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Today's News

  • Democrat Hartman hopes to harness GOP support

    Jeffco Commissioner Kathy Hartman was the first Democrat elected to the board in 14 years when she won the seat in 2006. And if re-elected this year, she would trump historical odds be becoming the first in 50 years to win two consecutive terms.

    But even in a Republican stronghold, it may not be entirely surprising that some conservative voters supported her. Hartman is a former Republican — she crossed the aisle in 2004 and took a number of Republican ideals with her.

  • South Jeffco's Rosier takes on Hartman in commission race

      South Jeffco resident Don Rosier doesn’t have a political background, but the Republican says his experience as a government outsider makes him uniquely qualified to run for the District 3 seat on the Board of Commissioners.

    Rosier, a Jeffco Public Schools graduate, has worked for two decades as a civil engineer, dealing with development, water use and budgeting. Rosier is challenging incumbent Democrat Kathy Hartman in the November election.

  • County administrator’s firing linked to land purchase

      Former Jeffco county administrator Jim Moore was fired for refusing to cooperate with county officials in executing a land purchase linked to a legal settlement hidden from the public, documents obtained by the Columbine Courier show.

    Moore defied instructions to place the $1.4 million purchase of 19 acres near Dinosaur Ridge on a consent agenda last December, and he was fired shortly thereafter in a unanimous vote by the Board of Commissioners.

  • Conifer’s Mike Daniels challenging incumbent Kopp for state Senate

      Conifer Democrat Mike Daniels slid in just under the wire, getting his name on the ballot in state Senate District 22 on June 3, at virtually the last possible minute.

    Daniels, a former Reagan Republican whose eclectic résumé ranges from Air Force service to publishing and standup comedy, was nominated by a vacancy committee. Though he had not planned to run, he offers an alternative to incumbent Republican Mike Kopp, who was previously thought to be running unopposed.

  • County to add fewer courtrooms at government center in Golden

      Jefferson County is scaling down a plan to add courtrooms at the Taj Mahal, cutting $1.9 million from the project’s budget.

    With plans to add two additional district judges and a county judge on hold, the county is scaling down a massive security revamp and building only one additional courtroom instead of three.

  • Spillover from a catastrophe

    There’s something singularly awful about watching the worst environmental disaster in our country’s history and knowing that, with all of America’s wealth and technological prowess, nothing has been done to prevent the ongoing catastrophe that threatens an entire way of life.

  • Late base running pushes Columbine past Lakewood

     

    LAKEWOOD — Mike Burns epitomizes Columbine’s small-ball style. The freshman third baseman showed that against the host Lakewood Tigers on June 30.

  • Chatfield’s growing pains linger in setback

    Pitching and defense are always the cornerstones of a good baseball team, and unfortunately for the Chatfield Chargers, those were two areas that let them down in a 17-6 loss in five innings to Longmont on July 1 at Chatfield High School.

  • REGAINED PASSION

     

    Wes Hart had it all. At least, that’s how it seemed.

  • Trio of motocross riders making a name for themselves

     

    What does it take for a girl to compete in a male-dominated sport such as motocross? How about strength, determination and courage?