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Today's News

  • Eastwood appears in court; hearing delayed until April 28

    Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, facing charges in the shootings of two students at Deer Creek Middle School, appeared in a courtroom for the first time April 6, at a preliminary hearing that was ultimately continued until later this month.

    Public defender Katherine Spengler asked for the continuance in light of nearly 2,000 pages of discovery presented by the prosecution. Many of the discovery documents, which include 600 pages of Eastwood’s journal entries, are illegible, she said.

  • A perfect start to prom day

    LAKEWOOD — No one wants a bunch of drama to overshadow prom night.

    Hair. Nails. Hair. Makeup. The dress. Hair. Young love. Shoes. And hair.

    The Columbine Rebels survived plenty of drama the morning of April 17, ensuring that later that night, prom had to be a little more enjoyable.

    “I did not want to play this game on prom — are you kidding me?” Rebels coach Alise Steiner said, laughing.

  • Mr. Biggs’ liquor license revoked

     

    The future of Mr. Biggs remains uncertain in the wake of a marathon hearing before Jeffco’s liquor-licensing authority that ended with revocation of the entertainment center’s liquor license.

    The two-day hearing featured all the histrionics of a courtroom drama, with lawyers raising their voices during cross-examination of witnesses. The proceeding ended with two board members thoroughly chastising the troubled facility’s former management.

  • County eyes parcel in Wheat Ridge for new services hub

      Jefferson County could soon be relocating several large offices to a new building that would be built in Wheat Ridge.

    The county is sending a letter of intent to the city of Wheat Ridge indicating a desire to purchase a 7-acre property near West 44th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard, where a county-services hub would be built.

  • Chargers find zero offense in dour draw

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers know they have the talent to be one of the top soccer teams in the state, and that’s why head coach Brock Blume wasn’t terribly pleased with his team’s performance on April 9 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    “It’s kind of a little bit of a regression. We had players that were making mistakes and kind of missing assignments and were maybe a little bit surprised by the pressure. We’ve been training with that stuff all week,” Blume said.

  • Chargers rout rival Rebels

    DENVER — Chatfield against Columbine is always an intense rivalry, especially when it comes to lacrosse.     

    Add in the setting of Invesco Field, and the rivalry becomes just that much better.

    Unfortunately for the Rebels, however, they just couldn’t hang with the No. 5-ranked team in the state, as the Chargers built a big lead and put away Columbine early in the second half on their way to a 10-3 win on April 10.

  • Eagles give Ralston Valley a full dose of Mace

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles needed someone to do something incredible April 7.

    Carly Mace was listening.

    “I was like, ‘Well, I guess I should be the person to step it up,’” the junior striker said.

    Voila. Mace shattered a tie game against Ralston Valley, scoring a hat-trick over a seven-minute span as the Eagles ran out 5-1 winners at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    “It was so exciting,” Mace said. “I haven’t had a hat-trick all year.”

  • Jeffco resurrects HR director position

     

    Jefferson County has hired a new human resources director, resurrecting a position that was eliminated in 2007 by former county administrator Jim Moore.

    Jennifer Fairweather, previously human resources director for the Denver Human Services Department, began her job at Jeffco on March 31.

    County Administrator Ralph Schell stressed that Fairweather’s position is a new one, at least in terms of the county’s administrative structure.

  • Former county administrator sues Jeffco

    Former county administrator Jim Moore filed a lawsuit April 5 against Jefferson County and its three commissioners, alleging the county violated provisions of his employment contract, denied him benefits and wrongfully fired him.

  • Appeal hearing for marijuana dispensary postponed

    The appeal hearing for a South Jeffco medical marijuana dispensary owner was rescheduled last week because a member of the board of adjustment was absent. The next hearing for Footprints Health & Wellness owner Marc Giuliani is scheduled for April 7 at 10:30 a.m.

    The dispensary is contesting a Jefferson County zoning violation notice that could force the business to close if it is upheld.