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Today's News

  • Thinking big by buying small

    While the madness of Black Friday will play out at big-box retailers this week, small businesses in South Jeffco want residents to remember that bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to holiday shopping. 

    Saturday is national Small Business Saturday, an event started in 2010 by American Express to give local businesses their own Black Friday sales day. The event calls on shoppers across the country to forgo the big retail chains and spend their money at locally owned and operated stores. 

  • 5A All-Jeffco boys soccer, volleyball

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys soccer and volleyball:

    BOYS SOCCER
    FIRST TEAM
    Shazz Heale, Arvada West; Drew Bender, Arvada West; Brett Bender, Arvada West; Cruz Marquez, Arvada West; Alex Gamsen, Bear Creek; Ben Overholt, Chatfield; Robert Simpson, Chatfield; Lee Holmes, Chatfield; Nate Dunning, Columbine; Devon McAllister, Lakewood; Dillon Fee, Pomona; Alexander Makic, Ralston Valley; Peter Hendricks, Ralston Valley; Kyler Fowkes, Standley Lake; Cody Calcagno, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM

  • 2013-14 ice hockey capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mark Glombecki
    Assistant coaches: Steve McLeod, Shawn Rafferty
    Conference: Foothills
    2012-13 record: 8-11-1
    Players to watch: Tyler Seltenreich, Sr., forward; Brian Vits, Sr., forward; Nick Dawkins, Sr., forward; Alec Thompson, Jr., forward; Brett Thompson, Jr., defenseman; Stuart Shanley, Jr., defenseman; Cody Trujillo, Jr., goalie
    Key loss: Bryce Kuschel

  • 2013-14 wrestling capsule preview

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Peronard
    Assistant coaches: Russ Holt, Matt Yaden, Jordan Bybee
    Conference: 5A Jeffco League
    2012-13 recap: “It was an up-and-down season for us. We lost tough league duals to Bear Creek and Lakewood, but had great finishes at the league tournament,” Peronard said. Those finishes included Wilson George placing first, Jake Thayer second and Zach Lowe third. Thayer took fifth at state. Lowe and George just missed out on qualifying for state.

  • 2013-14 girls basketball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mike Deutsch
    Assistant coach: Paul Quinlan
    2012-13 record: 11-14
    2012-13 recap: Chatfield reached the 5A state tournament after ending the regular season on a six-game winning streak. That, however, is something of an unfortunate trademark, Deutsch said, because that means the Lady Chargers were 5-13 before the streak. Chatfield’s defensive pressure helped its offense get in sync late in the season.

  • Five story lines for the upcoming girls basketball season

    The following are just five story lines to follow as the high school girls basketball season gets ready to commence:

  • November: a time to remember and a time to act

    By Ellen Golombek

    Before he served in Congress and before he went to the White House, Lt. John F. Kennedy commanded torpedo boats in the South Pacific during World War II. His distinguished military career resulted in being awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Purple Heart. He was proud of his service and once said, “I can imagine no more rewarding a career.”

  • Plea deal makes sense for Holmes

    It’s time to make a deal with James Holmes.

    As we approach the year and a half anniversary of the tragedy of the Aurora theater shootings and as the pretrial hearings continue (and continue and continue!), it looks less and less likely that Holmes will ever be executed. It would be in the public interest to get some kind of plea in place that assures Holmes will spend the rest of his life in custody, to achieve final resolution and to put this ordeal to bed once and for all.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A father’s pain

  • Jeffco sheriff warns of threat to drivers along C-470 and U.S. 285

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to be on the lookout after receiving several complaints about car windows being shattered while motorists are driving along C-470, U.S. 285 and I-70. 

    The first incident, on July 24, involved a vehicle traveling east on C-470 at Alameda Parkway.

    The most recent incident, on Nov. 19, happened while a woman was driving west on C-470 at Alameda.