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Today's News

  • Voter registration deadline is Monday

    The deadline to register to vote in the 2009 coordinated mail-ballot election in Jefferson County is Monday, Oct. 5.

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

    This election is being conducted by Jefferson County as an all-mail ballot election. Ballots will automatically be sent to eligible voters between Oct. 13 and 16. 

    Voters registering after Oct. 5 will be registered to vote but will not be eligible to vote in the November election. 

  • Local teams fare well at Dave Sanders

    While the weather was picture-perfect for racing on Oct. 2, most of the talk at the Dave Sanders Invitational concerned the health of the runners.

    It seemed most teams were battling various illnesses, from the Swine Flu to a simple upset stomach. A lot of top teams were left without their full compliment of runners, but the runners that were healthy enough to give it a go were able to post some nice times.

  • Third contractor pushing county compensation study to finish line

    Jeffco officials say an employee compensation study will come in on budget and just a bit late despite the parade of private contractors involved with the project.

    The county is studying employee compensation so it can compare its pay to private-sector jobs and similar jobs in other counties. The project also is listing job duties for every Jeffco employee.

    The project was launched in August 2008 and is scheduled for completion in early November. The results will be factored into the county's 2010 budgeting process.

  • Local couple plan to open new music venue in South Jeffco

    A Littleton couple are hoping to create a new three-stage music venue in South Jeffco that will focus on young people and families — and forsake alcoholic beverages.

    Brian and Dama Robertson formerly owned and operated the Rock & Roll Grill, a downtown Denver venue with two stages between two floors.

    "We sold that business, and we've been itching to do it again," Brian Robertson said. "But this time we want to do it right."

  • Stylish entrepreneurs: Couple say their new salon offers caring approach, variety of services

    Opening a new business in a shaky economy can be a hair-raising experience.

    But Pat Austin and her husband, Will Copher, say their new South Jeffco venture is, well, a lock.

    “Hair is something you can’t take off,” Austin said recently in the skin care room of the Studio E Salon & Spa at 9789 W. Coal Mine Ave.

  • Rebels honor past champs

    LAKEWOOD — A decade can seem like a lifetime.

    It can also go by in a flash.

    Columbine football coach, Andy Lowry, felt a little of both after his team’s 34-10 homecoming victory over Arvada West on Oct. 2 at Jefferson County Stadium.

    Before the game, the Rebels honored members of the 1999 state championship football team by having them lead the current group of Rebels out onto the field.

  • Emily's Parade is ready to roll Saturday morning

    The fourth annual Emily’s Ride will roar along U.S. 285 this Saturday from Columbine High School to Platte Canyon High School.

    Sponsored by the I Love U Guys Foundation, Emily’s Parade features two events: Emily’s Ride for motorcyclists and Emily’s Run, a 5K race in Bailey.

  • Festival says goodbye to the dog days of summer

    The annual Summerset Festival can be bittersweet.

    It's a three-day event full of music, food and fun things to do. Vendors of all types crowd Clement Park, pitching their wares to the thousands who attend.

    But Summerset, which celebrated its 25th year Sept. 18-20, does mark the end of a warm and wondrous season. And the transition couldn't have been clearer this year, as temperatures on Sunday were in the low 80s — followed by Monday’s clouds, rain and temperatures in the low 50s.

  • Farmers rout Eagles

    ARVADA — Quarterbacks get all the attention, right?

    They get the credit for just about everything and they get mentioned in every sports story because, well, they’re the quarterback.

    Ever think they earn it?

    Consider Dakota Ridge’s Bolton Howes. The junior took a beating throughout the Eagles’ 29-0 loss to second-ranked Wheat Ridge on Sept. 24, but he didn’t blame a tender shoulder or the fact that the Farmers were coming after him at the North Area Athletic Complex like his jersey was stuffed with $100 bills.

  • Longo, Chargers spike Eagles in three games

    The gymnasium at Chatfield Senior High School was rocking on Sept. 23.

    For Ali Longo, that just fuels her fire.

    “When there’s a big crowd and there’s lots of noise, I think it just raises everyone’s energy level a bit,” said Longo after the Chargers disposed of rival Dakota Ridge in three games, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16.