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Today's News

  • Conservatives rally to protest as Obama signs stimulus bill

    A scene of political theater featuring a live pig, a roasted pig and oversize checks made out to each American family for $30,000 unfolded on the west steps of the state Capitol Feb. 17, as conservatives rallied in opposition to President Obama's economic recovery legislation.

    As Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, hundreds rallied just a few miles away, deriding the president and the legislation.

  • Two plays deliver with substance on stage

    In today’s media, we are constantly bombarded with red-carpet shots of celebrities arriving for world premieres. Oftentimes, the pomp and circumstance are greater than the quality of the show contained within.

    In the case of the Denver Center Theater Company, the reverse is true. January is New Play Month at the Denver Center, and two new works for the stage, “Inana” and “Dusty and Big Bad World,” have premiered in recent weeks. What they lack in spectacle outside the theater, they more than make up for in substance on stage.

  • Authentic Italian: Italy-born chef brings his meal-making mettle to South Jeffco

    Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, now has a South Jeffco namesake.

    Bacco Trattoria, a new Italian eatery on South Kipling Street just north of C-470, opened Jan. 26 with an eye toward bringing fine wine and authentic Italian cooking to South Jeffco — as well as an actual Italian chef.

  • Committed to aging well: South Jeffco winery won’t let economy dampen its spirits

    Conventional wisdom holds that in an economic downturn, those with something to sell should hunker down and wait out the storm.

    Not Jim "Griff" Griffin.

    Griffin, owner of Avanti Gars & Grapes Winery in South Jeffco, is planning to counter a slower economy by producing more of his trademark Avanti wine and offering it in more places.

    "You have to have faith in yourself," Griffin said, sitting in his store on West Bowles Avenue. "If you don't, you end up losing ground."

  • Coffman lays out agenda as Jeffco's new congressman

    The country's financial malaise has made Wall Street bankers mighty unpopular these days. But coming in a close second are politicians, who are scrambling to address an economic recession that seems to get worse with each news cycle.

    In that vein, it's not hard to guess what freshman Rep. Mike Coffman's focus is right now in Congress.

  • Go behind scenes in Citizens’ Academy

    Have you ever wondered how an investigation really unfolds? How forensics experts analyze a crime scene?  How an officer identifies a drunken driver?

    The 11-week Citizens’ Academy is a free program offered by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to county residents. It is your behind-the-scenes tour through virtually every aspect of our criminal justice system. Participants learn in a classroom setting one night per week, with plenty of interactive activities throughout.

    Following are some of the many class topics.

  • Jeffco commissioners ax internal audit department

    The Jefferson County commissioners eliminated the county’s internal audit department on Feb. 17, citing the need “to reduce administrative overhead costs” and saying the department’s functions were duplicative.

    But the now-former internal auditor said that’s not the reason at all.

    Susan Johnson, who lost her job along with her assistant, says it’s all about accountability.

  • Avalanche players visit Dutch Creek second-graders

    Second-graders at Dutch Creek Elementary were visited Jan. 20 by Colorado Avalanche players T.J. Hensick and David Jones, who read a story to the two classes, answered questions and signed autographs.

  • Coffman calls Obama's stimulus ‘agenda-driven,’ says it won't stimulate economy

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman said the economic stimulus package signed by President Obama in Denver on Feb. 17 will do little to pull the country out of its economic doldrums.

    "I'm obviously very disappointed in the legislation itself, that seemed to be strong on agenda-driven policy and light on economic stimulus," Coffman said in an interview hours before Obama signed the legislation at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

  • Eagles breeze past Mustangs

    With many players on the Dakota Ridge girls basketball team seeing their first significant playoff minutes, you had to wonder if nerves would be an issue.

    A 25-0 run in the first half answered any questions about postseason jitters as the No. 5 Eagles routed the No. 12 Mustangs of Mountain Range 54-24 Feb. 25 at Dakota Ridge High School.

    The win propels the Eagles (14-10) into a second round rematch against No. 4 George Washington in the Alice Barron Region. The Patriots beat the Eagles earlier in the season in a nonleague game.