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Today's News

  • Player, coach exit in style

    LITTLETON — Former Columbine soccer coach Peter Horvath got to reprise a familiar role Aug. 3, while former Chatfield defender Tommy Fritze played an unfamiliar position at the annual Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state game.

  • Fairway to heaven (not)

    SOUTH JEFFCO — In a major setback to golf course etiquette, a bogeyman punched holes in a putting green one dark night recently at the Meadows Golf Course, spelling out a profane word and leaving course personnel tee-d off. The vandal ended his spree in the verdant setting by sculpting a male appendage in a sand trap.

  • Second Paschall case ends in mistrial

    A Jeffco jury deadlocked for the second time in six months on whether former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall tried to solicit a kickback from a political appointee in the twilight of his term.

    Jurors could not reach a verdict on the charge of compensation for past official behavior. In Paschall’s first trial in February, the jury found him not guilty of attempted theft but also deadlocked on the compensation charged.

  • Capturing courage: Couple's documentary headed to Hollywood film festival

    South Jeffco residents Cortni and Jeff Mullin are getting ready to send their baby off to California.

    At least, that’s the way it feels.

    The married couple worked as producers of the short documentary “Teresa,” which will be part of the Feel Good Film Festival Aug. 22-24 in Hollywood.

    For the Mullinses, having their film shown at the festival is a pleasant surprise after two years of pouring blood, sweat and tears into the project.

  • Rebels in Rockies' future

    It seems everyone has an idea for what players will and won’t help the Colorado Rockies claw their way back from a World Series hangover.

    Trade? Sign? Get reinforcements?

    Never fear, Columbine seniors Cody Hagen and Steve Autenrieth are here.

    OK, OK, so they’re not going to dislodge Willy Taveras or Yorvit Torrealba anytime soon, but they are joining the Rockies Scout Team this fall.

  • Angling for a niche

    It’s no wonder Jay Nolly loves fishing almost as much as he does soccer.

    Nolly, a 2000 graduate of Chatfield Senior High School and two-time national champion goalkeeper at Indiana University, has done all the right things during his young professional career, yet he has still watched potentially bigger and better opportunities swim agonizingly by, just out of reach.

  • Culture of thrift missing in government

    The New York Times recently ran an interesting front-page article about Diane McLeod, a Philadelphia woman who is struggling to dig herself out from under a mountain of consumer debt. Her plight is hardly unique. According to the Times, the average household carries credit card debt of $8,565, which is 15 percent higher than in 2000.

    Other statistics are equally sobering. The Times reports that “household debt, including mortgages and credit cards, represents 19 percent of household assets, according to the Fed, compared with 13 percent in 1980.”

  • Deja vu: Second Paschall trial under way

    It was dj vu all over again in Jefferson County Courtroom 5D.

    Sixty-four new potential jurors filed into the room for former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall's second kickback trial, but all else was a replay of the February day when Paschall’s first trial began. Paschall was there with defense attorney David Lane, and his family was there to support him. Deputy District Attorneys Tom Jackson and Sean Clifford were there again, hoping this time they can convict Paschall of a second charge against him — compensation for past official behavior.

  • Older Zamora found guilty of first-degree murder

    The older of two brothers on trial in the April 2007 murder of 20-year-old Dylan Newman was convicted July 28 of first-degree felony murder and faces life in prison, while his younger brother was found guilty of a lone charge of reckless manslaughter.

    Adam Zamora, 22, also was convicted of reckless manslaughter, aggravated robbery, and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

    His younger brother, Aaron, 20, was found innocent of three other counts and was granted a bond hearing. Aaron faces two to six years in prison on the reckless manslaughter charge.

  • Are DNC's green rules real or just for show?

    Hannah Hayes

    I work in a presumably green industry. A few months ago there was a giant 45,000-person national trade show all set up for recycling. It’s far too easy to still recall the image of the huge mountains of trash in and around the carefully labeled bins. Recently I started getting “natural” electronic signatures that claim the way to go green is to think twice about printing out an e-mail. Really? Could it be that easy?