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Today's News

  • Reward offered for info on memorial vandalism

    Ken Caryl residents are offering a $1,500 reward for information regarding the October vandalism of a memorial dedicated to United Airlines flight 93 Captain Jason Dahl, who lived in the community with his family.

    The memorial, a bronze eagle resting atop a granite block located at Tamarade Drive and Valley Parkway, was found Oct. 14 with the wings broken from the statue. The memorial has since been repaired.

  • Jeffco schools detail possible budget cuts

    The proposed cuts to the 2011-12 budget for the Jefferson County School District will involve core services, the district’s chief financial officer said.

    The district is estimating at least $26 million in cuts, and it will mean cutting even more positions than last year.

    “We’re already stretched pretty thin,” said Lorie Gillis, the district’s chief financial officer. “This time we’re not trimming the edges (of the budget). We will be cutting some services we provide.”

  • Inter-Canyon EMT wins statewide recognition

    If a serious accident or medical condition makes it necessary to call 911, Morrison resident Debra Denny is ready to respond — and she’s just the person you want to handle the situation.

    Denny is passionate about being an emergency medical technician and sees her job as an important responsibility. In short, she loves being a volunteer and her work.

    “As volunteers, we’re an integral part of the community,” Denny said. “We save lives.”

  • ‘A day when everything is right with the world’

    Natalie Ruiz could not have been more proud when her son Micha had his day in court.

    On Nov. 20, National Adoption Day, she officially became the mother of the bouncy 5-year-old.

    “I feel like a real mom now,” said Ruiz, a Lakewood resident. “I know I was, but now it’s official.”

  • Three library trustees lose positions

    Three of the seven Jefferson County Public Library trustees lost their seats in office Tuesday, as the county commissioners appointed new members, including Commissioner Kathy Hartman, who was recently unsuccessful in her bid for re-election.

    Hartman recused herself from the decision, and a unanimous vote among Commissioners Faye Griffin and Kevin McCasky followed for new appointees Buddy Douglass, Ray Elliot and Hartman.

  • Eagles advance in 4A playoffs in shootout

    LONGMONT — Trailing 28-24 with less than two minutes remaining, the Dakota Ridge Eagles faced a 4th-and-goal at the 7-yard line and called a play they hadn’t used in some time.

    Quarterback Bolton Howes rolled out to his right while receiver Derek Vander Velde rolled with him, drawing two defenders. Howes then planted and threw back to the left to a wide-open Keaton Greenstreet for the go-ahead score.

  • Sporting events, athletes that I’m thankful for in 2010

    The turkey’s almost on the table, the family and friends are almost here and Santa Claus is traveling down the last stretch of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

    It’s that time of year to be thankful. Every year, I reflect back on the year that has been and give thanks to the athletes and sporting events I’ve been blessed to watch. So without further ado …

  • Sports briefs: Volleyball players Bloom, Pollmiller selected to all-star games

    Columbine’s Amanda Bloom and Chatfield’s Mary Pollmiller played Nov. 21 in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports volleyball game at Broomfield High School.

    Both players also were named to the Colorado High School Coaches Association game that will be played in June 2011 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greleey.

    Bloom, who recently signed her letter of intent to play at Nebraska-Kearney, and Pollmiller were first-team All-Jeffco Conference selections.

  • Fall sports: All-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference athletes in the Jefferson County League for the fall sports season:

  • County tax break says, yes, we can

    Aluminum-can manufacturing giant Ball Corp. is seeking a $2,875,000 tax break from Jeffco, citing a new product line to be produced at the company’s Golden plant that it predicts will result in more than $156 million in economic benefits to the county.