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Today's News

  • Hearing to determine fate of liquor store: Owner, employee face drug counts

    Mustang Wine and Spirits, next to King Soopers at Ken Caryl and Simms, could reopen in October under a different name and with new owners.

    The current owner, Ryan L. Braswell, had his liquor license suspended after he and an employee were arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana at the store.

    The liquor license was suspended in early September, and an Oct. 1 hearing before the Jefferson County Liquor Licensing Authority will determine if a new owner will be able to take over the site's license.

  • Take the eTrain: County’s new mobile training center designed to help jobless residents

    The Jeffco Public Library and the county's Workforce Center are taking their campaign for computer literacy on the road. Literally.

    The county last week unveiled the eTrain Mobile Training Lab, a converted bookmobile that boasts eight computer stations with access to the Internet. The vehicle's driver also serves as a trainer, and will lead classes in Internet skills and career-building for clients of nonprofits and for small businesses around Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties.

  • Can you help solve a mystery?

    Do you have any information that might help investigators crack one of Jeffco’s unsolved cases? The crimes outlined here have dogged detectives — some for many years.

    If you have a tip on any of these cases, please call our tip line at 303-271-5612 or send us an e-mail. Sometimes all it takes is one tip to help bring a criminal to justice.

    Brandi Jo Malonson:

    Disappeared in December 2006

  • Fralick kicks Chargers past Rebels

    LAKEWOOD – Josh Fralick nailed a 46-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining as Chatfield defeated Columbine for the first time since 2001, 16-13 on Sept. 24 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Chargers sprint past Bears

    LAKEWOOD — The advancement of Chatfield quarterback Sam Stratton has played out vividly over the past two seasons. A runner, a thrower, a leader and a playmaker at different times, the senior Wyoming pledge has put all of them together to become – quite simply – a weapon.

    But one-man teams don’t knock off the No. 4 Bear Creek Bears. And that’s what made Chatfield’s monster 34-21 Class 5A Big 8 League victory Sept. 17 so sweet.

  • Agree or disagree, he’s our president

    One of my dad’s favorite stories about me is when he took me to the Big Top to buy a kite when I was 5. We found everything we needed for 97 cents. I handed my dollar to the store clerk and waited for change. When I asked for it, he told me it was for the governor. I said I didn’t want to buy a governor. After my dad and the clerk explained that the governor was going to use my 3 cents for the road to get to the store and the school I would soon attend, I acquiesced and let him keep the change I had anticipated.

  • Overreaching -- an immutable law of politics

    As in physics, politics has a handful of immutable laws. One of these is the Law of Overreaching, which states that the party in power will inevitably overreach.

    Majority parties tend to act as though the entire population shares their core agenda. The problem with this, of course, is that for the most part no majority is possible without the support of a sizable number of voters who aren’t affiliated with either party.

  • Dakota Ridge students stay away from Obama address

    Given the option of taking their classes to the school library to hear President Obama’s address as a learning exercise, not a single teacher at Dakota Ridge High School did.

    Some 50 students went as individuals to watch the president’s address Sept. 8 after principal Jim Jelinek gave them the option of leaving class to attend.

  • Going to the dogs: Canine events proliferate at Summerset Festival

    Tens of thousands of people attend the Summerset Festival in Clement Park every year, and over the years more and more canine companions have joined them.

    So it might even be fair to say that the 2009 edition of Summerset is going to the dogs. And, with a little luck, a few pups looking for permanent homes will go a long way toward finding new owners.

    This year's Fun Day For the Dogs, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, will host 15 to 20 canine rescue groups that will reach out to potential adoption families.

  • Skaters, deputy, volunteers work to clean up skate park

    It’s not always a sign of impending cooperation when a law enforcement officer shows up at the local skate park.

    But a t Clement Park on Sept. 12, a group of skateboarders, a Jeffco sheriff's deputy and other volunteers gathered to tidy up the park and let everyone know it shouldn't be trashed.

    "We wanted to make a difference at the skate park," said 16-year-old Nick Bruso, a local skateboarder who spends a lot of time at the park skating and filming his friends. "This is like our home."