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Today's News

  • Jeffco Open Space at 40: Second era of acquisition doubles Open Space lands

    The first 26 years of the Jefferson County open-space sales tax and three successful referendums at the ballot box proved that voters value open lands. In 1998 they showed how much by passing a measure that helped double the amount of scenery and public land in Jeffco’s Open Space park system.

  • Body found on Hogback near C-470 and Bowles

    A skeleton was found by a hiker early Tuesday morning near the Hogback.

    The bones were found about 5:30 a.m. in open space west of C-470 near West Bowles Avenue. The remains were not near a trail and were in an area that isn't subject to routine traffic, said Jacki Kelly, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

    Because of the remote location, authorities had to wait until daybreak to travel to the site. No gender, identity or cause of death had been determined. 

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETIC TRAINING
    Columbine’s Hertz honored by Nuggets for excellence in training
    Columbine High athletic trainer Matt Hertz was one of two recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Athletic Training awards by the Denver Nuggets last month.
    They were recognized by Nuggets athletic trainer Jim Gillen prior to the team’s home game March 23 against the Sacramento Kings.

  • Winter all-conference boys basketball, girls basketball

    Following is the 2013 5A Jeffco League All-Conference boys and girls basketball teams:

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Thomas Neff, Arvada West; Derris Miles, Bear Creek; Andrew St. Germain, Chatfield; Brenden Mann, Chatfield; Jon Snow, Columbine; Garrett Hyde, Columbine; Elijah Davis, Dakota Ridge; Nermin Kozic, Lakewood; Spencer Svejcar, Ralston Valley; Marcus Asmus, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM

  • Chatfield diver saves best for last at invite

    THORNTON — Matt Jagiello didn’t have a good feel for his dives during warm-ups, but, thankfully for him, those weren’t the ones that counted.
    In fact, Jagiello’s three dives in the finals of the 2013 Dick Rush Coaches Invitational at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center got progressively better. That helped the Chargers junior to take fourth with 393.05 points on March 30.

  • Wait for opportunity is finally over for Columbine High alum Gillman

    It had become routine for C.J. Gillman. A handful of leads that would see him realize his dream of being with a Major League Baseball club, only to come up empty-handed.
    Then entered Mike Lansing. The former Colorado Rockie is not only an area scout for the big-league club, he’s also an assistant coach at Columbine High School — the same school that Gillman not only graduated from but where his father, Chuck, is the head coach.

  • Chatfield grad Rogers making his pitch in the Twins’ organization

    Taylor Rogers won’t say that he’s a creature of habit, but he does like having a routine. That fits who he is. And while the bus rides from city to city are what they are, it’s the job that fits the personality of the 22-year-old laid-back left-hander.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It’s a competitive business, after all

  • Suspect in Jeffco slaying, on FBI's Most Wanted list, turns self in

    A suspect in a 2011 Jeffco homicide that had been on the FBI's Most Wanted list has turned himself in and is back in the U.S.

    Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, 29, is a suspect in the August 2011 slaying of Richard Limon, 69. The FBI said Gracias turned himself in voluntarily.

    Gracias was transported from El Salvador by FBI agents in coordination with the Salvadoran government and the FBI's San Salvador legal attache office. He is currently in custody in Jefferson County.

  • Party for Parks will be open to all on April 5 at Red Rocks

    Three organizations are joining forces to produce a public fund-raiser to support programs that connect children and families to nature. The Party for Parks will be held at the Red Rocks Visitor Center from 6 to 10 p.m. April 5. Tickets are $50 at www.jeffcooutdoors.org.  

    The Jefferson County Outdoors Foundation, the Denver Mountain Parks Association and Great Outdoors Colorado are sponsoring the gala, which celebrates multiple anniversaries. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Jeffco Outdoors,  formerly known as the Jeffco Open Space Foundation.