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Today's News

  • Review of 2008 legislature's work

    In less than three weeks, the 2008 legislative session will officially draw to a close. On all but a few key issues, its not too early to look back on the legislatures work and analyze what has been done good and bad.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    You started it

  • A message of hope and healing

    On a blustery Sunday in Clement Park, as people nearby played softball and soccer and flew kites, a small group gathered in the park’s northeast corner to remember what happened at Columbine High School on the same day nine years before.

    About 10 people were on hand as Nancy Dzurilla of New Life Church in Colorado Springs read Bible passages and shared thoughts and prayers for the victims of the Columbine shootings, their families and the victims of last year’s Virginia Tech shootings. The first anniversary of the Virginia Tech tragedy was marked last week.

  • Eagles keep soaring

    Ty Rosco’s dreams seeped into his reality Friday, April 18.

    That’s when Rosco stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs, two baserunners on board and rival Chatfield leading his Dakota Ridge squad 5-4.

  • Church gets preliminary OK from county to build youth center

    The Rock of Southwest Baptist Church came closer Tuesday morning to realizing its plan to add a two-story teen center building after a crucial vote of the Jefferson County commissioners.

    After two lengthy public hearings, two of three members of the board voted to endorse a version of the March 26 planning commission decision approving an expansion from 26,000 square feet to about 48,000 square feet of floor area. The church argued that it had the legal right to build up to 63,000 square feet.

  • Coy quiets Rebels, leads Chargers to big win

    A day after falling victim to a walk-off home run to rival Dakota Ridge, Chatfield nearly was struck by lightning a second time.

    Thankfully for the Chargers, the wind was working in their favor April 19.

  • You started it

    SOUTH JEFFCO — Start a fight. Participate in the fight. Head straight from the fight to the Southwest Plaza security office. Find out you were the one in the wrong. That sequence played out for one man last week, and a deputy told the pugilist he would not be permitted to press charges because he had started the altercation. The deputy watched a surveillance video that showed the man walking up to a group of men and exchanging words with them. This eventually led to an exchange of punches.

  • Bruins put Chargers' streak on the skids

    Chatfield girls soccer coach, Brock Blume, had some interesting words to say to his players after the team’s first loss of the season April 19 to Cherry Creek.

    He said, “We talked about bending and not breaking, but we got bent.”

  • South Jeffco residents have a full plate of ballot issues to chew on

    In a year with heightened political activity nationally, it would be easy to overlook local issues, but South Jeffco residents ignore them at their peril. Local and regional ballot items from May through November range from district-level tax increases to the race to replace Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo.

    Ken-Caryl Metro District

    The Ken-Caryl Metro District is seeking a 2.5-mill increase this spring, which would cost the owner of a $500,000 home an extra $100 per year. The current mill levy is 12.709, and that was set in 1988.

  • Jeffco trying to get its piece of federal earmark pie

    Jefferson County wants $7.6 million in federal funds earmarked for various county projects in fiscal 2009.

    The money is for projects ranging from completing work on the air-traffic control tower at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport to efforts to prevent the exploitation of senior citizens.