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Today's News

  • Six running for three Foothills board seats

    Residents of the Foothills Park and Recreation District will have a lot to think about before marking the ballots that will be sent to voters in mid-April.

    In addition to voting “yes” or “no” on whether to increase the property tax by 3 mills, they are being asked to choose three new members of the board of directors.

  • County postpones decision on Rock expansion

    Authorities postponed a decision on the proposed rezoning and addition to The Rock of Southwest Baptist Church until April 15 to allow more time for the public hearing.

    About 100 people, mostly from the Westridge and Reflections neighborhoods in South Jefferson County, jammed the hearing room to appeal to the county commissioners at 9 a.m. April 8.

    Some 17 attendees testified against the proposed church expansion at 10393 W. Alamo Place before discussion was cut off at 11:30 for scheduling reasons.

  • Tipsy's set to open: 87,000-square-foot store will offer dizzying variety of beer, wine, liquor

    The beer is being chilled. The fine wines fill racks that sport informative signs detailing the country and region of origin. A mind-boggling variety of hard liquor awaits the first customers.

    Tipsy’s Liquor World, the behemoth of a liquor store just east of C-470 at West Bowles Avenue and South Alkire Street, is finally scheduled to open April 11. “This is the adult way to play,” said Donna Levine, owner of the store, “We want people to stay all day and visit, check things out and be a part of the atmosphere.”

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Rod Stewart he wasn’t

  • Eagles pour it on Wildcats

    LAKEWOOD — Generosity doesn’t come often in Jeffco baseball.

    So when Arvada West started crumbling in the third inning April 5 at All-Star Park, the Dakota Ridge Eagles were more than happy to bring the house down.

  • CoHope votes no on Foothills tax increase

    A coalition of South Jeffco homeowner groups voted not to support the 3-mill property tax increase being sought by the Foothills Park and Recreation District in May.

    CoHope, or Council of Homeowner Organizations for a Planned Environment, represents 32 homeowner associations and meets monthly at The Peak Rec Center to discuss community concerns.

  • County will review amphitheater changes

    The community will have a chance to weigh in on plans by the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield to upgrade its amphitheater after the organization submitted a pre-application to the Jeffco planning office on April 8.

    The move comes after confusion about whether the Gardens needed to submit its plan to the county at all, considering it is on federal land.

  • Kopp: Gov. sinks bipartisan effort to create rainy-day fund

    State Sen. Mike Kopp, R-South Jeffco, said a bipartisan effort to create a state “rainy-day fund” to prepare for an imminent recession was torpedoed by the governor’s office last week.

    But a Democrat who participated in the negotiations says that although Kopp and his Republican colleagues were “thinking in the right direction,” the deal was based on incomplete information, and the governor made the right call.

  • Chatfield drops first Jeffco League game

    The Class 5A Jefferson County League baseball game between Arvada West and Chatfield was originally for April 3 at Chatfield Senior High School. Then the wacky spring weather took over and moved the game back a day.

    It was not worth the wait for the Chargers.

  • County debates the ethics of ethics policy

    The subject of ethics is no stranger to employees of Jefferson County, and the county government recently has addressed the issue as well.

    Commissioner Jim Congrove is irked by the lack of a formal ethics policy. But County Administrator Jim Moore says that Congrove’s past legal battles have played a central role in the lack of a formal policy.