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Today's News

  • Defendant in Craigslist robbery sent to state hospital for competency evaluation

    A defendant being held on charges of first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery and identity theft in connection with a robbery at a home on South Taft Court is being sent to a state hospital for a competency evaluation.

    David Ernest Mascarenas, 55, has been in the Jeffco jail since January, when a homeowner on South Taft Court was robbed after posting items for sale on Craigslist.

  • Quick Hits

    Five league titles and counting

  • Rebels tuned up for state tourney

    LAKEWOOD — Fittingly to what has been a miserable spring season when it comes to weather, Columbine and Conifer girls lacrosse teams finished up the regular season in a cold and gloomy May 7 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • D’Evelyn taking 10 players to state in Pueblo

    DENVER — D’Evelyn’s girls tennis program came up just short the last three seasons on grabbing a regional title.

    That trend changed May 6 at Colorado Academy in Denver. The Jaguars, Class 4A Jeffco League champions, edged the host Mustangs after falling short to Colorado Academy last season and Kent Denver the two previous seasons.

  • Dakota Ridge handles curve at league tourney

    LITTLETON — Seven straight victories in the Class 5A Jeffco League, along with winning the conference tournament, gave Dakota Ridge a legitimate argument to host one of the eight district tournaments Saturday, May 14.

  • Chargers net regional title

    LITTLETON — Chatfield senior Jenna Alvarez has handled her demotion better than most.

    “Honestly, playing No. 2 doubles is frustrating after playing No. 1 doubles last year,” Alvarez said during the Class 5A Region 8 girls tennis tournament May 5 at Ken Caryl Ranch House. “The girls at No. 1 doubles right now have been together so long it didn’t make sense to split them up. I love my partner and we are doing so well.”

  • Dakota Ridge girls sprint to school record

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s girls 800-meter sprint medley relay team began the final day of the two-day Jeffco Elite Meet with a bang May 5 at Jeffco Stadium.

    The all-senior relay team of Genevieve Cruz, Carina Wilkerson, Olivia Landers and Cayli Hume broke the school record when it won the first event on the track Thursday afternoon. The time of 1 minute, 49.29 seconds easily outdistanced the Eagles from Lakewood and D’Evelyn at the finish line.

  • Incumbent Moeder re-elected to West Metro fire board

    Voters on Tuesday chose incumbent Kristina Moeder to continue serving on the board of the West Metro Fire Protection District in the only contested race.

    Two other incumbents, Pam Feely and Wendy Volmerran, ran unopposed.

    Moeder defeated challenger Michael Williams 186 votes to 64. Feely and Volmer received 224 and 216 votes, respectively.

    In her campaign, Moeder pointed to the need for ensuring financial security for the district, as well as firefighter safety by providing apparatus and equipment. 

  • Family’s lawsuit: South Jeffco charter school board violated sunshine law

    By Jeffrey A. Roberts, For the Courier 

    A Jefferson County charter school violated Colorado’s Sunshine Law and retaliated against a family when the parents asked questions about their daughters’ education, a lawsuit claims.

  • Farrar is winner in only contested race for seat on Foothills board

    Peggy Farrar defeated three other candidates in Tuesday's election to win the only contested seat on the board of the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

    Farrar was declared the winner in Ward 2 on Tuesday night in an unofficial result posted on the district’s website. Farrar defeated incumbent Michael Bielkiewicz, as well as Chris Crippen and Scott Kennerly.