Today's News

  • Eagles’ Vance places in Top 5

    Dakota Ridge’s Drew Vance battled back after an opening-round 3-over-par 75 to birdie three of the first four holes on Day 2 and finished with a 2-over 146 to tie for fifth place at the 5A state boys golf championship at Valley Country Club on Aurora on Oct. 4-5.

    Vance made five birdies on the second day to shoot a 1-under 71 to finish in a tie with Fort Collins’ Palmer Giro and Ponderosa’s Derek Despres. They finished four shots back of David Oraee of Greeley West, who was the top medalist.

  • Library board appointments held up by commissioners

    An increasingly tense relationship between the Jeffco commissioners and the library board apparently has resulted in the re-appointments of three library board positions being held up by the commissioners.



  • Roundup: Chatfield boys tennis team wins regionals

    Chatfield is sending all three of its singles players and three of its four doubles teams to the 5A state boys tennis championship this weekend after the Chargers took first place in the 5A Region 5 tournament on Oct. 7.

    The Chargers won the regional title with 70 points, 14 points ahead of host Heritage. Littleton was third with 41 points, followed by Thunder Ridge (23), Bear Creek (11), Columbine (11), Rock Canyon (5) and Dakota Ridge (0).

  • Make your vote count in 2010

    While the 2010 general election day is still almost four weeks away, Colorado citizens will begin voting very soon. Mail ballots, which have become the preferred method of voting for election officials and increasing numbers of people, will go out next week. After that, early voting stations will open. In Jefferson County, voters can vote early from Oct. 18 until Oct. 29, except that polls will be closed Sunday, Oct. 24. The polls will then be open for every precinct Nov. 2.

  • Policy muzzles school board members

    All but one Jeffco school board member is barred from speaking to the press about issues related to the board’s activities, a board member recently informed the Columbine Courier.

    Under a policy adopted in 2000, only the Board of Education president, currently former Jeffco district attorney Dave Thomas, is allowed to respond to press queries on all topics not exclusive to a single board member.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Where there’s smoke …

  • Eagles don't get caught in Bears' trap

    LAKEWOOD — Interim head coach Tony Barba knew the Dakota Ridge softball team could be heading into a trap on Oct. 2 at Bear Creek. But the Eagles were ready and that trap was never sprung as Dakota Ridge hit, pitched and fielded at a high level and thrashed the Bear Creek Bears, 16-0.

    “They knew what’s at stake. This is one of those games that’s a trap game so they just came in here and took care of business, got everyone some playing time and got out of here,” Barba said.

  • Couple charged with beating adopted son


    A South Jeffco couple were charged Sept. 29 with multiple counts child abuse and are suspected of beating their adopted 6-year-old son with a belt buckle and keeping him severely malnourished.

    Investigations into Randal and Christine Arnold’s treatment of the boy began on Sept. 17, when Littleton Fire Rescue workers responded to an emergency call at the couple’s home. The boy was found unresponsive and covered with bruises, an arrest affidavit states.

  • Roundup: Monarch’s ground game overwhelms Dakota Ridge

    LAFAYETTE — Cody Schneider and Ryan Muller scored two touchdowns each and Monarch trumped Dakota Ridge, 35-16, in varsity football action on Oct. 1.