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Today's News

  • County will review amphitheater changes

    The community will have a chance to weigh in on plans by the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield to upgrade its amphitheater after the organization submitted a pre-application to the Jeffco planning office on April 8.

    The move comes after confusion about whether the Gardens needed to submit its plan to the county at all, considering it is on federal land.

  • Kopp: Gov. sinks bipartisan effort to create rainy-day fund

    State Sen. Mike Kopp, R-South Jeffco, said a bipartisan effort to create a state “rainy-day fund” to prepare for an imminent recession was torpedoed by the governor’s office last week.

    But a Democrat who participated in the negotiations says that although Kopp and his Republican colleagues were “thinking in the right direction,” the deal was based on incomplete information, and the governor made the right call.

  • Chatfield drops first Jeffco League game

    The Class 5A Jefferson County League baseball game between Arvada West and Chatfield was originally for April 3 at Chatfield Senior High School. Then the wacky spring weather took over and moved the game back a day.

    It was not worth the wait for the Chargers.

  • County debates the ethics of ethics policy

    The subject of ethics is no stranger to employees of Jefferson County, and the county government recently has addressed the issue as well.

    Commissioner Jim Congrove is irked by the lack of a formal ethics policy. But County Administrator Jim Moore says that Congrove’s past legal battles have played a central role in the lack of a formal policy.

  • Chargers blank Eagles, remain unbeaten

    LAKEWOOD- Goals have been extremely difficult to come by for opponents of Chatfield girls soccer.

    The Chargers have allowed just one goal through their first eight games this season. Not surprisingly, the No. 2 Chargers sport a spotless 8-0 record and are off to a 4-0 start in Class 5A Jefferson County League play.

  • Prep briefs

    Baseball

    Gators get best of Rebels

  • County commissioners OK controversial TV tower on Mount Morrison

    Foothills residents put up a spirited defense, but after a three-hour-long hearing, Jefferson County Commissioners gave public television stations the OK to build a 135-foot, high-definition TV antenna array on top of Mount Morrison above Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    Commissioners Kevin McCasky, Kathy Hartman and Jim Congrove voted to approve the tower construction proposal, which dates back to 2003. The proposal was back before the commissioners after an appeals court said the previous panel of commissioners had made several mistakes in the approval process.

  • Are the U.S. elections rigged?

    Hannah Hayes

    There’s a longstanding trend to expand voting rights as demonstrated by these amendments — the 15th bans race-based voting qualifications, the 19th extends suffrage to women, and the 26th enfranchises 18-year-olds. Choosing our leaders is fundamental. An election decided by the Supreme Court is contrary to U.S. standards. The image of a team of hired protesters banging on Florida’s election room door to stop a hand count still bristles.

  • 'Cigarette Bandit' pleads guilty

    A second participant in a theft ring dubbed by law enforcement as the “Cigarette Bandits” appeared April 1 in court and pled guilty. Eugenia Isabel Duran, 24, pled guilty to theft, a class three felony, and was sentenced to five years probation. Duran was ordered to pay $47,589 in restitution.

  • The Rock wins round in bid to build gym

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission unanimously endorsed The Rock of Southwest Baptist Church’s rezoning request to build a 16,000-square-foot gymnasium on church grounds on West Alamo Place west of Kipling Parkway.