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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Foothills weighs fee increases

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District is tackling the sensitive topic of raising fees for youth sports associations, swimming pools, golf and exercise classes in the aftermath of the failure of the mill-levy elections in May and November.

    “Fee increases will probably play a large part in the 2009 budget process,” said executive director Ron Hopp, speaking at the regular meeting of the Foothills board on Sept. 9 at The Peak Wellness Center. The first draft of the 2009 budget is to be presented at a public meeting Oct. 14.

  • Motivated Cougars blitz Rebels in nonleague tilt

    EVERGREEN — While soccer will always be a game between two teams, Evergreen’s 4-1 cross-classification victory over Columbine on Sept. 12 does have a third side.

    Blame it all on the Alameda Pirates.

    See, the Pirates pulled off a surprising 1-0 victory over Evergreen on Sept. 10 and that got the Cougars’ attention and anger. Columbine coach Brian Todd noticed the score and couldn’t help but start thinking the game was there for the taking.

  • As the season wanes, Summerset hosts one last dog day

    The competitors were keyed up. It didn't matter that the grass was wet, the weather was a bit cool, or the turf was chewed up from Summerset's car show the day before.

    No, the competitors were stoked — those with four legs as well as those with two — at Summerset's fifth annual Fun Day for Dogs on Sept. 14 at Clement Park.

  • Palin power: Thousands turn out to see VP nominee at Jeffco Fairgrounds

    Doors opened at 7 a.m. Sept. 15 for Sarah Palin’s appearance at the Westernaires Equestrian Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, but that wasn't early enough for some.

    Thousands turned out to see the Alaska governor, who has electrified the campaign of Sen. John McCain since he named her as his running mate.

  • Palin an overnight success, years in the making

    Immediately following the Democratic National Convention, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed Barack Obama leading John McCain by a comfortable 50-43 margin. USA Today/Gallup’s prior poll, released before the convention, showed Obama leading 48-45. The net difference of four points was the “bounce” provided by the convention.