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Today's News

  • Commissioners' telephone town hall Sept. 25

    Jefferson County commissioners will hold a telephone meeting open to the public Sept. 25 from 7 to 8 p.m.

    As they begin preparing the annual budget, commissioners want to find out which county services are most important to residents.

    Calls will go out to randomly selected phone numbers, but the meeting is not limited to just those who are called. Anyone at any time during the meeting can call in at the following number: 877-229-8493, PIN number 110646.

    Commissioners will answer live questions and will also ask polling questions.

  • Obama touts accomplishments in Golden campaign appearance

    Standing in the bright morning sun on Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke of progress made during his first term in office and challenges to be faced while speaking to a crowd of supporters at Lions Park in Golden.

    Obama pointed to job creation and increased use of renewable energy to reduce dependence on foreign oil as achievements accomplished during his first term. With continued efforts, oil imports can be cut in half by 2020, he said.

    The president also stressed the importance of keeping taxes low for middle-class Americans.

  • Tough question, simple solution

    By Jim Rohrer
    The most emotional political issue of the day may well be illegal immigration. With 15 million Americans unemployed or having given up looking for work, it’s hard to understand why we allow about the same number of illegals to take those jobs.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    History comes alive

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Davis, Fountain-Fort Carson upset top-ranked Columbine
    LAKEWOOD
    — Anthony Davis rushed for two touchdowns and caught for another as Fountain-Fort Carson scored a 35-21 upset of top-ranked and defending 5A state champion Columbine on Sept. 7 at Jefferson County Stadium.
    Davis opened the scoring with a 33-yard TD reception from Cameron Hacker in the first quarter. He lated added TD runs of 1 and 3 yards as the Trojans (2-0) ended Columbine’s 15-game winning streak. Davis rushed 19 times for 100 yards

  • Reiss, Chargers plant early seed vs. Farmers

    LAKEWOOD — A number of things can happen in 12 seconds — an earthquake, 21 babies are born worldwide and 30 lightning strikes. That’s just to name a few. Add Jordy Reiss scoring a Chatfield goal against Wheat Ridge to the list.
    The senior striker, off an assist from Ryan LaGreca just seconds after the opening kickoff, pushed the first of two Chatfield first-half goals past Farmers goalkeeper Troy Fairbanks as the Chargers scored a 2-0 victory  Sept. 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.  Chatfield took third place in the 5A/4A South Jeffco Invitational.

  • Rebels hold serve vs. Chargers

    Sometimes amazing things come in the most discreet packages. Such is the case with Chatfield No. 3 singles player John Simpson, who defeated Columbine junior Andy Wright on Sept. 5 at Marker Park in the league opener for both teams.
    Though Columbine won the match 5-2 — taking all four doubles matches with their predominately upperclass showing — it was Simpson, a freshman, who stole the show when he defeated Wright 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. After the match, Simpson maturely admitted that he made rookie mistakes that cost him valuable points.

  • EHS cooks up straight-set victory

    Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. It’s advise that any farmer or coach will tell you. It’s also advise that the Evergreen girls’ volleyball team heeded when it almost celebrated a pancake-play victory against Dakota Ridge before the point was overturned forcing a replay.
    In their 25-20, 25-23, 25-22 win over host Dakota Ridge on Sept. 5, the Lady Cougars managed to hold the ball and regain the serve when it counted, maintaining a low profile and never letting the Lady Eagles to get too much of a lead.

  • Rezoning hearing set on Foothills land targeted for development

     On Sept. 12 at 6:15 p.m., the Jeffco Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a controversial proposal to rezone 10.2 acres of park district land on the northwest and northeast corners of Coal Mine Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard for possible development as shopping centers.

    At a community meeting Jan. 10 to introduce the idea, about 50 Woodmar residents protested the proposal on grounds that it would result in overdevelopment, traffic problems and noise.

  • Summerset Festival will end season on high note

    Don't despair because summer is ending. Pack up the kids and the dogs this weekend and head for Summerset at Clement Park, the last great outdoor festival of the season.

    This year will feature a new event, the Woof Walk, on Sunday. The walk kicks off the FunDay for Dogs, a day of canine-oriented activities. The 1.5-mile walk, which will begin at the Clement Park Amphitheater, will benefit local nonprofit animal shelters. Registration opens at 8 a.m.; a registration form can be downloaded at www.summersetfest.com.