Today's News

  • Eagles turn the tables on Chargers

    Whenever Chatfield and Dakota Ridge get together it usually makes for a competitive game. Last week was no exception. After Chatfield defeated Dakota Ridge, 4-3, in nine innings on July 6 at Chatfield, Dakota Ridge returned the favor by winning the rematch 2-1 a day later at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Programs adding AEDs to safety kit

    As safety in athletics has become more of a priority, athletic programs are incorporating Automated External Defibrillator (AED) into their safety kits. But, the life saving piece of equipment is strictly optional.

    While it’s a fact that injuries are a risk when playing sports, few people realize that athletes, despite their physical conditioning, are at a far higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) than from any other sports-related illness or injury. 

  • Chatfield swim beach reopens

    Chatfield State Park’s swim beach reopened Tuesday morning, after employees determined bacterial levels returned to safe limits.

    Officials had closed the beach on July 7, after a routine test revealed high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water.

    The contamination was attributed to several days of heavy rain, the park said, which washed material into the reservoir, and high temperatures, which encouraged bacterial proliferation in the swim beach’s shallow water.

  • Batter’s Box ace injured in loss

    BRIGHTON — It should’ve been a routine play, but it wasn’t. Then again, not much went right for Columbine’s Batter’s Box summer baseball team on July 7.

    Starting pitcher and staff ace Mike Thill tried to retrieve a slow roller hit by Brighton leadoff batter Ricky Lane to open the second inning. Unfortunately, Thill slipped on the infield grass that had been dampened by rain the night before, reportedly dislocating his right kneecap.

  • League champions crowed at season-ending tourney

    Ken Caryl Little League concluded its 11th season on July 4 with an end-of-season celebration at Ken Caryl Community Park West. Twenty-seven teams and more than 400 family members and friends gathered for a final tribute to the season.

  • KCLL teams excel at Liberty Blast tournament

    Ken Caryl Little League entered four teams in four brackets at the annual Littleton Liberty Blast baseball tournament. 

    KCLL teams representing the 8U, 9U, 10U and 12U divisions played teams from across the Denver metropolitan area in a tournament dedicated to the men and women in our armed forces.  

    Three of the four teams reached the title games for their respective brackets. 

  • Pick up where your dog leaves off

    The number-two business is picking up.

    At least that’s what local groups are hoping dog owners will do once Fido pulls off the trail and says howdy to a patch of grass.

    The Jefferson County sheriff’s Animal Control Office, in conjunction Jeffco Open Space, Foothills Park & Recreation, Prospect Recreation & Park District and Jeffco Planning and Zoning, has kicked off its Poop Fairy campaign to ask dog owners to pick up after their pooches in parks, on trails and in neighborhoods.

  • Tradesmart to open in South Jeffco, offering media, sports items

    A new 40,000-square-foot South Jeffco emporium slinging everything from skateboards and paintball guns to secondhand DVDs and video games is slated to open Aug. 1.

    Tradesmart, a new concept store from the Amarillo, Texas-based Hastings Entertainment company, is banking on the idea that customers remain hungry for hard copies of media in an increasingly digitized world.

  • Senior spot

    Three months after the Seniors’ Resource Center opened a branch in Southwest Plaza, residents have trickled through its doors at the mall, though the organization expects use to pick up and stabilize as word about the new location spreads.

    For services ranging from computer training to yoga instruction, customers don’t necessarily need to make appointments at the small studio, and walk-in traffic is common. Often, clients drop in for the first time, sipping on coffee and talking about available services as spouses or family members shop.

  • Fired Jeffco employee files discrimination suit

    A former Jeffco information technology worker filed a discrimination lawsuit last month against the county, alleging her 2010 firing came in retaliation because of a formal complaint she made about her supervisor.

    The employee, Westminster resident Kim Foote, said she was frequently the brunt of the supervisor’s jokes and snide remarks, including “gimp and bubble baby,” made in reference to her physical disability and frequent injuries.