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Today's News

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Chatfield lacrosse nets first-ever playoff win

    ARVADA — Max Erickson could sense the end was near for Smoky Hill.

    After getting off to a sluggish start in its first-ever playoff game, Chatfield's boys lacrosse team opened and closed the third quarter on a tear.

  • Ken-Caryl gets its tax increase

    The Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District was successful in the bid to raise its mill levy May 6, as the proposal was approved with nearly 73 percent of the vote.

    The 2.5-mill increase passed with 3,072 votes in favor and 1,142 against, according to the Ken-Caryl website. The vote authorizes the first tax increase since the district was formed in 1988. The 19 percent increase will cost the owner of a house valued at $500,000 an extra $100 a year, as the levy increases to 15.209 mills from the current 12.709.

  • A staple of success

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the Columbine Courier on March 21, 2007.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Eagles jump out to big lead, hold on to top Buffaloes

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s girls soccer playoff game against Smoky Hill felt like a horror movie – things got really interested just after you thought the antagonist was dead and buried.

  • Foothills tax increase defeated again

    For the second time in less than two years, the Foothills Park & Recreation District has seen a bid to raise taxes defeated at the polls.

    By a vote of 54.3 percent to 45.7 percent, district voters rejected a proposed 3-mill increase to a levy of 10.65 mills, which the district said was needed for capital repairs, equipment replacement, operational costs and maintenance.

    The actual vote count was 8,163 opposed and 6,867 in favor, according to Foothills' website.

  • Should we start using the metric system?

    Hannah Hayes

    The English imperial system of measurement remains in use among three countries — Liberia, Myanmar and the United States. It would be to our benefit if we jumped over to the clearly superior and simpler-to-use metric system.

    Since the 1960s, the International System of Units, which is based on the metric system, has been the internationally recognized standard for commercial and scientific purposes.

  • Democrats nominate Eng to run for Tancredo congressional seat

    Just hours after the Dakota Ridge High School gym was packed with students raising money to fight cancer, it was filled again May 3 with another boisterous crowd.

    But this time people from all walks of life were fighting for their presidential candidate, and vying for the opportunity to take that fight to the Democratic National Convention in August.

  • 'A' is for amelioration

    SOUTH JEFFCO — The letter "a" and the word "aardvark" battled for the distinction of being the first word in the dictionary last week at a South Jeffco apartment. The battle — waged by a man and woman sharing an apartment on West Burgundy Avenue — caused a disturbance so loud that deputies had to respond. The first deputy at the scene heard yelling inside the apartment. There was no response when he knocked on the door, so he knocked on the bedroom window.

  • Security assistance for DNC discussed in secret, for now

    Denver-area law enforcement agencies will work together to provide security for the Democratic National Convention in August, and Jefferson County will contribute sheriff's deputies and resources.

    But specifics related to Jeffco's plans for the assistance are, for now, being dealt with in secret, as a pre-planning briefing for county commissioners was held behind closed doors April 29.

  • Rebels' run comes to an end in district final

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — This senior class from Columbine will always be remembered as one of the most-talented in school history.

    Starting with a state baseball championship as sophomores to a football title and return trip to the state baseball tourney as juniors, the class achieved many things others only dream of.