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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rebels bop Bears, keep pace in Jeffco

    LAKEWOOD — The goal for Morgan Blatnik on April 12 was simple.

    Find a way, any way, to get on base.

  • 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.