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Today's News

  • Charging into the Final Four

    DENVER — The effort of the many outweighed the effort of the one March 5 at the Denver Coliseum.

    Chatfield’s boys basketball team used its depth and balance to outlast and overcome the remarkable individual performance of Cherry Creek senior Will Halfon. The Chargers reeled in a 63-55 overtime victory despite 38 points from Halfon.

  • Chatfield hoops advances to Final Four

    DENVER — It took Chatfield to work a little overtime, but for the first time since 1996 the Chargers advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament.

    The 5A Jeffco League champions defeated Cherry Creek 63-55 in overtime March 5 at the Denver Coliseum. In the Chatfield’s first trip to the Great 8 since 2001, the No. 2 seed Chargers outscored No. 4-seeded Bruins 13-5 in overtime to take the eight-point victory.

  • Chatfield hoops headed to Great 8

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Stephen Schimpeler led Chatfield to the Great 8 of the Class 5A boys state basketball tournament in his first year as head coach (2000-01).

  • Dakota Ridge rally falls short

    AURORA — Urgency hit Dakota Ridge’s boys basketball team like a ton of bricks in the fourth quarter March 2 at Regis Jesuit High School.

    The Eagles trailed by a dozen points — 39-27 — to the No. 2-seeded Regis heading into the final eight minutes. With their season on the line, No. 3 seed Dakota Ridge (17-8 record) put on a furious rally attempt scoring 26 points in the fourth quarter in the Class 5A state tournament Sweet 16 game.

  • Playoff run ends for Dakota Ridge girls

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — It was not a “Super Tuesday” for Dakota Ridge on the basketball court.

    The Eagles were looking for an epic upset against No. 1 seed Highlands Ranch (24-1 record) on the Falcons’ home court. However, it wasn’t meant to be. Dakota Ridge’s girls hoops season ended with a 70-41 loss in the round of 16 in the Class 5A state tournament.

  • New time, location set for Jeffco foreclosure sales

    The Jeffco public trustee has announced that foreclosure sales are being moved to a new location and time.

    Starting March 24, the sales will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the jury assembly room on the court side of the Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.

  • Centralized dispatch center to include Jeffco police, fire agencies

    Both fire districts and law enforcement agencies in Jeffco will by served by the centralized dispatch center being implemented by the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority, according to terms of the intergovernmental agreement for the plan.

    Included in JeffCom are police departments for the cities of Lakewood, Arvada, Golden and Wheat Ridge, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Waterstone church marketing property for assisted-living project

    Waterstone Community Church is offering property for sale to a developer that is planning to build four assisted-living group homes near the church on Alkire Drive.

    Each of the assisted-living homes would be approximately 9,200 square feet in size and would house 16 people, according to the proposal.

    The developer, A Better Way Realty, is funding the project, and Christian Living Services would provide the management, according the pre-application sent to the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Department.

  • Special Olympics skier reports for Channel 7 News

    Special Olympics skier Hanna Atkinson is attaining local celebrity status with recent appearances on the Channel 7 News.

    “A lot of people come up to me and say, ‘Are you the famous Hanna on TV?’ ” she said.

    For the past few weeks, Atkinson has been reporting on other Special Olympics athletes during five-minute segments aired on Saturday mornings.

    “It’s awesome,” she said, flashing a big smile. “It’s really cool to get the chance to do that.”

  • ‘Tired of giving in’

    “The word has been spread that Rosa Parks was a little old tired woman. I was tired, but my feet did not come into it. … The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

    Actress Becky Stone spoke these heartfelt words in her portrayal of the civil rights icon at Arapahoe Community College on Feb. 23.

    Presenting a perspective of Parks in her later years, Stone enacted the story of the woman’s refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., in a time when black people deferred to white bus riders.