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Today's News

  • Report of gun spurs evacuation at Alameda High

    Alameda High School was evacuated early Tuesday afternoon following a report of person carrying a weapon inside the school. The Lakewood Police Department reportedly began searching the building following the evacuation.

    “There’s a report of a weapon in the school,” said Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Melissa Reeves.

    Students were relocated to the Lakewood Link Recreation Center at 1295 S. Reed St.

  • Summer's last bash

     

    Blasts of distorted electric-guitar chords compounded with a capricious flow of drums and cymbal crashes on Sept. 18 as the Summerset Festival audience absorbed the hard-rock performance of local student band Chapter 4. A teenage crowd edged up against the stage, transforming a small section of grass in Clement Park into a mosh pit, pushing and laughing as they bounced off of one another.

  • ’08 server attack on Foothills website led to improvements

     

    The 2008 server attack on the Foothills Park & Recreation website that compromised credit card data from thousands of users has since resulted in improved online security, the district said at a meeting near the event’s anniversary.

    And despite a temporary decline in online registration for the district’s programs, the server hack had little financial impact, said director Ron Hopp.

  • Jeffco district gets $22.6 million grant to boost teacher pay in high-poverty schools

    Jeffco Public Schools has received a five-year federal grant worth $22.6 million to increase teacher incentives at 12 elementary and middle schools.

    None of the selected schools are in South Jeffco. Requirements for the grant specified that at least 50 percent of students in each school be eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches.

  • Man gets five years for shaking baby

      A Littleton man convicted on charges of shaking his 6-week-old daughter and causing brain damage was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

    Anton Bogachov, 23, was arrested in March after his daughter was taken to Children’s Hosptial, where she was treated for a broken rib and fluid accumulating around her brain. The rib injury was apparently old and was in the process of healing.

    Bogachov pleaded guilty in July to two counts of child abuse resulting in severe bodily injury.

  • Roundup: Undefeated Rebels run all over winless Poudre

    LAKEWOOD — Cameron McDondle and Dakota Ferrell ran for two touchdowns each and Justin Brown added a 46-yard score as Columbine remained unbeaten with a 38-14 win over Poudre at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Real divide: libertarians vs. statists

    Sometimes I wonder whether we use the right nomenclature to describe the basic political divide in America. We see “liberals” on this side and “conservatives” on that side, with Democrats generally representing the former and Republicans the latter.

    But a compelling case can be made that the political landscape is really more sensibly divided into those who believe government should have a limited role (libertarians) and those who prefer government to have a more active role (statists). 

  • Teague, Chargers waste little time

    There are many reasons why Jensen Teague is Chatfield’s No. 1 singles player. His drop shot was falling. He was spraying the back line routinely. The cross-court, the forehand and the overhead, all were working.

  • Tiring schedule, heat take toll on Chatfield

    BROOMFIELD — Rachael Lenz was tired. It was one of those weeks for the Chatfield cross country runner.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Do you know the way to Green River?

    SOUTH JEFFCO — A Utah woman was hopelessly lost Sept. 16 and was looking for swift passage to her home state. She had apparently borrowed a friend’s car and stocked up on booze for the voyage, which curiously landed her at Lockheed Martin’s gate. Confused about why she was denied entry into the apparent one-way Utah warp zone, she was contacted by a deputy. She did not exactly ace a roadside maneuvers test and was arrested.