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Today's News

  • Lyons Ridge gets final approval

    Jefferson County commissioners have voted 2-1 in favor of a proposed subdivision near C-470 and U.S. 285 that will bring 230 homes to land near the scenic Dakota Hogback.

    The final hearing was June 10.

    The 284-acre parcel, owned by Colorado Christian University, will be sold to Shea Properties, which will complete the project. Abandoned buildings at the location from a former college campus will be torn down by December, a Shea representative said.

    Commissioner Kevin McCasky led the vote in favor of the development, with Commissioner Jim Congrove also approving it.

  • CDOT nixes beltway study; Jeffco vows to plow ahead

    The Colorado Department of Transportation cited a lack of funding June 9 in ending its study on completing the highway connection from C-470 to U.S. 36, a project Jeffco officials have been pushing hard.

    Although CDOT will end its study and publish a report on what it has learned to date in July, Jeffco officials vow to march forward in creating a highway to “buckle the beltway.”

  • Exempla may move out of The Peak

    The Exempla Family and Occupational Medicine clinic at The Peak Community and Wellness Center may be on its way out.

    Yannick LeRolland, director of IT services for Foothills Park & Recreation District, said a deal may be in the works to let Exempla vacate the space it occupies in The Peak in exchange for forgiveness of nearly $50,000 Foothills owes Exempla.

  • Pride, prejudice and Michelle Obama

    Hannah Hayes

    As spin doctors continue to weigh in on Michelle Obama’s comment, it must be obvious that even she would wish to restructure her proud-to-be-an-American sentence for more clear communication. In context, it seems that Michelle Obama was referring to the level of participation this year’s candidates have been able to bring to the primary process. It didn’t quite match the turnout in 1972, but came close. Can Michelle Obama be right that “hope is finally making a comeback”?

  • Lyons Ridge gets final approval

    Jefferson County commissioners have voted 2-to-1 in favor of a proposed subdivision near C-470 and U.S. 285 that will add 230 homes to that South Jefferson County.

    The final hearing for the Lyons Ridge rezoning application was June 10.

    Colorado Christian University, who owns the 284-acre parcel, will be selling land to Shea Properties for the development. Abandoned buildings at the location from a former college campus will be torn down by December, a Shea representative said.

  • Mustangs sweep Chargers

    DENVER – Taylor Rogers didn’t plead the fifth when asked how Chatfield got swept by Mullen in a doubleheader June 9.

    Rogers, instead, used the Bull Durham defense.

    "It was just one of those days where everybody was kind of lollygagging," Rogers said after the Chargers’ 14-game winning streak was halted and a losing streak began at Bill Swift Field.

    Coaches Skip and Larry would be proud of the honest assessment.

  • One last hurrah

    DENVER — While leads can disappear in a flash at Coors Field, the memories of playing there will not.

    Three local prep players got one last game at the Colorado Rockies ballpark Sunday, June 8, as a part of the annual Top 50 baseball game.

    The Silver team, with Dakota Ridge standouts Eric Cain and J.C. Ochoa, saw its lead evaporate in the bottom of the seventh as the Purple squad, which included Chatfield catcher Jake Davis, scored four runs to win 8-7.

  • Jefferson County Class 5A all-conference teams

    Boys lacrosse

    First team attack

    Dallin Hall, Chatfield

    Ryan Ripperton, Columbine

    Erik Gustafson, Golden

    Braxton Campbell, Summit

    Second team attack

    Mike Philbin, Evergreen

    Will Kaley, Wheat Ridge

    First team midfield

    Max Erickson, Chatfield

    Greg Kelsic, Chatfield

    Chase Kovari, Columbine

    Taylor Wells, Columbine

    Lucas Noble, Golden

    Matthew Bradley, Wheat Ridge

    Second team midfield

    Mitch Erickson, Chatfield

    Sam Dekoven, Evergreen

    Kellen Quackenbush, Golden

  • Cunningham preparing for the next level

    Curtis Cunningham is just a little guy again.

    Yes, it seems almost impossible to imagine that the Columbine graduate – a standout defensive lineman and hard-swinging first baseman – could ever be small in any situation, but he is. Figuratively speaking, of course.

    Cunningham started classes this week at the University of Colorado and began running and lifting weights last week with his new Buffaloes teammates in hopes of making coach Dan Hawkins’ squad this fall as a true freshman.

  • School district seeks funds for building upgrades, educational needs

    Taxpayers in Jefferson County will be asked to decide this fall whether to allow the school district to issue $323 million to $350 million in debt and assess taxpayers between $32 million and $36 million a year.

    The district is proposing a two-part program — the bond issue and a “mill levy override.” The mill levy override is an increase in the mill levy, above and beyond what taxpayers have previously approved.

    The mill levy override would cost a homeowner about $3.35 a month for each $100,000 of assessed valuation.