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Today's News

  • Timely hitting, Daly’s pitching push Evergreen past Rebels

    Down to their last out, it took the Evergreen Cougars three pitches to turn a sure defeat into an improbable victory July 18 at Columbine High School.

  • Foothills golf director charged with assault in domestic dispute

     

     

  • Ballot measures assailed at local gathering

      Colorado would be in more economic trouble than it already is if voters pass the three tax-slashing measures on the November ballot, a political consultant told a group recently at Mount Vernon Country Club.

    Amendment 60 would cancel voter-authorized TABOR tax-limit overrides and require public entities like airports and state colleges to pay property tax. Amendment 61 limits municipal borrowing to 10 percent of real property assessed value, among other things, and Proposition 101 virtually eliminates vehicle fees and telephone taxes.

  • Her hopes are high

      Ashley Bissel is staring at the ceiling, trying to think of butterflies.

    She lies on a platform, her head held motionless by a white mesh mask that looks like a prop from a low-budget sci-fi movie. Technicians in white coats circulate around a sparse room and prepare equipment, as her mother cradles her hand.

    Then the time comes for everyone to leave — everyone except Ashley, who raises her fist. In it is a novelty foam brain, which she gives a pronounced squeeze. The symbolism is lost on no one.

  • Eastwood pleads not guilty by insanity

    Deer Creek Middle School shooting suspect Bruco Eastwood pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on July 12 in district court to 15 charges against him, including four counts of attempted murder.

    Eastwood, who said little during his arraignment, will be evaluated for at least 45 days at the Colorado Institute for Mental Health in Pueblo. A trial date will be set following a report by the institute.

  • Thayer’s command propels Chatfield

    Jake Thayer will play wherever Chatfield head coach Mike Yansak will put him. Primarily, the rising sophomore will play in the field, be it in the outfield or first base. But the smallest player on the team — he’s only 5-foot-9 and 135 pounds — Thayer will also pitch when he needs to.

  • County bans medical marijuana dispensaries

    Jeffco officials on Tuesday morning approved an outright ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, voting unanimously to keep the businesses out of unincorporated areas of the county.

    The move came weeks after the passage of state legislation that granted autonomy to local governments in either regulating medical marijuana businesses or prohibiting them altogether.

  • Chatfield dog park slated for size reduction

      The Chatfield dog park will soon be fenced and reduced in size by a third, the Colorado State Parks board voted unanimously July 15 after a contentious public hearing.

    The changes are necessary, park staff explained, for two reasons:

    First, the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the land and leases it to the state parks service, wants to keep dog park users out of the Platte River’s spillway channel, said Ken Brink, assistant director for field operations. The best solution, he said, is to simply build a fence.

  • Wennberg resigns as Columbine boys basketball coach

    Jeff Wennberg, who led Columbine to a 27-47 record in three seasons, has resigned as head coach of the boys basketball team, according to a report by The Denver Post.

  • U-12 Psyclones push forward to USSSA World Series

     

    Bob Snodgress realized it. He knew that his team needed a much-deserved break, so he granted them one.