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Today's News

  • Eagles' bid for state title comes up short

    DENVER - Judging by the stat line, Arapahoe’s Tayler Davis didn’t have much business being in the game – let alone earning the win – against Dakota Ridge.

    Yet that’s just what the lanky left-hander did in the teams’ May 10 Class 5A state baseball elimination game at All-City Field.

  • Regis routs Chatfield

    AURORA - Going from 0 to 8 turned out to be plenty fast for Chatfield.

    The Chargers took their first varsity season of boys lacrosse all the way to the state quarterfinals, where they were ousted by perennial contenders Regis 10-2 on the Raiders’ home field on May 10.

  • Foothills looks ahead in wake of rejected tax increase

    Foothills Park & Recreation District Executive Director Ronald Hopp sees some positives in the district’s failed bid for a tax hike May 6, the second rejection by district voters in less than two years.

  • Legislation targeting sewer rate hike down the tubes

    As a legislative attempt to rein in Littleton's sewer-fee increase failed in the last days of the 2008 legislative session, South Jeffco water and sanitation districts have come together to plot a common strategy to fight back.

    The Littleton City Council approved a 20 percent fee increase April 15 for users outside the city limits. Littleton residents will not see an increase. The council also doubled tap fees inside and outside the city.

  • This groom didn't get cold feet, but he did experience quite a jolt

    From construction projects that allegedly damage private property to deaths on county roads, the Jeffco Attorney’s Office sees no shortage of legal claims — including one resulting from a groom getting a big shock on his wedding day.

    Aug. 11, 2007, was going to be a memorable day in the life of Robert Griffin Jr. He was getting married at Clement Park, and was also coordinating SunStock 2007, an annual music festival. The festival was put on in conjunction with the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation, a cause Griffin says is close to his heart.

  • Jeffco teachers, district reach agreement

    Jeffco Public Schools and the Jefferson County Education Association have reached a tentative agreement that guarantees a 2.7 percent pay increase and $1.4 million to help teachers with "workload issues."

    The deal also promises a 0.9 percent increase in the district's contribution to the Public Employees' Retirement Association. An additional 0.5 percent salary increase is promised if the district gets a mill-levy increase passed in November.

    The 2.7 percent cost-of-living increase will begin Sept. 1.

  • Gators (actually, litigators) nipping at their heels

    Jefferson County is not alone in the type and number of lawsuits and claims against it, a comparison with other metro-area counties shows.

    Since January 2006, the county has received 72 notices of claim, according to records obtained through an open records request. Douglas and Arapahoe counties reported similar number of claims during the same period.

  • Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

    SOUTH JEFFCO — A local couple frothing over some suds after a dinner party had to be counseled by deputies on May 3. The deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 5300 block of South Union Way and found the couple battling over who would do the dishes — but not in a typical housework-avoidance brouhaha. The industrious hubby stood in front of the sink and blocked his eager wife’s route to dishpan hands. He started yelling and pointedly telling her to get out of the kitchen, and after about 10 minutes, she called the sheriff's office.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Shutout moves Chatfield into second round

    LAKEWOOD – Score. Repeat. Advance.

    That was the workmanlike performance Chatfield turned in May 7 as the third-seeded Chargers breezed through the first round of the Class 5A girls soccer state tournament with a 4-0 victory over No. 30 Central of Grand Junction.

  • District, Jeffco teachers reach agreement

    Jeffco Public Schools and the Jefferson County Education Association have come to a tentative agreement that guarantees a 2.7 percent pay increase and $1.4 million to help teachers with "workload issues."

    The deal also promises a 0.9 percent increase in the district's contribution to the Public Employees' Retirement Association. An additional 0.5 percent salary increase is promised if the district gets a mill-levy increase passed in November.

    The 2.7 percent cost-of-living increase will begin Sept. 1.