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Today's News

  • Growing pains: Taj Mahal expansion will create security dilemma

    Jefferson County is set to spend nearly $9 million to expand the county courts and administration building, but the expansion will create security challenges that have yet to be resolved.

  • Eagles’ season comes to an end

    With many 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 propelled the Eagles into a second round rematch against No. 4 George Washington in the Alice Barron Region on Feb. 27.

  • Chargers falter late against Warriors

    CENTENNIAL — Had the seventh-seeded Chatfield Chargers managed to upset second-seeded Arapahoe on Feb. 27, people probably would have hailed it as one of the bigger surprises in recent Class 5A girls state tournament history.

    In reality, it would not have been that far fetched.

    While the Warriors did do what people expected by defeating the Chargers 66-53 in the second round of the tournament at Sitting Eagle Gymnasium, the Chargers showed had they just played a little better, things could have been a lot different.

  • Charging onward

    It doesn’t take much to swing momentum in a basketball game.

    Fort Collins found that out — the hard way.

    The Lambkins appeared on the verge of taking the lead in their Feb. 28 game against the Chatfield Chargers in the second round of the Class 5A boys state tournament game when they lost their heads — and, ultimately, the game, midway through the third quarter.

  • Jeffco leaders again look to citizens for budget advice

    Jefferson County officials are hoping a panel of county residents can offer fresh ideas on how to grapple with more than $277 million in construction, equipment and maintenance costs through 2013.

  • 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.