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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.