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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • GIRLS HOOPS: Chatfield 52, Dakota Ridge 43

    The girls earned the Chargers a rivalry split with Dakota Ridge after blowing up for 24 points in the first quarter and holding on in the fourth.

    Chrissy Armstrong led the Chargers with 16 points, Emily Kotulak scored 10, and Cassandra Hanna and Kate Kurtenbach added eight points apiece.

    Chatfield led 24-12 after eight minutes and extended its lead to 44-26 entering the fourth quarter.

  • Moore may file lawsuit over firing by county

      Former county administrator Jim Moore is pursuing litigation against the commissioners and the county attorney through a potential wrongful-termination suit.

    Lawyer Dennis Polk said the board gave a misleading rationale for Moore’s Dec. 9 firing.