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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chargers wary of moral victories

    LAKEWOOD — Despite what the 48-28 score might suggest, Chatfield gave Pomona all it could handle deep into the fourth quarter Oct. 2.

    Just don’t expect the Chargers to feel good about it.

  • A new home for Jeffco's homeless pets

    When it comes to replacing Jeffco’s aging and crowded animal shelter, County Commissioner Kevin McCasky has set an ambitious goal: Groundbreaking for the new $9 million facility will take place by Nov. 1.

    "How's that for an optimistic schedule?" McCasky asked the assembled crowd Oct. 1 at the northwest corner of the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, where the 30,000-square-foot shelter will be built. The Table Mountain Animal Center — the name of the current shelter and of the new one — serves Jefferson County and its municipalities.