Today's News

  • Columbine Knolls water slide a monument to fun

    A new $140,000 water slide at the Columbine Knolls pool takes riders through a figure eight of twists before spitting them out into the water 20 feet below, and pool-goers have to march up three flights of stairs just to reach the slide’s entrance.

    The slide, which opened along with the pool on May 21, is two and a half times taller than the old model, a tepid ride from 1994 that the recreation district’s director said was best suited for young children.

  • Local graduates embrace change

    Dakota Ridge alum Breeauna Shaver watched her group of kindergarten tots graduate to elementary school last week, and the symbolism wasn’t lost on her.

    The crowd of youngsters, with whom she’s played and helped teach in an after-school program, attended a very informal fete, a celebration of their diminutive transition from crayons to pencils.

    But for Breeauna and hundreds of other former Dakota Ridge students, the May 26 high school graduation represented a much larger step.

  • A dream denied

    COMMERCE CITY — Haley Milhollan, on her knees and her head buried in her goalie hands, knew it. The Dakota Ridge junior knew that when Bri Pugh scored in the game’s 75th minute, time was of the essence. When Mountain Vista’s Kortney Hix followed suit 48 seconds later, the Lady Eagles’ quest for a second 5A state girls soccer championship since 2003 was over.

  • Column: Forty-eight seconds can’t erase Dakota Ridge’s successful season

    COMMERCE CITY -- Brooke Flores was laughing. And even goalkeeper Haley Milhollan said that it was funny, at least in hindsight.

    Flores, the petite junior forward, got a chuckle out of her Dakota Ridge teammate almost swallowing her chewing gum. It was a harmless moment just minutes after the Lady Eagles lost a heart-wrenching 3-1 decision to top-seeded Mountain Vista in the 5A state girls soccer championship game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on May 25.


    Ed Woytek’s office at Columbine High School is full of memories. From the photo of he and his youngest son, Jim, taking the tour of the Field of Dreams in Iowa, to pictures at Coors Field to more photos on top of more photos, everything on those walls has a story behind it.

  • Chargers’ Lubar finishes in Top 10

    LONE TREE — Shannon Lubar would say otherwise, after all she did have a quadruple bogey on No. 12, but the Chatfield junior was a picture of consistency at the 5A state girls golf championships May 23-24.

    No, it wasn’t good enough for her to win, but her back-to-back 8-over-par 80s left her with seventh place at Lone Tree Golf Club and a second straight Top-10 finish.

  • Pro wrestling group hopes to spread the word at DRHS event

    Matt Yaden has a vision of what professional wrestling is supposed to be like. It’s not what you might think.

    The 29-year-old Mansfield, Ohio, native and founder of New Revolution Wrestling doesn’t see a group of overweight, out-of-shape, beer-drinking wrestlers who were embraced when the entertainment first came to television in the 1940s and ’50s. No, for him, it’s more of an artform told by athletic-looking gladiators who people pay to watch do things in a ring that they can’t.

  • Charge against man who gave cop the finger to be dismissed

    The Colorado State Patrol requested Friday afternoon that the harassment charge against a man who flipped off an officer in South Jeffco last month be dropped.
    The district attorney’s office has already filed a motion to have the charge dismissed, a news release from the State Patrol stated.
    Shane Boor, 35, was charged with criminal harassment, a count that carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

  • Man charged after giving cop the finger

    An Arizona man ticketed last month for flipping off a state trooper in Jefferson County was denied his First Amendment rights, the American Civil Liberties Union says.

    Shane Boor, 35, was driving near C-470 and West Bowles Avenue on his way to work April 19 when he gave the finger to a trooper who had pulled over another driver. A different state trooper tracked him to his work site, where Boor received a summons for making the obscene gesture.

    The criminal harassment charge against Boor carries a maximum potential sentence of six months in jail.

  • Jeffco's Outdoor Lab Schools to remain open

    The Jeffco school district’s Outdoor Lab Schools have been spared from the chopping block, thanks to a grassroots effort to raise funds.

    Fund-raising groups have raised $625,000, and the school board will chip in the remaining $300,000 needed to keep the schools open next year, according to district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.