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Today's News

  • Jeffco deputies endorse Bane for commissioner

    A group representing nearly 300 Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies and sheriff's office employees is throwing its support behind Jason Bane in the District 2 county commission race.

  • McCasky, Bane trade barbs at candidate forum

    Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky took most of the heat Sept. 15 in the first forum for the five county commission candidates.

    Republican McCasky, the only incumbent, faces two challengers in District 2 in the Nov. 4 election: Democrat Jason Bane and Scott Zulauf of the Green Party. Jeffco Treasurer Faye Griffin, a Republican, and state Sen. Sue Windels, a Democrat, are battling for the District 1 commission seat, vying to replace Jim Congrove, who decided not to seek a second term.

  • Eagles overcome weather, Rams

    It’s a good thing that softball players don’t melt in the rain.

    In a drizzle which turned into a downpour Sept. 11, the Dakota Ridge Eagles defeated the Green Mountain Rams 7-1 in a game which never saw the end of the gray and dreary weather. The temperature hovered in the 50s and the rain just got heavier and heavier.

  • Jeffco ponies up another $930,000 for '08 fuel costs

    The Jefferson County commissioners had to shift more than $930,000 from a contingency fund to pay for fuel for the rest of 2008.

    "I don't anticipate it is going to get any better," said Buck Benke, the county's director of fleet services.

    More than half of the money — $545,330 — will go to the fleet services fund, and the remaining $385,000 will go to the patrol fund for law enforcement vehicles.

  • Amendments 46, 48 raise difficult questions

    Hannah Hayes

  • Crash on U.S. 285 kills Morrison woman

    Kelsey J. Hays of Morrison was killed Sept. 17 when she drove her car the wrong way on U.S. 285 and hit another car head-on.

    Hays, 24, was driving south in the northbound lanes between Wadsworth and Kipling about 1:20 a.m. and hit a car driven by Wynne A. Warren of Buena Vista. Warren, 53, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Swedish Medical Center. Hays was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Clement Park to host fifth annual Josh and Gus's Run for a Reason

    Lunden and Patrick MacDonald put their son Angus down to sleep one June night in 2003, and he never woke up.

    Angus, whom they lovingly called "Gus," was a normal 18-month-old child in seemingly perfect health.

    "It was horrible," Lunden MacDonald said on a drizzly day five years after the death of her first son. "We had nowhere to turn."

  • Dittemore challenging Kerr — again — in HD 28

    Tom Dittemore has been the Democratic candidate in state House District 28 in every election since 2002, and he’s making his fourth bid for the seat this November. Standing in his way is Republican incumbent Jim Kerr, who is seeking a third term.

    The two men say they like each other, but Dittemore says Kerr needs to step up a bit more.

  • Rebels pass first test

    Megan Koop and her Columbine teammates weren’t going to let a rare nonleague crowd go home disappointed Sept. 10. Even if it meant playing after knocking yourself loopy.

    Koop banged her head hard enough on the floor against Cheyenne Mountain that the details got a little clouded. But the senior came back, just like the Rebels, as they overcame Class 4A powerhouse Cheyenne Mountain 25-17, 16-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12 in thrilling fashion.

  • Nail-biter

    Chatfield didn’t accomplish everything it set out to do Sept. 12 against top-ranked Bear Creek.

    But, what the No. 10 Chargers did in the 26-20 Class 5A Big 8 League loss was more than enough to serve notice around the state that Chatfield football is now a program to be taken seriously.