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Today's News

  • Deer Creek Challenge presents challenges

    Some 1,120 riders took to the windy mountain roads of Conifer, Evergreen and Kittredge early Sunday as the inaugural Deer Creek Challenge bike ride got rolling at 5:30 a.m.

    The riders were greeted civilly, if not happily, by local residents, with few outward signs of the contentious, longstanding battle between motorists and bicyclists over use of narrow foothills roads. But the controversy was never far below the surface.

  • Fun City granted new liquor license

    Fun City was granted a new liquor license Sept. 2, nearly six months to the day after new owners took possession of the embattled former Mr. Biggs property.

    Though the previous owner’s license was revoked, the three-member liquor board, which unanimously approved the permit, expressed optimism about the business’ apparent new direction.

  • History in the sky

      Gary Rower waved to the Midwesterners far below as he piloted his red-and-white-striped World War II-era biplane across the country in his annual pilgrimage to the Jeffco airport.

    Visible in the open cockpit, the aviator, protected from the elements in antique-style cap and goggles, demonstrated an arsenal of aerobatic maneuvers at the Colorado Sport International Air Show on Aug. 29 and 30.

  • Ex-Chatfield, Columbine players take rivalry to college level

    DENVER — Chatfield vs. Columbine. Colorado vs. Colorado State. When one grows up in Littleton the football rivalries don’t end once you graduate. They’ve only just begun.

  • 10-year-old sexually assaulted at The Ridge

      A 10-year-old boy was sexually assaulted Aug. 21 at The Ridge Recreation Center in South Jeffco, the second such assault in the men’s locker room this year.

    The boy told his parents he was assaulted while dressing after swimming, according to a news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. The assault occurred about 5 p.m.

  • Cultural district debuts special deal for King Tut

      The sponsors of the Tutankhamun exhibit at the Denver Art Museum are offering a special ticket deal to members of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which includes Jefferson and six other counties. 

    During September SCFD residents will be eligible to receive one free youth (age 6 to 17) ticket for every adult or senior ticket purchased, as a thank-you gift to cultural district members for their support for more than 20 years.

  • Jeffco CSAP scores put spotlight on writing

      Jeffco students generally are exceeding state averages on standardized tests, but last year’s results indicate a need to improve writing instruction.

    The 2009-10 results from Colorado Student Assessment Program testing show steady or slightly declining performance in many academic categories, prompting the Jeffco school board to consider ways to nourish student growth.

  • A camera here, a camera there

    At what point will we finally have enough surveillance cameras? It’s hard to go anywhere without being watched by at least one, and often several, closed-circuit eyes in the sky. On a typical five-minute walk in downtown Denver, you don’t have to look very hard to find 20 or more cameras. They’re on lampposts, the sides of buildings, on ceilings, atop traffic lights and along walls.

  • Rebels, McDondle run all over Lobos

    FORT COLLINS — Cameron McDondle had what many would consider a career game and that was just in the first half.

  • Roundup: Hoehler, Chargers get on winning track at GJ-Central

     

    GRAND JUNCTION — Anthony Hoehler threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more as Chatfield evened its record to 1-1 with a 35-14 win over Grand Junction Central on Sept. 10 at Stocker Stadium.