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Today's News

  • The president got the Korean talks going

    The news in the last six months that Korea is near having the capacity to hit our country with a long-range missile carrying a nuclear weapon has certainly gotten the attention of all of us. Not since the Cold War have we had the possibility of an attack of our country on our minds.
    The strange exchange of personal attacks between President Trump and Kim Jong Un served to further unnerve us, making the two leaders seem to be somewhat unhinged. To be sure, we have not witnessed similar interactions between an American president and a world leader.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Re-strained relations

  • ‘Don’t be surprised if this guy’s name gets called’

    Six years ago, just after wrapping up his high school baseball career at Dakota Ridge, Steven Wilson was drafted by the Phillies. This past month, after deferring to college baseball instead, he was drafted by the Padres.

    Taken 231st overall in the eighth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, Wilson’s dreams had come true again but more on his terms.

  • Colorado’s 2018 primary election

    Yes, it’s that time of year again, where almost every other commercial is a political ad and there are perhaps too many candidates to keep track of for too many races.

    After Colorado’s primary elections next Tuesday, however, the pool of candidates for governor, state legislators, Congressional representatives and a smattering of other municipal offices will dwindle — setting the stage for four months of heavy campaigning by finalists and a clearer picture of what the November elections will look like.

  • Jeffco Public Schools approves agreements with employee unions

    Jeffco Public Schools has reached and approved a contract with its teachers union after a contentious negotiations period that saw teachers stage walkouts in April to protest teacher pay levels and school funding in Colorado, as well as proposed changes to the Public Employees Retirement Association — the state’s public employee pension fund.

  • SW Plaza, Jeffco Public Health partner on Double Bucks program

    The weekly summer farmers market at Southwest Plaza is working with Jeffco Public Health to provide fresh produce to low-income individuals at a discounted cost.

    They’re doing so through the Double Up Food Bucks program, a statewide partnership led by LiveWell Colorado that allows customers to receive a dollar to spend on Colorado-grown fruits or vegetables when they spend a SNAP dollar on any eligible item at a participating farmers market. They can receive up to $20 per trip to the market.

  • Morrison residents hoped for town vote – and they got it

    Even though the Morrison Town Board approved rezoning Red Rocks Ranch for residential and commercial development on May 31, the issue isn’t over yet.

    More than 50 Morrison residents signed a petition to put the rezoning on the ballot, and the Morrison Town Board unanimously agreed on Tuesday with the election to be held on Nov. 6.

  • Family and friends remember 17-year-old Dakota Ridge student

    Nothing could slow Christian Friedrichsen down.

    Until his last day on Earth, Christian, a 17-year-old Dakota Ridge High School student, was determined to fight and, perhaps more importantly, to truly live. Despite a cancer diagnosis and routine chemotherapy treatments, he played football; went to prom; snowboarded; and spent months restoring Clifford, his big red Jeep.

  • RTD pondering slashing bus route

    RTD is considering eliminating Route 85, a low-performing bus route that operates between the Littleton Mineral Station and the Park-n-Ride at Ken-Caryl Avenue and C-470.

    The idea, which would affect about 100 passengers a day, stems from the transportation district’s ongoing bus operator shortage as well as the low number of users on this particular route.

    “The economy is going so well. It’s just really hard to hang on to good bus operators,” said David Menter, senior service planner for RTD’s west team.

  • Jeffco Library narrows candidates for executive director position

    A room full of Jefferson County Public Library supporters and staff came armed with questions Monday evening at a public forum where they met the four contenders for the library system’s open executive director role.

    Last November, current executive director Pam Nissler, who has been with JCPL since 2009, announced plans to retire this summer.

    The four finalists for her replacement include:

    • Midori Clark, director of community relations, development and strategic initiatives with Pueblo City-County Library District in Pueblo.