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Today's News

  • Ax falls on Rooney Road slash site

    If the Rooney Road slash collection site wasn't so popular, it might not be in this predicament.

    The 8-acre recycling operation is closing permanently on Oct. 31 because Jefferson County is not renewing its lease after four years. County officials say the operation has become an eyesore and is not an appropriate use of Open Space land.

  • Candidate forums and election information

    General election dates

    Oct. 9: Last day to register for general election

    Oct. 22 to Nov. 22: Early voting

    Nov. 6: Election Day

    Meet Jeffco Candidates

    Friday, Sept. 14

    Jeffco Economic Development Corp.

    7 to 9 a.m.

    Holiday Inn Lakewood

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    Forums sponsored by League of Women Voters of Jefferson County

    All forums 7 to 9 p.m.

    Mountain Area

    Thursday, Sept. 27

  • Town halls planned on C-470 improvements

    The C-470 Coalition is holding a series of open houses to gather information on how to fund improvements on the highway between I-25 and South Kipling, a stretch that has been seriously congested during rush hour for several years.

    All the open houses are during the week of Sept. 24.

    Each meeting will follow the same format and include the same displays, a brief presentation, and the chance to meet with coalition representatives to ask questions.

    The coalition estimates it will cost $200 million to add lanes to the freeway.

  • Sheriff's Office searching for suspect in stabbing

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a woman on Wednesday afternoon in a townhome at 6764 S. Webster St., just off West Coal Mine Avenue and South Pierce Street.

  • Tennis tournament to benefit three charities

    The mission of any good business is to fill a need with its goods or services. The mission of a great business is not only to fill a need but to bolster the community that supports it.

    The Columbine Country Club will be supporting three charities Sept. 7-9 when it hosts the inaugural Columbine Country Club Invitational.

    Partnering with the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation, Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, and the YESS Institute, Columbine aims to give back to the greater Denver community.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Johnson, Cherokee Trail take advantage of Chatfield’s miscues
    AURORA
    — Quarterback Aric Johnson rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as host Cherokee Trail spoiled Chatfield’s season opener with a 24-0 victory Aug. 30.
    Johnson hit Dominique Grady for a 19-yard scoring strike in the second quarter to give Cherokee Trail a 7-0 halftime lead. After Cameron Currington made it 14-0 in the third wit a 3-yard run, Johnson scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Alert, but inert

  • Rebels’ offense flatlines vs. Hawks

    THORNTON — Head softball coach Robin Ortiz stood on the third-base line, soaking in what had just happened. Columbine had seemingly just ran itself out of the fourth inning with two runners on and one out when a Madison Reuter liner dropped in front of Horizon shortstop Lindsay Pritchard.

  • People's playground sparkles in Columbine Hills Park

    The new playground in Columbine Hills Park is more than a neighborhood amenity — it is truly a community project and a source of pride and accomplishment.

    About 150 residents of all ages turned out at West Elmhurst Avenue and South Kendall Boulevard on July 14 for the community playground-raising, which lasted from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. A resident DJ provided the motivational sounds, and a local deli provided the lunch for free.

  • Rice-led Chargers place second in tri-meet

    WESTMINSTER — In the first regular-season gymnastics meet of the season, Chatfield, Evergreen and host Standley Lake faced off Aug. 30. The home gym advantage seemed to prove the added edge for Standley Lake, which took first place with 172.275 points. Chatfield was second with 165.975, and Evergreen placed third with 158.725 points.
    The competition was tough, especially for Evergreen, which has a largely young team that lacks depth.