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Today's News

  • Frustrating loss to Monarch is a bitter pill for Eagles to swallow

    Joey Owston stomped off to the locker room as the frustration started to set in. The Dakota Ridge Eagles goalkeeper, as head coach Alec Hines said, played out of his mind. Monarch pelted him with shot after shot, yet he stood between the pipes, making save after save.
    In all, Owston finished with 68 saves, but second-ranked Monarch pushed four of its five goals past the netminder to escape The Edge Ice Arena on Jan. 15 with a 5-3 win over eighth-ranked Dakota Ridge.

  • Falcons’ defensive pressure sets tone

    DENVER — There’s not much glitz in the offense of the Front Range Christian boys basketball team. But if one wants to know why the Falcons are undefeated thus far during the 2013-14 season, just take a look at their defense.
    The full-court man-to-man pressure that Brad Folk’s team brings predicates the play of the offense. That was evident in its 58-45 win Jan. 15 at Denver Academy.

  • Energized Lady Eagles roll on

    It’s the energy the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles play with, senior Jae Ferrin says, that’s made the 2013-14 season exciting thus far.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Too much holiday punch

  • Search for suspect leads to temporary lockdown at Fort Logan Elementary

    A police search for a criminal suspect resulted in a lockdown at Fort Logan Elementary School on the afternoon of Jan. 17.

    Sheridan police Lt. Paul Wszolek said officers were attempting to locate a suspect inside a building close to the school.

    The lockdown at Fort Logan started about noon and ended after 2:30 p.m. once the suspect was apprehended, Wszolek said.

  • School board discusses process for hiring superintendent

    The Jeffco school board envisions a lengthy and deliberate process to replace retiring Superintendent Cindy Stevenson.

    At last Thursday’s study session, the board discussed the process for selecting a new leader for Colorado’s second largest school district. It will take six weeks just to find the professional search firm that will identify top candidates for the job.

    Stevenson announced her retirement in November, shortly after three new members were elected to the board; her last day will be June 30.

     

  • Heroes among us

    This week the Jeffco Schools Foundation recognized two students and one teacher from the South Jeffco area with Hero Awards.

    The award recognizes students who have overcome long odds and persevered to pursue an education, and teachers who have impacted their students and other teachers in a positive way.

    Thinking of his ‘brothers’

    Mark Leon was talking with one of his heroes. And all he could think about was his brothers.

  • Commissioner Tighe signs Jeffco5 petition

    Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe was the first county resident to sign a petition to let voters decide if the Board of Commissioners should be expanded from three members to five. 

    Tighe signed the petition during a news conference by the Jeffco5 group outside the Golden Library on Jan. 11. 

  • Fitness experts urge an end to ‘treadmill of excuses’

    It’s one thing to make a new year’s resolution to get in shape. It’s another for that resolution to last until the end of the year, let alone the end of January.

    Keeping that resolution isn’t about just willpower and self-control — you have to find a way to enjoy working out, said Tami Adams, fitness supervisor for the Foothills Park and Recreation District. 

  • Inter-Canyon Fire plans special meeting on finances

    Members of the Inter-Canyon Fire District board have scheduled a special meeting to discuss the district’s financial forecast and the current status of the department.

    “We feel we need to get back to strategic planning and take a look at our financial plan moving forward,” board President Michael Reddy said at the Inter-Canyon board meeting last Wednesday.

    The special meeting comes in the wake of accusations that former chief Dave MacBean embezzled approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon’s reserve fund from 2010 to 2012.