Today's News

  • Zeman named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers


    Tim Zeman, a Denver native, has been named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers, which includes the Columbine Courier.

    Zeman, 46, is returning to Colorado after spending 17 years in Florida with Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, where he held numerous advertising sales and sales management positions. He earned an advertising and public relations degree from the University of Arkansas after leaving Colorado in 1989.

  • Foothills will spend $3 million on energy-efficiency measures

      The Foothills Park & Recreation District is directing nearly $3 million to energy-efficiency upgrades at its facilities, as the district board voted July 13 to fund a contract with the McKinstry firm, which is guaranteeing Foothills will save on energy bills.

    The board of directors also authorized the purchase of two new Zamboni ice-resurfacing vehicles to replace the 20-year-old units at The Edge Ice Arena.

  • Democrat Schulz challenging incumbent treasurer

      Jeffco treasurer candidate Larry Schulz boasts 44 years of public service — all of which he attributes to childhood allergies. Schulz, incumbent treasurer for the city of Wheat Ridge, was headed for a life in agriculture until fits of sneezing prodded him toward higher education and a career away from his family’s farm.

    “I grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota,” said Schulz, 66. “I learned about hard work there, and about honesty.”

  • Jeffco resurrects assistant county manager position

    Jefferson County recently resurrected a high-level position vacant since 2008, promoting former special projects coordinator Kate Newman to assistant county administrator.

    Newman, whom County Administrator Ralph Schell promoted and had previously appointed as the county’s interim development and transportation director, will have few changes to her normal duties. She will be performing the same aspects of her coordinator position, though she now handles more administrative tasks.

  • High temps heat up energy demand

      Temperatures soared last week in the metro area, with local highs surpassing 100 degrees on July 17, leading residents to crank up their air conditioners or seek refuge in swimming pools.

    With the steady wave of heat, which was expected to hover in the 90s all week, energy use typically rises right along with the mercury. And though demands will be higher on the power grid, Xcel Energy is prepared to handle it, spokeswoman Michelle Aguayo said.

  • Chargers get tossed by Pomona


    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s summer baseball season came to a disappointing end with a 4-3 loss to Pomona on July 24 in the consolation bracket of the Central Colorado Baseball League Top 10 A tournament at Bear Creek High School.

  • Board votes to shrink Chatfield dog park

      The Chatfield dog park will soon be fenced and reduced in size by a third, the Colorado State Parks board decided in a unanimous vote July 15 after a contentious public hearing.

    The changes are necessary, park staff explained, to comply with a mandate from the Army Corps of Engineers and to reduce conflicts among users.

  • Peterson comes through for Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Eric Peterson strode to the plate a frustrated hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning with the game tied. He ended his at-bat a hero.

  • NHRA notebook: Berry hopes return home helped solve mechanical woes


  • Precious mettle: Owners of new jewelry repair shop promise to treasure customers’ treasures

    Jan Carpenter and Craig Ellison have the mettle to work on precious metals. And they don’t have a devil of a time with the details.

    The pair, with more than 50 years experience in the jewelry industry, have opened a jewelry design and repair shop at Southwest Plaza, believing that superior service and meticulous attention to the smallest job will be a golden formula.