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Today's News

  • Reverse-911 glitches fixed, county reports

    Glitches in the emergency notification system that caused a number of homes that were supposed to be evacuated during the Lower North Fork Fire to be passed over for reverse-911 calls have now been fixed, a Jefferson County official said.

    Problems with FirstCall Network, the emergency notification company that Jeffco uses, caused fewer than 120 homes in the evacuation area not to receive the evacuation call, according to Jeff Irvin, executive director of the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority.

  • Make your voice heard on wildfires

    Several years ago, when I was still a state legislator, I carried a bill to provide tax breaks for volunteer firefighters to offset the costs of their safety equipment. These volunteers, who are on the front lines of wildfire response in most mountain areas, must often buy their own boots, helmet, jackets and other personal protective equipment. A tax credit would allow more volunteers to serve their communities, helping all citizens in the process.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It’s the thought that counts

  • Jeffco Relays serve as breather

    ARVADA — The stresses of a high school swimming season can become apparent just prior to the push for league and state championships.
    With state six weeks away, swimmers have spent numerous hours in the pool building up the anxiety of high expectations. Just as the mental strain could overcome an athlete’s psyche, the unique opportunity of the Jeffco League Relays provided an escape from pressures the season can bring.

  • Red-hot Cougars thump Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — One look at the Evergreen boys’ lacrosse team’s 8-0 record and it’s easy to see that they are having a red-hot season. So when they defeated the Chatfield Chargers 12-5 on April 4 at Trailblazer Stadium, the only thing that was shocking was that it was the first time the Cougars had beat the Chargers.

  • HEART-THUMPING ACTION

    E.J. Boillot knows quite a bit about jump roping. After all, he was a physical education teacher for 23 years at Ute Meadows Elementary School. But 20 years ago, while teaching jump roping in his P.E. class, competing in it through the American Heart Association and then watching a team in Boulder compete, Boillot was ready to take the next step and build a team of his own.
    A competitive team at that.
    It took a while to get kids involved, but Boillot has done just that with the Jumping Eagles.

  • Man who planted bomb at Southwest Plaza gets life in prison

    Earl Albert Moore received a sentence of life in prison without parole April 5 for planting a homemade bomb inside Southwest Plaza Mall a year ago.

    Federal Judge John L. Kane delivered the maximum possible sentence for the single count of use of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence, a charge to which Moore, 66, pleaded guilty in December. Kane, who thoroughly chastised Moore during the hearing, explained that the harsh sentence was necessary to protect the public and deliver a message to potential future offenders.

  • Difficult childhood pushes Schliebe to success

    Rick Schliebe recalls walking to school wearing tattered clothing as a boy, a 60-year-old memory he said has motivated him to strive for a successful business life.

    But at age 70, the larger-than-life owner of Club USA, one of the biggest independent health clubs in the metro area, looks back on years building profitable and unique gyms as a life study that has been more social than financial.

  • Response team brings real effort to simulated disaster

    Decked out in yellow hard hats and neon visibility vests, members of Littleton’s Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, practiced their skills at a simulated smoldering plane crash on Saturday.

    In a scene reminiscent of a movie set, citizen responders assessed the area for safety and counted “victims” in the back lot of Bradford Auto Body as their practical exam in a four-week-long, 32-hour citizen response class.

    The citizens responded to a scenario in which a tornado caused a small plane to crash into the Littleton auto body shop.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Silva, Dakota Ridge rally from early deficit to top Gresham

    Nick Silva pitched seven-plus innings of four-hit relief, striking out 15 as Dakota Ridge rallied from an early eight-run deficit to defeat Gresham 13-12 on March 26 in Coach Bob Invitational in Arizona.
    It was Dakota Ridge’s third straight win. The Eagles (6-2) got three RBIs from Josh Guerra.

    Littleton scores early lead, holds off Paradise Valley late