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Today's News

  • Neville fails to make primary ballot for U.S. Senate

    A few days before the state Republican Party convention at which candidates for the U.S. Senate primary were to be chosen, state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton said he would put his trust in God and the delegates.

    Neville was one of many contenders seeking the GOP nomination in the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet — a group that initially included Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier and former state Rep. Jon Keyser of Morrison.

  • Plan to preserve Deer Creek Golf Club, build homes needs rezoning

    So many people packed the Deer Creek Golf Club’s clubhouse for last week’s community meeting on rezoning property for residential development that it was rescheduled in a larger venue. Attendees at the meeting May 12 at the Terrace Gardens at Ken Caryl can get details of the project spearheaded by Dennis Carruth of Carruth Properties Co.

  • Quick Hits

    Football registration

    Dakota Ridge Youth Football is now associated with Rocky Mountain Pop Warner. Registration for football and cheer/dance is open for players K-8 from now until July 15 for the fall 2016 season. To register, go online at dakotaridgesports.org and click on the football tab.

    Front Range off to hot start

  • D’Evelyn soccer unlucky against Wheat Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — A rough two weeks of weather postponed a pair of non-league games and forced D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team into a confined indoor space.

    “We’ve been playing in our gym. We play good in a gym space,” D’Evelyn coach Paul Moline could say with a smile after a 3-1 loss to Wheat Ridge on April 5 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Uphill climb for league three-peat

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team found itself on the wrong side of a dramatic second-half rally April 7 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels seemed to have everything in hand when sophomore Maeve Hungerford scored with 13 minutes, 26 seconds left in the second half to give Columbine a 9-5 lead on Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley. However, the Mustangs (4-1, 2-0 in Jeffco League) scored five unanswered goals in a span of just less than two minutes to take a 10-9 lead.

  • Timely hits MIA for Columbine

    LAKEWOOD — Failing to get the third out to end innings came back to bite Columbine in its Class 5A Jeffco League baseball opener April 9 on Keli McGregor Field at All Star Park.

    Ralston Valley (5-3, 1-0 in league) scored six of its nine runs with two outs Saturday afternoon. Columbine, on the other hand, stranded 11 runners, six in scoring position, in a 9-2 loss.

  • Rebels have goal options

    LITTLETON — Columbine senior Tatum Barton admits she demands a lot from her younger sister, freshman Tessa Barton, on the soccer field.

     “Probably,” Tatum Barton answered when asked if she is a little hard on her younger sister. “It’s because I love her.”

  • Eagles soaring into key league stretch

    LITTLETON — It appears Dakota Ridge baseball is getting into the swing of things.

    The Eagles (6-3, 1-0 in Class 5A Jeffco League) outscored Mountain Vista, Chaparral and Pomona 27-3 in the span of six days last week to run Dakota Ridge’s winning streak to five games.

  • Plan for medical facility moves forward with rezoning recommendation

    Despite questions from nearby residents about the need for another emergency care facility in the area, the Jeffco Planning Commission on March 30 unanimously recommended rezoning for a medical center with a free-standing ER at Kipling and Coal Mine.

    “We currently have three ERs within a few miles from us,” said resident Dale Bowers. 

  • Prom kings, queens find royal threads

    LAKEWOOD — A bevy of beautiful gowns hanging on racks and walls in the community room of the Belmar Library gave young shoppers many selections to consider during the annual Prom Swap on Friday afternoon.

    Teens and their moms gazed at a variety of styles and colors from full-length turquoise gowns with draped bodices to short purple dresses adorned with sparkly beads. Tuxedos for guys also were among the offerings.

    Friends greeted each other while checking out dresses and tuxes and trying them on for size.