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Today's News

  • Jeffco resurrects assistant county manager position

    Jefferson County recently resurrected a high-level position vacant since 2008, promoting former special projects coordinator Kate Newman to assistant county administrator.

    Newman, whom County Administrator Ralph Schell promoted and had previously appointed as the county’s interim development and transportation director, will have few changes to her normal duties. She will be performing the same aspects of her coordinator position, though she now handles more administrative tasks.

  • High temps heat up energy demand

      Temperatures soared last week in the metro area, with local highs surpassing 100 degrees on July 17, leading residents to crank up their air conditioners or seek refuge in swimming pools.

    With the steady wave of heat, which was expected to hover in the 90s all week, energy use typically rises right along with the mercury. And though demands will be higher on the power grid, Xcel Energy is prepared to handle it, spokeswoman Michelle Aguayo said.

  • Chargers get tossed by Pomona

     

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s summer baseball season came to a disappointing end with a 4-3 loss to Pomona on July 24 in the consolation bracket of the Central Colorado Baseball League Top 10 A tournament at Bear Creek High School.

  • Board votes to shrink Chatfield dog park

      The Chatfield dog park will soon be fenced and reduced in size by a third, the Colorado State Parks board decided in a unanimous vote July 15 after a contentious public hearing.

    The changes are necessary, park staff explained, to comply with a mandate from the Army Corps of Engineers and to reduce conflicts among users.

  • Peterson comes through for Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Eric Peterson strode to the plate a frustrated hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning with the game tied. He ended his at-bat a hero.

  • NHRA notebook: Berry hopes return home helped solve mechanical woes

     

  • 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.