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Today's News

  • ‘A spiritual home’: B’nai Chaim celebrates 25 years in South Jeffco

    For the past 25 years, B’nai Chaim has worked its way into the hearts of the Jewish community in South Jeffco and beyond.

  • Summer concert series draws a crowd to Clement Park

    A hazy sunset set the backdrop for last Thursday’s free concert at Clement Park as renditions of classics such as “My Girl” drifted through the air.

    Country music lovers, families and community members in search of an evening of fun packed the grassy area in front of Clement Park’s Grant Amphitheater for Narrow Gauge, a Denver-based country and classic rock band.

    The free summer concert series, hosted annually by Foothills Park and Recreation District, is a tradition for many, and the music often draws dancers to their feet.

  • Two of a kind

    When it comes to relief, the Rogers twins are the men to beat.

    A few years ago, 27-year-old Chatfield graduates Taylor and Tyler Rogers entered their professional baseball careers. Tyler was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and Taylor, ironically, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins.

  • Leonard withdraws from HD 25 race

        State Rep. Tim Leonard, the current incumbent and Republican nominee for House District 25, has withdrawn from the November election, citing financial constraints and family obligations associated with his divorce proceedings as factors.

  • Elect a Speaker of the House not speaker of a party

    Admittedly, my last recommendation to improve the working of our dysfunctional U.S. House of Representatives will be challenging. It will take a groundswell of voter support to amend the Constitution to provide longer terms and a one-term limitation for House members.
    A recent McLaughlin & Associates survey shows that 82 percent of voters support a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits. We must speak out for a specific initiative for this to gain some momentum.

  • A Rocky Mountain low for the N.Y. Times

    Perhaps by now you’ve had the unfortunate occasion to read or hear about the scurrilous piece of yellow journalism recently perpetrated upon the Republican candidate for governor, Walker Stapleton.
    In a N.Y. Times article titled “Family history haunts GOP candidate for governor in Colorado” by Julie Turkewitz (July 24), we have the perfect example of biased reporting of facts masquerading as news reporting. We have the perfect example of why Trump supporters regard with such disdain that bastion of Progressive fabrications, the N.Y. Times.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Caveat venditor

  • Emergency services will be unhindered by bike race

    Even though major roads in the mountain area will be closed for the third leg of the Colorado Classic bike race Aug. 18, and motorists will have to find alternate routes, emergency services are working with race coordinators to ensure responding to calls will be unimpeded.
    About 90 male cyclists will traverse through Golden, Morrison, Kittredge, Evergreen, Conifer and Indian Hills during the late morning and early afternoon on Aug. 18.

  • Arvada man dies in I-70 motorcycle accident

    An Arvada man died Monday afternoon after his motorcycle hit a guardrail along westbound Interstate 70 near Lookout Mountain. A female passenger was transported with serious injuries.
    Around 12:25 p.m., Allen Rael, 68, was driving the motorcycle carrying himself and Patricia Rael, 59, up westbound I-70 past the Morrison/Dinosaur Ridge exit and toward Lookout Mountain.
    Near mile marker 259, the motorcycle hit a guardrail on the far left side of the westbound lanes.

  • JCSO set to add school resource officers to middle schools

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is adding four deputies as school resource officers for local middle schools.
    The four deputies are scheduled to start orientation soon, Sheriff Jeff Shrader told the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners at its July 24 hearing, adding that the positions will help address increasing challenges and calls at middle schools.