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Today's News

  • Average start not hitting the mark for Eagles

    For head coach Damon Smerchek and the Dakota Ridge Eagles’ girls soccer team, a 3-3 start is not what they had in mind.

    “The season has not started out as I hoped. We dropped a few games I thought we could win; the Legacy game specifically,” Smerchek said.

    The Legacy game Smerchek is referring to was the Eagles’ 2-1 loss that was the first of the year for Dakota Ridge, and gave the Lightning its first, and to this point, only win of the young season.

  • Caucus numbers healthy but don't approach throngs of '08

      More South Jeffco residents seemed to make their way to the caucuses than in many prior years, but attendance was nonetheless tepid compared to the politically electric caucuses of 2008.

    Active members of the party camps gathered at local schools March 16 to informally vote on candidates in their respective parties. Residents also selected precinct delegates for county assemblies and spoke about important issues they want their parties to address.

  • Forget Me Not: Organization lets seniors help seniors

    I want to live in a world where seniors don't have to live in nursing homes and are able to spend their last days surrounded by the comforts of their own homes.

  • Healthy Pets: Keep your furry friends safe during the holidays

    While we’re making plans for the holidays, there are several steps pet owners can take to help ensure that the celebrations are pleasant and safe for furry friends.

    Beginning with Thanksgiving and continuing with Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and New Year celebrations, the holidays are a time for giving and sharing. From holiday decorations to seasonal plants and the stress of guests in your home, your plans for the season should include some thoughtful preparation and sharing with your pets.

  • Book by South Jeffco mom helps parents deal with teens’ obsession with cell phone

    LOL. OMG! BRB. TTYL.

    That means: “Laugh out loud. Oh my gosh! Be right back. Talk to you later.”

    The above translation can offer help for parents trying to fathom their teens’ obsession with cell phones and texting. And when those same teens are baffled by their elders’ objections to between-course correspondence at the dinner table, they too can benefit from a little cross-generational translation.

    Enter South Jeffco resident Michelle Cimino, author of “Cell Phone Etiquette: Observations from a Mom.”

  • Some competition at the caucuses

    Leave it to voters to prove that they have something to say about elections!

  • Farmers shine, but Chargers take spotlight in end

    Having depth in a sport contested in water seems like a no-brainer. Thankfully for the Chargers, they had plenty of it March 26 against Wheat Ridge.

    The Chargers won just four of the nine individual events, and won one of the three relay events, but still cruised to a 172-122 victory over the Farmers at The Ridge.

    Travis Roundy (200 yard freestyle), Bryce Carter (50 freestyle), Austin Layman (100 butterfly) and LJ Lavecchia (diving) all won their events, while the quartet of Nathan Jensen, Zach Kugler, Spencer Ollila and Layman combined to take the 400 freestyle relay.

  • Rebels lose it late to Wildcats

    The Columbine Rebels had enough talent to win just about every battle March 26 against Arvada West.

    The war, however, well, that was won in the end — literally — by the Wildcats.

    A 1-3 finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the final event of the day, gave the Wildcats enough points for a 152-143 victory at the Ridge.

    A-West led by a single point coming in to the race, but their first quartet earned a dominating win, while their second squad was nearly a minute better than Columbine’s.

  • Storm closes Jeffco schools

    The spring snowstorm that launched an assault on the area Tuesday afternoon forced closure of all Jeffco schools on Wednesday.

    Up to a foot and a half of snow was reported to have accumulated in South Jeffco by 6 a.m. Wednesday, leaving road conditions treacherous.

    The snow was expected to continue until early Wednesday afternoon.

     

  • Miscues mar Eagles’ loss at Cherry Creek

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE 

    This wasn’t the start to the season the Dakota Ridge Eagles had in mind.

    Just two days after dropping their season opener 7-4 to Mountain Vista, the Eagles had the daunting task of playing at Cherry Creek in the Bruins’ opener and fell to 0-2 after a 15-5 loss in six innings on March 11.

    While Dakota Ridge was overmatched, facing star pitcher Tito Nava, it was the Eagles defense that allowed this game to get out of hand early.