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Today's News

  • Sound the alarm, Chargers eliminate Golden Eagles

    In a game where both teams were mostly ice-cold from the floor, it's ironic that the fire alarm at Chatfield Senior High School went off moments after the Chargers’ 48-32 victory over Mountain Vista in the opening round of the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament.

  • Paschall to face second trial in alleged kickback scheme

    Former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall will face another trial related to charges that he tried to solicit a kickback from a political appointee on his way out of office in 2006.

    Paschall was charged with two felonies — criminal attempted theft and compensation for past official behavior — and was acquitted on the attempted theft charge Feb. 15. The jury deadlocked on the other charge on an 8-4 vote in favor of acquittal, according to one juror, but the Jeffco DA's office says it is confident it will get a conviction in a second trial.

  • There's so much to be proud of, where do you stop?

    Earlier this month, Barack Obama’s wife Michelle said that, “people in this country are ready for change and hungry for a different kind of politics and ee for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”

    At another speech later that day, she made a similar statement, saying that “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country ee not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

  • Sheriff's Calls: Stop in the name of pot

    Stop in the name of pot

  • Life stories live on: South Jeffco company captures memories and emotions on keepsake DVDs

    Several years ago, as her father battled leukemia, Bradie Walls thought about all the memories that could die with him.

    So Walls sat her father down and captured the stories he had to tell on video.

  • Repeat offender

    DENVER — New year. New emotions.

    As the 2008 Class 5A state wrestling tournament began Feb. 21 at the Pepsi Center, Dakota Ridge senior Stas Kardas was hoping to improve upon 2007’s sixth-place finish.

  • Questionable seeding in girls state b-ball tournament

    If any team has a bone to pick with the state basketball seeding committee of the Colorado High School Activities Association, it’s Dakota Ridge.

  • DA gets sheriff's report on theft from sports association

    The on-again, off-again saga that is the investigation into the theft of $125,000 from the South Jeffco Sports Association has reached another landmark, as the report from the sheriff's investigator handling the case was presented to the Jeffco DA's office late last week.

    Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said the officer completed his investigation and moved it to the DA's office late last week, but she declined to comment further.

    Pam Russell, spokeswoman for Jeffco DA Scott Storey, confirmed that their office had received the report.

  • Eagles fall to Farmers

    It might not have been the best season on record, but for the Dakota Ridge boys basketball team, it was a great season regardless of its record..

    So while the team Eagles had an outsider’s chance of making the Class 5A state tournament entering the Feb. 22 regular season home finale against Wheat Ridge, the team still planned to play hard.

  • Sex offenders will pay to register in Jeffco starting March 1

    The nearly 300 active registered sex offenders in Jeffco will soon have to pay to register.

    Starting March 1, the sheriff's office will charge convicted sex offenders $50 to register initially and a $25 re-registration fee, whereas there was no charge for the registration in the past.

    "We don't want to be an unintentional target for sex offenders," sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said, referring to the fact that sex offenders may have looked at Jeffco as a place to live without having to pay fees.