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Today's News

  • High temps dangerous for dogs on hikes

    Two dogs have died and eight more with heat-stroke symptoms have been evacuated so far this summer in Jefferson County Open Space parks.

    In most of the cases, county officials found out about the dogs when owners called the non-emergency Jeffco sheriff’s dispatch number to ask for help, said Mary Ann Bonnell, the visitor services supervisor who also oversees the county's park ranger program. Jeffco officials do not release names of dead or injured pets or their owners.

  • Foothills poised to seek 53 percent tax increase

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District is poised to ask residents for a 53 percent property-tax increase in November. 

    The district's Board of Directors will vote on ballot language for the 4-mill boost at its Aug. 26 meeting. The board unanimously supported the proposal at its July 22 meeting. 

    The increase would raise annual taxes by $95.52 for a $300,000 home in the district. The current mill levy is 7.559, which does not include special subdistricts; the owner of a $300,000 home would pay $276.03 annually if the increase is approved. 

  • Jeffco gathering details on town's proposal to annex Southwest Plaza

    Residents of Jeffco and Bow Mar will have to wait several weeks before the final details of the town's proposed annexation of Southwest Plaza will be available. 

    The county is calculating how much it spends on law enforcement services for the mall and on street maintenance, including snow plowing, for the portions of South Sheridan Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue that Bow Mar would have to claim for the "flagpole" annexation.

  • 10,00 Maniacs, Marshall Tucker headline Rocky Mountain Music Fest

    The Rocky Mountain Music Festival is set to provide concert-goers with a taste of the classic and a taste of the new. 

    The all-day concert Aug. 10 at Clement Park features headliners 10,000 Maniacs kicking off the day’s music and the Marshall Tucker Band closing the show at night. In between the two classic bands, the audience will hear eight local groups battling for the title of best blues, rock, country and acoustic bands in the Rockies.

  • Wages breaking down barriers

    The numbers don’t lie. Trevor Wages had an exemplary basketball career while at the Colorado School of Mines.

  • 2014 boys golf season preview capsules

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Tim Capra
    Classification: 5A Jeffco League
    Players to watch: Michael Tait, Sr.; Marcus Tait, Soph.; Chase Anderson, Soph.; Evan Tooley, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 11, 5A Jeffco League opener, Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood
    State championship: Sept. 29-30, Colorado Springs Country Club

  • Rebels’ Tait turns full attention to the links

    It was springtime, yet Michael Tait was already looking ahead. Sure, the multi-sport Columbine High athlete was having a stellar baseball season, but his mind was pondering what was to come this fall. In particular, playing football and golf in the same season again.

  • BROTHERS IN ARMS

    The life of a minor league baseball player isn’t always glamorous. There is a lot of bus time, roadside motels and catering tables serving up lunch meat and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. After the game, dinner, in all likelihood, is leftover concession stand food, and then you do it all over again the next day.

    One’s apartment may have the bare essentials — an air mattress, suitcase, basic furniture and no air conditioning. But it’s the life that twin brothers Taylor and Tyler Rogers share, be it thousands of miles apart.

  • Eatery plans fund-raiser for deputy’s family

    Hurricane Grill & Wings has teamed with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to raise money to support the family of Sgt. David Baldwin, who died in a highway accident while on duty in January.

    The restaurant on West Bowles Avenue across from Clement Park will donate 25 percent of sales on Wednesday, Aug. 6, to the Baldwin family and the Jeffco Memorial Fund. Baldwin was killed Jan. 26 when an SUV struck his motorcycle on Colorado 93 while he was on patrol.

  • MacBean sentenced to 8 years in prison for theft

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean was sentenced Friday afternoon to eight years in prison for stealing more than $647,000 from the Morrison-based fire district over a three-year period.

    MacBean was sentenced to six years in prison for two theft counts and two years for an embezzlement charge. MacBean pleaded guilty in April.

    The sentence also includes five years of probation after prison. MacBean faced a maximum sentence of 27 years in jail.