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Today's News

  • Gift from one local angel touches many

    Dolores Wood believes in angels.

    "There's angels all over the house," Wood said with a gentle smile, pointing to the various glass figurines arranged around the living room of her South Jeffco home.

    But Wood recently encountered an angel outside her home — a stranger who paid for more than $200 in medications needed for her daughter Trudy's cancer treatment.

  • Noonan brought populist approach to DNC

    South Jeffco resident Paula Noonan was thrilled to cast her vote for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. But Noonan believed that her duties as a delegate went much further.

  • Accident kills Littleton man

    Bradley J. Miller, 24, of Littleton died about 10:30 a.m. Aug. 27 when his car was broadsided by a truck at South Simms Street and West Bowles Avenue.

    Miller was stopped at a red light east on West Bowles, and police said he pulled his car into the intersection while the light was still red into the path of a Dodge Ram truck driven by Christopher Dalton, 20, of Littleton.

    Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. Krystle Rankin, 25, of Fort Collins was in the car with Miller and sustained serious injuries. She was taken to Swedish Hospital.

  • Software takes on the hard job of planning road work

    To maintain county roads each year, the Jeffco Road and Bridge Department burns through 114,000 tons of asphalt and 650,000 gallons of diesel fuel — on a network of roads that adds up to 2,860 lane-miles.

    Add to that the soaring costs of fuel and asphalt and the tight times faced by the county budget, and the human mind boggles at finding the most cost-efficient ways to plug the potholes.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Chargers excited about prospects

    Three years ago when Tara Emily took over the Chatfield gymnastics program, things were in dire shape.

  • Asian influence, exotic brews come together in stylish tea cafe

    Fueled by a passion for Asian-style tea, a Columbine area couple have created a striking café that reinvents the ancient leaf into something trendy and exotic but also affordable.

    InTea, at 8174 S. Kipling Parkway in the Jefferson Marketplace, features an exhaustive array of  handpicked, whole-leaf, artisan teas from all over the world. The décor is spa-like and earthy, with feng shui touches everywhere.

  • Rebels looking to remain in power

    “Staying power” is a phrase that few Jefferson County League programs have been able to attach to themselves over the past decade or more.

    GiveColumbine just a little moretime.

    The Rebels are fresh off running the table in Class 5A Jeffco and pounding out a very respectable 24-7 season that saw them pull off big-time victories in the regional and state tournaments – destinations that have haunted Jeffco schools of late.

  • Parent group gives failing grade to earlier school start

    The lack of enthusiasm for school openings in mid-August is beginning to take its toll.

    Jefferson County Schools started on Aug. 12, except Conifer and Evergreen schools, which started Aug. 19.

    But Superintendent Cindy Stevenson told parents Aug. 21 the district is reconsidering its decision to begin classes earlier.

    Speaking at a regular meeting of the school board, Stevenson said: “We are working on doing a later start. Everybody wants a later start. Everyone also wants a mini-break in October, and they want finals to end before Christmas.”

  • Chatfield could find domination through unification

    Lest anyone think the Chatfield Chargers get their Class 5A Jefferson County League titles served to them on a silver platter of high numbers and an embarrassment of riches, coach Paul Moline sees a little blue in the team’s burgundy this season.

    Call it a blue-collar work rate that very well could define this team, which will be keeping with the tradition of skill and depth at the school.

  • Coffman, Eng squaring off in 6th Congressional District

    After Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman won the bruising, four-way Republican primary in the 6th Congressional District, many political pundits pegged him as the next congressman from the GOP stronghold.

    But Arapahoe County Democrat Hank Eng hopes to prove the pundits wrong.

    Eng, an engineer and pilot with experience in the Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development,      is quick to remind anyone that the 6th Congressional District "is not a Republican entitlement."