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Today's News

  • Chargers wrap up Jeffco League title with win over Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers have shown during the boys soccer regular season that they have plenty of talent.

    The Chargers have solid goalkeeping, a seamless defense, a midfield that can play the ball direct or wide to either wing, and plenty of forwards and attacking midfielders that can finish. So ee

  • Chargers steamroll Rebels

    Columbine held its Senior Night on Oct. 17, but it was Chatfield’s lone senior that stole the show.

    In a Class 5A Jefferson County League volleyball match that featured big hitters on both sides of the net, Alysa Heath emerged as the most dominant force.

  • Rebels fall to eventual state champs in quarterfinals

    AURORA — Run support figured to be Columbine’s biggest challenge at the state tournament.

    It was.

    The Rebels got the usual outstanding pitching from senior fireballer Kelsey O’Brien, but the bats were left in the cave.

    Seventh-seeded Columbine advanced to the Class 5A state quarterfinals with a nailbiting 1-0 victory over No. 10 Brighton, before being ousted Oct. 17 by eventual champions and No. 2 seed Legacy in a 4-0 defeat.

  • Homecoming a sweet one for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — Teams are supposed to win their Homecoming games with relative ease in front of their alumni.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles lived up to that assumption and then some, thrashing Golden 59-3 Oct. 17 at Jefferson County Stadium in a Class 4A West Metro League game.

    For the Eagles it was their fourth consecutive win, all in blowout fashion, outscoring their opponents 259-11 in that span.

  • Foothills' 2009 budget freezes salaries, trims maintenance

    The proposed 2009 budget for the financially strapped Foothills Park and Recreation District marks a "crossroads" for the district, according to executive director Ron Hopp.

    Cuts will be made in equipment maintenance, employee pay and building repairs, but Hopp says the district is only delaying the inevitable.

  • Jeffco feeling the effects of economic downturn

    The recent economic news has been unsettling at best, and Jefferson County isn’t immune.

  • County projects spending boost, lagging revenue in 2009

    Jefferson County's projected 2009 budget calls for $395 million in spending, while projecting only $363 million in revenues.

    The budget,unveiled Oct. 14, could change by the time the final version is approved in December. The county commissioners will be meeting with elected officials, division heads and the public as they fine-tune the spending plan.

    The budget plans on spending $394.9 million in 2009, a 3.3 percent increase over 2008. To balance the budget, the county will have to use $32 million in past surpluses and cash from savings.

  • Jeffco elections office inundated with calls the first day of early voting

    The Jefferson County elections office was inundated with calls Oct. 20, Colorado's first day of early voting in the 2008 general election.

    "They're experiencing a large volume of calls, but since it's the first day of early voting, that's not unexpected," said Kathryn Heider, spokeswoman for Jefferson County.

    Heider said people can still call the elections office at 303-271-8111 or check www.votejeffco.com for information on voter registration or on early-voting locations.

    "We're trying to put up as much on the website as we can," Heider said.

  • Early voting under way

    Eight early-voting sites are now open in Jeffco for voters who want to cast ballots in person.

    Unlike voting on Election Day, when voters must visit an assigned neighborhood precinct, early voting allows any Jefferson County to visit any early-voting site.

    Early voting ends Friday, Oct. 31. Ballots can be turned in at the following locations from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday:

    • Jefferson County Administrative & Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden

    • South Jeffco Motor Vehicle, 6004 S. Kipling Street No. A

  • Jeffco schools OK later start date in 2009-10

    Jeffco Public Schools has changed its calendar for the 2009-10 school year, with a later start date than students had this school year.

    The new start date for all students will be Aug. 24 after many Jeffco parents voiced concern that this year’s calendar start date on Aug. 12 was too early. The district asked both staff and parents to respond to an online calendar survey, and based on the responses, the district has amended the 2009-10 school calendar.