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Today's News

  • Eagles' fast start doesn't hold up; Raiders prevail

    AURORA — If the Regis Raiders really are the best girls basketball team in the state, Dakota Ridge can take pride in beating them for 12 minutes, 47 seconds on Saturday.

    The other 19 minutes, 13 seconds? Not so much.

  • A taste of Armenia: Restaurateur promises traditional cuisine prepared the way it was generations ago

    Paul Sim believes in the food he serves.

    “Every single dish on this menu — it’s not a lot — but every single dish is the most traditional, the most representing,” Sim says. “The most flavorful, colorful parts of Armenian cuisine are ee on that menu.”

    The Armenian Grill, Sim’s month-old restaurant in South Jeffco, offers more than a compilation of what he considers the finest traditional dishes from his home country. It is also an introduction to Armenian culture.

  • Short-handed Chargers topple Huskies

    CASTLE ROCK — Jeff Mages didn’t know how his young squad would look in its first game back since the winter break.

    Apparently, they grew up a little bit more.

  • Restaurateur promises traditional Armenian cuisine

    Paul Sim believes in the food he serves.

    “Every single dish on this menu — it’s not a lot — but every single dish is the most traditional, the most representing,” Sim says. “The most flavorful, colorful parts of Armenian cuisine are ee on that menu.”

    The Armenian Grill, Sim’s month-old restaurant in South Jeffco, offers more than a compilation of what he considers the finest traditional dishes from his home country. It is also an introduction to Armenian culture.

  • Tough week for Rebels

    CENTENNIAL — Jeff Wennberg’s return to Arapahoe, where he coached for one season, looked like a disaster in the making Friday night.

  • 29 indicted in multi-state drug ring

    More than two dozen people were indicted last week as part of what investigators call an international and multi-state drug transportation ring, with the West Metro Drug Task Force leading the way, according to Jeffco DA Scott Storey.

    “It took a lot of resources to accomplish this. I can’t minimize that,” Storey said. “The resources that were put into (the investigation) by the West Metro Drug Task Force as well as our office were quite a bit.”

  • Food bank forced to buy food, Action Center sees demand soar, donations decline

    Kenny Kozlowski, 37, was getting by like any average working person. He was employed by a plumbing company, earning between $500 and $600 per week, and making ends meet.

    Kozlowski did construction-related work for more than 20 years but was severely injured in a motocross accident two years ago, forcing him to take a break from heavy construction. And then, when the plumbing company laid him off, he was out of luck.

  • Manor House in foreclosure

    The Manor House, the historic center of Ken-Caryl, is in foreclosure, according to information provided by the Jefferson County public trustee.

    Property owner T&T LLC, a rent-to-own business created in part by Michael Shinn, owes $1,234,081.11 on a $1.8 million loan it secured from Horizon Banks in March 2006. Shinn acquired the Manor House nearly two years ago with the initial intent to turn it into a headquarters for T&T LLC, which his sons now operate. However, the Manor House was ultimately restored to a high-end restaurant and event center, reopening in October 2006.

  • Courier's parent company could be sold

    The family that owns Landmark Communications, parent company of the Columbine Courier, is exploring a sale of company businesses, including its weekly newspaper division and the Weather Channel.

    Frank Batten Jr., Landmark's chairman and chief executive, said in a statement last week that the privately held company had retained JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers to help it look into possible sale scenarios.

  • Congrove cleared in CBI investigation; 'murky' behavior troubles prosecutor

    A special prosecutor investigating allegations that Jeffco Commissioner Jim Congrove inappropriately authorized the use of county money to hire a friend to investigate a county critic and employee will not file charges in the case.

    But a couple of issues related to Congrove’s behavior remain “murky” and “clearly troubling,” according to the prosecutor’s statement, however.

    Congrove did not return a call seeking comment on the report.