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Today's News

  • Chargers rally, tie state 4A champs

    It should be no surprise that the Chatfield Lady Chargers came out a little flat against Wheat Ridge. After all they were playing their third game in four days.

    But Lady Chargers regrouped after allowing an early goal and evened the game to finish with a 1-1 tie against the Lady Farmers on April 8 at Chatfield High School.

    Wheat Ridge scored in just the fourth minute off of a corner kick as Brooke Livingston got a shot past Chatfield goalie Sarah Schnetzler.

  • Roundup: Robbins, Eagles shock Cherokee Trail, 11-8

    AURORA — Cooper Robbins drove in four runs and Dakota Ridge scored seven runs in the third inning before holding off host Cherokee Trail, 11-8, on April 7.

    Robins, Ryan Latham, Ben Nutsch, Preston Fugita and Keaton Greenstreet each had two hits for Dakota Ridge (4-5). A.J. Valerio struck out seven over six innings for the win.

  • All-Foothills Conference hockey team

    Following is a list of the 2011 Foothills Conference ice hockey team:

    FIRST TEAM
    Forwards: Lance Osrom, Steamboat Springs; Nick Davis, Regis Jesuit; Trevor Knoll, Chatfield
    Defense: Tanner Ottenbreit, Regis Jesuit; Kyle Metzger, Summit
    Goalie: Matt Lechner, Regis Jesuit

  • Jeffco puts projects on back burner

    Jefferson County tabled funding last week for numerous multimillion-dollar projects, including a long-sought work-release facility designed to ease congestion at the county jail.

    Though more than $116 million in construction had been proposed, only $76 million in potential loans could be issued, mandated by the county’s 2009 approval of certificates of participation, a complex financing mechanism that leverages existing assets — such as the Taj Mahal — to pay for new projects.

  • $83 million in projects planned for Jeffco airport over 20 years

    Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport could see nearly $83 million in new projects over the next 20 years, a revision to the facility’s master plan indicates.

    The revised plan, which the county was set to approve Tuesday, calls for runway enhancements and other projects that will help Jeffco’s airport accommodate an anticipated surge in traffic from large corporate jets over the coming decades.

  • Board cuts two school days from 2011-12 calendar

    The Jeffco school board took steps toward positioning the district for sweeping budget reductions last week, trimming two days from the 2011-12 school year and cutting the number of credits required for high school graduation.

  • A testament to healing

    In assembling the final pieces of a documentary about life after the Columbine shootings, Steve LuKanic and his fellow producers took 120 hours of footage and narrowed the material down to only 90 minutes.

  • Tipsy’s to be closed for two days due to violation

    Tipsy’s Liquor World will be closed for two days in April due to a liquor license suspension the store was dealt March 31 in connection with wine being sold to a heavily intoxicated customer.

    The inebriated patron, who later drove himself home, was found late on Jan. 2 lying in Tipsy’s parking lot, partially under the truck of a customer who was shopping at the store’s deli.

  • Cause of flood at Taj Mahal undetermined

    Jefferson County has yet to specify the cause of a water-pipe rupture from which thousands of gallons gushed through the administrative wing of the Taj Mahal in February, but officials last week identified the incident’s total damages at $1.4 million.

    About 6,750 gallons of water flowed for about 45 minutes on Feb. 3 from the broken pipe above the county attorney’s office on the fifth floor, damaging 35,000 square feet of office space, said Dan Brindle, director of facilities and construction management.

  • Jeffco ranks 11th in state for quantity, quality of life

    Jefferson County’s rates of morbidity and mortality ranked 11th out of 57 Colorado counties, an extensive national study released last week by the University of Wisconsin reveals.

    Under the County Health Rankings study, more than 3,000 counties were assessed in areas ranging from rates of sexually transmitted infections to high school graduation percentages.