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Today's News

  • Democratic challengers in CD6 race face tough time raising dough

    Although nearly 18 months remain in the race for the 6th Congressional District seat, an early look shows that the two Democratic challengers are facing hurdles when it comes to fund-raising.

    "It's been slow," says John Flerlage, one of two Democrats running to oust Rep. Mike Coffman from his congressional perch in November 2010. Flerlage, a South Jeffco Democrat, says his fund-raising has been difficult because of the economy.

  • Designers of new pretrial bond program get grilled at town hall

    The architects of a program aimed at releasing more defendants before their trials were grilled June 20 about how it would work and if it would really save the county money.

    Mike Jones, manager of the county's criminal justice strategic planning staff, told county residents and several elected officials that the program will increase public safety and court appearances by defendants while safeguarding due process.

  • Rodeo goes to the bulls

    EVERGREEN — The bulls left their marks this past weekend in the annual Evergreen Rodeo.

    The Professional Bull Riders event on June 19 began with a successful ride by a young man from Illinois. The poor soul got knocked off around the 9-second mark, only to land face first in a pile of, well, stuff. Green, smelly stuff from his eyebrow to his shirt collar and packed nicely in his right ear.

    Sunday’s final event of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event saw Jeston Mead stay on for eight seconds, only to fall down and have his bull step on his neck.

  • Busy summer for Shirley

    EVERGREEN — It takes a lot longer now to introduce Tim Shirley.

    Back when the Conifer resident first started competing at the Evergreen Rodeo in 2001, it was just Shirley the local kid.

    Now it’s Shirley the local kid with blond hair who went to the prestigious Nationals in Las Vegas this past winter and placed sixth, pocketed more than $111,000 and is currently ranked 14th in the nation in the bareback event.

  • It’s good to be the Queen

    To see the Queen, I expected to wait in line.

    The fact that this line was at the bottom of the hill below a row of Porta-Potties and wedged nicely between several trash cans a food stand proudly advertising its Pile of Pig pulled pork sandwich, only made it more exotic. Not much unlike the House of Windsor after Ted Nugent’s official visit.

  • Carmichael truly a racing legend

    While living in Tallahassee, Fla., I had the unique opportunity of meeting a lot of professional athletes.

    I was lucky enough to work at the city’s biggest - and newest - fitness center. All of the former Florida State University athletes would return to the city during their off-seasons and train at Premier Health and Fitness Center - a 55,000-square foot mecca of physical fitness.

    Professional football players such as Peter Boulware, Corey Simon and Brad Johnson spent a good deal of time in the weight room.

  • Firefighter is cited in rollover of pumper truck on Floyd Hill

    The driver of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue pumper truck that rolled down an embankment at 872 Ponderosa Drive on June 9 is facing a citation for driving improperly on a mountain highway.

    Such a citation carries a fine of $15 to $100.

    Fire Chief Garry DeJong said he wasn’t aware of any “improper” driving maneuvers.

    “I have every confidence he was taking the appropriate measures. He was trying to be nice and make room (for the other vehicle), and we had the result that we did,” DeJong said.

  • Open house seeks peace on Apex Trail

    The Colorado Mountain Bike Association is proposing that open space authorities create a new trail paralleling the existing Apex and Enchanted Forest trails so high-speed users can be separated from low-speed users.

    With a dual trail in force, cyclists traveling at downhill speeds would be out of the way of slow-moving pedestrians, equestrians and uphill-traveling cyclists.

  • Open house seeks peace on Apex Trail

    The Colorado Mountain Bike Association is proposing that open space authorities create a new trail paralleling the existing Apex and Enchanted Forest trails so high-speed users can be separated from low-speed users.

    With a dual trail in force, cyclists traveling at downhill speeds would be out of the way of slow-moving pedestrians, equestrians and uphill-traveling cyclists.

  • Open Space re-examines rules of the trail

    Open Space authorities are taking another look at yielding rules among bikers, hikers and horseback riders after complaints about safety and conflicts on Jeffco trails reached a peak in 2008.

    Yielding rules govern the behavior of trail users when they approach one another on a trail. Some bike riders have argued the rules are outdated and enforcement is too strict.

    A memo published by the Jeffco Open Space Department says there was a large increase in citations written to mountain bikers in 2008 for “failing to yield properly.”