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Today's News

  • Coffee with a Cop

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office wants county residents to know it does more than hand out traffic tickets, and officers will be hanging out at coffee shops to talk about that.

    Capt. Pat Woodin and Capt. Robert Baker will hold a series of Coffee With a Cop meetings, during which they set aside two hours to talk with residents about whatever is on their minds.

  • Eastwood reportedly spoke of resentments against school

    Accused Deer Creek Middle School gunman Bruco Eastwood told investigators he had longstanding resentments against the school, testimony at a preliminary hearing last week indicated.

    Eastwood faces arraignment in June on all 15 of the prosecution’s charges, including four counts of attempted murder.

  • Chargers’ late flurry not enough

    AURORA — James Sharp did everything he could possibly do to keep Chatfield’s season alive. That included scoring four goals, the last one coming when all hope seemed lost.

    But what the senior midfielder and his teammates couldn’t do was get that one last elusive tally in sudden-death overtime. That belonged to Regis Jesuit’s Marcus Walker, whose only goal of the game gave the host Raiders a 7-6 win May 15 in the boys lacrosse state quarterfinals at Lou Kellogg Stadium.

  • Library wants residents to check out access through smart phones

     

    The Jefferson County Public Library now offers quicker, mobile-friendly access to its 1.3 million items.

    “It’s great and more convenient — especially if you need something real quick, you can get right in there,” said Bethany Frisbie, promotions and marketing manager for JCPL.

    The library’s main website has always been accessible through smart phones, but the new streamlined mobile site is specially formatted and supports the iPhone, some BlackBerry models and DROID phones. 

  • Libertarian courts independent voters in 6th District

     

    Another candidate has emerged in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, adding competition for the area’s independent votes.

    Aurora Libertarian Rob McNealy, a flooring-company owner and blogger, announced his decision to run in January and has since raised $21,000 for his campaign.

  • Lubar, Chatfield capture regional

    LAKEWOOD — It was a day to remember for the Chatfield Chargers girls golf team at the 5A regional on May 13 at Fox Hollow Golf Course.

    The team won its first regional championship, posting a team score of 252, 17 shots better than second-place Ralston Valley.

    Also present at the regional were Dakota Ridge and Columbine, who would finish seventh and eighth, respectively, with scores of 293 and 299. While they did not qualify for state, both will send individuals who did.

  • Johnson, Bradley elected to Foothills board

     

    Judy Johnson and John Bradley Jr. have been elected to the Foothills Park & Recreation District board of directors.

    Johnson defeated two other candidates in Ward 3, and Bradley topped a field of three candidates in Ward 4.

  • Rebels put it in cruise control against Grizzlies

     

  • Pesky Chargers come up short

     

    PARKER - Brandon Mikulka homered and Tanner Grabinowski drove in two runs as eighth-seeded Ponderosa held off Chatfield, 4-2, on May 16 in the 5A District 2 tournament.

  • Johnson, Bradley elected to Foothills board

    Judy Johnson and John Bradley Jr. have been elected to the Foothills Park & Recreation District board of directors.

    Johnson defeated two other candidates in Ward 3, and Bradley topped a field of three candidates in Ward 4.

    Johnson received 650 votes, while her opponents, Mike Venturini and John Winn, garnered 415 and 403 votes, respectively. Bradley received 557 votes; the other two Ward 4 candidates, Patrice Thomas and Thomas Dittemore, received 484 and 330 votes, respectively. They were elected to four-year terms.