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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s Office roars into the future

    “Don’t run from Jefferson County deputies,” Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink warns with a chuckle.
    That’s because the department is deploying the fastest, most technologically advanced patrol car on the road, according to Rusty Hardy, Jeffco fleet manager.
    Hardy, an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, said Jeffco is the first law enforcement agency in Colorado to introduce the 2013 Ford Interceptor into its fleet.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Shattered dreams

  • Chargers’ Ohlschwager taking her game to Bethany College

    When it comes to Kristi Ohlschwager the University of Montana Western’s loss has become Bethany College’s gain.
    The 5-foot-7 Chatfield guard was ready to sign a letter-of-intent to play for the NAIA Frontier Conference school, but she stopped hearing from the coaching staff. And for good reason. They were undergoing a coaching change.

  • Chatfield alum holds his own at Slacker race

    GEORGETOWN — Danny Whelan had a pretty legitimate reason for settling for the 4-miler instead of the Slacker Half-Marathon on June 23.
    “Honestly, I’m not in good enough shape to run a half-marathon,” Whelan said.
    Too many beers will do that to you.
    But the 29-year-old Greenwood Village resident and 2001 Chatfield Senior High School graduate was more than capable of leading the way in the shorter-distance race, winning in a time of 22 minutes, 12 seconds.

  • CHS alum Akerfelds succumbs to cancer

    Former Columbine standout Darrel Akerfelds, who served 11 years as the San Diego Padres bullpen coach, died June 24 of pancreatic cancer. He was 50.
    Akerfelds, who pitched for five seasons in the major leagues after being drafted seventh overall in the 1983 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners, was diagnosed with the disease in December 2010. He also pitched for the Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies, recording a 9-10 record with a 5.08 earned run average.

  • Summer 7-on-7s are a passing fancy

    DENVER — There are no shoulder pads, no pants just shorts, no offensive or defensive lines, no running plays and no rushing the quarterback.
    It’s two-hand touch. Defenses score three points for every interception and touchdowns are worth seven points with no extra points involved.
    It’s flag football without the flags.

  • Mega-chain thinking small

    A new, smaller Walmart will open for business Friday, June 29, in the refurbished former Albertsons and SmartCo shopping space at West Bowles Avenue and South Lowell Boulevard in the Columbine Valley Shopping Center. The space has been vacant for a couple of years.

    SmartCo opened one of five grocery/farmers market hybrids in the building in August 2010 but closed all its stores in the chain about four months later.

  • From Peaks to Plains

    A 5-mile stretch of Clear Creek straddling Jefferson and Clear Creek county open spaces will be the focus of a $4.6 million paved-trail project that promises to open up the waterway for kayakers, runners, hikers and cyclists to enjoy.

    The entire project will cost a projected $10.2 million, including $4.5 million in matching funds from Jeffco Open Space and $1.1 million from Clear Creek Open Space.

  • Smart911 provides key information to first-responders

    A new user-controlled database program called Smart911 has been activated by Jefferson County to help emergency services access basic information about households at the other end of a 911 call.

    When dispatchers receive a 911 call from a land line, they typically see only a phone number and address on a computer screen. When a cell phone calls 911, the dispatcher can see the phone number, the name of the service provider and the approximate location in geographic coordinates of the caller.

  • A patriotic party in the park

    Food and free community fun are in store at the annual patriotic celebration Red, White & You from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Clement Park.

    The event's fireworks display has been canceled because of extreme fire danger in the area, but other activities will go on as scheduled.

    Produced by the Foothills Park and Recreation District, Red, White & You includes a concert by Black Water, a band that performs a musical tribute to the Doobie Brothers, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.