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Today's News

  • DeGette, Stroud face off at forum

    The two candidates vying to represent South Jeffco in Congress met at a nonpartisan candidate forum sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women on Oct. 9.

    Incumbent Diana DeGette was first elected in the heavily Democratic 1st District in 1996 and has won re-election every other year since. But with congressional redistricting last year, DeGette’s territory now includes the decidedly less liberal areas of South Jeffco.

  • League forum focuses on HD 25

     A face-off between Democrat Lorna Idol and Republican Cheri Gerou, two candidates in state House District 25, inadvertently turned out to be the featured event at the League of Women Voters’ candidates forum on Oct. 11 at St. Philip Lutheran Church in Columbine Hills.

    Mary Parker, a Democrat, also made her case to be the state representative from House District 22, which covers most of the unincorporated South Jeffco/Columbine area. However, Parker’s chief opponent, Republican Justin Everett, was at a family wedding.

  • County expects flat revenue in 2013

    Jefferson County’s draft budget for 2013 is defined by a flat revenue picture on the one hand and increasing demands for human services and major capital projects on the other.

    The bottom line is, the proposed budget cuts so deeply into reserves that the cushion will be nearly exhausted, so eventually cuts will have to be made, said County Commissioner Don Rosier.

  • Scary superstore gears up for Halloween

    In 1968, two boys fishing at a Littleton watering hole snagged an old shopping cart. To their pre-teen imaginations, it looked like part of an amusement-park ride.

    The cart soon became the foundation of a basement-based haunted house that the boys created out of a plaster skull they got from their older brother, a footlocker for a coffin, bedding hanging from the rafters, string, and other props found around the house.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Peters leads Dakota Ridge to 5A Jeffco League championship
    LAKEWOOD
    — Kristyn Peters went 3-for-3 with two homers and five RBIs as Dakota Ridge capped its regular season with a 16-0 shutout of host Lakewood on Oct. 4.
    The win was the Lady Eagles’ sixth straight and earned Dakota Ridge the 5A Jeffco League title with a 7-1 league mark. Dakota Ridge (17-2) shared the title with Arvada West, but won out due to its head-to-head victory over the Lady Wildcats.

  • 5A regional softball capsule previews

    WHAT: 5A Region 8 tournament
    WHO: No. 2 Dakota Ridge (17-2) vs. No. 31 Northglenn (9-9); No. 15 Grandview (14-5) vs. No. 18 Horizon (11-8)
    WHEN: Oct. 13. Games at 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Columbine High School

  • Energized Lady Chargers keep Dakota Ridge at bay

    Eight times Chatfield had set point  and eight times the Lady Chargers couldn’t convert. Yet, even though Chatfield was denied in the second set of its 5A Jeffco League home match with Dakota Ridge the outcome seemingly motivated the Lady Chargers.

  • Rebels cash in on Chargers’ miscues

    LAKEWOOD — Andy Lowry walked off the field Oct. 4 at Jeffco Stadium unaware until moments earlier when he learned that Columbine’s 38-15 victory over Chatfield was his 200th victory. But in all fairness to the modest Lowry, he’s never been one to concern himself with such facts

  • Amendment 64 is wrong for Colorado

    By Sheriff Ted Mink

  • Sheriff's Calls

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