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Today's News

  • Defending 4A state champs too much for Jaguars

    DENVER — The plan on Jan. 28 was to reel Valor’s girls basketball team back into the pack in the Class 4A Jeffco League.

    However, the defending 4A state champions were too big of a fish for D’Evelyn to snare on the Jaguars’ home court. Valor (15-1, 9-0 in league) extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 60-49 victory against the in-state team that was able to defeat the Eagles last year.

  • Eagles unable to end curse

    LITTLETON — The basketball rim seemed to have some wicked enchanted spell place upon it.

    Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team had held its own through three quarters against Class 5A Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley (14-2, 7-1 in league). The Eagles were set to make a run at getting the upset victory at home, but the hoop Dakota Ridge was shooting at during the fourth quarter wasn’t any help.

  • Horton House owner determined to rebuild

    MORRISON — For Lila Horton, owner of the historic Horton House Bed and Breakfast, there is no place but Morrison she’d rather call home. Not even after a devastating fire closed the B&B’s doors in October.

    “This is actually my identity,” Horton said. “It’s my first pair of ice skates under the tree.”

  • Conference perfection

    LAKEWOOD — Nobody thought it would be a cakewalk for Chatfield’s boys basketball team to sweep through the Class 5A Jeffco League undefeated.

    “I told my guys the second time around was going to be much harder than the first,” Chatfield coach Stephen Schimpeler said after the Chargers began their second go-around in league play with a 64-60 road victory over Lakewood. “We know that, but you’ve got to experience it because sometimes players don’t always believe you.”

  • Horton House owner determined to rebuild

    MORRISON — For Lila Horton, owner of the historic Horton House Bed and Breakfast, there is no place but Morrison she’d rather call home. Not even after a devastating fire closed the B&B’s doors in October.

    “This is actually my identity,” Horton said. “It’s my first pair of ice skates under the tree.”

  • Pachner victorious in return to D’Evelyn

    DENVER — While Troy Pachner is Valor Christian’s boys basketball coach now, D’Evelyn’s student section reminded the Jaguars’ former coach he will always have the mark of the Jaguars.

    Toward the tail end of Valor’s 65-38 victory in Pachner’s return, D’Evelyn students chanted “How’s your tattoo?” in the final moments. Pachner got a tattoo of a Jaguar during his 17-year stint at D’Evelyn.

  • Trader Joe’s to open in Bowles Crossing Shopping Center in March

    Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store with its own food brands, is scheduled to open in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center on March 25.

    “We think it’s a great fit for the community,” said Alison Mochizuki, a Trader Joe’s spokesperson.

  • Consolidation of county dispatch services will mean savings for West Metro fire district

    Establishing a centralized emergency dispatch center in Jefferson County is expected to save the West Metro Fire Protection District about $400,000 annually, said Fire Chief Don Lombardi.

    The planned JeffCom dispatch center will be on the third floor of the West Metro administrative building in Lakewood, where all 911 calls will be directed, Lombardi said at the district's Jan. 28 board meeting.

    “Consolidation winds up being much more favorable for us,” he remarked.

  • Jeffco Open Space closes areas of parks to protect wildlife

    To protect raptors and waterfowl in nesting season and elk that are calving in its parks, Jeffco Open Space is closing areas in its system to visitors on a seasonal basis beginning this month. Seasonal closures allow wildlife to successfully nest, rear young and survive a critical time in their life cycles, according to information from the agency.

    Here is a list of closures and dates:

  • Second suspect is arrested in Craigslist robbery

    A second suspect has been arrested in the robbery at a South Jeffco home in which thehomeowner fatally shot an alleged perpetrator, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

    David Ernest Mascarenas, 55, was apprehended at an apartment complex in Federal Heights on Friday through combined efforts of Jeffco deputies and other agencies, according to the report. Mascarenas is facing charges of first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery and identity theft, and is being held on a $500,000 bond in the Jeffco jail.