Today's News

  • Rosier ousts Hartman from county commission

    District 3 County Commissioner Kathy Hartman, who was the first Democrat to serve on the commission in a decade and a half, was defeated in last week’s election.

    Republican challenger Don Rosier ultimately topped Hartman by more than 4 percentage points, as Jeffco votes were fully counted by Monday morning.

  • Hickenlooper wins race for governor

    In the highly controversial race for governor, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper defeated former congressman Tom Tancredo 51 percent to 37 percent, with Dan Maes pulling 11 percent.
    When underdog Maes pulled off an unexpected victory over Scott McInnis in the Republican primary in August, it seemed like he was headed to the top on a wave of pro-business, anti-Obama, down-on-health-care enthusiasm.
    But negative newspaper stories about campaign-finance violations, amateurish handling of funds, resume questions and lack of financial wherewithal undermined his credibility.

  • Brits show the way on spending

    Recently, a coalition government in the United Kingdom made its long-anticipated announcement about $128 billion in government spending cuts. It’s aggressive and audacious — and certainly more ambitious than anything being done on this side of the pond.

  • Controlled burn sends up smoke at C470 and U.S. 285

    A controlled burn of about 200 acres of grassland began Thursday at Bear Creek Lake Park, resulting in brownish gray smoke plumes near C-470 and U.S. 285.

    West Metro Fire initiated the burn as a prevention measure, though other benefits result from the small controlled fires, a district spokeswoman said.

    “That area hasn’t had a prescribed burn for seven years,” said spokeswoman Micki Trost, explaining that another targeted section of the park hadn’t seen a controlled fire for 12 years. “It reduces the fuel load in the area.”

  • Boys soccer: Chatfield ousted by Boulder; Columbine upsets Mountain Range

    BOULDER -- William Husted was the first of eight different goal scorers for host Boulder in an 8-1 win over Chatfield on Oct. 26 in the first round of the 5A state boys soccer playoffs at Recht Field.

    Jack Huettel had a goal and two assists, Will Maxwell had a goal and an assist and Husted assisted on a goal for the third-seeded Panthers (14-1-1).

    Chatfield (6-6-3) avoided a shutout when Marc Axcel scored on a breakaway with 6 minutes, 26 seconds left in regulation.

  • South Jeffco man gets 36 years in wife's slaying

    A South Jeffco man was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for the murder of his wife last November.

    James Sack, 38, stabbed his wife, Yesenia Avila, with a 10-inch fillet knife on Nov. 1, 2009, in their apartment at 9083 W. Cross Drive, near Southwest Plaza mall. Avila, 26, was taken to Swedish Medical Center after Sack called 911, apparently telling the dispatcher he had killed his wife. Avila was pronounced dead at the hospital. Sack had also stabbed himself three times, puncturing his lung in the process.

  • My Art Workshop named best party place

    My Art Workshop at 9126 W. Bowles Ave., Unit 2C, has been selected asa "Parents' Picks 2010 Winner” in Nickelodeon’s competition to name the best kids’ party place in the Denver area.

    Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect invited parents to pick the best parenting products, parenting tips and local family places. My Art Workshop will be featured on ParentsConnect throughout the year.

  • Local Restaurants

    The Bagelry
        1242 Bergen Parkway
        Evergreen, CO 80439
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    Brook Forest Inn
        8136 S. Brook Forest Rd

  • Chargers serve notice vs. Rebels

    Stephanie Lillo will defer the credit to Tarah Sponenberg, Chatfield’s junior varsity head coach and assistant varsity coach. But make no bones about it, the Chargers senior certainly was in a rhythm with her service game.

    Lillo was serving when Chatfield ran off 10 straight points in the second set and again in the third during a 7-0 run as the visiting Chargers posted a 25-18, 25-17, 25-17 win over host Columbine on Oct. 21.

  • Columbine’s Cox places second in all-around; Chatfield finishes sixth

    LITTLETON — Twelve teams from all over Jefferson County, including Chatfield, Columbine and Evergreen High Schools, showed off their best gymnasts at the league championship on Oct. 23 at Chatfield High School.

    Bear Creek took top team honors, placing first with 182.150 points, Evergreen was third with 173.7 points, Chatfield took sixth with 164 points and Columbine was 10th with 152.475 points.