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Today's News

  • County fears late fees, increase might torque vehicle owners

    Jeffco officials are preparing for the worst when it comes to how county residents might react to looming increases in vehicle registration fees and mandatory late fees for those who fail to register vehicles on time.

    The county will spend $55,000 hiring off-duty police officers to provide security at three of its five motor vehicle offices, including South Jeffco's office at 6004 S. Kipling St., Unit A.

  • Obama’s first pick for top court

    By Hannah Hayes

    “Stop, In the Name of Love” Oops. Wrong Supremes. Stop? If you think it oh-oh-ver, isn’t this what winning the presidential election is all about? With the largest number of votes ever, President Obama has earned the privilege of nominating a Supreme Court justice.

  • Fighting back: 16th annual Courage Walk brings crime victims and victim advocates together

    Although the thermometer dipped to chilly environs the morning of May 2, the warmth among people gathered under pavilion No. 6 at Clement Park was palpable.

    They were about to embark on the 16th annual Courage Walk, in which crime victims and their families joined with victim advocates in a fund-raiser what brought in $3,268. The proceeds from the event, which coincided with National Crime Victims Rights Week, will help maintain the Courage Garden at the Jeffco Courts and Administration Building.

  • Storey, McCasky clash over term limits

    An effort by Jeffco District Attorney Scott Storey to extend term limits for his office might be over before the question even goes to voters.

    Storey, who began his second term in January, has been trying to get support to extend limits for his and the sheriff's office to three terms, or 12 consecutive years. Current law allows for two consecutive terms, or eight years, for all Jefferson County elected officials.

  • Plan to expand Meadows Golf Course in the rough

    A plan to add a golf school and more holes to the Meadows Golf Course in South Jeffco fell apart late last week.

    South Jeffco resident Doug Wherry approached Foothills Park and Recreation District officials about establishing one of his Elite Golf Schools at the district's 18-hole Meadows Golf Course on South Simms Street more than a year ago, according to district executive director Ron Hopp.

  • South Jeffco woman killed in accident involving school bus

    An 89-year-old South Jeffco woman was killed May 15 in an accident with a school bus after she apparently failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into the bus' path.

    Elizabeth R. King was driving a gray 1996 Chevy Monte Carlo east on West Brook Drive about 3:55 p.m. May 15, according to Trooper David Hall of the Colorado State Patrol. She apparently failed to stop at the stop sign at West Brook Drive where it intersects with South Wadsworth Boulevard, just north of Wadsworth and C-470.

  • Citizen budgeters recommend county finance $60 million in projects

    Jeffco’s Citizen Budget Review Panel will formally recommend that the county spend $5 million annually for the next 20 years to finance more than $60 million in construction and equipment needs.

    The panel, made up of county residents, has been meeting since late February to help officials prioritize spending on construction and equipment. Over the last few months, the group has met with various county departments to hear about the most pressing needs and has grappled with how to generate funds to finance the projects that county officials say are desperately needed.

  • Blume reaches coaching apex with win

    COMMERCE CITY — Recently, more questions than answers had surrounded the Chatfield girls soccer program.

    Despite annually having some of the most talented teams in the state, the Chargers were always snake-bitten come playoff time.

    Since 2004, the last time the Chargers won a state title, they had advanced past the state quarterfinals just once. For just about any other program, that would be reason to celebrate.

    For Chatfield, it was head-scratching.

  • Chargers back on top

    COMMERCE CITY — When Chatfield coach Brock Blume heard the numbers, he just grinned, laughed and shook his head.

    “The M.O. for sure at one point was do the minimum. This minimum was definitely very impressive,” he said.

    When senior midfielder Stephanie Rowe heard them, she calmly stated the obvious.

    “It’s crazy,” Rowe said. “There are no words even for that. It’s just amazing.”

  • Going out in style

    LAKEWOOD — When Evan Appel accepts his diploma from Dakota Ridge High School on May 22, he’ll do so at Jefferson County Stadium.

    It’s a fitting end to Appel’s high school days as Jeffco Stadium has been a home away from home to the senior.

    Appel made his final racing memory at the stadium a good one, overtaking Cherry Creek’s Walter Schafer early in the final lap of the Class 5A 1,600-meter final on May 16 to pick up his sixth state title (four track, two cross-country).