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Today's News

  • Public can weigh in on Jeffco's master plan

    Jefferson County Planning Director John Wolforth likes to quote the words of 19th-century architect Daniel Burnham when describing the ideals of his department: “Make no little plans; they have no magic.”

    Wolforth is proud of how “aggressive” the county has become at long-range planning: The planning commission and county staff are working to update the comprehensive master plan, and Wolforth’s department is also implementing a new public outreach program.

  • Can't stop fires, but can make them a higher priority

    If you’ve been to Summit or Grand counties lately, you’ve seen the effects of the largest and most catastrophic pine beetle infestation in decades.

    As the Rocky Mountain News recently reported, “Every large, mature lodgepole pine forest in Colorado and southern Wyoming will be dead within three to five years,” based on projections from the U.S. Forest Service. The Rocky further reported that the outbreak, which began in 1996, has infested 1.5 million acres of trees, culminating in an unbelievable 500,000 additional acres in 2007 alone.

  • Legislative session reaches halfway mark

    The Colorado General Assembly passed the halfway mark of this year’s 120-session last weekend. This year’s session has been marked by big reports, the arrival of TABOR author Douglas Bruce and a workmanlike tone. The biggest issues are likely still to come.

  • Gardens' neighbors hear sour notes: Homeowners not convinced measures will blunt sound from concerts

    Homeowners near the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield are not convinced that repositioning the concert stage and adding landscaping will mean less music filling their ears on summer evenings.

    But Botanic Gardens officials say changing the stage’s alignment — from facing almost directly north toward Chatfield Bluffs homes to facing northeast toward the intersection of C-470 and Wadsworth — should go a long way toward reducing the noise level for area homeowners.

  • Sheriff's Calls: All lubed up
  • County employees' names no longer must be published with salaries

    The amount of money paid to each county employee in 2007 was published recently, only this time a job title is listed without any mention of the employee’s name.

    The legislature amended state law requiring that employees’ names be published along with salary and benefits information.

  • Residents can sign up to become permanent mail-in voters

    Voters can now sign up to permanently receive their election ballots through the mail.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Eagles eliminated by Raiders

    DENVER – In its rematch with Regis, Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team did nearly everything right.

    It still wasn’t enough to get a win.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Dakota Ridge advances, Columbine eliminated

    Dakota Ridge advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament with a 66-61 overtime victory over Monarch in the Sweet 16 on March 6 at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.

    Jennelle Branting led the Eagles, seeded second in the Carol Callan region, with 21 points. Dakota Ridge (22-3) takes on No. 1 Regis, a 59-37 winner over Heritage, at 2:30 p.m. March 8 at the Denver Coliseum in the first of four quarterfinal games.

    Rebels fall to Wolverines

  • Wiretaps preserving democracy or destroying it?

    Hannah Hayes

    In typical “Both Sides Now” fashion, there are contrasting ways that citizens might feel about government authorizing wiretaps on Americans communicating with those outside the country. President Bush felt that he had been granted the power to spy on us when Congress gave him unchecked authority to fight terrorism. That was a mistake made in the first week after the attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon.