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Today's News

  • Fat City soon to get new owners

    An apparent sale will see entertainment center Fat City changing hands Feb. 8 to a new, local owner.

    Formerly known as Funplex, Fat City was purchased and subsequently renovated by San Diego-based Greenback Entertainment Inc. in 2000. The 140,000-square-foot facility offers bowling, a roller-skating rink, arcade games, dining and other entertainment options.

  • Early run carries Rebel girls past Chargers

    Kelley Pickens and Dilan Sutliff were catalysts for the Chatfield girls basketball team the last time they played rival Columbine.

    The duo combined to score 27 points, leading the way to a 48-43 victory for the Chargers on the final day of the Jefferson County tournament.

  • U.S. health care: Best in the world, or sick?

    Hannah Hayes

    Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Single-payer universal health care is the best way to dig out of the corporate mess we have now. Taking the profit out of health care will bring the greatest benefit to the largest number of citizens, and allow the U.S. a path to regain dignity in another area where we slip and slide so badly.

  • CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    FRIDAY

    Bugs story time

    Hear all about bugs and read “Snail’s Birthday Wish” by Fiona Rempt and Noelle Smit at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16 and May 17, at Barnes & Noble, 8136 W. Bowles Ave. For our craft we will make bugs.

    For information, call 303-948-9565.

    SATURDAY

    Cub Scout Pack 686 yard sale

  • Eagles jump out to early lead, go on to rout Wolves

    If the first 23 points scored by Dakota Ridge weren’t enough of an indication that Jan. 15’s game against Grandview was going the Eagles’ way, the end of the first quarter provided all the visual evidence one needed.

  • Former Jeffco sheriff arrested on stalking charges

    Former Jefferson County sheriff Russ Cook was arrested in South Jeffco on Jan. 21, accused of stalking a woman in El Paso County.

    Jeffco deputies arrested Cook, 58, in his home without incident, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Kelley said her office asked Arapahoe County for assistance in holding Cook on the no-bond warrant to avoid conflicts of interest in the Jeffco jail.

    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said that Cook was transferred to El Paso County custody the morning of Jan. 23. He reportedly bonded out later that day.

  • New assisted-living center proposed for South Jeffco

    A proposed assisted-living facility has grabbed the attention of several residents in the Kipling Villas neighborhood.

    But that’s not because of the prospect of new development — neighbors acknowledge it’s bound to happen on the northeast corner of West Coal Mine Avenue and South Kipling Street. Any issue with the proposed Sunrise Senior Living facility comes with its size.

  • Nemechek reaches milestone

    Traci Nemechek has always been a coach that puts the team before herself.

    On Jan. 15, Nemechek’s players made sure she got a taste of the limelight.

  • Group preparing to campaign for Foothills tax boost

    Supporters of the Foothills Park and Recreation District are preparing to direct a positive campaign should the district seek a property tax increase in May.

  • Kipling Villas offers a green and safe location

    Residents of Kipling Villas find benefits in location. On the one hand is the system of greenbelts bisecting the neighborhood. On the other, easy access to the restaurants and retail of South Jeffco has appeal.

    “We’ve lived here about 15 years now, and one of the reasons we moved here at the time was we wanted to be closer to Clement Park,” said Ken Schauer, an active Kipling Villas resident. “The prices in Kipling Villas were lower than the prices in Woodmar, so we ended up buying a house here so we could get more for our money.”