.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • County department heads get big bonuses amid budget woes

    Amid talk of budget woes and the possibility that some county workers would get no raises at all, some Jeffco department heads snagged raises and bonuses that totaled up to $20,000 over the last 18 months.

    Two of the department heads that report directly to County Administrator Jim Moore — Administrative Services Director Todd Leopold and Transportation and Development Director Tim Carl — each received $10,000 base-pay increases in 2007, along with $5,000 bonuses in 2007 and 2008.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Young Chargers show promise

    DENVER — When the Chatfield Chargers were good Sept. 3 at Mullen, they were very good.

    When the Chargers were young, they were very young.

    The junior-dominated Chargers veered through all phases against the Mustangs and ended up learning another of life’s lessons.

  • Q&A with District 1 county commission candidates

    Following are unedited transcripts of question-and-answer sessions with District 1 county commission candidates, courtesy of Plan Jeffco.

    1. What do you intend to achieve if you are elected or re-elected County Commissioner?

  • Thieves target vehicles in residential neighborhoods

    A significant number of thefts from parked cars were reported in Jefferson County's south precinct recently.

    The majority of the activity occurred on residential streets and driveways and in apartment or condominium parking lots. Neighborhoods south of West Bowles Avenue between Simms Street and Kipling Avenue (Powderhorn, Stanton Farms, Alpers Farm) showed the greatest concentration of activity.

  • Q&A with District 2 county commission candidates

    Following are unedited transcripts of question-and-answer sessions with District 2 county commission candidates, courtesy of Plan Jeffco.

    1. What do you intend to achieve if you are elected or re-elected County Commissioner?

    Zulauf: If elected as County Commissioner, my primary goals will be land preservation, water conservation, and ecologically responsible development in Jefferson County.

  • Ken Caryl student hit by car

    A 13-year-old Ken Caryl Middle School student was injured Sept. 4 when she was hit by a car in front of the school.

    Danielle K. Barker, 13, was walking across Ken Caryl Avenue in a designated crosswalk when she was hit by a 1997 black Cadillac Catera driven by Dustin Wert, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    Barker was taken by ambulance to Littleton Hospital, then by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Denver.

  • Reporter witnesses a page from U.S. history

    Even now, as the memories of the Democratic National Convention are starting to fade, the crowds and cameras have left, and the speeches turned into expired sound bites — I’ve come to understand that history is served best when it is not regurgitated back as a spectator sport.

  • Motorcycle deaths increasing every year

    As chief of the Colorado State Patrol and a motorcycle rider for the past 14 years, I know there is nothing like the freedom and exhilaration of riding a motorcycle in our beautiful state. But with that freedom come responsibility and certainly some danger. Every year for the past nine years, the number of motorcyclists killed on our nation’s highways has increased. And sadly, motorcycle fatalities in Colorado are on the rise — from 45 fatalities in 1995, doubling to 90 deaths in 2007. The majority of last year’s deaths occurred between May and October.

  • Chargers looking to improve finish at state in '08

    The Chatfield boys tennis team finished eighth at the state tournament last year and long-time coach Carey Brading is optimistic that his squad can improve on that result this season.

    Unlike last year, when all but three varsity players were lost to graduation, Brading has a large cast of talented returning players.

  • Eagles, Appel eager to defend

    The pitter patter of runners jogging up and down neighborhood streets is back. Yes, it is cross-country season again, and it should be an interesting year for both boys and girls at Dakota Ridge, Columbine and Chatfield high schools, as they seek to improve on last year’s achievements.

    Well, most of them anyway.

    For the Dakota Ridge girls, it is almost impossible to improve on its state championship season of a year ago, setting a record low with 28 points at the Class 5A state meet.