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Today's News

  • Control distance on long putts

    You’ve finally made it to the green, and now it is time to putt. Most of the time your first putt on the green is going to be over 20 feet.

    Making long putts is very rewarding, but if you don’t make that long putt, you must be sure to get the ball in the hole in two strokes. Distance control on these putts can help you get them down in two strokes.

    An often over-looked factor in making long putts is contacting the sweet spot of the putter. By paying attention to your fundamentals, you can consistently make this happen. 

  • Five-vehicle crash on C-470 leaves motorcyclist dead

    A five-vehicle crash left one man dead Monday evening on C-470 near the Ken Caryl Avenue exit. The highway was closed for three hours.

    According to the Colorado State Patrol, a little before 5 p.m. a Chrysler driven by 19-year-old Brock Hornung of Arvada was headed west on C-470 in the left lane. His car went off the left side of the highway near the Ken Caryl Avenue exit and struck a pole. The car continued into the eastbound lanes, hitting a motorcycle, a Chevy S-10 pickup and a Toyota Camry. A fifth vehicle, a Nissan Altima, was struck by debris.

  • Community comes together to help Shirl Smith's community fruit orchard

    A single pear hung from the top branch of one of more than a dozen pear trees at Feeding Many's community fruit orchard Aug. 1.

    The orchard wasn't supposed to produce fruit yet; the trees and other plants were planted at the beginning of April, and Shirl Smith, the orchard's creator and driving force, wasn't expecting anything to flower until at least spring of 2010.

    But there it was, the single pear, which Smith took as a sign.

    "It's the very example of why we're here in the first place," Smith said.

  • County website offers look at credit-card spending

    The Jeffco commissioners have charged more than $1,200 on their county credit cards since May 5, on items ranging from airline tickets to T-shirts.

    This information, available in the past through open records requests usually accompanied by several days of waiting, comes from the county's new online procurement card database, a feature the county says will increase transparency for residents wondering how their tax dollars are being spent.

  • Rebels win summer league

    DENVER — It took a special night, but the Columbine Rebels finally beat the Bogeyman.

    The Rebels won the Denver Lacrosse League’s summer season championship Aug. 3 by finally overcoming Jefferson County rival Wheat Ridge with a 7-6 victory at the University of Denver.

    Having dispatched Castle View 9-5 in the semifinals, the Rebels were disciplined from the onset against the Farmers, who had defeated the Rebels in their only summer meeting, and dealt them defeat during the spring prep season.

  • Old-world Mediterranean cuisine comes to South Jeffco

    Patrons of the new Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill in South Jeffco will find the restaurant offers little room for compromise.

    “Compromise is a bad word,” a phrase written in large letters along one of the restaurant's walls, says it all. “Compromising food quality is something we just won’t do.”

    Restaurant owner and co-founder Alon Mor (pronounced “alone moore”) says the eatery is all about fresh, healthy food.

  • What you need to know about 911

    We all know that 911 is the number to call in the United States to get help in a police, fire or medical emergency. A 911 call goes to the emergency dispatch center closest to the caller, and trained personnel send the emergency responders to the caller’s location.

    In Jefferson County, a team of dispatchers answers 163,000 service calls a year and dispatches five law enforcement agencies and 11 fire departments. Our dispatchers are trained in emergency medical dispatching, meaning they can talk a caller through basic medical treatment until help arrives.

     

  • Foothills dog park on hold - for now

    Advocates pushing for a dog park at South Jeffco's Robert Easton Park have been rebuffed and will have to find a new site.

    The proposal was opposed by residents of the neighboring Waters Edge subdivision, leading Foothills Park & Recreation District officials to scrap the idea and start over. Now the district is eyeing a portion of Jeffco Open Space land controlled by the district at the Fehringer Ranch property near the intersection of Highway 285 and South Simms Street.

  • Scam targets classified-ad customers

    Landmark newspapers in other parts of the U.S. have reported a telephone scam involving classified advertising customers.

    Several classified customers reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as an employee of the newspaper. The customers were told that a payment problem had occurred with their advertisement and asked for a credit card number or checking account transaction routing number.

  • Woman sexually assaulted in her South Jeffco apartment

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in the early-morning hours of July 20.

    According to the sheriff's office, a woman in her 40s couldn't sleep and went out on her patio about 2 a.m. July 20 at her apartment in the 7400 block of South Quail Circle (near South Simms Street and West Ken Caryl Avenue). As she was headed back inside, a man grabbed her from behind and forced her inside, where he punched her, ripped off her clothes and sexually assaulted her. He then left through the apartment's front door.