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Today's News

  • Two teens arrested in rash of thefts from vehicles

      Two teens are accused of stealing electronic devices and other items Jan. 21 from at least seven unlocked cars in the Friendly Hills area.

    The pair were arrested at 1:30 a.m. that day. They face felony charges punishable by thousands of dollars in fines and possible prison time.

  • Faced with defeat, Chargers hunt down Wolves for victory

    The Chatfield Chargers were in grave danger of losing their first dual meet of the season on Jan. 28 against Westminster.

    With the team down 33-15 and five matches to go, the Chargers’ turned to their experienced wrestlers and took all five matches as they eked out a 41-33 victory in their home gym.

    Dakota Thayer, Tony Pena, Erik Gaytan, Cory Wittwer and all won their matches to put Chatfield back in the lead, but it all came down to the last match that saw junior Jordan Crites of Chatfield going against Dominique Martinez.

  • Jobs that count available through the census bureau

      The U.S. Census Bureau is counting on you.

    At the beginning of each decade, the U.S. government surveys the American population to count how many people are living in the United States.

    The census day is April 1, 2010. 

    The questionnaires will be mailed out in mid-March. The census bureau recently initiated an advertising campaign to educate citizens about the census and encourage people to fill out the 10-question form and mail it back to the bureau.

  • Mr. Biggs owner face charges over topless fashion show

      The owner of Mr. Biggs is facing charges of violating a county ordinance after a fashion show at the business involving topless women.

    Meanwhile, Art Cormier, who purchased a share of the South Jeffco entertainment facility in October 2009, says he was in a coma at the time of the alleged incident.

  • Student Profile: David Perez, Dakota Ridge High School

    Major activities, accomplishments

  • Little shop of hope: Woman fighting cancer cultivates her dream at store in Morrison

    Inside a tiny flower shop opening Monday in Morrison, happiness and hope have found a place on the shelves alongside plump roses and ruby-red glass vases.

    Christine Knowles plans to open Red Rocks Floral & Gifts on Feb. 1. For her, it’s more than a dream — it’s the best therapy money can buy.

  • County enacts 6-month ban on pot dispensaries

      Entrepreneurs aspiring to open medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Jeffco were dealt a formal setback last week when the county commissioners approved a six-month zoning moratorium on the businesses.

    “We are going to review this and make a decision within 180 days,” Commissioner Kathy Hartman said. “And that decision could be that our current zoning ordinance is adequate.”

  • Sweet and bittersweet journeys

    “And he carries the reminders

    “Of every glove that laid him down

    “Or cut him till he cried out

    “In his anger and his shame

    “I am leaving, I am leaving

    “But the fighter still remains.”

    — Paul Simon

    For me, hanging in our coverage areas is all about the happy little surprises that crop up and punctuate your day — and the unexpected connections that result from other, less-lighthearted encounters.

  • Jeffco closes just one school

      The Jeffco school board voted Jan. 14 to close only one school as part of its long-awaited plan to address a massive budget shortfall through building closures.

    Arvada’s Russell Elementary will be shuttered after the end of the current school year. Students living within its boundaries will soon attend Arvada Middle School, which will become a K-8 facility. The board also voted in favor of closing and destroying all temporary classroom buildings at schools operating at less than 92 percent of capacity.

  • Power lunch: Ritter visits cutting-edge battery manufacturer in South Jeffco

    Gov. Bill Ritter paid a visit last week to a South Jeffco company that manufactures cutting-edge batteries that are about the size of a postage stamp and nearly as thin.

    “It is great to celebrate a local company,” Ritter said before a small audience of Infinite Power Solutions employees. “It’s also great to celebrate a company that has and will have in the future a significant global impact. … It is absolutely exciting.”