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Today's News

  • Kopp set to take over as Senate minority leader

    Republican state Sen. Mike Kopp, only two weeks after being unanimously elected to replace Sen. Josh Penry as minority leader, said he is looking forward to next year’s legislative session but that his job will not be easy.

    “It’s a little bit like herding cats, all things considered,” said Kopp, who represents South Jeffco in the state Senate.

  • Flying back in time

    A fully restored World War II-era “Flying Fortress” took to the skies May 15 and 16 above Jefferson County. The Liberty Belle, a circa-1945 B-17 bomber and mobile museum, took off and landed at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, where for one weekend history and aviation buffs could buy about half an hour of midair nostalgia.

  • Protecting our most vulnerable kids

    Our children can often bear the brunt during tough economic times. Moms or dads may be out of work. Money is tight. Stress due to financial pressures mounts. The chances of children in at-risk families being victimized tend to increase.

    In Colorado each year, more than 50,000 reports of child abuse and neglect are filed and more than 11,000 children enter foster care. In 2009, Jefferson County ranked fifth in the state for the number of abuse and neglect filings. Although that ranking is down a notch from the previous year, the ranking is both alarming and unacceptable.

  • Johnson’s 110 hurdles PR part of three-medal haul

    LAKEWOOD – Kayla Johnson, though out of breath, couldn’t have been more ecstatic with her performance.

  • Columbine’s season ends in state semis

     

     

    DENVER – It was the hottest day of 2010, thus far, and the weather was warm. But nobody was hotter than the top-ranked Cherry Creek girls lacrosse team.

  • Ailing shins don't stop Fancher

     

    LAKEWOOD – The fact that Dillon Fancher was even able to run at the 5A state boys track and field championship is a testament to his will. Then for the Chatfield senior to take second place in the 110-meter hurdles on May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium despite fighting off stress fractures in his shins highlights the pure athleticism he possesses.

  • Black and white and strong all over

    In the basement of their South Jeffco home Dakotah Mann and his mother, Stefanie, are carefully stacking Olympic weights on a homemade structure made of nothing but tiny strips of rolled up newspaper and glue. They manage to pile 525 pounds on top of the seemingly fragile 38.4-gram creation, and it shows no sign of weakening.

    Slowly, they release their grip on the final 45-pound weight. A crunch breaks the silence, and hundreds of pounds of iron drop less than an inch before hitting safety guards, the clank of each plate resonating.

  • Hicks: 7-year-old, 24-hour game tied together

    Christian Moreno epitomizes what the 24 Hours of Hockey is all about. In a lot of ways he could symbolize who the benefit game, now in its fourth year, is for. 

    He is only 7, but Christian has been through more in his little life than most of us will go through in a lifetime. He was barely a week old when he underwent open heart surgery. Then two years ago he had his first liver transplant.

  • Chatfield can’t fend off Regis, elements in postseason opener

     

    ARVADA - For the No. 15th-seeded Chatfield Chargers, it was tough way to see their season come to an end. Not only did they have to battle the 18th-seeded Regis Raiders, but they had to battle the elements as the game, which was won by Regis 1-0, was played in some of harshest conditions possible.

  • Daly seeking re-election to RTD board

     

    This month, Regional Transportation District board member Bruce Daly has begun campaigning for re-election by collecting signatures at Park-n-Rides in Ken-Caryl, Conifer and Evergreen.

    Daly is offering riders a fresh cup of coffee and doughnuts and a chance to talk to about transportation issues.