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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rebels run past Cougars

    ARVADA — Just when it appeared Evergreen was going to make a game of it, Columbine stepped on the accelerator and never slowed down.

    Utilizing their superior speed, the Rebels rattled off seven straight goals in the second half, turning a four-goal advantage into an 11-goal rout at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Voting equipment good to go, but critics still skeptical

    It’s been an up-and-down year for election equipment in Jeffco.

    In December 2007, Jeffco’s electronic voting machines were decertified, despite county officials’ contention that there was nothing wrong with them, and that it would cost too much to replace the equipment so close to a major election. Jeffco appealed the decision to the secretary of state’s office in January, and it wasn’t until March that the equipment was “conditionally” certified.

  • Gov. Ritter issues Columbine anniversary statement

    Gov. Bill Ritter issued the following statement April 19 commemorating the ninth anniversary of the tragedy that occurred at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999:

    “It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that we pause this weekend to remember what happened at Columbine High School nine years ago. My thoughts, sympathies and prayers will forever be with the families, victims, students, teachers and others who lost so much that terrible day.

  • Is it the military's job to protect the environment?

    Hannah Hayes

    In Colorado there has been a fierce and sustained effort by the military to expand Fort Carson. Massive expansion through one of the military’s boldest land grabs would wipe out dinosaur prints, primitive cliff drawings, countless wildlife, local ranches and several small towns. The southeastern corner of our state must not be allowed to fall victim to the Army’s insatiable need to train in ever-wider landscapes.

  • Littleton votes to increase sewer rates outside city

    The Littleton City Council voted by a narrow margin to raise fees 20 percent, or $30 a year, for sewer treatment plant users outside the city and zero percent for ones inside the city limits.

    The decision will affect homeowners in areas of unincorporated South Jeffco despite the fact that they have no representation on the Littleton council.

    The council also voted to raise tap fees for builders inside the city from $2,500 to $5,000 and outside the city from $2,828 to $5,656, except for projects that have site plans approved by Oct. 15.

  • Prep briefs

    Baseball

    Eagles still undefeated in Jeffco

  • Runners rule roost

    DENVER — The Mullen Runners Roost is usually the place to be for the top prep track and field athletes.

    In some ways it was, as more than 1,000 athletes from more than 60 schools showed their legs and leaps April 12 at Brother Bernard Kinneavy De La Salle Stadium.