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Today's News

  • Griffin accused of campaign finance violation

    Jefferson County Treasurer Faye Griffin will go before an administrative judge Sept. 30 after being accused of a campaign finance violation in her quest to become the next District 1 county commissioner.

    Nancy C. Johnson, a Lakewood attorney, filed a formal complaint with the Colorado secretary of state's office Sept. 17 alleging that Griffin broke the law by not listing the occupations and employers of 11 donors who gave her campaign $1,550. The donations were listed in a state campaign-finance filing through July 17.

  • In the line of fire: 5 amendments should be defeated

    When witnesses testified about being in untenable situations before legislative committees on which Cliff Bryan served in the mid-’80s, the folksy appliance salesman-turned-state representative from Loveland often said, “It seems like we’ve put these people between the fire hydrant and the dog.”

  • In the line of fire: 5 amendments should be defeated

    When witnesses testified about being in untenable situations before legislative committees on which Cliff Bryan served in the mid-’80s, the folksy appliance salesman-turned-state representative from Loveland often said, “It seems like we’ve put these people between the fire hydrant and the dog.”

    Colorado voters find themselves in the dog’s direct line of fire this fall as unnecessary and competing citizen initiatives have found their way onto our ballot.

  • Farmers take it to Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — The two facets of offensive football were laid bare on a sunny Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles passed and ran for small chunks of yardage Sept. 20, moving the ball deliberately and delicately down the field against the Wheat Ridge Farmers.

    The Farmers, however, went for minimum effort and maximum gain – big plays and big results.

  • Karate instructor nabs burglary suspect

    A burglary suspect got a rude awakening Sept. 16 after emerging from Front Range Christian Elementary School.

    The suspect exited the back of the school into an alley, and he was confronted by Kevin Kowalczik, a martial arts instructor and co-owner of ProRank Karate.

    "We were training and getting ready for a competition, doing some extra training for one of the classes," Kowalczik said. "I happened to look out the back door, and I saw a guy walking down the alley looking kind of shady."

  • Correction

    An article discussing early and mail voting in the Sept. 24 issue incorrectly stated the Jeffco elections office phone number. The correct number is: (303) 271-8111. Thanks to the reader who pointed it out. We regret the error.

  • Chargers blank Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — For a little more than 40 minutes, the Chatfield Chargers boys soccer team threw the bathtub, cabinets, a set of dishes and a chair at the Columbine Rebels.

    Then the Chargers threw the proverbial kitchen sink and the floodgates opened.

    The Chargers hammered away at Lakewood Memorial Field before finally breaking through in the 44th minute to spark 3-0 Class 5A Jefferson County League rivalry victory on Sept. 18.

  • Rebels finally top Bears

    In her ideal scenario, Danielle Steele ends the game with a towering home run.

    She’ll have to settle for hustle and a bit of luck.

    While it wasn’t the prettiest way to score a game-winning run, Columbine was just happy to finally be on the positive side of the scoreboard against Bear Creek.

  • Chargers make quick work of Eagles

    There’s going to be times when the youthful Chatfield volleyball team shows its inexperience.

    There’s also going to be instances when the Chargers flash glimpses of talent, that once refined, could return the Chargers back to the top of the Class 5A Jefferson County League Standings.

  • Local veterinarian treats bobcat hit by car

    A bobcat that was hit by a car on C-470 the morning of Sept. 23 should make a full recovery, said the doctor who performed three hours of surgery on the animal.

    Dr. Dan Brod, the doctor who treated the 8-month-old female at Deer Creek Animal Hospital in South Jeffco, said the surgery went well, but the young feline will need some rest and recovery time.

    "If the cat does way too much too soon, that would be bad," Brod said. "The cat is semi-confined, and we're taking our time."