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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge LAX rolled by Boulder

    LAKEWOOD — The positive steps Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team took during its spring break trip to California got plowed away like the snow from a Colorado blizzard.

    The Eagles (1-5 record, 0-1 in league) picked up their first win of the season during the three-game trip to the west coast and played in another pair of close games. However, the momentum didn’t carry over in Dakota Ridge’s Front Range League opener against Boulder (2-3, 1-0) on April 1 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.

  • Rebels begin run at 5th straight league title

    LAKEWOOD — Taking the field is something Columbine’s boys lacrosse team won’t take for granted this season.

    The Rebels were scheduled to play three games in California during spring break. However, Columbine’s flight that was scheduled to leave Denver International Airport on March 23 was canceled because of the blizzard that began early Wednesday morning.

  • Belmar Library hosts annual Prom Swap

    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.

  • Chatfield High winter guard places second at state championships

    DENVER — The Chatfield High School winter guard placed second at the Rocky Mountain Color Guard State Championships on Saturday — in addition to being rated “most improved” by the judges.

    Thanks to new coach Travis Prudhomme, this is the first time in years that the team has had a winter season.

    “He’s done so much,” senior captain Zoe DeGrande said. “He pushes us way more than any coach I’ve ever had.”

  • Driver turns self in after deputy is injured in hit-and-run at accident scene

    The driver suspected of hitting a sheriff's deputy Wednesday evening at the scene of a massive pileup on eastbound I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit turned himself in to the State Patrol about 2 a.m. Thursday.

  • County's battle with Comcast in reruns

    Jeffco’s battle continues with Comcast over finalizing a change in how the company pays to use its cable lines on county-owned property, with commissioners threatening to temporarily raise access fees until a new deal is signed. 

  • West Metro fire chief gets high marks from board members

    West Metro Fire Chief Don Lombardi received accolades from fire district board members who evaluated his performance this past year.

    “Chief Lombardi’s leadership is excellent. He is always looking at ways to save money,” the evaluation stated. “The chief is an outstanding leader and is respected by his employees, firefighters and the board of directors.”

  • ‘The dawn has come …’

    Deep snow covering the ground brought the Easter sunrise service indoors at Heritage United Methodist Church on Sunday morning.

    In the warmth of the sanctuary, which was decorated with spring flowers, the Rev. Loren Boyce, senior pastor, led a spirited service filled with song, scripture, words of hope — and humor.

    In his message to the congregation, Boyce told the story of a Sunday school teacher who was explaining the story of Jesus rising from the tomb to her third-grade class.

  • Citizen attempts to thwart shoplifters

    A civic-minded citizen pursued two shoplifting suspects through the parking lot of the Burlington Coat Factory on West Bowles Avenue on March 24, jumping into their vehicle in an attempt to thwart the perpetrators.

    The black minivan began speeding away with its side door open and the good samaritan inside, until the two female suspects noticed they had company and screeched to a stop, yelling at their unwanted passenger to get out. They then fled.

  • All-Conference lists 2015-16 winter season

    Basketball

    Class 5A Jeffco

    Boys

    1st Team

    Kolton Peterson, jr., Lakewood

    Jacob Storey, jr., Lakewood

    Luke Neff, sr., Arvada West

    Dallas Walton, sr., Arvada West

    Cameron Pearson, sr., Chatfield

    Riley Welch, sr., Chatfield

    Joe Miks, jr., Chatfield