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Today's News

  • Precious mettle: Owners of new jewelry repair shop promise to treasure customers’ treasures

    Jan Carpenter and Craig Ellison have the mettle to work on precious metals. And they don’t have a devil of a time with the details.

    The pair, with more than 50 years experience in the jewelry industry, have opened a jewelry design and repair shop at Southwest Plaza, believing that superior service and meticulous attention to the smallest job will be a golden formula.

  • Economist launches a clothes-minded venture

     

    Economist Jim Gresham has patiently sat for the past two months, watching nervously as his new business venture operated against the basic tenets of his academic field.

    Gresham’s new store, Clothes Mentor, the latest installment of a national chain of women’s resale boutiques, recently opened its doors, though the store has yet to make a profit. In fact, it’s been in the business of spending money, netting not even a penny in sales.

  • 'Into the Woods' offers a forest of fun

    Once upon a time, there was a talented group of 58 singers and dancers, a sprinkle of colorful costumes, and a large helping of Stephen Sondheim’s challenging score. This is the recipe for happily-ever-after when the Colorado Children’s Theatre presents “Into the Woods, Jr.,” opening on May 1.

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    PERFORMANCE

    Miners Alley Playhouse presents “The Underpants” through Aug. 29, with performances every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, will be at 2 p.m. with no evening performance on this date. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave. For information, call 303-935-3044 or visit www.minersalley.com.

  • New entry spices up local restaurant scene

      Aromas of freshly ground cumin and turmeric permeate the air in one of South Jeffco’s newest Indian eateries, and the smell of chewy naan wanders through as it sizzles on the wall of a searing-hot tandoori oven.

    Owner Amrik Singh, a 20-year veteran of the restaurant business, saw the opportunity to fill a niche near Southwest Plaza and opened a traditional Indian restaurant, India’s Clay Oven.

  • Pot debate will keep simmering

    Legal access to marijuana in Colorado seems to be a constantly moving target. As new medical marijuana laws go into effect in our state, a number of other things are coming together as well.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is considering a more flexible definition of post-traumatic stress disorder at virtually the same time as the state health department is being asked to add PTSD to the list of medical conditions for which medical marijuana could be prescribed. If both these things come to pass, it would liberalize access to medical marijuana for PTSD sufferers.

  • Iwayama Sushi still keeping it raw after 3 years

      Iwayama Sushi owner Lee Alan first brought a taste of Hawaii to South Jeffco three years ago, and he’s temporarily adding a few more island touches to the menu to mark the occasion.

    “We’re going to be celebrating our third anniversary next week. Three full years, done. Time flew by,” Alan said last week. “We have traditional Hawaiian food (this) week,” he added, referring to the eatery’s anniversary April 2.

  • Dakota Ridge grad ready to test her (water) wings

      Dakota Ridge High School graduate Moira McNeil has her sights set on a career in homeland security. And if all goes well, her lips might be sealed.

    “Basically, I want the job that when you ask me what I do, I say, ‘I can’t tell you,’ ” the 18-year-old South Jeffco native said. “That kind of job.”

  • 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