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Today's News

  • Carter-led Chargers take 8th

    FORT COLLINS — The Chatfield Chargers took eighth place with 112 points at the 2012 boys state swimming championships at EPIC Pool on May 19.
    The excitement had been building in anticipation of this meet all year. For Chatfield senior Bryce Carter, this year’s state meet was the culmination of four years of hard work and dedication. Carter, an All-America contender, took third in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 21.40 seconds and fourth in the 100 freestyle in 46.68.

  • Nagging hamstring injury spoils Gaytan’s state quest

    LAKEWOOD — This was definitely not the way Erik Gaytan wanted to go out.
    The defending 400-meter champion re-aggravated a nagging hamstring injury May 17 in the boys’ 100-meter preliminaries at the 5A state track and championships at Jeffco Stadium which would hamper him throughout the weekend.

  • State title a surprise for Spillar

    LAKEWOOD — McKenna Spillar practically surprised herself. The Dakota Ridge junior, with 100 meters to go in the girls’ 3,200 meters May 17 at the 5A state track and field championships, was in the lead. She couldn’t believe it.
    But the first-year state qualifier also knew, since Pomona’s Alaina Anderson and Rangeview’s Rikki Gonzales were nipping at her heels, that she had to remain focused. She, as Spillar said, gave it everything she had.
    That’s why she’s now a state champion.

  • Historic Preservation Awards honor renovations, renovators

    Some of Littleton’s well-preserved structures and several people who contributed to preservation efforts were honored May 9 at the fifth annual Historic Preservation Awards.

  • West Quincy Avenue project under way

    West Quincy Avenue from West Radcliffe Place to Nelson Street was closed to through traffic May 8 to realign and widen the two-lane road to four lanes, adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The work is scheduled to be completed Nov. 4.
    The $3 million project covers 1 mile of Quincy Avenue from South Kipling Parkway to South Simms Street. It is funded by the Southeast Jefferson County One-Half Cent Sales Tax program.

  • Former Foothills board member seeks appointment

    Although he has already been elected twice and served nine years on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, business executive and fitness fanatic Mike Whetstone, 54, has applied to be appointed to the vacant seat from Ward 2.

  • Grads will leave an empty place behind

    “As soon as you walk out of our door … everything’s going to change, and it won’t change back. Not to the way it is now. I am so happy for you … and I am so proud. … Sometimes I want my sweet little (child) back. I’m going to miss you a lot.”
    — from the TV show “Glee”

  • The politics of the power play

    In the waning hours of the legislative session earlier this month, leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives used procedural delaying tactics to kill a civil-unions bill that otherwise had the votes to pass. In a special session less than a week later, the same bill was assigned to a different committee, resulting in it being killed a second time — again, when it had the votes to pass the whole House.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Evidence of what, exactly?

  • Whole Foods coming to former Circuit City location

    Whole Foods Market has applied to the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Division to open a retail store in the former Circuit City building at 5155 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

    The owner of the building is listed as DCL Wadsworth, and the applicant is Jushua MacTaggart, according to the Jeffco planning and zoning website.

    The building has 33,000 square feet and is zoned commercial.

    Attempts to reach a person in management at the Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Regional Support Center in Boulder were unsuccessful.