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Today's News

  • Economy on Jeffco candidates' agendas

    The economy and the climate for Jeffco businesses were discussed by 11 political hopefuls from across the county last Friday morning at a candidates forum sponsored by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp.

    The forum, at the Holiday Inn at Wadsworth Boulevard and U.S. 285, was attended by about 50 people.

    As might be expected, the discussion focused largely on what the candidates have accomplished in the business world and how much they are committed to improving conditions in the business sector.

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  • Health officials recommending pertussis vaccinations

    Jefferson County Public Health is recommending whooping cough vaccinations and booster shots for all children and adults, especially child-care workers and anyone who interacts with infants.

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 715 cases of whooping cough — also known has pertussis — between Jan. 1 and Aug. 11, and has called the illness an epidemic, said Nancy Braden, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Health.

  • Don’t forget: There’s a war going on

    Here in America, we like the news. Our national press generously treats us to salacious details of Prince Harry’s escapade in Las Vegas, or the seemingly endless traffic travails of Lindsay Lohan. We’re at no loss for commentary on Britney Spears’ X-Factor judging style, or endless analysis of LeBron James’ fourth-quarter playing style.

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  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Aparicio’s 41-yard field goal boots Rebels past Pine Creek
    COLORADO SPRINGS
    — Columbine junior Jeremy Aparicio hit a 41-yard field goal as time expired to help the defending 5A state champion Rebels escape with a 13-10 win over host Pine Creek on Sept. 15 at District 20 Stadium.
    Aparicio had hit a 23-yarder earlier in the first quarter as Columbine (2-1) took a 10-0 lead. Bernard McDondle had earlier dashed off an 83-yard TD run.

  • Huskies’ offensive line, RBs punish Front Range

    BAILEY — They have nicknames such as T-Rex, Spike and Sunshine. And you can guarantee that they weren’t given to his players by Platte Canyon head coach Mike Schmidt. But when you’re winning the way the Huskies are thus far in 2012 you can pretty much call them anything you want within reason.

  • Dakota Ridge packs it together at Liberty Bell

    To ask Dakota Ridge freshman Cayli Hume there were two people who helped her pull through in her first Liberty Bell Invitational – God and teammate Vanessa Gonzalez.
    Spiritually, the man above was doing His part while her junior teammate was inspiring her on the course Sept. 14 at Heritage High School.
    “I definitely doubted myself a lot. Basically, I just struck with my teammate Vanessa. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without her and without help from God. He’s out there with me. He really strengthens me,” Hume said.

  • Long ball propels Chatfield to victory

    Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven, eight, nine. That’s how the joke goes, but on Sept. 13 the joke could have gone more like this — why were the Lady Rebels afraid of batters six, seven and eight? Because each of them homered to help Chatfield shut out host Columbine 7-0.
    The numbers tell the story. Jersey numbers six, seven and eight each homered. No. 6 played batted in the seven hole, while No. 7 was in the six hole and the end score was 7-0. Eerie? Just a little.

  • Turnovers boost Chargers early

    LAKEWOOD — Five minutes, 42 seconds. That’s all it took from the time Chatfield’s Shane Millard  recovered the game’s opening kickoff until the Chargers scored their third touchdown Sept. 13 at Jefferson County Stadium. Chatfield couldn’t have asked for a better start. Dakota Ridge, meanwhile, might beg to differ.