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Today's News

  • Lesson Plans: House candidate hoping to round up school volunteers

    State House District 28 candidate Steve Harvey wants Jeffco Public Schools to put more emphasis on volunteerism, potentially bringing more parents and community members into classrooms.

    Harvey, a Democrat, recently inaugurated the South Jeffco Community Organization and is gathering support for the group’s first project: making local schools more accessible for would-be tutors and mentors.

  • Mr. Biggs becoming Fun City

    Mr. Biggs is undergoing a name change, with the new moniker seemingly hearkening back to the entertainment center’s two prior titles.

    Fun City, which has a color-saturated logo complete with a flaming bowling ball and checkered race flag, is the new name replacing the old Mr. Biggs emblems around the building and on the business’ website. The name appears to pay homage to Funplex and Fat City, the two businesses that preceded Mr. Biggs at the location at Coal Mine Avenue and South Kipling.

  • Lexie deep sixes CSH

    LAKEWOOD — Fans have come to expect an interesting game whenever Dakota Ridge and Chatfield face each other in any sport.

    Their girls lacrosse game on April 22 at Trailblazer Stadium was no exception.

     The game was marred by a lightning delay of nearly 40 minutes before Dakota Ridge came away with an 18-11 victory.

    Dakota Ridge junior Lexie Chavez led all scorers with six goals and senior Ashley Behabets picked up three goals for the Eagles.

  • Former Jeffco inmate sues sheriff, claims he was held illegally for 47 days

    A former inmate at the Jeffco jail is suing Sheriff Ted Mink, claiming he was held illegally for most of his 49-day stay.

    Luis Quezada, who was living in Lakewood when he was arrested for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge, is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.

    “While Luis was locked up illegally, his sister was trying to do something about it,” said ACLU lawyer Mark Silverstein. Quezada’s sister contacted the civil-rights group, which filed a lawsuit April 21 against Mink.

  • Rivals settle for OT draw

    LAKEWOOD — After 71 minutes and no goals, it looked like Chatfield and Dakota Ridge were headed toward a scoreless tie.

    Looks, however, can be deceiving. The next minute and a half saw two goals — one by each team.

    The rest of regulation and the two overtime periods would see a lot of action, but Dakota Ridge would miss on two great scoring chances in overtime and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

  • A day to remember

    Columbine High School is closed today to remember the 12 students and a teacher slain there by two students on April 20, 1999.

  • Survey shows more Jeffco residents pleased with quality of life

      Results of a recent county-funded survey indicate Jeffco residents are increasingly content with the county’s quality of life, though the majority of respondents show signs of being civically disengaged.

    Results from Jeffco’s 2010 National Citizen Survey, which had a 45 percent response rate for the 3,000 surveys mailed, show that more residents view the county as a good place to live, compared to results of a 2004 survey.

  • Young Chargers feeling pretty good despite loss to Warriors

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield girls lacrosse team is admittedly rebuilding this season.

    On April 13, the Chargers met an impressive wall in Centaurus goalie Kari Koga.

    “Early on, I think it was important for us to get a lot of shots,” Chatfield coach Adam Everett said. “We didn’t convert on the shots. That goalie is really good … We just didn’t convert down the stretch. We didn’t keep up the pressure that we should have.”

  • Roberts heats up; Rebels rally

    Matt Roberts was Frosty the Snowman with a blowtorch April 15.

    Somehow, it all worked out.

    “I do my part out there, stay frosty and help the team out,” the Columbine pitcher said after the Rebels defeated rival Chatfield 4-3.

    “I needed to stay down in the zone a little more,” he said. “The hits they got off me, I made mistakes, left the ball up a little bit. I kept it low more and kind of warmed up during the game and felt better.”

  • Jeffco airport lands federal funds for projects

      Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport stands to receive almost $900,000 in federal funds this year for projects such as a wildlife study and runway maintenance.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is spending more than $700,000 to help fund a wildlife hazard assessment, a new landing-path system for one runway and an environmental assessment that would ultimately extend a safety area beyond a runway.