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Today's News

  • Appeals court ruling paves the way for Northwest Parkway land swap

    A controversial deal between Jeffco, Boulder and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service involving 640 acres of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant was finalized Dec. 31. 

    The deal transfers ownership of the land to the federal government to be used as a wildlife refuge. In exchange, Boulder has ended its longstanding opposition to a 3-mile, 300-foot transportation corridor being granted to the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority east of the refuge.

  • RTD starts testing trains on new west corridor light-rail line

    RTD started its new year with a new train set. 

     

    As with many new toys, a glitch or two was inevitable in the assembly process, and that proved true with RTD’s new west corridor light-rail line.

    RTD began testing the soon-to-open line on Jan. 3, marking the first time a train had run the entire length from downtown Denver to Johnson Road in Golden under its own power. 

  • Jeffco eyes approach to recreational pot

     As Colorado makes plans to implement Amendment 64, which legalizes small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, Jeffco might be forging its own path. 

    County Commissioner Don Rosier spoke out at the last commissioners’ meeting of 2012 about what he sees as the conundrum of Amendment 64, saying that if the county accedes to provisions of the law, it might be in conflict with his oath of office. 

    Rosier said that when a county commissioner takes the oath of office, he swears to uphold the constitutions of Colorado and the United States.

  • Not the end of the Storey

     Outgoing district attorney Scott Storey will stay in the office as senior chief deputy district attorney. 

  • Jeffco's new DA focuses on same story line

    Newly elected District Attorney Pete Weir is close to his new job. So close, in fact, that when he and his wife, Susan, moved into their Golden home, they had to rearrange their bedroom because they could see Jefferson County’s administrative building reflected in the mirror.

  • Former commissioner Odom failed to attend meetings after losing seat

    During the county commissioners’ recent vote to approve Jeffco’s 2013 budget, which included a $688,000 cut to three social-services nonprofits, there was a noticeable — and repeat — absence. 

    The budget was approved on a 2-0 vote, with County Commissioner John Odom not in attendance. Commissioners Don Rosier and Faye Griffin voted in favor. 

  • County budget cuts force clients of SRC’s Southwest Center to leave friends behind

    The garden-level room at Hope Crossing Church on South Wadsworth Boulevard has become a home away from home for clients of the Seniors’ Resource Center’s Southwest Adult Day Center.

    But on Friday, the center will be forced to close after $400,000 was cut from the SRCs’ 2013 budget by the Jefferson County commissioners. The Southwest Center’s eight staff members are being laid off.

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  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Snow, Columbine off to 2-0 start in 5A Jeffco League
    LAKEWOOD
    — Jon Snow scored 22 points to lead Columbine as the Rebels won for the sixth time in seven games 60-49 over host Lakewood on Jan. 5.
    Garrett Hyde added 11 points, while Brad Crowther scored 10 for the Rebels (7-2, 2-0 5A Jeffco League).
    The game was tied at 29 at halftime before Columbine pulled away with an 18-7 run in the third quarter.

    Silvas, Davis pave way for Dakota Ridge win over Gators

  • Chatfield breaks out of winter slumber in 2nd half

    ARVADA — The way things started Jan. 3 between the Chatfield Chargers and host Pomona Panthers it had trap game written all over it. After all, the Chargers’ boys basketball team ranks among the 5A Jeffco League’s elite, having won five in a row, while the Panthers, a team struggling and on a four-game slide, were the polar opposite
    Yet, there was Pomona scrapping out 16 of the game’s first 21 points and threatening Chatfield’s spot, if only briefly, atop the league’s standings.