Today's News

  • Sex assault defendant suspected of violating bond agreement

    A Jeffco man currently charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on a child was arrested last week on suspicion of violating the terms of his bond agreement.

    James Craig Bird, 64, faces new charges, including two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of violating his bond conditions.

  • A not-so-secret garden

    A quilt-like assemblage of heirloom vegetables and native flowers has made its way to the once-unlikely location of the Ken-Caryl Valley.

    A community garden, a sight sometimes more common than grass in high-density urban areas, is making the tradition of growing one’s own food a reality for an affluent community unable to do so in their own yards.

    The Ken-Caryl Community Garden, a modest enclosure of 38 small plots built on Jeffco Open Space land neighboring the community center at 1 Club Drive, held its grand opening June 11.

  • Commissioners scrap county audit panel

    Two years after the county’s internal auditing department was eliminated, the county commissioners have now quietly dissolved the audit committee, providing the befuddled members no explanation for the move and no plan for how the county will handle its auditing reviews in the future.

  • Lockheed Martin planning 1,200 layoffs nationwide

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems plans to cut about 1,200 jobs by the end of the year, including positions at its Waterton Canyon location, the company announced Tuesday.

    Most of the layoffs will affect middle management, which is being reduced by 25 percent, the company said.

    The company did not announce how many jobs would be cut locally but did say the Waterton Canyon location would be affected. Positions will also be eliminated at the company’s locations in Sunnyvale, Calif., and in Delaware Valley, Pa.

  • Front-runners, step to the rear

    Chris Romer joined a fairly exclusive club last week. Along with Dale Tooley, Norm Early and Ari Zavaras, he’s now one of the can’t-miss front-runners for Denver mayor who fell to lesser-known opponents each of the last four times the office was truly up for grabs.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A little birdwatching in the ‘hood

  • AFL is Vena's arena

    Ryan Vena doesn’t play football for the money. How could he when the former Chatfield Senior star makes just $400 a week playing for the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul?

    It’s a far cry from the salaries that NFL players make, at least what they will make once the current lockout is said and done with. But the financial rewards are not what keeps Vena going. The game is.

  • Silva, Eagles outmatch Farmers

    Nick Silva said he felt pretty good warming up prior to Dakota Ridge’s home game with Wheat Ridge on June 10, even though, by his own admission, his curveball was off early on.

    Tell that to Wheat Ridge.

    Silva’s pitching was anything but off as he struck out 12 batters while scattering just five hits and he got just enough run support for a 2-0 victory. 

  • Defense, Panthers’ rally stuns Chatfield

    ARVADA — Nick Low seemingly was in control on the mound. The Chatfield hurler had scattered three hits over five innings and retired nine of the previous 11 batters he faced.

    His Chargers teammates were doing their job at the plate, helping out his cause with two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth cruising to what looked to be another summer baseball victory on June 10 at Pomona High School.    

  • All-conference spring sports: track & field, girls tennis