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Today's News

  • Should third parties be on fringe of politics?

    Hannah Hayes

  • Kids: Cherish your youth

    Do you want to know how my weekend was?

    Do you really want to know?

    OK, I’ll tell you.

    If this tells you anything, the highlight was installing a new toilet.

    As a new home owner, tackling any home-improvement project (within reason, mind you) is something that, these days, I look forward to.

    I honestly never thought I’d say that.

  • The buck stops here

    When Mark Hubbard starts work each morning in the Jefferson County treasurer's office, he has hundreds of millions of reasons to pay very close attention to his job.

    Hubbard administers the county’s 15 bank accounts and also manages Jeffco’s investment portfolio, which totaled more than $288 million as of July 30.

    "It's interesting to get to manage money," the unassuming Hubbard said. "Eventually, you get used to it, and it's just numbers."

  • South Jeffco's Noonan eager to cast vote for Obama at Dem convention

    Longtime Jeffco Democratic activist Paula Noonan is set to play a role in history when she casts a vote for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention next week.

    Noonan, 60, was elected as an Obama delegate from the 6th Congressional District, which includes Jefferson, Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert and part of Park counties. She is looking forward to casting her vote for the Illinois senator from the convention floor at the Pepsi Center.

  • Hearts flutter over Fannie Mae

    Ears perked up in the wood-paneled Jefferson County commissioners' briefing room on Aug. 5 when the words "county investments" and "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac" were used in the same sentence.

    The man who spoke the words county investment officer Mark Hubbard was briefing the commissioners on the county's investment portfolio. Of the $288.9 million invested, $188 million is invested in the recently troubled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Paschall won't be tried a third time

    It's over.

    District Attorney Scott Storey took two swings at prosecuting former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall after Paschall was accused of soliciting a kickback on his way out of the treasurer's office. Both times Storey missed.

    He's decided not to risk a strikeout.

  • Falcons out to draw some attention

    This year is gravy for the Front Range Christian golf team.

    As a second-year program, the Falcons are probably not on anyone’s radar, especially following the addition of Class 3A to the golf scene. So while the state is talking about the “country clubs” at Kent Denver and Colorado Academy, they just might be talking about Min Kyu Jeon come October.

    Jeon, a junior from South Korea, will lead the senior-less Falcons for the next two seasons as they prepare to move into uncharted territory.

  • 'The Birds,' part two

    SOUTH JEFFCO — A Hitchcock-esque tale unfolded recently in South Jeffco when a pair of feuding neighbors told their stories to a deputy. It seems one of the apartment dwellers had cried foul because of his neighbor’s loud music, but rather than simply squawk about it, the man allegedly persuaded local birds to drop bombs on his neighbor’s vehicle.

  • Jeffco League tougher than ever

    One powerhouse exits, another enters.

    With Wheat Ridge making the move down to Class 4A from 5A, things appeared to get a little easier for those remaining teams in the Jefferson County League.

    Not so fast.

    While the Farmers, perennial state title contenders, will no longer have to be dealt with, a newcomer has moved onto the block and is already commanding respect.

  • Chowdhury resigns from school board

    Embattled South Jeffco school board member Vince Chowdhury has resigned his seat effective Aug. 21.

    "I have made this decision after a long conversation with my family," Chowdhury said in an e-mail to supporters of his Democratic primary campaign for House District 22. He lost the primary Aug. 12 to Camille Ryckman. "It is extremely difficult for me to step down; however, I must do what is in the best interest of my family."