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Today's News

  • Development's neighbors say things are looking up - and they hate it

    From their backyard, Mary and Mike Wagner see a 10-foot retaining wall looming above them.

    Sunrise Assisted Living held a second community hearing Jan. 29 as part of the rezoning process for a 4.2-acre site near the corner of South Kipling Street and West Coal Mine Avenue. Aside from a few remaining concerns over the facility’s proposed 45-foot height, residents nearest the site showed anxiety over the grading of the land and a new road running just outside their backyards.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Dakota Ridge boys pick up first league win

    The Dakota Ridge boys basketball team understands winning is not easy.

    It would be fair to say that the season has been a struggle. With the team’s inconsistency all season long, the Eagles looked to turn their season around after winning only two of their last 10 games on Feb. 1 at home against Arvada.

  • Eagles make statement

    It’s hard to look tough holding an oversized teddy bear.

    Steve Martinez pulled it off Jan. 31.

  • Chatfield girls rout Standley Lake

    After a drought that has lasted for any length of time, a downpour of rain is a welcome sight.

    That is what it was like for the Chatfield girls basketball team Feb. 1. The Chargers, which had recently lost three games in a row, gladly took the rain of points and picked up a whopping 73-43 Class 5A Jefferson County League victory over Standley Lake.

  • Get your news faster by visiting us online

    It’s time to shake things up.

    As you may have noticed over the past several weeks, there have been little break-out boxes in various stories of our print edition, all with the message of directing you, the reader, to check out our website.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Chargers lap Eagles in regular season finale

    With the state meet just around the corner, local swim teams are hoping to dial up their fastest times of the season.

    Chatfield and Dakota Ridge combined for three state titles at last year’s Class 5A meet; with Chatfield’s Maiya Otsuka taking home two titles and Dakota Ridge’s Emily Kuhr one.

  • DNA leads police to suspect in '76 slaying of Columbine High student

    DNA samples from convicted felons have led police to a suspect in the 1976 slaying of 16-year-old Columbine High School student Holly Marie Andrews in Clear Creek County. 

    Investigators with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect Feb. 1 in connection with the 1976 slaying of Andrews. Andrews was found dead by two hikers on Dec. 27, 1976, near Bakerville. She was raped and had been stabbed six times in the back and slashed across the chest.

  • Mail-theft suspects linked to Jeffco burglaries

    Two Bailey residents accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail from residential mailboxes in Evergreen, Morrison, Conifer and Pine have been linked to "several" Jeffco burglaries, according to a statement from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Michael Pantera, 27, and Sophie Shafer, 18, were arrested on suspicion of felony theft Dec. 22 in the 27000 block of Richmond Hill Road with more than 375 pieces of stolen mail, gift cards, cash, and a batch of homemade cookies that had been sent through the mail.

  • Fat City's new owner brings Bigg ideas

    Entrepreneur Steve Bigari has had enough “Bigg” success in Colorado Springs that he has chosen to expand to South Jeffco.

    And in the next couple months, some significant changes are coming to Bigari’s new property: Fat City. Bigari’s purchase of the 140,000-square-foot entertainment center becomes official Feb. 8, at which point it will begin a transformation into Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center.

    “I love this town, I love this state, and I look forward to becoming a part of this community,” Bigari said.

  • Controversies detract from business at hand

    The first three weeks of the 2008 legislative session have been anything but dull. Of course, the vast majority of press coverage has focused on newly minted state Rep. Doug Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, author of the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights (TABOR amendment).