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Today's News

  • Storey gearing up for re-election bid

    Jeffco District Attorney Scott Storey says he wants to continue what he’s started at the DA’s office and hopes Jeffco voters will give him another four years to do it.

    On Jan. 16, Storey announced his bid for re-election in November to a room full of supporters at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

  • Jeffco appeals decertification of voting equipment

    Jeffco voting officials took another step in the fight to defend their voting equipment by appealing the secretary of state’s decision to decertify the machines.

    “Since we were prohibited from participating in the testing process, we are still only getting small glimpses into what that looked like; however, under state law, we have to proceed with this appeal with what limited information we have been allowed to access so far,” Jeffco Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson said after the appeal was filed Jan. 16.

  • GOP officials weigh in on Congrove's future

    *Editor's Note: Jim Congrove announced Jan. 22 that he would not seek re-election as District 1 Commissioner, after normal print production deadlines. Look for further updates on this site and in the upcoming print edition.

    Fresh off the second criminal probe he has faced as a county commissioner, Jim Congrove says he hasn’t decided if he’s going to run for re-election to the District 1 commissioner seat this fall.

  • Congrove won't seek re-election

    Jeffco District 1 Commissioner Jim Congrove will not seek re-election this fall, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Republican Party.

    Congrove said through the statement that he is endorsing Jeffco Treasurer Faye Griffin for his seat, which represents northern Jeffco.

    Griffin will face off against state Sen. Sue Windels, D-Arvada, for the commission seat, according to filings in the county clerk's office.

  • Eagles overcome halftime deficit, top Chargers

    All the Eagles needed was some heat to get them to play their game.

    The Chargers gave them what they wanted.

    Chatfield took a 27-26 lead at halftime in the Jan. 18 girls basketball game against Dakota Ridge, but that’s just what the Eagles were looking for to find their inspiration.

  • Charger boys cruise to victory over Eagles in Jeffco opener

    After getting kicked around at times during a brutal nonleague schedule, the Chatfield Chargers finally got to return the favor.

    The fact that it was the start of Class 5A Jefferson County League play made it sweet.

    The fact that it was rival Dakota Ridge on its home floor made it a slice of dreamland.

  • 'Don Vito' pleads guilty to possession of cocaine; 12 other counts dismissed

    Vincent Margera — better known as "Don Vito" from MTV's "Viva La Bam" — pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to possession of a gram of cocaine and was given probation.

  • DA reopens criminal probe in embezzlement from sports group

    The Jeffco sheriff closed an investigation into a person suspected of stealing more than $100,000 from the South Jeffco Sports Association without seeking charges — but the district attorney, for one, wants to know more about the case.

    “The DA’s office requested the reports from the sheriff’s department,” said Pam Russell, spokeswoman for District Attorney Scott Storey. “Essentially, the case is reopened.”

  • Red-tailed hawks are 'Rhapsody in Blue'

    Ames Rau called us last Sunday to say that he had been down at Bear Creek Lake Park, where he had witnessed a red-tailed hawk refurbishing its nest. It may seem odd that any birds are preparing to nest when we are experiencing well below freezing temperatures and several inches of snow cover the ground, but it is a common practice for the large resident hawks and owls to do so.

  • Kuhr appears on track to defend title

    ARVADA — Emily Kuhr kind of wishes she was like everyone else.

    You know, the people that can go to a swimming pool just to cool off, get wet, check out the scenery and jump and frolic with brainless abandon.