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Today's News

  • Should we start using the metric system?

    Hannah Hayes

    The English imperial system of measurement remains in use among three countries — Liberia, Myanmar and the United States. It would be to our benefit if we jumped over to the clearly superior and simpler-to-use metric system.

    Since the 1960s, the International System of Units, which is based on the metric system, has been the internationally recognized standard for commercial and scientific purposes.

  • Democrats nominate Eng to run for Tancredo congressional seat

    Just hours after the Dakota Ridge High School gym was packed with students raising money to fight cancer, it was filled again May 3 with another boisterous crowd.

    But this time people from all walks of life were fighting for their presidential candidate, and vying for the opportunity to take that fight to the Democratic National Convention in August.

  • 'A' is for amelioration

    SOUTH JEFFCO — The letter "a" and the word "aardvark" battled for the distinction of being the first word in the dictionary last week at a South Jeffco apartment. The battle — waged by a man and woman sharing an apartment on West Burgundy Avenue — caused a disturbance so loud that deputies had to respond. The first deputy at the scene heard yelling inside the apartment. There was no response when he knocked on the door, so he knocked on the bedroom window.

  • Security assistance for DNC discussed in secret, for now

    Denver-area law enforcement agencies will work together to provide security for the Democratic National Convention in August, and Jefferson County will contribute sheriff's deputies and resources.

    But specifics related to Jeffco's plans for the assistance are, for now, being dealt with in secret, as a pre-planning briefing for county commissioners was held behind closed doors April 29.

  • Rebels' run comes to an end in district final

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — This senior class from Columbine will always be remembered as one of the most-talented in school history.

    Starting with a state baseball championship as sophomores to a football title and return trip to the state baseball tourney as juniors, the class achieved many things others only dream of.

  • Dakota Ridge returning to state for first time since '04

    Playing an early game and then coming back several hours later to play another sometimes works against a team.

    Then again, Dakota Ridge knew how to use a break to its advantage.

  • Chargers sending entire squad to state

    The first shall be last.

    Chatfield’s No. 1 singles ace Kelsey Brading was last on May 2 on a cold and windy day at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House. She was first, too.

  • Underdog Chargers headed to state

    DENVER — Chatfield came into the Class 5A district baseball tournament feeling just a twinge of disrespect.

    Two games later, the Chargers left Mullen’s Bill Swift Field having proven their worth.

  • Kovari's goal lifts Rebels past Jaguars in OT

    ARVADA – Ryan Ripperton can be unpredictable.

    For the Columbine boys lacrosse team, that’s a good thing.

    Ripperton, a senior attacker, typically positions himself behind the opposition’s net and looks to create scoring chances for his teammates.

  • Schools to start 2008-09 year nine days early

    Public schools in Jefferson County will start the 2008-09 school year nine days earlier than normal, on Aug. 12.

    Jefferson County also is bringing back a fall mini-break, with schools closing Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24.

    The early start time was instigated to allow extra time for CSAP preparation so students can finish classroom testing before Christmas break.