Today's News

  • Legislature gets down to work

    Your Colorado legislature convenes today for the first regular session of the 68th General Assembly. Legislators will join new Gov. John Hickenlooper to do the public’s business and must complete their work by May 11 to comply with the 120 days voters have provided them to do their work.

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    The four-step method — minus one

    SOUTH JEFFCO — Some people are apparently unfamiliar with the premise of retail commerce: 1. Shopper enters store; 2. Shopper sensibly selects merchandise; 3. Shopper pays for said merchandise; 4. Unless filming a remarkably unfunny sequel to “Mallrats,” shopper leaves store.

  • Young musicians bring holiday cheer to seniors

    Students from the Forté Academy of Music in Littleton and Centennial performed a Christmas recital on Dec. 14 at St. James Presbyterian Church in Littleton for the “Al’s Pals” Senior Group. The students, ages 8 to 16, played Christmas carols, as well as classical selections on piano and violin.
    “We love having these talented students at our annual event,” said Eddie Powell, program organizer.
    Family and friends of students were also invited to hear their children perform.

  • School choice is civil rights issue

    By Mike Coffman
    The film “Waiting for Superman,” directed by Davis Guggenheim and produced by Lesley Chilcott, is a documentary that analyzes the failures of American public education by following several students through the system. The documentary is a clear indictment of many of our nation’s urban public schools, which are labeled in the film as “dropout factories” because, on average, 40 percent of their students fail to graduate.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A graphic Grinch

  • Chatfield grad Robinson all over the map in rookie NFL season

    To say it’s been a whirlwind year for Zac Robinson would be an understatement. The 24-year-old Chatfield High graduate and former standout quarterback at Oklahoma State has been all over the NFL map in his rookie season.

  • Dawg Nation persevering in trying times

    Martin Richardson considers himself a glass half-full kind of guy. But even the heartiest of person would have a hard time dealing with the heartbreak that has surrounded the Dawg Nation the past couple of years.

    “It’s been a crazy tough year for all of us,” said Richardson, the founder and president of the Dawg Nation. “But the silver lining is what we’ve done with it. Instead of moping we’ve started our own foundation. It’s a real silver lining.”

  • Putting out the fire

    Quitting smoking is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions, and the Jefferson County public health department usually sees a spike in demand for help shortly after New Year’s Day.

    And though the county has its own tobacco prevention initiative, it does not offer a formal smoking-cessation program. Instead, the department refers residents to other resources, namely the Colorado Quit Line and the Jefferson Center for Mental Health.

  • Driver whose car hit blind students charged

    A 21-year-old driver who allegedly lost control of her car and hit three blind students as they waited for a bus Dec. 17 in Littleton was charged Dec. 27 with three misdemeanor counts of careless driving.

    Nina Mastroianna of Englewood faces one count of careless driving resulting in death and two counts of careless driving resulting in injury. Each count carries up to a $1,000 fine.

  • Christmas tree recycling available

    Desiccating remnants of once-glorious Christmas trees, now scattering needles in living rooms across South Jeffco, can be recycled locally and turned into mulch.

    Trees can be taken to the Rooney Road Recycling Center at 151 S. Rooney Road in Golden and recycled for $1. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.