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Today's News

  • Rebels shake off sluggish start, tame Tigers

    LAKEWOOD — Second chances are a beautiful thing.

    The Columbine Rebels girls soccer team got a few of them April 9 against the Lakewood Tigers, and they made them stick.

  • Chatfield jumps on Conifer early, holds on for win

    ARVADA — A visit from the University of Denver’s lacrosse team gave the Chatfield Chargers a little lift and more purpose coming into its game on April 11.

    And that was a bad thing for Conifer.

  • JCSO announces DUI checkpoints

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be doing another mobile DUI checkpoint starting at about 7 p.m. April 12. The checkpoint will be moving from one location to another every few hours. The locations will be:

    • 9100 block of West Coal Mine Avenue

    • 13500 block of West 44th Avenue

    • 5400 block of Highway 93

  • Overview of education reform proposal

    In my last column, I wrote about a soon-to-be introduced bipartisan bill called the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (or CAP4K). Since that time, legislation has been formally introduced in the state Senate and was assigned a bill number, SB 212.

    SB 212 is supported by Gov. Bill Ritter and enjoys bipartisan sponsorship in the Senate (Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, and Sen. Chris Romer, D-Denver) and the House (Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Summit County, and myself).

  • Six running for three Foothills board seats

    Residents of the Foothills Park and Recreation District will have a lot to think about before marking the ballots that will be sent to voters in mid-April.

    In addition to voting “yes” or “no” on whether to increase the property tax by 3 mills, they are being asked to choose three new members of the board of directors.

  • County postpones decision on Rock expansion

    Authorities postponed a decision on the proposed rezoning and addition to The Rock of Southwest Baptist Church until April 15 to allow more time for the public hearing.

    About 100 people, mostly from the Westridge and Reflections neighborhoods in South Jefferson County, jammed the hearing room to appeal to the county commissioners at 9 a.m. April 8.

    Some 17 attendees testified against the proposed church expansion at 10393 W. Alamo Place before discussion was cut off at 11:30 for scheduling reasons.

  • Tipsy's set to open: 87,000-square-foot store will offer dizzying variety of beer, wine, liquor

    The beer is being chilled. The fine wines fill racks that sport informative signs detailing the country and region of origin. A mind-boggling variety of hard liquor awaits the first customers.

    Tipsy’s Liquor World, the behemoth of a liquor store just east of C-470 at West Bowles Avenue and South Alkire Street, is finally scheduled to open April 11. “This is the adult way to play,” said Donna Levine, owner of the store, “We want people to stay all day and visit, check things out and be a part of the atmosphere.”

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Rod Stewart he wasn’t

  • Eagles pour it on Wildcats

    LAKEWOOD — Generosity doesn’t come often in Jeffco baseball.

    So when Arvada West started crumbling in the third inning April 5 at All-Star Park, the Dakota Ridge Eagles were more than happy to bring the house down.

  • CoHope votes no on Foothills tax increase

    A coalition of South Jeffco homeowner groups voted not to support the 3-mill property tax increase being sought by the Foothills Park and Recreation District in May.

    CoHope, or Council of Homeowner Organizations for a Planned Environment, represents 32 homeowner associations and meets monthly at The Peak Rec Center to discuss community concerns.