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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Johnny Mac's hopes to hit it big at the movies

    A movie about John and Myrlene McLean would have the restaurant business as a backdrop. And their latest venture does indeed have a place in the movies — or at least next to the movies.

    The South Jeffco couple opened Johnny Mac’s on Sept. 24 in a space just off the lobby of Elvis Cinemas at West Bowles Avenue and South Kipling Street. The diner-style eatery, which can hold about 30 people, is adorned with movie posters, the biggest from Robert Redford's 1992 hit "A River Runs Through It."

  • Hacker steals personal data of 12,230 Foothills customers

    The credit card numbers and other personal information of nearly 12,230 people were stolen in a recent breach of the Foothills Park & Recreation District website.

    The district announced the breach Oct. 1, saying it is working with the Jeffco Sheriff's Office to investigate the theft.

  • Clean sweep for Eagles at Dave Sanders Memorial Invitational

    Evan Appel wasn’t sure if he was going to run on Sept. 26 or not.

    The defending Class 5A cross-country state champion and senior at Dakota Ridge High School hadn’t been feeling all that great recently, and shutting things down for the afternoon would’ve been an easy thing to do.

    But, after taking part in the pre-race warmup, Appel decided to go ahead and go through with the race.

  • 2008 Emily's Parade a wunderbar event

    A German film crew joined more than 2,000 motorcycle riders on Saturday for the third annual Emily’s Parade from Columbine High School to Bailey.

    ZDF Television travels annually from Germany to America to cover human-interest stories. During their travels throughout the U.S., the crew had planned a stop at Columbine High this week to explore ways school officials and family members have continued the healing process through outreach programs.

  • New faces guide Columbine past Arvada West

    ARVADA — Phillip Romero is one of those players that, because of his athleticism, needs to be out on the football field as much as possible.

    Good thing for Columbine that Romero has no qualms about playing multiple positions.

  • Eagles lack flow

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles boys soccer team had one of those surreal moments Sept. 24.

    Everything the Eagles wanted to do against Bear Creek, they couldn’t. Everything the Eagles didn’t want to do, they somehow managed for nearly 80 minutes at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    In short: “We just didn’t do a thing right all night,” coach Jason Casanova lamented after the Eagles were defeated 1-0 by the Bears.

  • A look inside government: Jeffco planning video of meetings, interactive Web page

    Jefferson County residents and any other interested parties will soon have easier access to the workings of Jeffco government, as county leaders are working on two projects to increase transparency.

    One effort, headed up by public information director Kathryn Heider, will allow people to watch county government meetings online, as well as have easy access to agendas and minutes. People will be able to watch the whole session or clips of video featuring a particular agenda item. Heider is hoping to have the project up and running by the end of the year.

  • Cold comfort: Jeffco's cold-case investigator looks into the past to solve murders

    Judy Pillman, a 24-year-old Denver woman, got out of a car on Oct. 16, 1986, just east of downtown on her way to an alcoholics anonymous meeting.

    She was never seen alive again.

    Her body was found 10 days later in an overgrown ravine on the west side of Chatfield Reservoir. Investigators back then were unable to find her killer and could never provide her family with answers.

    Pillman's murder is one of nearly 40 cold cases under review by Jefferson County sheriff's Investigator Cheryl Moore, the lone member of the Cold Case Unit.