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    Do you know the way to Green River?

    SOUTH JEFFCO — A Utah woman was hopelessly lost Sept. 16 and was looking for swift passage to her home state. She had apparently borrowed a friend’s car and stocked up on booze for the voyage, which curiously landed her at Lockheed Martin’s gate. Confused about why she was denied entry into the apparent one-way Utah warp zone, she was contacted by a deputy. She did not exactly ace a roadside maneuvers test and was arrested.

  • Eagles dip into reserve to find offensive help

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge football team was missing a big part of its offense heading into its Sept. 24 matchup with Green Mountain.

  • Rebels’ Kincaid running upwards

    William Kincaid considered the all-pavement course that was the Liberty Bell Invitational an easy course. It just wasn’t easy for him, considering it was mostly all downhill. But, as he said, he’s obviously getting better at running those.

  • Chatfield wins regional golf title; Tripp, Berry share top medalist honors

    Results from the 5A Metro West Regional golf tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Club on Sept. 20. The top two teams qualified for state as well as the top 17 golfers not on those two teams:

  • Auto theft prompts lockout at Kendallvue Elementary


    Kendallvue Elementary School was placed on lockout status early Tuesday morning, after an auto theft suspect led police on a two-hour search in South Jeffco.

    The suspect, who has yet to be identified, allegedly stole a 2002 Cadillac from outside a home on the 12000 block of West Belleview, then almost immediately crashing the vehicle near Weaver Hollow Park.

  • County solar-energy project nears completion


    A $2.2 million solar project designed to reduce energy consumption at county buildings is nearing completion. Solar installations at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, the Laramie Building and other locations, funded entirely by a federal grant, are expected to be finished by November.

    “I’m excited that we’re finally moving forward on it,” said Commissioner Kathy Hartman, noting that the project, which has been in development for about two years, was formally approved in June.

  • Firefighting planes based at Jeffco airport


    The small squadron of aerial firefighting tankers used to combat Boulder’s massive Fourmile Canyon blaze had base operations last week at the Jeffco airport, frequently touching down to refuel and take on loads of rust-hued flame retardant.

    The fire, which was largely contained by Sunday, destroyed 169 homes and forced thousands of residents to evacuate.

  • Stairways to remembrance

      Some 1,500 people climbed a total of 5 million stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday in a somber ceremony remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    Area firefighters and those who simply wanted to remember climbed the amphitheater’s stairs nine times to commemorate the 110 flights that New York City firefighters climbed to try to save the occupants of the World Trade Center.

  • Thunder Valley brings international flavor to local track

    It’s not very often that the Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations invades the United States. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty rare.

  • A hero in the classroom

                         She sits quietly with her legs crossed at the ankle and hands folded in her lap. She smiles as she listens intently to each person speak. She is surrounded by her family, colleagues and her community. And on this special day, Marsha Roman’s 37 years of exemplary teaching are acknowledged and rewarded.

    Roman, who has taught special education at Columbine High School for the past 18 years, never thought about being recognized for her work, but on Sept.