.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • ‘Keep your hopes alive’

    KenDara Peoples grasps her tennis racket, choking up liberally on the grip. It’s over 90 degrees outside, and a volunteer begins to sweat as she lobs balls from less than 10 feet away.

    From her wheelchair, KenDara hits quick, punctuated backhands, missing few balls as the volunteer’s tosses come faster.

    After a few hundred returns, she’s feeling better about her range of motion.

    “It’s my left arm that needs help,” she said. “I’m working on looking to the left.

  • Group plans meetings on creating separate library district

    Save Jeffco Libraries is hosting six community meetings to inform Jefferson County residents about the significant budgetary issues facing the Jeffco Public Library and the group’s efforts to form an independent library district.

  • Belles on wheels

    South Jeffco native Shelley “Disfigurine” Hummel watches from the rink’s edge as a speeding skater slams into another competitor, sending the target tumbling to the floor, head down and skates up.

    Hummel observes the practice session at Fun City with the knowing look of someone who has absorbed and inflicted her share of hits in a sport that is once again experiencing a rolling resurgence.

    But her days as a raucous roller derby skater are behind her.

  • Dungey repeats at Thunder Valley

    LAKEWOOD — Winning isn’t anything new for Ryan Dungey. And neither is winning at Thunder Valley. It just took a little more effort this go-around and holding off Ryan Villopoto to do so.

    Dungey, a 10-time winner and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross champion in 2010 in the 450 Class, took the lead on the third lap of the second moto at the Thunder Valley National on June 25 and held off Villopoto for his second straight win at the track.

  • Call boxes designed to aid cyclists in Deer Creek Canyon

    If a bump in the road tosses a bicyclist in Deer Creek Canyon, three new emergency call boxes ensure that help is just a call away.

    The call boxes were installed a couple of months ago at three Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue stations, a key communications link in an area where cell-phone service is sketchy at best and non-existent at worst.

    Dan Hatlestadt, spokesman for the Jefferson County Incident Management Team, said the three phones are directly linked to emergency responders.

  • Red, White & You is back

    Tens of thousands of locals are expected to pack Clement Park on July 1 for the return of Foothills Park & Recreation District’s annual Red White & You celebration.

    The event, which features a fireworks display and headlining rhythm-and-blues band Chase N The Dream, begins at 5 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.

  • Saye’s return to riding not what he was hoping for

    LAKEWOOD — Entering the Thunder Valley Nationals was a challenge in its own rights for Tucker Saye. Racing in it proved to be just as difficult.

    The 21-year-old Littleton native failed to qualify for the 40-rider 450cc motocross finals June 25 in the fifth of 12 stops this season for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Saye finished 53rd atop his Suzuki RMZ 450 with a best lap time of 2:26.666 in qualifying.

  • Hunting classes teaches safety

    Colorado is a hunter’s dream with its bevy of wildlife, but state law prohibits anyone born after Jan. 1, 1949 from hunting without first taking a gun safety class. So for the past 40 years, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has provided hunter education and safety classes.

    According to the DOW’s website, the law was set in place to combat the high number of fatal hunting accidents, which averaged nine deaths per year in the 60s. Since then, the number of fatalities has dropped significantly to approximately 1.6 deaths as of 2004.

  • Indirect results of direct governing

  • Former county administrator settles suit with Jeffco for $175,000

    Former Jeffco county administrator Jim Moore settled his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the county in May, collecting $175,000 under a deal that prohibits both parties from discussing the case.

    Moore, who was fired from the high-level position in December 2009, received less than $38,000 of the total, with the remaining $137,000 being paid to his attorneys.

    Though a federal judge dismissed Commissioner Faye Griffin and former commissioners Kathy Hartman and Kevin McCasky as defendants in late April, the county itself was not dismissed until June 2.