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Today's News

  • Chargers score at will vs. Angels

    DENVER — Hurry-up offenses are all the vogue in football, but Chatfield seemingly gets plays off at warp speed. And in Week 2, the Chargers scored in the wink of an eye, too.
    “It’s going really fast,’’ said senior receiver Jahrel Olson, one of the big benefactors of Chatfield’s move to a no-huddle, quick-snap offense with an increased emphasis on the forward pass. “We practice it so many times it’s becoming second nature.’’

  • Starr rises for Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — Austin Starr walked up to Bear Creek goalkeeper Derrick Kipp prior to Dakota Ridge’s game with the Bears and declared that he was going to score on him. It was all in fun, as Starr and Kipp have been club teammates on the U-17 Colorado United White for the past two years. But not even Starr could envision how true his statement was about to become.

  • On Syria, I’ll trust the experts

    When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his country’s citizens, killing more than 1,400 people, including defenseless children, he crossed a line for most Americans. While there is still much consternation over whether a military response is appropriate and, if so, how we limit our exposure and don’t get sucked into another seemingly endless intervention, there seems to be some consensus that the act of gassing innocents in Syria deserves a response.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    But … why?

  • Stevenson discusses inBloom, school funding

    Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson stopped for a cup of coffee and talked about the issues facing Colorado’s largest school district this year.

    More than 50 parents, teachers and district staff filled Conifer High’s library Aug. 28 to get an update on Jeffco Schools. School board candidates Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Gordon “Spud” Van de Water were also in attendance.

    Stevenson and audience members brought up many topics, including funding and the controversial inBloom system for storing student data.

  • Group seeks to add two Jefferson County commissioners

    A grassroots organization believes that Jeffco, the fourth most populous county in Colorado, needs more than three commissioners to adequately represent residents in a county with diverse landscapes and issues.

    Former Golden City Council member Karen Oxman is a founder of Jeffco5, which maintains that five commissioners would better represent the county’s half-million residents and more effectively grapple with its urban and rural political issues. 

  • Planning Board rejects latest proposal for Broadstone apartments

    Most Littleton Planning Board members and more than two dozen people at a board meeting on Aug. 26 still were not happy with a proposal for a scaled-down version of the controversial Broadstone at Littleton Station apartment development in downtown.

    The Planning Board voted 6-1 to recommend that the proposal be denied by the City Council after listening to residents complain about the negative impact the development would have on their homes and neighborhoods. Board chairman Randy Duzan supported the proposal.

  • Jewish community begins celebration of High Holy Days

    The Jewish community in Jefferson County is preparing for the High Holy Days — a time of spiritual reflection, repentance and renewal known as the Days of Awe.

    This year’s celebration begins on the evening of Sept. 4 with Rosh Hashana and continues through Sept. 14 with concluding Yom Kippur services.

    “The Jewish High Holy Days season is both solemn and joyous,” said Rabbi Séverine Sokol of Congregation B’nai Chaim in Morrison. 

  • Littleton council leaning toward approval of retail marijuana sales

    Littleton may soon join Denver and a few other Colorado cities in having retail outlets for recreational marijuana.

    During a study session Aug. 27, a majority of members of the Littleton City Council — Jerry Valdes, Bruce Stahlman, Peggy Cole and Jim Taylor — expressed support for allowing retail marijuana sales in the city.

  • The secessionists have seceded from reality

    After spending two months trying to come up with a single argument that there is any reason for 10 counties in northeast Colorado to form the state of Northern Colorado, I’ve come up with a reason. It’s not particularly compelling, but it’s something. They’ve already got their state university. The university in Greeley is called the University of Northern Colorado.