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Today's News

  • Economic-development group seeks more funds from county

     The Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. is about to announce a new initiative designed to bring the county more than 7,500 full-time jobs over a five-year period — but it would cost taxpayers another $100,000 annually on top of the $300,000 the EDC already receives.

  • The kindest cut

    After only a few minutes of sheering, clumps of hair were blowing around like tumbleweeds Friday in the south parking lot at Columbine High School.

    And the number of tumbleweed hairballs grew with each of the 175 students who sat down and forked over cash to have her hair buzzed right before prom. 

    The students were forsaking their follicles on behalf of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity that raises funds for research into childhood cancer. Groups across the country raise money for the organization with head-shaving events. 

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS TENNIS
    Thrilling win at No. 2 doubles helps Chatfield trip Columbine

    Madi Mamaghani won at No. 1 singles and Chatfield’s No. 2-4 doubles teams also scored victories as the Lady Chargers held off Columbine 4-3 on April 20 at Marker Park.
    Mamaghani won 6-0, 6-0 over Columbine’s Jane Selindh. Chatfield’s No. 3 doubles team of Hannah Ohman and Peyton Pritekel scored a 6-2, 6-1 win over Megan Lacy and Leah Rogers, while the No. 4 team of Sarah Martin and Jade Moore won 6-3, 6-2 over Jordan and Alexandra Sturgell.

  • Money raised for marathon victims

    As a runner, Carson Hume said he felt a tugging to support and encourage the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. He had to do something. So the Dakota Ridge junior student-athlete did.
    The events of that day left him and his family in shock. He talked with his dad, John, a little bit and came up with the idea to hold a fund-raiser. The only question was what. Maybe a benefit concert, but that didn’t seem like a good fit in such a short period of time. His attention turned toward running, specifically Dakota Ridge’s track team.

  • Winter’s return plays havoc with schedules

    The grass is green, flowers are blooming, and the birds are chirping. Those are typically the signs of spring. But not here. Not this year.
    Old Man Winter’s unwelcome return in recent weeks has played havoc with the high school athletic sports schedule. Events have either been outright canceled or postponed multiple times. It’s causing a logistical nightmare for athletic directors to reschedule events for later in the season.

  • Chatfield's plan works perfectly vs. Conifer

    LAKEWOOD — The plan was a simple one, though the simple ones aren’t always easy to execute. Just take control of the game in the first half and, if you need to, work on making crisp passes in the second.
    In Chatfield’s case it was that simple in an 18-0 one-sided girls lacrosse victory over Conifer on April 18 at Trailblazer Stadium.
    Ali Peper led the Lady Chargers with four goals. Rachel Walker, Jessa Arne and Kendra Lanuza each added three goals, while four other players also scored.

  • Timing plays key role for Chargers

    ARVADA — Time may be of the essence, with less than a month to go before the end of the spring sports season. The Chatfield Chargers’ 200 medley relay team showed as much at the Jeffco Invite on April 20.
    The foursome of Eric Berg, Santana Garcia, Zach Kugler and Kelly Huddleston swam a finals time of 1 minute, 43.23 seconds to place second only to D’Evelyn at Meyers Pool.
    “I feel like we just put it out there and swam as fast as we can,” Berg said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Brawl in the family

  • Sheriff addresses hot issue with ‘joke’

    Sheriff Ted Mink is characterizing as “a joke” his comment that “we could have a fire” if a government agency requested access to his records on concealed-carry permits for handguns in Jefferson County.

    Mink made the remark while speaking along with Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener to a March meeting of the 285 Corridor Tea Party. In response to a question from the audience about another government agency gaining access to those records with a warrant, Mink said: "We could have a fire. I mean, it happens."

  • Track meet raises funds for marathon victims