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Today's News

  • Evergreen falls to 0-3

    LAKEWOOD — Playing football with a hole in your foot is never recommended.

    Yet that’s what the Cougars seem to be doing early in the season by giving up big plays and taking big penalties to shoot themselves in the foot.

    “I think we got to get some leaders step up,” senior captain Drake Brown said Sept. 11 after the Cougars were defeated 26-10 by the Centaurus Warriors (3-0) at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Cougars put it all together

    While soccer will always be a game between two teams, Evergreen’s 4-1 cross-classification victory over Columbine on Sept. 12 does have a third side.

    Blame it all on the Alameda Pirates.

    See, the Pirates pulled off a surprising 1-0 victory over Evergreen on Sept. 10 and that got the Cougars’ attention and anger. Columbine coach Brian Todd noticed the score and couldn’t help but start thinking the game was there for the taking.

  • Planning commission OKs downsizing for Elk Rest Village

    The planning commission voted 6-2 to limit the number of residential units to 12 instead of 22 in the proposed Elk Rest Village multi-use complex on Swede Gulch Road in El Rancho Town Center.

    The Sept. 10 vote affirmed the planning commission’s original decision on July 30.

    The recommendation goes next to the board of county commissioners Sept. 30 for a final decision.

    The planning commission was hearing the case for the second time after the county commissioners asked the citizen board to re-examine the allowed density level.

  • Building blitz raises homes and hopes for two area families

    The way Perry Timon had it figured, if it needs to be built, they will come.

    “It’s a good cause,” said Timon, standing at the high extremity of Kittredge’s meandering South End Road in the cool, predawn gloaming of Sept. 3. “They’re good people, and they want to be a part of it.”

  • Board confirms Elk Rest Village decision

    The recommendation goes next to the board of county commissioners Sept. 30 for a final decision.

    The planning commission was hearing the case for the second time after the county commissioners asked the citizen board to re-examine the allowed density level.

    Jim Spaanstra, chairman of the planning commission, argued for the higher number because of the high price of gas and the opportunity to encourage more people to work and live in the same place.

  • Q&A with District 2 county commission candidates

    Following are unedited transcripts of question-and-answer sessions with District 2 county commission candidates, courtesy of Plan Jeffco.

    1. What do you intend to achieve if you are elected or re-elected County Commissioner?

    Zulauf: If elected as County Commissioner, my primary goals will be land preservation, water conservation, and ecologically responsible development in Jefferson County.

  • Q&A with District 1 county commission candidates

    Following are unedited transcripts of question-and-answer sessions with District 1 county commission candidates, courtesy of Plan Jeffco.

    1. What do you intend to achieve if you are elected or re-elected County Commissioner?

  • Palin an overnight success, years in the making

    Immediately following the Democratic National Convention, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed Barack Obama leading John McCain by a comfortable 50-43 margin. USA Today/Gallup’s prior poll, released before the convention, showed Obama leading 48-45. The net difference of four points was the “bounce” provided by the convention.

  • Residents should express their school-start opinions ASAP

    When Jeffco school board President Scott Benefield told parents at the Aug. 21 meeting that “We all want a later start,” he set the stage for a real conversation about when school should start.

  • Stamping out confusion about the Habitat Stamp

    Since January 2006, the state has required anyone using the Mount Evans or Bergen Peak state wildlife areas to obtain a Habitat Stamp, amounting to a $10.25 fee to hike or camp on the land.

    But don’t expect to purchase an actual stamp when you buy the Habitat Stamp. The Habitat Stamp is merely a series of characters printed out on a plain blue piece of paper, with all the glamour of a receipt from a gas pump.

    Also, be aware that the picture of a stamp on the sign in the accompanying photo does not represent the state-mandated Habitat Stamp.

    Confused? Read on.