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Today's News

  • 2013-14 wrestling capsule preview

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Peronard
    Assistant coaches: Russ Holt, Matt Yaden, Jordan Bybee
    Conference: 5A Jeffco League
    2012-13 recap: “It was an up-and-down season for us. We lost tough league duals to Bear Creek and Lakewood, but had great finishes at the league tournament,” Peronard said. Those finishes included Wilson George placing first, Jake Thayer second and Zach Lowe third. Thayer took fifth at state. Lowe and George just missed out on qualifying for state.

  • 2013-14 girls basketball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mike Deutsch
    Assistant coach: Paul Quinlan
    2012-13 record: 11-14
    2012-13 recap: Chatfield reached the 5A state tournament after ending the regular season on a six-game winning streak. That, however, is something of an unfortunate trademark, Deutsch said, because that means the Lady Chargers were 5-13 before the streak. Chatfield’s defensive pressure helped its offense get in sync late in the season.

  • Five story lines for the upcoming girls basketball season

    The following are just five story lines to follow as the high school girls basketball season gets ready to commence:

  • November: a time to remember and a time to act

    By Ellen Golombek

    Before he served in Congress and before he went to the White House, Lt. John F. Kennedy commanded torpedo boats in the South Pacific during World War II. His distinguished military career resulted in being awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Purple Heart. He was proud of his service and once said, “I can imagine no more rewarding a career.”

  • Plea deal makes sense for Holmes

    It’s time to make a deal with James Holmes.

    As we approach the year and a half anniversary of the tragedy of the Aurora theater shootings and as the pretrial hearings continue (and continue and continue!), it looks less and less likely that Holmes will ever be executed. It would be in the public interest to get some kind of plea in place that assures Holmes will spend the rest of his life in custody, to achieve final resolution and to put this ordeal to bed once and for all.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A father’s pain

  • Jeffco sheriff warns of threat to drivers along C-470 and U.S. 285

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to be on the lookout after receiving several complaints about car windows being shattered while motorists are driving along C-470, U.S. 285 and I-70. 

    The first incident, on July 24, involved a vehicle traveling east on C-470 at Alameda Parkway.

    The most recent incident, on Nov. 19, happened while a woman was driving west on C-470 at Alameda.

  • Comic-book artist spawns inspiration

    Some people define success not by the presence of monetary gain but by the absence of constraints — in other words, the freedom to pursue their dreams. 

    For Todd McFarlane, legendary comic book creator and owner of McFarlane Toys, success has meant the freedom to work without the constraints of others’ limitations. 

  • Commissioners reject higher fees for Planning and Zoning

    Jeffco’s county commissioners balked at a proposed increase in fees charged by the county’s Planning and Zoning Department. 

    The rejected fee boosts were intended to recoup more expenses related to processing applications and permits in the county. Jeffco recovered about 13 percent of those expenses in the last year, putting the county near the bottom among area governments.

  • County gauges support for adding bike lanes on Bowles Avenue

    The county’s Transportation and Development Department is reaching out to South Jeffco to gauge support for adding bicycle lanes along West Bowles Avenue. 

    The proposal, included in the 2012 county-wide bicycle-pedestrian plan, would put bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to the county line at Grant Ranch Boulevard.

    While Bike Jeffco, a local bicycle advocacy group, hasn’t issued an opinion, several members were in support of the plan after a county presentation on Nov. 12.