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Today's News

  • Democratic electorate more female-driven

    While roughly the same number men and women registered as Republicans and unaffiliated voters participated in the election earlier this month, women made up roughly 60 percent of Democrats who voted.
    While it’s not immediately obvious why this distinction occurred or how it might have influenced the election, if it continues into next year’s mid-term election cycle, it could play an important role in determining Colorado’s next governor, other statewide elected officials and control of the legislature.

  • Columbine defeats Regis in 5A quarterfinals

     

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine Rebels are headed to the semifinals.

    Under the Friday night lights of Jeffco Stadium, the No. 3-seeded Rebels overcame a halftime deficit against No. 6 Regis Jesuit to defeat their Raider foes 28-18 in the quarterfinal round of the 5A football state playoffs.

    “We get to live for another week, don’t we? We get to go to practice and spend Thanksgiving week together,” head coach Andy Lowry said. “It’s one week at a time right now in the playoffs.”

  • Chatfield’s title dream dashed by Pueblo West

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    PUEBLO — This wasn’t the way it was supposed to end.

    “It’s tough,” Chatfield football coach Bret McGatlin said moments after the Chargers’ season came to an abrupt end with a 24-21 loss to Pueblo West on Saturday at Cyclone Stadium in Pueblo. “The guys really felt like they had the opportunity to go all the way this year.”

  • D’Evelyn basketball hopes to stay strong this season

    For the past few years, D’Evelyn basketball has been a force to be reckoned with in the 4A Jeffco league, and the boys and girls both hope to carry that success into this upcoming season and perhaps improve upon their standings.

    Last season, the Jaguar girls made it to the Sweet 16 before falling to No. 2 Pueblo West, and that was a step back for them. The two years before, they made it to the Great 8.

    With the team comprised of mostly seniors and juniors, the Jaguars are hoping to return to Great-ness, or maybe even a little better.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Math problem
    WEST QUINCY AVENUE
    — Not long ago, Cole replaced about 50 feet of his back fence with clean, new boards. Not long after that, he found the bright-red number “47” spray-painted across the pristine pickets. With no active feuds in the neighborhood and no idea what the significance of the number 47 might be, Cole asked JCSO to weigh in. Arriving in full investigation mode, deputies had nothing to investigate because the energetic Cole had already “sanded” away the evidence. Officers 86ed the case.

  • The American great divide
  • It’s the new normal

    Whether as kids we lived in a close-knit community like Evergreen or a big city elsewhere, the Cold War scared us. That was our normal. Now, a quarter-century after that war wound down, we live with a new war. New threats. A new normal. The Halloween slaughter by an Islamic terrorist on a Manhattan bike path made us conscious of it yet again. No matter where we live.

  • Gonzales pleads not guilty to child abuse charges

    The man accused of seriously injuring a toddler pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of felony child abuse with seriously bodily harm.

    Joshua James Gonzales, 22, will return to court Jan. 17 for a motions hearing. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Gonzales posted a $100,000 cash or surety bond on Oct. 27 and is no longer in custody.

  • Community solar garden is considered

    The town of Morrison may one day receive power from a community solar garden.

    After hearing a presentation from Oak Leaf Energy Partners of Denver in a Nov. 7 town meeting, the board of directors decided to move forward with the data-collection process. The company has been around for about 12 years and has completed approximately 70 projects similar to one it proposed for Morrison.

  • Morrison’s Flights Wine Café on the move

    While Flights Wine Café is not closing its doors for good, the Morrison business is saying goodbye to the quaint and quirky cottage it currently calls home.