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Today's News

  • Roundup: Eagles' Carney, Appel finish first, second at cross country regionals

    Dakota Ridge’s Danny Carney and Austin Appel finished first and second, respectively, in helping the Eagles to a second place team finish at the 5A Region 2 cross country championship on Oct. 22 at Clement Park.

    Carney won the meet with a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds. Appel was 11 seconds back.

    Dakota Ridge finished with 66 points, nine back of Heritage for the boys team title. Chatfield finished sixth with 147 points. The Chargers’ lone qualifier was Justin Shaver, who finished 11th in 16:44.

  • Wind gusts blow over semi on C-470

    Lakewood police reported that a wind gust blew over a semi on C-470 at the Morrison exit about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    The highway was closed for about an hour while the truck was hoisted into the upright position. The driver had no life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

     

     


     

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It takes a thief of little ambition

  • Fund-raising so far in the 2010 election campaign

     By the numbers

    Fund-raising so far in the 2010 election campaign

    (includes monetary and non-monetary contributions)

     

    Jefferson County commissioner, District 3

                Kathy Hartman, Democrat: $77,827.75

                Don Rosier, Republican: $33,185.53

     

    Jefferson County treasurer

  • Jeffco schools identify $900 million in needed upgrades and repairs

    Leaky roofs, boilers on the fritz and classrooms lacking smart boards amount to more than $900 million in repair and improvement needs throughout Jeffco Public Schools, a recently completed year-and-a-half long assessment shows.

    Though the study identified about $575 million in repairs or replacements currently needed in the district’s buildings, a five-year maintenance forecast found an additional $342 million in anticipated needs.

  • Wallace sites technology skills in clerk and recorder race

    Kathryn Wallace, the challenger in the race for Jefferson County clerk and recorder, touts her years of experience as a private-sector intelligence technology guru as the ideal job qualification.

    Wallace, 39, began working for Colorado state government while still in high school. After about a decade of public employment, she left, embarking on a series of technology contractor positions.

    What surprised her most about the transition, she said, was the stark contrast in efficiency and ingenuity.

  • Clerk incumbent Anderson touts Jeffco election process

    Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson says she’s proud of handling the 2008 election, the largest in Jeffco’s history. And though her office handles a variety of county business — everything from liquor licensing to motor vehicle registration — the election process represents a constantly evolving challenge, one she works to address at both the county and state levels.

  • A Bronze Star for effort

    When Army Reserve Maj. Gary Keith faces his troops, he uses a few simple boot-camp techniques to keep them in line, inspire them to succeed and teach them the rudiments of responsibility.

    During his current tour of duty, Keith, a Pine resident, faces some of the toughest cadets around — eighth-grade students in his American history class at Ken Caryl Middle School.

  • Traffic officials re-examine crosswalk at Dakota Ridge accident site

    Jefferson County officials are re-examining the need for additional safety improvements to a crosswalk near Dakota Ridge High School, after student Dallas Vosburg was critically injured there during an Oct. 12 traffic accident.

    After principal Jim Jelinek had questioned the safety of the crosswalk last year, the county added an island to the street, though a stoplight was not installed.

  • Walkin' 'n' Roll

    Nine-year-old Bella Erickson smiled shyly after achieving one of life’s milestones.

    “I learned how to ride my bike the other day, and it was really fun,” she said. “It wasn’t very hard, because first I started without the pedals, and then I tried with. And then I got it.”

    Bella was among a handful of young students at Peiffer Elementary who, during the school’s Walkin’ and Wheelin’ Week, took to two wheels for the first time — in class.