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Today's News

  • Hopp, Foothills taking heat for data breach

    Foothills Park and Recreation District is taking its lumps in the South Jeffco community after the data theft of more than 12,200 credit card numbers and addresses.

    The theft occurred in the last week of September, and the district announced the security breach Oct. 1. It e-mailed notifications to more than 10,800 of the customers whose information was stolen and sent letters to the rest. But for some, the letter wasn't enough.

  • McCasky, Mink eye federal program to make deputies part of immigrations enforcement

    Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky and Sheriff Ted Mink are eyeing a federal program that would train sheriff’s deputies at the jail to identify illegal immigrants and begin paperwork to put them before an immigration judge.

    Currently deputies have to call federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents if they suspect someone in the jail is in the country illegally. ICE officials are strapped for resources and can't always pickup the suspected illegal immigrant, so they sometimes bond out of jail and aren't seen again.

  • Home, sweet hotel: Homewood Suites brings long-term stay option to South Jeffco

    Companies based in South Jeffco have one more option when it comes to housing temporary employees after the Homewood Suites opened Oct. 8, offering an upscale, long-term hotel option.

    Only problem is, those who stay there may not want to leave.

    "It's just like home," said Jim Land, who also is general manager of the new hotel's sister property across the street, the Hampton Inn.

    Land would be right if every wayfarer had a plush queen- or king-size bed at home, along with a flat-screen LG television and free high-speed Internet in every room.

  • County unveils one-stop shopping for juvenile services

    Jeffco juveniles and their families in the midst of dealing with legal and mental-health issues will no longer have to travel all over the county to get help.

  • Pro-school group calls statements in voter guide sabotage

    Citizens for Jeffco Schools on Monday called for an apology and termed satirical comments published in the Jefferson County Tabor Notice last week as “inaccurate, misleading and offensive” and a “direct attempt to sabotage passage of 3A/3B.”

  • Foothills Foundation will take over July 4th event from district

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District will no longer put on the annual Red, White and You Fourth of July celebration, citing increasing budget pressures amid a sluggish economy.

  • Commissioner, ex-county attorney named as defendants in federal wiretapping case

    A judge has approved the addition of County Commissioner Jim Congrove and former assistant county attorney Duncan Bradley as defendants in a federal lawsuit involving alleged wiretapping and character defamation.

  • Chatfield diver scaling new heights

    To dive on the highest level in college, Chatfield’s John Fox must go where most would choose not to.

    Nah, he’s not joining the starship Enterprise or anything like that.

    But, he is scaling heights, up to the tune of 10 meters.

    It’s all in an effort to land a spot on a Division I swimming and diving team.

  • Swings of emotion

    Columbine volleyball players ran the gamut of emotions in a 48-hour stretch.

    First up were the non-desired emotions of anger and frustration after taking one on the chin in a four-game home loss to Lakewood on Sept. 30 that could potentially keep the Rebels from a three-peat as Class 5A Jefferson County League champions.

  • Falcons fall in five-game thriller

    Front Range Christian appeared to have things well in hand.

    Up two games to none in its Class 2A Mile High League home match against Alexander Dawson, the Falcons were certainly soaring. Alexander Dawson, though, found the reserve to rally and when the final whistle sounded, it was the Mustangs that emerged victorious with a dramatic five-game win 14-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-18, 15-12 on Oct. 3 at Front Range Christian High School.