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Today's News

  • Can't spoil her party

    Let the Dakota Ridge Eagles girls basketball team eat cake. They certainly deserved it Mar. 1.

    After getting roughed up on the boards by George Washington and in danger of getting roughed up all over, the Eagles leaned heavily on their age an experience.

  • Missing but not forgotten

    DENVER — A family’s frantic emotions in the face of a missing child were remembered at the state Capitol on Feb. 29, as Allyn Atadero of South Jefferson County continued his push for improvements in search and rescue efforts.

  • Chatfield gives up lead, falls to Montbello in opening round

    With a first-round Class 5A playoff victory in reach, with separation finally achieved late in the fourth quarter of an exciting slugfest, the Chatfield Chargers blinked.

    And victory disappeared.

    Ahead by eight with 3:45 remaining, the Chargers gave up a 10-0 run to Montbello and bungled away their late attempts to tie or regain the lead in a 67-66 home defeat Feb. 27.

  • Defense attorneys serve up motions in Zamora murder trial

    Two mothers sit in courtroom 4E at the Jefferson County courthouse, and both ponder the lives of their sons.

    They sit on opposite sides of the center aisle, with the one on the left recalling April 3, 2007, when her son’s life was cut short, and the other, on the right, watching her two sons with their hands shackled to their waists, facing murder charges and prison sentences that could mark the end of their lives as they know them.

  • Sound the alarm, Chargers eliminate Golden Eagles

    In a game where both teams were mostly ice-cold from the floor, it's ironic that the fire alarm at Chatfield Senior High School went off moments after the Chargers’ 48-32 victory over Mountain Vista in the opening round of the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament.

  • Paschall to face second trial in alleged kickback scheme

    Former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall will face another trial related to charges that he tried to solicit a kickback from a political appointee on his way out of office in 2006.

    Paschall was charged with two felonies — criminal attempted theft and compensation for past official behavior — and was acquitted on the attempted theft charge Feb. 15. The jury deadlocked on the other charge on an 8-4 vote in favor of acquittal, according to one juror, but the Jeffco DA's office says it is confident it will get a conviction in a second trial.

  • There's so much to be proud of, where do you stop?

    Earlier this month, Barack Obama’s wife Michelle said that, “people in this country are ready for change and hungry for a different kind of politics and ee for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”

    At another speech later that day, she made a similar statement, saying that “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country ee not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

  • Sheriff's Calls: Stop in the name of pot

    Stop in the name of pot

  • Life stories live on: South Jeffco company captures memories and emotions on keepsake DVDs

    Several years ago, as her father battled leukemia, Bradie Walls thought about all the memories that could die with him.

    So Walls sat her father down and captured the stories he had to tell on video.

  • Repeat offender

    DENVER — New year. New emotions.

    As the 2008 Class 5A state wrestling tournament began Feb. 21 at the Pepsi Center, Dakota Ridge senior Stas Kardas was hoping to improve upon 2007’s sixth-place finish.