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Today's News

  • Second-period scoring flurry ignites Chargers

    Fifty-two seconds. That’s all the time it took for the Chatfield Chargers to turn a one-goal game into a much-needed momentum shift.
    Chatfield scored three goals in that span early in the second period en route to a 6-3 victory over Resurrection Christian on Jan. 3 at the Edge Ice Arena. Brian Vits, Payden Thanner and Tyler Seltenreich scored goals during the flurry, the last off an assist from Thanner that ended up being the game-winner.

  • Cougars tame host Lions

    It started with a 3-pointer, then a layup and then another. Before long, Evergreen junior point guard Nathan Haas was in a zone.

  • Change your strategy, but not your values

    As I read about the record-breaking Internet sales being reported this Christmas, I remember s0metime around 1985 I was asked to co-chair a task force at Sears headquarters to come up with ideas about how the retailer should leverage the use of the Internet.

  • Politics will reign at the Capitol in ’14

    Against the backdrop of the first successful recalls of sitting state legislators in Colorado history, the Colorado General Assembly convenes today. The changes from the recall will be evident in a number of ways.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    ROMEO must fly

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

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    ROMEO must fly

  • Five bottle bombs found in South Jeffco over two days

    Five bottle bombs were found in South Jeffco on Jan. 2 and 3, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

    Four of the bombs, also referred to as “overpressure devices,” were discovered Friday at Easton Park off West Coal Mine Avenue, near Dakota Ridge High School, by Jeffco parks employees. All four of the bombs at Easton had been detonated.

    The fifth bomb was discovered in the parking lot between The Edge Ice Arena and The Ridge Recreation Center on Thursday, Jan. 2. That bomb was inert, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • A look back at 2013

    Political changes from 2012 reverberated into 2013 among the Jeffco commissioners, with an opposing political view spicing debates over several key issues.

    The addition of Casey Tighe, the first Democrat elected to the Board of County Commissioners since 2006, gave Commissioner Don Rosier a sparring partner on several issues, including whether Jeffco should raise taxes and whether the county should be on the record as opposed to new gun laws. 

  • County commissioners identify key issues for 2014

    As Jeffco looks ahead to 2014, several issues from previous years will return to the Board of County Commissioners’ agenda. The Columbine Courier sat down with the commissioners to ask what issues they think will be in the center ring in 2014.

     

    The budget

    Balancing the county’s 2015 budget is likely the biggest issue Jeffco will face in 2014. 

  • Chipping in

    Residents looking to ring in the New Year by tossing out their old Christmas trees can drop them off instead.  

     

    The city of Littleton and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District are turning old Christmas trees into mulch. The trees will be mulched and used in landscaping throughout the South Suburban District and the city.