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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Walking in the park with Jean

    If you visit South Valley, Deer Creek Canyon or Hildebrand park on any given morning, you just might see Jean Viste hiking along a trail. 

    For nearly 17 years the Ken Caryl resident has been walking trails in South Valley, Deer Creek Canyon and other area parks while serving as a volunteer for Jeffco Open Space. She has helped hikers locate their cars, closed trails where the presence of bears and mountain lions presented danger, and administered first-aid to the injured.

  • Jail seeking added funds to install mesh on balconies

    An ongoing effort to install steel mesh on balconies in the Jeffco jail is expected to reduce the risk of inmates attempting suicide and should be finished next year, according to a Sheriff’s Office official.

    The project targets high-risk areas, including maximum-security modules on the jail’s sixth and seventh floors, and pre-sentencing areas on the fourth floor, said Dan Gard, chief of the sheriff’s support services division, who appeared before the county commissioners March 22 to ask for additional funds for this year’s portion of the project.

  • Candidates for district attorney both favor use of specialty courts

    The two candidates vying for district attorney in Jeffco might be from different political parties, but both say they are committed to reform in the criminal justice system through expanding the use of specialty courts.

    Incumbent DA Pete Weir, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Jake Lilly of Evergreen, agree that Jeffco’s specialized problem-solving courts, including dedicated drug, adult mental health and veterans courts, provide a better and more tailored approach.