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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge packs it together at Liberty Bell

    To ask Dakota Ridge freshman Cayli Hume there were two people who helped her pull through in her first Liberty Bell Invitational – God and teammate Vanessa Gonzalez.
    Spiritually, the man above was doing His part while her junior teammate was inspiring her on the course Sept. 14 at Heritage High School.
    “I definitely doubted myself a lot. Basically, I just struck with my teammate Vanessa. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without her and without help from God. He’s out there with me. He really strengthens me,” Hume said.

  • Long ball propels Chatfield to victory

    Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven, eight, nine. That’s how the joke goes, but on Sept. 13 the joke could have gone more like this — why were the Lady Rebels afraid of batters six, seven and eight? Because each of them homered to help Chatfield shut out host Columbine 7-0.
    The numbers tell the story. Jersey numbers six, seven and eight each homered. No. 6 played batted in the seven hole, while No. 7 was in the six hole and the end score was 7-0. Eerie? Just a little.

  • Turnovers boost Chargers early

    LAKEWOOD — Five minutes, 42 seconds. That’s all it took from the time Chatfield’s Shane Millard  recovered the game’s opening kickoff until the Chargers scored their third touchdown Sept. 13 at Jefferson County Stadium. Chatfield couldn’t have asked for a better start. Dakota Ridge, meanwhile, might beg to differ.

  • Planning Commission recommends rezoning for Foothills land

    The Jeffco Planning Commission voted 7-0 on Sept. 12 to recommend rezoning 10.2 acres of park district land next to the Woodmar community at South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue so it can be sold and developed.

    The property consists of two parcels on the east and west sides of Wadsworth, north of Coal Mine. The mostly barren, dusty lots are dotted with weeds, junk wood and prairie dog mounds. The land was never developed for its intended purpose as a park. Both corners across the street have commercial buildings, including a FirstBank and Carpet Exchange.

  • Voter information cards should arrive this week

    Updated voter information cards should be arriving in mailboxes this week, along with a special mailing from the state for people who are not current voters, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Elections Division.

    The general election is Nov. 6 this year, and the last day to register to vote is Oct. 9.

    The cards contain important information on voter registration, voting districts, precinct polling places, service center locations and mail-in-ballot drop-off locations.

  • Jeffco teachers honored for heroic efforts

    The Jefferson Foundation recognized the exceptional work of four outstanding teachers in Jeffco Public Schools on Saturday in a ceremony at Southwest Plaza Mall.

    About 50 people turned out for the 10th annual My Teacher My Hero awards presentation, which was conceived as a way to recognize public school teachers as everyday heroes. Honorees are selected from nominations submitted by their principals and represent high school, middle school and elementary school teachers.

  • 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.

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