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Today's News

  • Eagles' quick start stymies Conifer

    There’s nothing flashy about the way Dakota Ridge attacks its opponents. The Lady Eagles use the small ball and their base-running skills to set up their power hitters. From there it’s a simple case of whether or not the defense can stop them.

  • Election night could be ladies’ night

    Women. More specifically, suburban women. Most specifically, independent and Republican suburban women.

    Now that we’ve made it through the primary process and have a race for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat between Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck, it looks to me like the key to victory in this year’s race will be unaffiliated and Republican women voters from the suburbs.

  • Softball field named after Dakota Ridge coach

    Simply put, Dave Atencio is varsity softball at Dakota Ridge High School. The only coach the program has ever known since the school opened in 1996, he has led the Lady Eagles to four league championships, seven district titles, five regional victories and a state title in 2001.

  • Roundup: Chatfield's Berry, Dakota Ridge earn Top-5 finishes

    Chatfield’s Nick Berry shot a 78 to place fifth overall, and Dakota Ridge finished third in the team scoring at a 5A Jeffco League match at The Meadows Golf Course on Aug. 26.

  • Businessman hopes everyone is into pool

     

    Businessman Steve Post has dabbled in an array of entrepreneurial endeavors — he’s owned an automotive salvage yard, a bingo hall and a bar. But his new venture, a South Jeffco pool hall, reflects a lifelong love of billiards.

    “I started playing pool when I was a kid, (but) I didn’t start playing seriously until about 20 years ago,” said Post, 58, a Roxborough resident. “I really like the mental part of the game — figuring out the lay of the table.”

  • Lightning strike injures South Jeffco girl

    A South Jeffco teen was indirectly struck by lightning Monday afternoon near Summit Ridge Middle School.

    The 14-year-old girl was washing a car outside her family’s home in the 12000 block of West Cooper Drive. A family member called 911 about 12:20 p.m., and West Metro Fire responded, transporting the girl to Swedish Hospital.

  • Jeffco’s Maes wins GOP gubernatorial nomination

    After jumping into the governor’s race with no political experience and no establishment credentials or support, Evergreen businessman Dan Maes defeated Scott McInnis on Tuesday in the Republican primary.

    Maes won by 50.6 percent to 49.3 percent, with a record number of Coloradans casting primary votes.

    After peaking in the final weeks, the Maes campaign was tantalizingly close to victory, but the race was still too close to call. Maes now faces Democrat John Hickenlooper and Constitution Party latecomer Tom Tancredo in November.

  • Jeffco sees record turnout in all-mail primary

    Jefferson County voters responded in record numbers to the first all-mail-in primary election, with the 2010 voter turnout vastly surpassing that of previous years.

    An all-time high of 97,447 ballots — 47.41 percent of the 205,539 eligible voters — had been counted by early Wednesday morning, when all precincts had finished tallying votes.

    By contrast, the closely watched primary elections of 2004 and 2008 turned out only 32.14 percent and 36.74 percent of qualified voters, respectively.

  • Operator error cited in Tiny Town derailment

     

    The Tiny Town train is expected to be running again this week after a derailment Aug. 11 left 20 adults and children injured. Operator error is being blamed for the accident.

    Before the ride is reopened, all of the park’s trains will be checked for mechanical defects, even though mechanical issues are not suspected.

  • Tiny Town fined $30,500 in train derailment: Fine must be paid before train can run again

    Tiny Town has been fined $30,500 for issues surrounding the Aug. 11 train derailment that injured 20 people.

    The fine was assessed to the park Aug. 20 because the person operating the train when it derailed had not been adequately trained, according to Susan DeMeules, program manager for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Oil and Public Safety.