Today's News

  • Political newcomer Neville picked to fill vacant state Senate seat

     A Republican vacancy committee on Nov. 3 appointed South Jeffco resident Tim Neville to succeed state Sen. Mike Kopp, who announced his resignation from District 22 last month.

    Neville, who was vying for the seat along with current House District 28 Rep. Jim Kerr, won by only two votes. Among the 118 votes cast in the Ken Caryl Ranch House by the district’s Republican central committee, 60 voted for Neville and 58 voted for Kerr.

  • Fellman, Dahlkemper elected to school board

    Jeffco school board candidates Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman claimed victories Nov. 1in two key races that had the potential to determine the board’s overall philosophical makeup.

    With 133,527 ballots cast in the county, the turnout on Election Day, 50.93 percent, was Jeffco’s third largest in an odd-year election, deputy of elections Josh Liss said.

    Dahlkemper and Fellman led opponents Jim Powers and Preston Branaugh by about 12 percentage points and 21 percentage points, respectively.

  • Banner signs win permanent approval

    Jeffco businesses are now allowed to advertise on banners and sandwich boards, under a permanent zoning amendment approved on Tuesday by the county commissioners.

  • Kopp to be missed as statesman, leader

    Recently, Mike Kopp stepped down from the state Senate seat he had held since first being elected in 2006. With his departure, Jefferson County loses a statesman.
    Serving in the legislature while maintaining a “day job” is tough enough for any father. But for Mike, it had become impossible. Three months ago, Mike’s wife and best friend, Kimberly, lost her three-year battle with cancer. Without regret or second thoughts, Mike decided that his four school-age kids needed more of his time.

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  • Mother, daughter face charges related to thefts stemming from pilfered mail

    A Jefferson County grand jury delivered a 64-count indictment in September against a mother and daughter accused of stealing more than $60,000 in money and goods, which they allegedly resold on eBay.

    Between October 2010 and March 2011, the pair allegedly obtained about $30,000 in postage stamps alone, using forged checks to make the purchases at post offices in the metro area, the district attorney’s office said.

  • Hand-me-down paper route finally folds

    The O’Brien children piled into the family’s full-size van the morning of Oct. 26, each bundled in coats and scarves, cradling freshly baked biscuits in their mittens and breathing cloudy wisps into the frigid air.

    Stacked behind the three rows of seats were crates of that week’s edition of the Columbine Courier, hundreds of papers enclosed in thin sheets of translucent blue plastic, waiting to be dropped on porches throughout Columbine Knolls.

  • Sports briefs

    Chatfield upsets Arapahoe, qualifies for 5A state playoffs

    Erik Gaytan scored three touchdowns, including touchdown runs of 13 and 31 yards in the fourth quarter, as Chatfield rallied for a 28-24 upset of Arapahoe on Oct. 29 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium, clinching a berth in the 32-team 5A state football playoffs.

  • Columbine’s district run ends against Arapahoe

    DENVER — Columbine won its first two matches to advance to the 5A District 6 semifinals, but fell to Arapahoe in four games, ending its hopes of advancing to regionals on Oct. 29 at Denver East High School.
    The Lady Rebels started off by beating Loveland and host Denver East in straight sets, but after a long break between games came out flat against Arapahoe and never recovered.

  • Lady Chargers prepare for state, take third place at regionals

    AURORA — The Chatfield Lady Chargers gymnastics team had its work cut out for it at the 5A Regional III tournament at Overland High School on Oct. 28.
    Chatfield came in third with a combined score of 175.9, behind Overland (183.35) and Green Mountain (177.45), but qualified for state as a team in spite of the finish.
    Overland walked away with the highest score in all three regions, beating out fellow regional champions Fort Collins (181.025) and Broomfield (180.4). So what was it like competing in such a tough region?