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  • Valero on West Quincy robbed at gunpoint

    A man wielding a semi-automatic weapon robbed a South Jeffco convenience store Wednesday night and escaped with several hundred dollars.

    A clerk at the Valero at 14011 W. Quincy Ave. — formerly a Diamond Shamrock — called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office about 9:45 p.m. after being robbed at gunpoint. The clerk was not physically harmed. 

  • Barrows, Lady Rebels escape with win

    Ellie Barrows made the most of her opportunity, and the Columbine Lady Rebels benefited from it.

    Playing without stalwarts Annabelle Young and Skylar Alward, Columbine had to look for others to step up and lead the way. Barrows only scored seven points Friday night at Chatfield Senior High, but her final two — on a layup with 51 seconds remaining — was enough for Columbine to sweep the season series with a nail-biting 55-52 win over a valiant Chatfield squad.

  • Eagles’ defense swats GJ

    Steal, steal and steal again. Dakota Ridge’s defense wreaked havoc on visiting Grand Junction on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 5A state girls’ basketball tournament.

    Behind 13 points from freshman Emily Doolittle and 12 from sophomore Sydney Daniels, Dakota Ridge led from start to finish in rolling to a 54-38 victory over the Lady Tigers at Dakota Ridge High School. But it was the team’s defense, specifically a full-court pressing trap, that befuddled Grand Junction for much of the night.

  • Manzanares, Mullin were hoping for more

    DENVER — Earl C. Manzanares had the experience of being at the 5A state wrestling championships in 2016, but for Ted Mullin, this was his first trip to the Pepsi Center. As it would turn out, both Manzanares’ experience and Mullin’s inexperience at state showed at the 2017 event, but both were hoping for more.

  • Chargers perfect in Jeffco, again

    On the one hand, as Chatfield senior Titus Reed put it, the Chargers’ 74-39 victory over Columbine on Friday night was a “good milestone,” and it was. 

    Chatfield not only completed its second straight 5A Jeffco League championship, but it also won its 30th straight conference game. The team celebrated by cutting down one of the nets at Chatfield Senior High afterwards.

  • South Jeffco man shot in 'marijuana deal gone bad'

    A South Jeffco resident was shot outside his home late Tuesday in an incident the Sheriff's Office described as “a marijuana deal gone bad.”

    The shooting victim's wounds were described as non-life-threatening, but he was taken to a local hospital for surgery. The Sheriff's Office reported that two suspects in the shooting fled the scene and remain at large. 

  • South Jeffco man shot in 'marijuana deal gone bad'

    A South Jeffco resident was shot outside his home late Tuesday in an incident the Sheriff’s Office described as “a marijuana deal gone bad.”

    The shooting victim’s wounds were described as non-life-threatening, but he was taken to a local hospital for surgery. The Sheriff’s Office reported that two suspects in the shooting fled the scene and remained at large.

  • Crews contain two wildfires on Green Mountain

    Crews from West Metro Fire contained two blazes on Green Mountain in Lakewood early Monday. As of Monday afternoon, the fire department had reported that its investigators said both fires are suspicious, however there is no official cause released.

    According to West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting, the first fire was on the north side of the mountain. It was reported about 1:30 a.m., and ended up burning about 1.7 acres, she said. The second was on the east side and started about 5 a.m., charring approximately 5.8 acres.

  • State wrestling qualifiers

    The following is a list of area grapplers from Chatfield and Columbine high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Both will compete in the 5A competition, which begins Thursday at 7:15 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center.