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Today's News

  • Long ball spoils Dakota Ridge’s home opener

    There wasn’t much that relief pitcher Nick Silva could see that was wrong with his pitch, other than it was a little higher than he would’ve liked. However,that proved to be just enough.
    On just his third pitch Silva served up the second of back-to-back homers to Cherokee Trail, this one a solo shot by Madison McIntosh in the seventh inning as the visiting Cougars spoiled Dakota Ridge’s home opener 4-3 on March 16.

  • Big Kahuna pedals a well-spoken product

    The story behind the naming of Big Kahuna Bicycles has almost nothing to do with surf culture, which might seem surprising given the shop’s seemingly inexplicable location in a landlocked state.

  • Former Illinois governor now in Littleton prison

     The Federal Correction Institution Englewood gained an infamous celebrity inmate last week with the arrival of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who began serving a 14-year sentence for corruption charges.

    The notoriously thick-haired Blagojevich, 55, was convicted last year on charges related to an alleged attempted sale of the Illinois Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama in 2009.

  • Former Illinois governor now in Littleton prison

    The Federal Correction Institution Englewood gained an infamous celebrity inmate last week with the arrival of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who began serving a 14-year sentence for corruption charges.

    The notoriously thick-haired Blagojevich, 55, was convicted last year on charges related to an alleged attempted sale of the Illinois Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama in 2009.

  • Neville invokes Nazis while criticizing Obama administration

    State Sen. Tim Neville invoked Nazi Germany last week in a reference leading up to a comment about the Obama administration, an association he said he made only in regard to a threatened “right of conscience.”

  • Neville invokes Nazis while criticizing Obama administration

    State Sen. Tim Neville invoked Nazi Germany last week in a reference leading up to a comment about the Obama administration, an association he said he made only in regard to a threatened “right of conscience.”

  • Kerr to committee witness: ‘Lady, shut it’

    State Rep. Jim Kerr defended in an interview Sunday his curt response to a prison nurse who interrupted him last week during a hearing about proposed changes to the state’s personnel system.

    Kerr, a Republican in his final year representing House District 28, said the nurse, Kim Bodin, had interrupted him several times, prompting him to slightly raise his voice.

  • Panel: McCasky violated ethics standards

    Former Jefferson County commissioner Kevin McCasky violated Colorado law when he voted to approve $400,000 in county funds for the economic council to which he had applied and later accepted a high-paying job, a state ethics panel ruled Monday.

    The Colorado Ethics Commission made its ruling a little over a year after Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint against McCasky, alleging the former commissioner breached his fiduciary duty to the county by performing an official act in which he had a financial interest.

  • Toilet thief on the loose

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has blown the lid off a series of recent Denver-area thefts in which the perpetrator stole plumbing from toilets in commercial properties.

    Deputies are flush with pride after identifying Donald Allen Citron, 46, as the suspect in the run of thefts, which have occurred since Jan. 5.

    The perpetrator reportedly entered a variety of buildings, including a Taco Bell, a King Soopers, a theater, a university and a hospital. He entered carrying a backpack, then went to restrooms and stole pipes, flush valves and any other brass hardware.

  • Driver leaves scene after hitting cyclist

    The Colorado State Patrol plans to question a driver who left the scene of an accident Wednesday evening, after the man allegedly rear-ended and injured a cyclist in South Jeffco.

    Local resident Alex Romanyshyn was turning onto West Weaver Drive from South Kendall Street in the Leawood neighborhood when, he said, a red four-door sedan smashed into the back of his single-speed road bike. Romanyshyn, who was wearing a helmet, sustained minor injuries; he was treated for road rash by a Littleton Fire Rescue crew.