits who he is. And while the bus rides from city to city are what they are, it’s the job that fits the personality of the 22-year-old laid-back left-hander.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It’s a competitive business, after all

  • Suspect in Jeffco slaying, on FBI's Most Wanted list, turns self in

    A suspect in a 2011 Jeffco homicide that had been on the FBI's Most Wanted list has turned himself in and is back in the U.S.

    Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, 29, is a suspect in the August 2011 slaying of Richard Limon, 69. The FBI said Gracias turned himself in voluntarily.

    Gracias was transported from El Salvador by FBI agents in coordination with the Salvadoran government and the FBI's San Salvador legal attache office. He is currently in custody in Jefferson County.

  • Party for Parks will be open to all on April 5 at Red Rocks

    Three organizations are joining forces to produce a public fund-raiser to support programs that connect children and families to nature. The Party for Parks will be held at the Red Rocks Visitor Center from 6 to 10 p.m. April 5. Tickets are $50 at www.jeffcooutdoors.org.  

    The Jefferson County Outdoors Foundation, the Denver Mountain Parks Association and Great Outdoors Colorado are sponsoring the gala, which celebrates multiple anniversaries. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Jeffco Outdoors,  formerly known as the Jeffco Open Space Foundation.

  • Jeffco school officials eye School Finance Act

    A bill at the state legislature that would revamp how school districts receive funding for the first time in 20 years is still too murky for Jeffco school board members to endorse.

    “There are many moving parts,” said Lesley Dahlkemper, president of the Jeffco school board. “There are a lot of promising aspects of the bill, but there are some pieces that are very complex.”

    Ed Bowditch, Jeffco schools’ lobbyist, said he expected the bill to be amended several times, and that substantive discussions should start in three weeks.

  • Council OKs controversial longevity incentive for city manager

    The Littleton City Council has approved a measure designed to encourage the city manager to stick around long term, but some council members complained that the move violates the spirit of the city charter.

    At its regular meeting March 19, the council voted 4-3 to add a longevity bonus scheme to the contract of City Manager Michael Penny. Penny’s $155,000 yearly salary will be augmented with a month’s salary, to be paid when he leaves the job, for every year he remains in the position, with the bonus capped at 11 months’ pay. 

  • Littleton police chief candidates narrowed to five

    The search for Littleton’s new police chief has been narrowed to five candidates. 

    Littleton has released the names of the five finalists to replace Police Chief Heather Coogan, who announced her retirement Jan. 18. Coogan’s retirement takes effect April 1. 

    The list of five was narrowed from 45 applicants.